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The Embedded Linux Conference (ELC) is the premier vendor-neutral technical conference for companies and developers using Linux in embedded products. This conference, now in its 9th year, has the largest collection of sessions dedicated exclusively to embedded Linux and embedded Linux developers. ELC is embedded Linux experts talking about solutions to your embedded Linux problems. ELC consists of 3 days of presentations, tutorials and Bird-of-a-Feather sessions. There are over 50 sessions to choose from, on a wide variety of topics.

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Wednesday, February 20 • 3:00pm - 3:50pm
RFC: Obtaining Management Buy-in for Mainline Development - Kevin Chalmers, Texas Instruments, Inc.

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This presentation will provide engineers with recommended strategies for gaining senior management approval of mainline Linux development. Often engineers struggle to clearly outline the advantages of mainline Linux development and to quantify the financial benefits to their organization’s bottom line while making the Linux mainline offering better and improving their respective projects. This presentation will help engineers more effectively communicate with less technical management and convey compelling arguments for mainline Linux development initiatives.
The target audience is any engineer seeking to begin mainline development within their organization. Kevin Chalmers has successfully used these strategies within TI to create a mainline development organization focused on upstream support for TI devices. He can share best practices and pitfalls in soliciting management approval.


Kevin Chalmers

Director of Linux Core Product Development, Texas Instruments
Kevin Chalmers has been with TI for 14 years and is the Director of the Linux Core Product Development team within TI which is responsible for the development and support of upstream components. | | Leveraging the perspective he has gained from managing both support and dev teams he has been active in pushing mainline development and participation within TI. He has been effective in presenting the advantages of being active in the Linux... Read More →

Wednesday February 20, 2013 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Cyril Magnin III Parc 55 Wyndham Hotel 55 Cyril Magnin Street, San Francisco, CA 94102

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