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Free Zephyr Training Hosted By Golioth, June 7th 2023

By May 18, 2023No Comments

Golioth continues to run training for hardware and firmware developers looking to learn more about Zephyr and connecting their devices to the cloud; our last public training had 30 engineers trying out Zephyr and Golioth on accessible IoT hardware.

Our next training will take place on June 7th, 2023 at noon EST / 9 am PST / 6 pm CEST. There are limited slots to take part in this training and we will give priority to a select group described below.

What’s new in our training

We will continue to run training using Kasm, a virtual environment for building Golioth and Zephyr projects. Using Kasm in conjunction with Gather.town was a successful combination for our past virtual trainings. We want to ensure we can easily answer questions from different groups and accommodate as many individuals as possible.

One big change for this training is we are switching to Nordic Semiconductor hardware for the training. We previously chose to use the Adafruit Magtag, which features the Espressif ESP32-S2 onboard. However, we are excited to try out new partner hardware. It will also be interesting to have an included debugger on this hardware, which we hope to target in future versions of the training. Users who decide to continue following Golioth examples will be well prepared by using the boards listed below:

  • nRF9160-DK
    • This is the primary board that we recommend for this upcoming training. It is also one of our Continuously Verified Boards, which means you will be able to use this board to try out any feature of the Golioth platform. Golioth works great on cellular devices, and is well supported on the nRF9160. Being cellular, it means you could take part in the training from just about anywhere.
  • nRF7002-DK
    • We had written about our excitement for this platform, but with sourcing issues occurring right now, it doesn’t line up well with this upcoming training. We think this will be our main board going forward. The cost for this board is much less than the nRF9160-DK and it doesn’t require a cellular SIM in order to operate, just a Wi-Fi connection.

The key thing for this training is you can use either of these platforms and achieve the same output. We may add additional hardware in the future to become even more resilient against sourcing issues.

Want a guaranteed slot?

Golioth offers free training, but we love learning more about users and customers up front. We are offering preferential placement for users who have a business use case and are willing to talk through it with Golioth team members. Fill out the form below and indicate you’d like to be considered for this option. This isn’t a requirement, just a way to get a guaranteed spot on training.

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