Happy New Year - WW96D!

As 2017 comes to a close, I could not help but write a blog to summarize the many things 96Boards has done throughout the year! Of course, with every new year, we welcome new experiences, exciting challenges, and open our minds to the endless possibilities that await us… So, let’s look back at last year but focus on 2018 and ask:

What Will 96Boards Do?

NOTE: Pair this blog with this episode of OpenHours!

For all you audio/visual folks, get caught up by visiting the 96Boards YouTube channel. There you will find several playlists to help maneuver through the content. Don’t forget to subscribe!


January, 2017

Noteworthy

96Boards teamed up with Qualcomm, UCSD, Jacobs School of Engineering, IEEE and HKN (IEEE Honors society at UCSD) to help host a hackathon around the DragonBoard 410c. The hackathon would last one full day and welcome over 100 students to participate! By the end of the event, more than 20 amazing projects were featured and prizes were given to the winners. A look back at the projects and some event highlights can be found on the 96Boards YouTube Channel under the HARD Hackathon playlist.

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February, 2017

Noteworthy

96Boards had the opportunity to participate in two events during the month of February. We teamed up with Qualcomm and Tecnologico de Monterrey University in Chihuahua to host a hackathon around the DragonBoard 410c. The hackathon focused on “Smart Cities” and had over 150 student participants. By the end of this hackathon, we saw many great new projects and opened opportunities for future events in Mexico. 96Boards continues to work with professors from Tec de Monterrey and hope to bring 96Boards even further into academia with this new network. During the same dates, 96Boards and Linaro also had a booth for the Embedded Linux Conference in Oregon! The conference which lasted several days featured many open source activities, sessions, workshops, and of course swag from the booth crawl. We look forward to hopefully being a part of ELC NA in 2018 as well.

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March, 2017

Noteworthy

96Boards played a huge part in the regularly scheduled Linaro Connect! This time Connect was held in Budapest, Hungary! Instead of spending too much time here, summarizing all of the amazing activities that took place. I will forward you all to the Linaro Connect resource page for BUD17. Please take some time to poke through all of the videos and slides!

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April, 2017

Noteworthy

Linaro and 96Boards announced the HiKey960 during a special episode of OpenHours! We were joined by representatives from Huawei, LeMaker, Archermind, and more to speak of this great new Consumer Edition 96Boards. During this episode, Vishal Bhoj showed a demo, we took questions and of course discussed all of the efforts put into the board.

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May, 2017

Noteworthy

The first 96Boards end-to-end project was showcased and adopted by both 96Boards partners and community. This project was eventually turned into easy to use kits and demoed across several tradeshows and conferences. After a short time, the project was imporved and fed back into our organization.

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June, 2017

Noteworthy

Our newest 96Boards team member (Mani Sadhasivam) assists in his first ever hackathon around the DragonBoard 410c. More can be seen about this event by reading his blog.

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July, 2017

Noteworthy

The winners of the Brazilian partnership program fly to San Diego and attend OpenHours! This was so much fun! We had over ten people grouped up in the Qualcomm Thinkabit lab, all huddled around the tiny webcam on my computer. We talked about the contest, the participants, the winners, their projects, and took time to invterview each team! You can see this video here.

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August, 2017

Noteworthy

August was a HUGE month for 96Boards. We attended and hosted a workshop at ACT (Arrow Centralized training) and we visited Cape Cod to give talk at Fedora Flock. Below you can find links to our OpenHours episode, hosted from Denver, and an interview with Peter Robinson from Red Hat to talk about Fedora.

Another great thing to checkout will be the video interview with the folks from Monero! If you are into Cryptocurrency, this is a must see!

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-Raspberry Pi 3 vs 96Boards DragonBoard 410c CPU Performance, Thermals and Everything in Between


September, 2017

Noteworthy

Again, 96Boards played a huge part in the regularly scheduled Linaro Connect! This time Connect was held in San Francisco, California! Instead of spending too much time here, summarizing all of the amazing activities that took place. I will forward you all to the Linaro Connect resource page for SFO17. Please take some time to poke through all of the videos and slides!

We also were invited to assist the Red Hat booth at the Open Source Summit in Los Angeles, California. Below you can find a link to the blog along with resources! Be sure to check it out.

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-96Boards: $99 ROCK960 Rockchip RK3399 development board


October, 2017

Noteworthy

This was a nice relaxing month when it came to travel. We did however have a nice string of interviews on OpenHours. We had the chance to talk with many of the Brazil partnership program winners to give them thier own segment. If you look through the links below, you will see a blog for Safe2Med and DragonWally, both of these companies were winners in the contest earlier this year.

Also, a great interview with Ali Gholamloo on Deep learning with Tensorflow on 96Boards. Another must see for those of you interested in Deep learning. Links and resources available through the blog.

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November, 2017

Noteworthy

Timesys launches a webinar series on the DragonBoard 410c! Make sure you check out the blog below, the video that is included, and be sure to click around the other resources to explore all the other videos made by the Timesys team!

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December, 2017

Noteworthy

Holidays with Jon “maddog” Hall! Our second annual OpenHours holiday special went off great! Joined by maddog, the 96Boards team, and a group of core community, we went over some great holiday gift ideas focused around Open Source and things techies might want.

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For those of you who prefer a mailing list, we have just the one for you! You can choose between our “Monthly Newsletter” and our “Weekly Digest”. Get ready for just the right amount of commitment and information, 2018 is calling and 96Boards is here to answer.

Remember, you are all the reason this is possible. Please join us in welcoming a vibrant and new twist on community engagement. With OpenHours, we will take on some exciting challenges this year.

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Don’t forget, if you get stuck, 96Boards offers many helpful resources. Feel free to check out the 96Boards forums, 96Boards documenation landing page, and/or Freenode IRC channel #96Boards (there are many ways to access IRC, this website is one of them). Dig around the docs and website, create a new forum thread, and/or post a question in the chat, myself or one of the 96Boards developers would love to help!