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About OSDForum

The Open Source Developer Forum is a workshop that brings open source SW and HW (chips, boards and systems) developers together to collaborate and learn. The OSDForum includes talks from leading industry and academic experts focused on IoT, Edge and Machine Learning development leveraging open source SW and HW building blocks. The agenda also includes a hands on bring up session using a RISC-V based development board that attendees can keep. Made possible by the generous support of our sponsors, the OSDForum is a non-profit event with low attendee fees of $50 for industry attendees and $25 for academic attendees (includes the full day of talks, breaks, lunch and a RISC-V development board).

The OSDForum is co-hosted by CMC Microsystem, the Eclipse Foundation and the OpenHW Group.

RISC-V dev board
RISC-V dev board attendees will keep


Start time Session Name Presenter(s) Video Slides
8:30am EDT Registration & RISC-V Board Pick Up
9am EDT Welcome, logistics, agenda outline, sponsor thank yous
  • Rick O'Connor (OpenHW Group)
Play Presentation
9:15am EDT Open Source Processor IP - for High Volume SoCs
  • Rick O'Connor (OpenHW Group)
Play Presentation
9:45am EDT Verification Challenges with Open Source IP
  • Mike Thompson (Verification Engineer)
Play Presentation
10:15am EDT Hands-on: Kickstart RISC-V VM - a design environment. A pre-configured VM to enable Open Source Processor Development
  • Alfredo Herrera (BTA Design Services)
Play Presentation
10:45am EDT 30min Break
11:15am EDT Vega board SDK, and RV32M1
  • Juan Carlos Pacheco (NXP)
Play Presentation
11:45am EDT Hands-on: Being Productive with Open Source Tools: Eclipse IDE and C/C++ Compiler
  • Jonah Graham (Kichwa Coders)
Play Presentation
12:15pm EDT 60m Lunch
1:15pm EDT Hands-on: SDK + IoT wireless connectivity using the Vega board
  • Juan Carlos Pacheco (NXP)
Play Presentation
2pm EDT Hands-on: Zephyr + MicroPython on the Vega board
  • Juan Carlos Pacheco (NXP)
Play Presentation
3pm EDT 30m Break
3:30pm EDT Panel Discussion: Open Source IP - Enabling Research in Academia
  • Guy Lemieux (University of British Columbia)
  • Lesley Shannon (Simon Fraser University)
  • Mickael Fiorentino (Polytechnique Montréal)
  • Miodrag Bolic (University of Ottawa)
  • Sebastian Magierowski (York University)
  • Vaughn Betz (University of Toronto)
  • Hugh Pollitt-Smith (Moderator) (CMC Microsystems)
Play Presentation
4:50pm EDT Closing Remarks
  • Rick O'Connor (OpenHW Group)
5pm EDT Adjourn


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