November 8 - 9, 2017
8:00 AM (Local Time / Central)
Minneapolis Convention Center | In-Person


ESC returns to Minneapolis with a fresh, in-depth educational program designed specifically for the needs of today's embedded systems professionals. With more tracks, new technical tutorials, and a host of top electrical engineering talent on stage, you'll get the specialized training you need to create competitive embedded products. Fill your notebook with insights, get hands-on in the classroom and on the expo floor, and speak directly to the engineers and developers who can help you work faster, cheaper, and smarter.

Speaking sessions:

  • Presenter: Rod Cope, CTO 
  • When: Wednesday, November 8th. 3:00pm - 3:45pm Central Time
  • Location: 102C
  • Title: Are open source software and embedded software development on a collision course?

Abstract: With open source software being used these days in enterprises both large and small, the path to faster code is clear. But you need to weight the open source adoption against the risks. In embedded software, risk can equate to late releases, over-budget projects, and in some cases, casualties to life and limb. It’s a classic risk versus reward scenario. Are you confident your embedded developers know how to estimate the risks?

According to a recent survey of developers, 67 percent said they are not sure if there’s a policy for source code, or don’t know what it is. Either way, there’s room for education. And, policies can only cover the known risks.necting, and securing applications.

With a complex – and lengthy – supply chain for most embedded development, each software contributor needs to better understand the landscape, the true costs, risks, and how to make the right decisions for when – and how – to use open source software.

In this talk, Rod Cope will discuss the most effective uses of open source software; how to avoid license risk; and reduce critical safety and security issues. Those involved in developing embedded software will have the right understanding, can ask the right questions, and leverage OSS to gain the most while risking the least.

Visit the event website for more information and registration.