Konsulko Group has had another great year. We’ve helped our customers build new breakthrough embedded products of all sizes, from semiconductors to medical devices to automotive to heavy equipment.
We continue strong relationships with the Linux Foundation, Yocto Project and Automotive Grade Linux. We work with our partners mender.io and PHYTEC, providing support and development for their customers.
Konsulko is growing
We’ve expanded our footprint across the US and Europe, welcoming three outstanding engineers to the team: George McCollister, Darko Alavanja and Bryan Cisneros.
George McCollister has over 25 years of experience in Embedded Systems development. Starting with 8051 microcontrollers and quickly adopting Linux, he has worked on a wide range of technologies from network switches and storage appliances to automated utility fault restoration and process automation. He was a key designer and architect of an industry leading utility automation platform.
Darko Alavanja was deeply involved with robotics as a student, competing in several teams in the Eurobot contest. He designed mechanical components, PCBs, sensor electronics, actuator systems and software used for creating mobile robots. Darko has developed embedded systems for industrial devices such as FPGA-based hardware-in-the-loop equipment, controllers for industrial machinery and protocols for communication gateways.
Bryan Cisneros has developed embedded software, UIs, and test code across various industries, including medical devices, RF modules, and AI-enabled cameras. Before joining Konsulko, Bryan worked in the defense industry developing networked applications for weapons and information systems, focusing on redesigning outdated UIs and programs, and implementing CI/CD pipelines.
Committed to the Open Source community
In addition to our consulting work for our customers, Konsulko Group continues to actively participate in the Open Source community and its conferences around the world.
Konsulko’s senior leadership have been contributors in the Linux kernel and other OSS communities since the late 1990s. The entire Konsulko team has been involved in a number of Open Source projects including U-Boot, Yocto Project, OpenEmbedded and Automotive Grade Linux (AGL).
Konsulko principal engineer Tim Orling serves on OpenEmbedded Board of Directors. He co-presented Maintaining a Community BSP Layer: Updating Meta-Tegra with Ilies Chergui (Medtronic) at Embedded Open Source Summit in June 2023, and Customize your CROPS containers with crops-generator with Eilís ‘pidge’ Ní Fhlannagáin (BayLibre) at Yocto Project Developer Day.
Principal engineer Denys Dmytriyenko and the Yocto Project Technical Steering Committee were instrumental in helping Yocto Project secure important new funding from the Sovereign Tech Fund. Denys also wrote about some of the technical highlights from the 2023 Linux Plumbers Conference.
Principal engineer Scott Murray presented Vehicle Signaling Specification and KUKSA.val at Automotive Grade Linux All Member Meeting Berlin, a “lightning talk” on VSS Updates in AGL at Automotive Linux Summit, Evolving VSS Usage in AGL at AGL AMM Japan, and Automotive Grade Linux: Status and Roadmap at Embedded Recipes Paris.
Senior engineer Leon Anavi spoke about RDP with Wayland, Weston & Yocto at FOSDEM, and Integrating VNC/Weston with the Yocto Project/OpenEmbedded at Yocto Project Virtual Summit 2023.
Vitaly Wool, principal engineer and General Manager, Konsulko AB presented Implementing secure boot for AOSP running U-Boot at the Lund Linux Conference 2023.
Finally, Konsulko Group intern Atanas Bunchev demonstrated remote updates and troubleshooting of connected embedded Linux devices using Mender.io at TuxCon 2023. The presentation (in Bulgarian) spread the word about the Yocto Project, OpenEmbedded and various Mender features among the local community. Atanas also co-wrote (with Leon Anavi) RAUC on CuBox-I/HummingBoard for Software Updates and Mender Add-ons: Remote Troubleshooting Devices in the Field.