[svlug] [svlug-announce] SVLUG Jul 07: Jim Ready: Open Source Linux and MontaVista Software: Next-generation Software Engineering
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Mon Jul 5 22:28:40 PDT 2004
We're pleased to announce the next meeting of the Silicon Valley Linux
Open Source Linux and MontaVista Software: Next-generation Software Engineering
Wednesday, 07 Jul, 7pm-9pm or so.
Jim Ready, CEO, MontaVista Software
In this presentation, MontaVista CEO and industry pioneer Jim Ready
offers detailed insight into applying Open Source technology and
practices to the embedded marketplace. In particular, Jim shows how
MontaVista Software leverages the disruptive nature of Open Source
Linux to service the evolving, highly connected nature of intelligent
devices and the economics of the OEMs that build them. To support his
theses, Jim will delineate the challenges faced in managing and adding
value to the rapidly evolving Linux OS, and the core engineering
philosophies and processes that help a company like MontaVista to meet
those challenges and to thrive. Finally, Jim will put MontaVista's
business history and record of strong growth in context, and share his
vision for the future of his company, of the embedded systems
marketplace, and of how Linux will continue to reinvent how intelligent
devices are conceived, developed, and marketed.
ABOUT THE SPEAKER:
(from his bio at mvista.com)
James Ready, with over 25 years of technical and entrepreneurial
experience, is a recognized authority in the embedded systems and
real-time software industry. Co-founder of Ready Systems, he pioneered
the development of the first commercially viable, real-time operating
system (RTOS) product - the VRTX real-time kernel. Ready Systems,
founded in 1980, merged with Microtec Research in 1993, went public in
1994, and was acquired by Mentor Graphics in 1995. During this period,
James served as Ready Systems' President, and as chief technical
officer (CTO) at Microtec/Mentor. James founded MontaVista in 1999 to
provide the Linux operating system to the embedded systems market, and
to offer embedded-system expertise to the open source Linux community.
Jim got his BA from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1971
and his MA from the University of California, Berkeley in 1976.
Cisco Building 9 in Cisco's "Vineyards Conference Center". This is at
Cisco Systems' East Tasman campus in North San Jose.
Usually we have only half of the conference center so you'll be directed
right or left once inside to the side where the meeting is. Directions on
how to get there are listed at:
We've tried our very best for these directions to be accurate. If you
have any improvements to make, please let our Web Team know!
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If you take transit, be aware that almost everything has changed.
The VTA light rail extension to Alum Rock is open now. And the
VTA 180 Express buses from Fremont BART now stop at VTA's Great Mall
light rail station, making the transit trek from the East Bay easier
than before. Other bus routes and schedules have also changed.
SVLUG's transit directions have been updated:
If you arrive with the peak of the crowd, there may be a small line
at the sign-in table, where Cisco's security will ask you to sign in.
(The facility is Cisco's private conference center which is not usually
available for public meetings. SVLUG appreciates being given the rare
privilege to meet here!)
After the speakers end their presentation there is usually a Q&A session,
time for job seekers and employers/recruiters to meet, and door prizes if
any are provided to SVLUG. When the meeting is over people are encouraged
to chat a bit, but also to exit the building so Cisco can lock up. Don't
worry, a lot of us go to dinner afterward so there's plenty of time to chat
outdoors or offsite.
We look forward to seeing you there!
If you just can't get enough, a smaller group usually goes to a local
restaurant/diner after the meeting. We'll announce the restaurant
selection at the meeting - note that we are no longer going to the
IHOP because they don't do separate checks any more.
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