foss-gbg and scrumbeers meet on #NoEstimates

It is time for a new foss-gbg on June 7.

We decided to try and cross pollinate some of the local meetup groups, so we present a joint meetup between foss-gbg.se and scrumbeers.com.

This will allow us to meet people outside of our usual circle and gain valuable connections, while learning about something that is of interest to both groups.

Unlike the usual scrumbeers, but at usual for foss-gbg, we will host this one at a company and we are happy to thank https://smspark.se/ for sponsoring with a locale and some food.

We will have a special guest speaker Woody Zuill one site to talk to us on the subject of #NoEstimates.

Woody started a lot of debate on twitter a few years back by using that hash tag and suggesting we start a discussion on the subject, while the debate still rages on it has also grown into a vibrant and active community trying to improve our ways of working and improving the chances of success on all software development.

Get your ticket at meetup and see you at the event!

foss-north: fem dagar kvar

Det är hög tid att skaffa biljetter till foss-north om du inte redan har gjort det. Vänligen notera att catering endast ingår om du beställer innan den 25:e. Biljetter går att köpa från foss-north.se .

Notera: det kommer att gå att köpa biljetter den 25:e, men då ingår inte catering.

The ticket sales has started!

The tickets for foss-north 2017 is available at foss-north.se – grab them while they are hot!

The call for papers is still open (do you want to talk – register!) so we do not have a final schedule, but you will find our confirmed speakers on the web site as we grow the list. Right now, we know that have the pleasure to introduce:

Lydia Pintscher, the product manager of Wikidata, Wikimedia’s knowledge base, as well as the president of KDE e.V.
Lennart Poettering, from RedHat known for systemd, PulseAudio, Avahi and more.
Jos Poortvliet, with a background from SUSE and KDE, he now heads marketing at Nextcloud.

The event will be held in central Gothenburg on April 26. Welcome!

foss-gbg i Februari

Välkomna till foss-gbg!

Den 22/2 klockan 17 är det dags för nästa foss-gbg-möte. Vi bjuder in till en kväll med tre talare:

Tryggve Mathiesen from Xilinx introduces the tooling and possibilities of open source systems built on top of reconfigurable hardware. How to build a Linux configuration optimized for your hardware and how you can optimize your hardware to achieve high performance.

The team from Zifra will present their encryptable SD-card and wants to discuss how to share their technology with the community. They are looking for feedback of what to open and how.

Peter Andersson from BlackDuck will talk about their tooling to ensure that open source licenses are followed, tracking known vunerabilities across dependencies and their work in monitoring project healt. This includes a demo och the Black Duck Hub tool.

Kvällens värd är Ehive på Östra larmgatan 16 som även bjuder på enklare förtäring och dricka.

Biljetter är som vanligt kostnadsfria och fås på eventbrite. Först till kvarn gäller.

Hjärligt välkomna!

Hösten är här!

Sommaren börjar gå mot slutet vilket betyder att det äntligen är dags för foss-gbg att dra igång igen. Höstens första träff går av stapeln den 27/9 klockan 17. Då ska Mirza Krak från Host Mobility prata om hur man får Linux att snurra på ny hårdvara:

Hardware bring-up can be an exiting but painful journey, especially when you have a prototype software running on a prototype hardware. Nevertheless a rewarding journey. In my presentation I will talk about hardware/software ”team” relations. I will also present some of the tools that I use when debugging hardware to be able to pinpoint errors and determinate if they are software or hardware related. And finish of with some real-life examples of obscure problems that can occur when you work with hardware (”war stories from the trenches”).

Och lite om Mirza själv:

I am a software engineer employed by Host Mobility AB with a passion for open-source. Active in the Linux kernel community and also a contributor.

At Host Mobility my responsibility’s are developing and maintaining software for our whole product range. That means everything from writing code for tiny micro-controllers in C and Assembler to Linux kernel hacking and board support package development, managing build-systems (openembbedded-core, buildroot, yocto) and u-boot development. I work closely with our hardware team in new hardware design and bring-up.

Denna gång är det Alten som står för lokal och bjuder på enklare tilltugg. Vi träffas på deras kontor på Lindholmen, närmare bestämt Theres Svenssons gata 15. Biljetter kostar gratis och finns osm vanligt på Eventbrite.

Öppna CPUer

Välkomna till foss-gbg. Vi träffas klockan 17 den 14/4. Denna gång handlar det om öppen hårdvara i form av öppna CPUer.

The presentation will start with a bit of European (space) microprocessor history up to the current day, cover Cobham Gaisler’s business model and the use of open source on both the hardware and software side. The presentation will also provide an introduction on how to use the GRLIB IP library to build your own open source SoC designs that contain a processor, peripheral IP and communication interfaces, and end with some observations on how the European space industry now approaches open source as part of publicly funded programs.

Cobham Gaisler is a fab-less microprocessor vendor located in Göteborg. The main product is the LEON3 SPARC V8 microprocessor that as part of the GRLIB IP library allows users to build complete system-on-chip (SoC) design. Since its creation the LEON3 processor has been freely available as an open source IP core.

jan1Talare är Jan Andersson. Director of Engineering. Jan joined Gaisler in 2006. He has worked with the LEON4 SPARC processor design and the Next Generation Microprocessor (NGMP, GR740) development with ESA. His day-to-day
responsibilities include execution of Cobham Gaisler’s development roadmap with focus on the GRLIB IP library.

Denna gång är det Semcon som står för lokal och enklare förtäring. Biljetter hittar ni som vanligt på eventbrite. Välkomna!

Biljetterna till foss-north

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BirGIT och Lightning Talks

Den 17 Mars träffas vi igen för att lyssna till Patrik Gustavsson som talar om sitt git-verktyg birGit. Vi kommer även att prova på något nytt – lightning talks!

Patrik is a Senior Software Shaman @ Purple Scout – Specialist, Teacher and Developer in opensource software technologies.

birGit is an git tool that allows you to easily use the power of the command line in together with git. This softwares main focus is to bring down (multiline) long git commands to simple commands.

För alla som vill köra lightning talks, tänk ut ett ämne och registrera er på plats. Vi kör med klocka, så tio minuter för presentation och diskussion. Det finns en whiteboard och möjlighet till slides. Om du vill ha slides, ta med dem som PDF på USB-sticka eller maila dem till johan – snabela – foss-gbg.se innan träffen.

Den här gången träffas vi hos HiQ som står för lättare förtäring. Addressen är Norra Hamngatan 22.

Biljetter finns som vanligt på Eventbrite.