Embedded Linux Conference 2009 Technical Showcase





What will be prepared by CE Linux Forum

Dimension of the desk


Some tips

The demo consists of a poster (printed by CELF), with a few sentences talking about a tool, technology or distro and a table top where you can place anything from:

  1. nothing at all, just have a person sitting there to talk to people about what's on the poster, or ...
  2. something on a laptop - like a program running or a even a static chart showing some result
  3. something running on a board or a device
  4. something on an actual CE product

You can also put some flyers there for people to grab, if you'd like.

If you can put charts and graphs on the poster, that's nice but it is NOT required. Neither the poster nor the hardware (if any) needs to be elaborate or require lots of setup. One year I showed up with a camcorder and just talked to people about it's bootup time (which I had worked on).

I (Tim) just finished getting ftrace function graph support working on ARM, and I'll be demo'ing that (possibly on a live board, but if not I'll just have a poster there and talk to people about it). I didn't have time to prepare a full presentation, but I still wanted to show others what I've been working on and get their feedback.

If you are a presenter, the demo session is a good chance to talk to people one-on-one about your session topic. This gives you more time for interactive Q&A, and a chance to show something hands-on, if that applies to your subject.

How to apply

  1. Send an e-mail to the coordinator with the following information.
    • The contact person, the company name or the project name, the outline of the demonstration.
    • The coordinator will acknowledges your application by e-mail.
  2. Prepare the poster and send the data to CELF Office and the demonstration coordinator by April 3rd. It will be printed out by the forum office on big size paper.

  3. Prepare the demonstration equipment
    • If you do not have a consignee which will be convenient for you, send them to Sony San Jose Office attention Tim Bird and inform the shipping information (Airway Bill Number) to Tim and the coordinator by e-mail.
      • Address: Shipping address will be informed by request.
    • For Japanese applicants:
      • If you do not have appropriate transportation service, please consult the coordinator. Sony Corporation of America may assist you with logistics.


  1. Q: Is this opportunity limited to CELF members?

    • A: No, it is not. We welcome non forum members, also.
  2. Q: Is the demonstrator requested to make some presentation session in the conference?

    • A: No, it is not required. However, we believe there will be many people who wish to be interested to the detail of the technology, so we hope that you have a session. Please note that the due date for the session proposal will be earlier.
  3. Q: Should I assign some dedicated staff to carry on the demonstration?

    • A: No, it is not necessary. There will be a dedicated time slot for the demos that will be separate from the other technical sessions.
  4. Q: Is there any fee to demo something in this session?

    • A: No it is completely free. However, the session is limited to conference attendees, so please register for the conference if you would not otherwise do so. If you have someone coming who will ONLY run or assist with your demo, and not attend any sessions, then that person may be admitted for free, for just the demo session (and setup and take down). However, each demo should be associated with at least one registered attendee.

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