Zephyr™ Project at the OpenIOT Summit Europe

By Gajinder Vij

It seems like such a long time ago, but it's only been a short month since the Zephyr™Project had a great showing at the OpenIoT Summit and Embedded Linux Conference in Berlin. The conference was as at the Maritim Hotel, a short distance from the historic Berlin Wall. The beautiful fall weather was a perfect complement to the excellent material shared at the conference.

It was great to see the Zephyr Project mentioned throughout the conference and hear from key maintainers who participated in a closing keynote panel. The Zephyr Project technical sessions were heavily attended and developers had great questions. The Zephyr Project booth seemed constantly busy with demos from all our member companies showcasing their different technologies on Zephyr. We also had Neopenda in the booth with a prototype of their Zephyr based product. It was exciting to meet some of the new contributors and listen to their perspectives on the project.

The conference ran for three jam packed days and covered a broad range of topics. All the slides from the OpenIoT Summit are available on the conference website.  I've also included some individual links for key topic areas below.  

Key Zephyr Project topics from  the Open IoT Summit Europe 2016:

Leveraging IoT Biometrics and Zephyr RTOS for Neonatal Nursing in Uganda
By Teresa Cauvel, Neopenda

Unified Kernel
By Benjamin Walsh, Wind River

Creating memory efficient and high performance IP stack for Zephyr OS
By Jukka Rissanen, Intel

Creating Bluetooth-based IoT solutions with Zephyr
By Johan Hedberg, Intel

Improving System Configuration for Zephyr and Beyond
By Andy Gross, Linaro

Linux+Zephyr: IoT made easy
By Pantelis Antoniou, Konsulko group

There are some significant enhancements coming into the Zephyr kernel over the next few releases, with Kernel updates, a new IP stack, new IoT Protocols and support for a number of new boards from across the industry. I'm looking forward to seeing what topics are shared during the next OpenIOT Summit in February.

Don’t forget to check out our Zephyr Community page for instructions on joining the project.