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Zephyr Project F2F Meeting of the Minds

By May 14, 2019 May 20th, 2019 No Comments

Written by Amy Occhialino, the Zephyr Project Governing Board Chair and Director of Software Engineering at Intel

Zephyr Project Members at the F2F meetings in Portland

The Zephyr Project has active community members and contributors all around the world. As such, the various governing boards and sub-committees have met face-to-face once to twice a year in the past to work on strategy, execution tactics, and networking. This year, the Zephyr Project’s governing board, technical steering committee (TSC), and marketing sub-committee had their first face-to-face of 2019 in Portland, Oregon from April 23rd – 25th hosted by the Intel Corporation. 

Almost 40 people from the project joined the meetings to discuss plans for the rest of the year and celebrate wins, like the recent release of the LTS.

Members of the Zephyr Project Governing Board

The governing board’s face-to-face session focused on reviewing the Zephyr Project’s vision statement, the 2019 goals and year to date results, and the tactical and strategic initiatives for the remainder of 2019 and into 2020.  The TSC’s face-to-face sessions focused on the retrospective of our newly released LTS version, feature release plans for the remainder of 2019 and into 2020, and strategies around formalizing our processes and procedures.  The marketing sub-committee’s session focused on reviewing the 2019 goals year to date results and changes to our marketing and outreach collateral which will be released and formalized over the course of 2019.

And, as always, we spent some quality time networking with all community members, building stronger relationships and partnerships.  The Zephyr Project’s board hosted a wonderful dinner at Toro Bravo in downtown Portland and member Intel Corporation hosted an LTS release celebration at the beautiful Garden Vineyard in Hillsboro, Oregon. 

Celebration at the Garden Vineyard

We are excited about the collaboration and discussions we had at these F2F meetings and look forward to reaching more milestones this year and sharing more great use cases!

This is an exciting time to get involved with the Zephyr Project. If you’re new to Zephyr, take a look at our Getting Started Guide or our Contributor Guide. Or, you can join the conversation or ask questions on our Slack channel or Mailing List.