Embedded platforms (BSD, OpenWRT, Plan 9 & Inferno) – London 17/3/2016

The BCS OSSG and the OSHUG are hosting a talk on embedded platforms, with talks on the BSD family of operating systems, Linux and OpenWRT, and Plan 9 and Inferno in distributed systems.

The event will be held on Thursday 17th March at BCS HQ – 1st Floor, The Davidson Building, 5 Southampton Street, London, WC2E 7HA, [map] from 6:00pm to 9:00pm.

Note: Please aim to arrive by 18:15 as the event will start at 18:30 prompt.

Please register to attend and share on Lanyrd.

The BSD Family of Operating Systems: a familiar environment for your VAX, PIC32 or RISC-V ISA and many other platforms.

BSD The Berkeley Software Distribution started out as a patch set to AT&T UNIX in the 70’s and grew to a complete Operating Systems. Today several projects continue to develop variant operating systems based on the work originally started by the Computer Science Research Group, each with a different area of focus.

This presentation will cover some of the benefits these operating systems can offer to aid the workflow of a hardware project.

Sevan Janiyan is founder of Venture 37, which provides system administration & consultancy services. As a fan of operating systems and computers with different CPU architectures, in his spare time he maintains builds of open source software on a variety of systems featuring PowerPC, SPARC and armv7l CPUs. He hopes to own a NeXTcube & OMRON LUNA-88K2 one day.