Yocto and OpenEmbedded training in Lyon, France

Lyon

Upcoming sessions

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Course details

Objectives and target audience

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Thanks to our contributions to the Yocto Project and to our promotion work, Free Electrons has been elected Yocto Project Participant by the Yocto Project Advisory Board.

The Yocto Project provides an integrated environment to develop and debug custom embedded Linux systems, similar to the commercial embedded Linux development environments.

This course targets engineers who wish to use the Yocto Project and OpenEmbedded to develop their systems, matching their exact requirements, and supporting their particular hardware. Of course the Yocto Project and OpenEmbedded take care of most of the generic details, leveraging the experience of other community developers compiling the common Open Source blocks and supporting well known hardware platforms.

At the end of this course, you will be ready to use the Yocto Project to develop your own embedded Linux system and the applications running on it.

Outline

Here are the main topics that we cover:

  • training desktopUnderstanding the Yocto Project
  • Using it to build a root filesystem and run it on your target
  • Writing and extending recipes
  • Creating layers
  • Integrating your board in a BSP
  • Creating custom images
  • Application development with an Eclipse SDK

See the detailed agenda.

Training materials

All the training materials that we use during this course are freely available:

By the way, you can also see evaluations from previous sessions. In the same way we are transparent with our training materials, we share all the evaluations that we collect, not only the good ones.

Practical labs

BeagleBone Black boardEach lecture in our course is followed by a practical implementation, representing 50% to 60% of the whole course time.

Labs are performed an embedded ARM board (BeagleBone Black). You will use it to boot the root filesystems that you build with the Yocto Project, and to run and debug the custom applications compiled with it. This experience will be useful for dealing with any type of board.

The electronic board is yours to keep at the end of the session. Even long after the course, this allows you to continue to learn and experiment using a well known working base. You can even use your board and what you created during the course to develop your own prototypes.

The BeagleBone Black makes a powerful and versatile platform to develop your own prototypes. It also offers very complete connectivity. This board will allow you to develop all kinds of mobile multimedia system prototypes. You will even be able to use it as a lightweight desktop or server!

Prerequisites

Participants need to be familiar with the UNIX or Linux command line interface. Those who aren’t are asked to do some self training on the topic, for example by using our training materials. This way, they won’t waste time during practical labs because of issues using the operating system environment.

Language

See the list of sessions on top of the page to check in which oral language each session will be given.

The training materials are available only in English language.

Trainers

All our trainers spend most of their time on customer projects or on Open Source projects. Our engineer will therefore have solid on-the-job experience to share.

For further details about our trainers, see our trainers page.

Address

IBIS Lyon Part Dieu Les Halles hotelThis training session will take place at the IBIS Lyon Part Dieu Les Halles hotel, 78 rue de Bonnel, 69003 Lyon, France, phone: (+33) 478 629 889, GPS: N 45° 45′ 43.06″ E 4° 51′ 5.03″. The hotel is close to the Lyon Part Dieu train station, which is one of the biggest public transportation hubs in Lyon, connecting tramway, underground, bus and train lines.

In addition, the hotel is within walking distance to Parc de la Tête d’Or, a magnificent city park and zoo, which is a great place to exercise or relax after the course.

You can reach Lyon:

The hotel is so close from the Lyon Part Dieu train station that you could easily come from other cities every day by train:

  • Valence: from 37 minutes
  • Saint-Étienne: from 41 minutes
  • Avignon: from 1 hour and 03 minutes
  • Grenoble: from 1 hour and 15 minutes
  • Chambéry: from 1 hour and 17 minutes
  • Aix en Provence: from 1 hour and 24 minutes
  • Marseille: from 1 hour and 40 minutes
  • Dijon: from 1 hour and 43 minutes
  • Paris: about 2 hours

Environment

Lyon and its region offer multiple attractions to their visitors. Details.

Beaujolais landscape

Schedule

This course is 3 days long, each day from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm. If some participants have to leave earlier on the last day, we can make sure that all key lectures and labs are complete by 4:00 pm on that day.

Cost

Our rate includes the course, laptop rental, lunch as well as morning and afternoon breaks. Each participant walks away with his own electronic board.

Note that dinner, breakfast, accommodation, and traveling costs are not included in our price. Each participant will have to pay for such expenses by themselves.

Registration

To pre-register one or several individuals, please contact training@free-electrons.com and tell us the dates and location of the session you are interested in.

We will then send you a registration form to collect all the details we need to send you a quote.

You can also ask all your questions by calling +33 484 258 097.

If the emergency of training needs matters more than the costs, or if you have enough people to train, you may also consider ordering an on-site session. You can then choose the date and location, according to the availability of our trainers.

Further details about our courses

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