The Linux Foundation Announces Speakers and Sessions for Embedded Linux Conference + OpenIoT Summit North America

  • Leaders in open source embedded and Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) development will gather to exchange knowledge and collaborate on new and upcoming advances

    SAN FRANCISCO, January 25, 2018The Linux Foundation, the nonprofit organization enabling mass innovation through open source, today announced the program for Embedded Linux Conference + OpenIoT Summit North America, taking place March 12-14 in Portland, OR. Attendees have access to all sessions and activities at both events, which are co-located in the same venue.

    Now in its 13th year, Embedded Linux Conference (ELC) is the premier vendor-neutral technical conference for companies and developers using Linux in embedded products. The conference gathers user-space developers, product vendors, kernel and systems developers to collaborate.

    Launched in 2016, OpenIoT Summit is a technical conference for the developers and architects working on industrial IoT. It provides the technical knowledge needed to deliver smart connected products and solutions that take advantage of the rapid evolution of IoT technologies. It is the only IoT event focused on the development of open IoT solutions.

    Keynote speakers include:

    • Massimo Banzi, Co-Founder, Arduino Project
    • Tim Bird, Senior Software Engineer, Sony Electronics
    • Amber Case, Author and Fellow at Harvard’s Berkman Klein Center
    • Jonathan Corbet, Author, Kernel Developer and Executive Editor of
    • Philip DesAutels, PhD, Senior Director of IoT, The Linux Foundation
    • Patricia Florissi, VP & Global CTO for Sales, Dell EMC
    • Antony Passemard, Product Management Lead – Cloud IoT, Google
    • Imad Sousou, Vice President, Software and Services Group & General Manager, Intel Open Source Technology Center, Intel Corporation
    • Kate Stewart, Senior Director of Strategic Programs, The Linux Foundation
    • Daniel Wilson, Roboticist & Author

    Embedded Linux Conference session highlights include:

    • What Every Driver Developer Should Know About RT – Julia Cartwright, National Instruments
    • The Salmon Diet: Up-streaming Drivers as a Form of Optimization – Gilad Ben-Yossef, Arm
    • Not Really, but Kind of Real Time Linux – Sandra Capri, Ambient Sensors
    • An Introduction to Asymmetric Multiprocessing: When This Architecture Can Be a Game Changer and How to Survive it – Nicola La Gloria & Laura Nao, Kynetics

    OpenIoT Summit session highlights include:

    • Using Microservices to Create a Flexible IoT Software Platform – Jim White, Dell
    • Mozilla’s IoT Framework: Putting People First – Kathy Giori, Mozilla
    • Building an Open Source Stack for IoT Analytics – Fangjin Yang, Imply
    • Mixed Critical IoT Edge Systems Through Virtualization – Michele Paolino, Virtual Open Systems

    The full lineup of sessions can be viewed here.

    One registration provides access to all activities at both Embedded Linux Conference and OpenIoT Summit. Registration is discounted to $550 through January 28. Discounted academic and hobbyist rates are also available. Applications for diversity scholarships are currently being accepted. For information on eligibility and how to apply, please click here.

    The Linux Foundation events are where the world’s leading technologists meet, collaborate, learn and network in order to advance innovations that support the world’s largest shared technologies.

    Members of the press who would like to request a press pass to attend should contact Dan Brown at

    These events are made possible thanks to Diamond Sponsor Intel; Platinum Sponsor Qualcomm; and Gold Sponsor Civil Infrastructure Platform.

    Additional Resources

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    About The Linux Foundation

    The Linux Foundation is the organization of choice for the world’s top developers and companies to build ecosystems that accelerate open technology development and commercial adoption. Together with the worldwide open source community, it is solving the hardest technology problems by creating the largest shared technology investment in history. Founded in 2000, The Linux Foundation today provides tools, training and events to scale any open source project, which together deliver an economic impact not achievable by any one company. More information can be found at

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Tmux Commands

screen and tmux

A comparison of the features (or more-so just a table of notes for accessing some of those features) for GNU screen and BSD-licensed tmux.

The formatting here is simple enough to understand (I would hope). ^ means ctrl+, so ^x is ctrl+x. M- means meta (generally left-alt or escape)+, so M-x is left-alt+x

It should be noted that this is no where near a full feature-set of either group. This - being a cheat-sheet - is just to point out the most very basic features to get you on the road.

Trust the developers and manpage writers more than me. This document is originally from 2009 when tmux was still new - since then both of these programs have had many updates and features added (not all of which have been dutifully noted here).

Action tmux screen
start a new session tmux OR
tmux new OR
tmux new-session
re-attach a detached session tmux attach OR
tmux attach-session
re-attach an attached session (detaching it from elsewhere) tmux attach -d OR
tmux attach-session -d
screen -dr
re-attach an attached session (keeping it attached elsewhere) tmux attach OR
tmux attach-session
screen -x
detach from currently attached session ^b d OR
^b :detach
^a ^d OR
^a :detach
rename-window to newname ^b , <newname> OR
^b :rename-window <newn>
^a A <newname>
list windows ^b w ^a w
list windows in chooseable menu ^a "
go to window # ^b # ^a #
go to last-active window ^b l ^a ^a
go to next window ^b n ^a n
go to previous window ^b p ^a p
see keybindings ^b ? ^a ?
list sessions ^b s OR
tmux ls OR
tmux list-sessions
screen -ls
toggle visual bell ^a ^g
create another window ^b c ^a c
exit current shell/window ^d ^d
split window/pane horizontally ^b " ^a S
split window/pane vertically ^b % ^a |
switch to other pane ^b o ^a <tab>
kill the current pane ^b x OR (logout/^D)
collapse the current pane/split (but leave processes running) ^a X
cycle location of panes ^b ^o
swap current pane with previous ^b {
swap current pane with next ^b }
show time ^b t
show numeric values of panes ^b q
toggle zoom-state of current pane (maximize/return current pane) ^b z
break the current pane out of its window (to form new window) ^b !
re-arrange current panels within same window (different layouts) ^b [space]
Kill the current window (and all panes within) ^b killw [target-window]
  • Use the same script for updating/ upgrading

    Make sure to change the versions to the latest releases:

    #!/bin/bash set -e bpcver=4.2.1 bpcxsver=0.57 rsyncbpcver=

    Scroll through the script, know what you are doing.

    Uncomment the upgrade section(s) and comment out the install section(s)

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  • Again running smartctl after all is said and done:

    smartctl --all /dev/sda

    ddrescue-smartctl-after-rescue.png ddrescue-smartctl-2.png

    Yet an old drive in itself, I run the wheels off of them, and monitor regularly as anyone should.

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