New training course: embedded Linux boot time optimization

For many embedded products, the issue of how much time it takes from power-on to the application being fully usable by the end-user is an important challenge. Bootlin has been providing its expertise and experience in this area to its customers for many years through numerous boot time optimization projects, and we have shared this knowledge through a number of talks at several conferences over the past years.

We are now happy to announce that we have a new training course Embedded Linux boot time optimization, open for public registration. This training course was already given to selected Bootlin customers and is now available for everyone.

Embedded Linux boot time optimization

The training course will be lead by Michael Opdenacker, Bootlin’s founder, and author of several publications on the topic of boot time optimization. The course is organized over 4 sessions of 4 hours, with a significant fraction of time spent on practical demonstrations showing on a real-life example the techniques to measure and reduce the boot time of an embedded Linux system.

As usual with Bootlin, the training materials are fully available: Agenda, Slides and Practical lab instructions.

Boot time optimization slide

Our first course open for public registration will take place from April 6th to April 9th, 2021, from 14:00 to 18:00 UTC+2 (Paris time) on each day. The session cost is 519 EUR if you take advantage of the early bird price available until March 9th. Otherwise, the regular rate is 619 EUR. You can register now for this course on Eventbrite.

Also, if you’re interested in organizing a dedicated session for your company, do not hesitate to contact us.

Online training courses in March/April 2021

Our online training courses of January are now all completed, and were again successful. So we’re happy to announce the next dates for our public training courses in March and April, for all our courses: Embedded Linux system development, Linux kernel driver development, Yocto and OpenEmbedded system development, Buildroot system development and Linux graphics stack.

It is worth mentioning that we now have an Early Bird price, which is valid up to 1 month before the course, so register early if you’re interested!

Type Dates Time Duration Cost and registration
Embedded Linux (agenda) Mar. 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 15, 16, 2021
+ extra session on Mar. 17 if needed
14:00 – 18:00 (Paris, UTC+1) 28 h Early: 829 EUR*
Regular: 929 EUR*
Linux kernel (agenda) Mar. 9, 10, 11, 12, 16, 17, 18, 2021 13:30 – 17:30 (Paris time, UTC+1) 28 h Early: 829 EUR*
Regular: 929 EUR*
Buildroot (agenda) Mar. 8, 9, 10, 11, 2021 14:00 – 18:00 (Paris time, UTC+1) 16 h Early: 519 EUR*
Regular: 619 EUR*
Yocto Project (agenda) Mar. 22, 23, 24, 25, 2021
+ extra session on Mar 26 if needed
14:00 – 18:00 (Paris time, UTC+1) 16 h Early: 519 EUR*
Regular: 619 EUR*
Linux Graphics (agenda) Apr. 6, 7, 8, 9, 2021 14:00 – 18:00 (Paris time, UTC+2) 16 h Early: 519 EUR*
Regular: 619 EUR*

Bootlin training courses for beginning of 2021

It’s the beginning of 2021, and Bootlin’s offering of online training courses continues. We have dates available for our 5 training courses, at an affordable cost, and with the same quality characteristics of all Bootlin courses: trainers with proven in-field experience, fully open-source training materials and worldwide recognized training contents.

Here are the dates of our upcoming sessions:

See our training page for more details about all our training courses!

Online training courses in September/October 2020

Following the success of our online training courses in Spring/Summer, we now have scheduled additional online training courses in September/October, for all our 5 training courses.

Those courses are delivered live, online, by a Bootlin instructor: the entire contents of our training lectures are covered, and the training practical labs are demonstrated live by the instructor. All you need to register is a Chrome-based web browser, an audio headset, and you’re all set to learn about embedded Linux, Linux kernel driver development, Yocto, Buildroot or Linux graphics!

Registration is open for the following 5 sessions, make sure to book your seat before the sessions fill up!

Type Dates Time Duration Expected trainer Cost and registration
Linux kernel (agenda) Sep. 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 21 and 22, 2020 13:30 – 17:30 (Paris time) 28 h Gregory Clement 829 EUR + VAT* (register)
Linux Graphics (agenda) Sep. 22, 23, 24 and 25, 2020 14:00 – 18:00 (Paris time) 16 h Paul Kocialkowski 519 EUR + VAT* (register)
Yocto Project (agenda) Sep. 28, 29, 30, Oct. 1, 2, 2020 14:00 – 18:00 (Paris time) 20 h Maxime Chevallier 625 EUR + VAT* (register)
Embedded Linux (agenda) Sep. 28, 29, 30, Oct. 1, 2, 5, 6 2020. 17:00 – 21:00 (Paris), 8:00 – 12:00 (San Francisco) 28 h Michael Opdenacker 829 EUR + VAT* (register)
Buildroot (agenda) Oct. 1, 2, 5, 6, and 8, 2020 14:00 – 18:00 (Paris time) 16 h Thomas Petazzoni 519 EUR + VAT* (register)

Yocto Project training course available on STM32MP1 platform

Back in May 2019, we announced the availability of our Embedded Linux system development course on the STMicroelectronics STM32MP1 platform, in addition to the already supported Microchip SAMA5D3 Xplained board.

In the context of our partnership with STMicroelectronics, we are now happy to announce the availability of our Yocto Project and OpenEmbedded development training also on the STM32MP1 platform for the practical labs. We now support either the BeagleBoneBlack Wireless or the STMicroelectronics STM32MP1 platforms for this training course.

The complete training materials are available: detailed agenda, slides and practical labs. The complete source code of the training materials is also available in our Github repository.

Bootlin Yocto course on STM32MP1
Slides of Bootlin’s Yocto course for the STM32MP1

This will hopefully help customers around the world to get started with using Yocto on the STM32MP1 system-on-chip. The Yocto experts at Bootlin are available to deliver this 3-day course anywhere in the world, at your location. The first edition of this new variant of the course is going to be given this week to one of our customers in Spain. Contact us if you’re interested by having this course organized at your location!