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Connecting Students to Zephyr

By August 12, 2021August 13th, 2021No Comments

Written by Aveek Basu, Zephyr Ambassador

Zephyr is one of the most modern, secure and safe RTOSes available today that can fit in any connected resource constrained device. Launched in 2016, Zephyr is quickly gaining momentum because companies are leveraging it to build world class products. You can get a glimpse of a few products by watching this video.

The most important part of Zephyr is the community. You can be a part of the journey by contributing to the project. Zephyr strives to offer an open, collaborative environment to deliver an RTOS that’s flexible and secure.

I invite you to be a part of the journey. If you aren’t sure on where to start, here are a few things to get you started: 

  • Go through the Getting Started Guide and get yourself prepared to write your first Hello World program
  • ESP 32 can be one of the easily available and cheaper boards to try your first program. If you want to try using ESP – check out this tutorial.
  • Now that you have successfully written your Hello World program, it’s time to be a part of the awesome community. Join the Zephyr Slack group and feel free to post questions, your experience and more. 
  • Remember – the best starting place to contribute to any Open Source project is the read me. Start testing, read tutorials and propose changes if you think something is not in order. 

If you would like to learn more, check out the session I led at the Zephyr Developer Summit about “Connecting Zephyr to students.” You can watch it below.


If you need any help in connecting the dots, please feel free to get in touch at  basu [dot] aveek

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