The Yocto Project is happy to announce Yocto Project Developer Day taking place at Mentor Graphics, Wilsonville Oregon, USA, on March 15th, 2018. This is the day following the Embedded Linux Conference being held at the Hilton in downtown Portland Oregon, so make your plans to leave a day later and learn more about Yocto Project’s open source, high-quality infrastructure and tools. (Note that this venue is a 40 minute, complimentary bus ride from the ELC venue.)

Date: Thursday, March 15
Time: 9:00am – 5:00pm
Location: Mentor Graphics (8005 Boeckman Road, Wilsonville, Oregon, 97070) *
* Transportation will be provided from the Portland Hilton. Please plan to meet at 7:45am in the hotel lobby.

Registration Cost:
Early Registration: $179 (through February 10, 2018)
Standard Registration: $209 (February 11 – February 28, 2018)
Late Registration: $249 (March 1 – Event)

You’ll receive a developer board: MinnowBoard Turbot, Dragon Board or Beagle Board.

Register here or add this to your existing registration

The Yocto Project Developer Day is a one day, hands-on training event that puts you in direct contact with Yocto Project developers. Over the course of the day, Yocto Project developers will walk you through how to create custom-build Linux distributions for embedded devices by using layers and recipes designed to resolve incompatibilities between different configurations.

The proposed agenda is listed below.

Introductory Track
– Introduction to the Yocto Project
– Key Concepts
– Build System Workflow
– Examining Recipes
– Standard Recipe Build Steps
– Working with Layers
– Build and Boot your Custom Image
– Working with Applications

Advanced Track

– Opening session, What’s New
– Account setup
– Kernel Modules with eSDKs
– DT overlays
– Devtool et. al. #1
– Package Feeds
– Yocto Project – Rarely asked questions
– Maintaining your Yocto Project Distribution
– Devtool et. al. #2
– A User’s Experience
– Recipe specific sysroots
– Forum, Q and A

Who could benefit:

System/Software Developers
Tech Leads / Development Leads
Software Architects
Chief Engineers
System Engineers
Development Engineers
Embedded Engineers / Programmer
DevOps / System Administrators
Application Engineers
Open Source Technologists

Please also read our Event Code of Conduct.

Any further requirements will be sent by email before the event. If you need more answers or have any trouble, please contact us.


The following schedule shows ELC presentations related to the Yocto Project.



Pavillion West
Working with the Linux Kernel in the Yocto Project – Sean Hudson

Grand Ballroom 1
OpenEmbedded/Yocto on RISC-V – Khem Raj, Comcast

Pavilion East
Comparing and contrasting Embedded Linux Build Systems and Distributions – Drew Moseley,

Pavilion East
BoF: Yocto Project and OpenEmbedded – Jeffery Osier-Mixon, Intel

Pavilion West
Speeding your Linux Development with Debian and OpenEmbedded on DragonBoard 410c – Mark Charlebois, Qualcomm

Pavilion East
Real-World Yocto: Getting the most out of your Build System – Stephano Cetola, Intel

Pavilion East
poky-tiny and Beyond, or trying to put the Yocto in Yocto Project – Scott Murray, Konsulko

Broadway III
Learn BitBake with Yocto Project – Tom King, Linux Foundation (E-ALE) (2hrs)

Grand Ballroom 1
Living on Master: Using Yocto Project, Jenkins and LAVA for a Rolling Release – Tim Orling, Intel

Galleria North
DIY Connected IoT Products using Open Source Software – Alan Bennett & Tyler Baker, Open Source Foundries

Grand Ballroom 1
Building Images with Yocto Project – Tim Orling, Intel (E-ALE) (2hrs)

All Day
off-site – see top of page
Yocto Project Developer Day, sponsored by Mentor Graphics – sign up above