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The Year in Review

2018 has been a very important year for Konsulko Group.

We are privileged to work with outstanding customers, helping them build the software for exciting and essential devices and vehicles. From Level 5 autonomous taxis and open source automotive platforms to innovative consumer devices, from lifesaving medical devices and advanced robotic surgery tools to the high-end networking equipment that powers the Internet, these are all products that impact and even shape our lives, now and into the future.

In addition to our commercial activity, we continued our community work in key open source projects, including the Linux kernel, Yocto Project, OpenEmbedded and Automotive Grade Linux, and participated at open source conferences around the world, like FOSDEM, ELC/ELCE, FOSSASIA, TuxCon and OpenFest.

We accelerated our work with Automotive Grade Linux and the Linux Foundation, supporting AGL development, demos and member meetings in North America, Europe and Japan, as well as presenting multiple technical talks at all four Embedded Linux Conferences, developing the AGL Deep Dive workshop and providing expert training, both as a Linux Foundation Authorized Training Partner and via the Embedded Apprentice Linux Engineer program found at leading conferences (e-ale.org).

Finally, we continued to grow our company, welcoming new engineers, increasing the size of our European development center in Bulgaria and opening a new branch in Sweden.

Hopefully, 2018 has been merely a prelude to great things coming in 2019. We look forward to working with all of you in the coming year.

Don’t be afraid to get help with the basics

Fifteen years ago, we used to say that getting an embedded Linux kernel and drivers successfully running on your target hardware got you about 10% of the way to your finished product. Now, thanks to OpenEmbedded and the Yocto project, you can do a lot better than that, but there are usually a few technical challenges along the way.

At Konsulko Group, we’ve seen many of these issues (often repeatedly) in the world of Yocto/OE, and we are often called upon by our clients for this “basic” work. If you are moving to new hardware or building the next generation of your device, we can help with your hardware bring-ups, “upreving” your software stacks, porting your unique OS work, determining if rearchitecting is necessary, and providing on-going maintenance.

Don’t hesitate to contact us, no matter how large or small your technical challenge. Chances are that our past two decades of experience can solve your problems very efficiently, so you can spend your time focussing on the things that make your product unique.

Konsulko joins Developer Panel Keynote at AGL AMM in Tokyo

At the Automotive Grade Linux All Member Meeting at the Hilton Tokyo, Scott Murray, Konsulko Group Senior Staff Software Engineer, will bring his 20+ years experience developing with Linux, plus expertise building custom distributions with OpenEmbedded and the Yocto Project, to the Developer Panel Keynote on Tuesday, February 20, 2018, 11:10am – 11:50am. It promises to be a lively and informative discussion among some of the top engineers working with AGL. If you are planning to attend the AMM, don’t miss this session. We hope to see you in Tokyo!