DATE: Thursday, October 31 – Friday, November 1, 2019

TIME: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

LOCATION: Lyon Convention Center

The Yocto Project Summit, scheduled for October 31-November 1, 2019 at the Lyon Convention Centre, Lyon, France, is a technical conference for engineers, open source technologists, students and academia in the OSS space.  Organized in conjunction with ELCE 2019, this 2-day event is where individuals will learn about Yocto Projects’ direction — including, but not limited to, new releases, development tools, features — get training on the next wave of embedded Linux technologies (segment previously known as Yocto Project Developer Day), and network with their industry peers, Yocto Project maintainers and experts.

For the first time, the Yocto Project Developer Day has expanded its scope to include both the workshop for engineers building customized Linux distributions and applications, as well as an open forum where maintainers, trainers and users present papers on how the project is evolving and how they are using it.


Learn how Yocto Project-based software and new features, never seen before in the community, can help harness the power of automation and cross compiling to overcome development barriers and formulate efficient approaches to follow CI/CD models, DevOps practices, cybersecurity requirements and more.

Summit attendees will:

  • Hear from Yocto Project maintainers about current release topics such as automated testing, optimized builds, automated CVE analysis, SPDX license identifiers, automated recipe upgrades
  • Attend sessions on DevOps, cybersecurity, containers, edge computing
  • Gain hands-on experience with the Yocto Project infrastructure and tools

Our knowledgeable and engaging instructors will help you better understand topics like build system workflow, examining recipes, recipe build steps, working with layers, building applications, poky, Toaster, and devtool. Through hands-on exercises, you’ll have a chance to network and put your new skills to work, too.

Attending the Yocto Project Summit will provide you with a strong base of knowledge around the Yocto Project developer tools and how they are being used in the industry.


Day 1: Keynote and general sessions on Yocto Project technology and usage (CFP open)

Day 2: Breakout sessions containing 2 tracks

Track 1: Yocto Project workshop-hackathon

Track 2: Yocto Project and OE maintainers meeting

Lunch and snacks are offered through the day on both days.



Day 1: join us for an evening reception with drinks and appetizers.



Early Registration: $179 (through August 23, 11:59 pm PST)

Standard Registration: $209 (August 24 – September 27, 11:59 pm PST)

Late Registration: $249 (September 28 – Event)



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



 CFP Opens: Monday, August 12

CFP Closes: 11:59 PM PST on Monday, September 16

CFP Notifications: Monday, September 23

Schedule Announcement: Thursday, September 30

Slide Due Date: Monday, October 21

Event Dates: Thursday, October 31, Friday, November 1


CFP list of topics:

  • DevTool
  • Layer quality: e.g. creating robust layers, safely using existing layers
  • Future languages (e.g. Rust)
  • Productivity tricks and tools
  • Security
  • Reproducibility
  • Init systems: pros and cons, selection, configuration
  • Leveraging the new runqueue optimizations for mirrors, reproducible builds
  • Supporting the Application Developer
  • DevOps
  • Working with/creating BSPs
  • Practical use of the Yocto Project

Submit your proposals at conferences@yoctoproject.org.

Proposals should contain: topic, speaker, title, and abstract.