Embedded Linux and Open Source Software architecture, design, and development.
Matt Porter has over 20 years of embedded software and Linux experience. Matt started running Linux in 1992 and began working with 68k LInux on VME boards in 1996. He was an early embedded PowerPC Linux developer, contributing and maintaining numerous embedded PowerPC platforms including introducing the PPC440 architecture to the Linux kernel. Matt helped develop the RapidIO software specification and later developed, upstreamed, and maintained the Linux RapidIO subsystem in the kernel. He has contributed support to the kernel in support of a number of of TI ARM-based SoCs and served as the maintainer of the Broadcom ARM SoC subarchitecture.
Matt was co-founder and Chief Software Architect of Embedded Alley Solutions, Inc, serving as a technical lead on most of Embedded Alley’s projects. After acquisition by Mentor Graphics, Matt served as Product Architect for Mentor Embedded Linux, Mentor‘s entry into the embedded Linux market. He subsequently led upstreaming efforts at Texas Instruments and Linaro and later joined Google’s Project Ara team, working on the Greybus specification and kernel subsystem.
Matt has contributed to a wide variety of commercial projects including military cryptographic systems, commercial smartcards, edge networking and telecom infrastructure, industrial automation, mobile phones, consumer toys, automotive IVI systems, and consumer electronics.