Blog September 4, 2020
Arm DevSummit 2020: An All-New, Immersive Virtual Conference
Arm DevSummit is a three-day virtual event that provides a place for the industry to learn, connect and develop.
By Elan Tanzer, Technical Program Committee Chair, Arm DevSummit
For as long as I can remember, this time of year has meant
one thing: all-hands-on-deck as my colleagues and I prepare for Arm TechCon. It’s
a conference that, for the
past fifteen years, has served to benchmark Arm’s core values against the
pace of incredible technological change.
But this year, the biggest technological change has come
about through something entirely unexpected. And as the world has moved to
working remotely and attending events virtually, Arm has not only embraced the
challenge but taken the opportunity to do something completely new and very exciting.
Arm DevSummit is a
three-day virtual event that provides a place for the industry to learn, connect
and develop. It’s a platform for collaboration with peers, Arm experts and our
extensive ecosystem of partners—a place to learn, exchange knowledge, discuss
real-world use cases and solutions and get hands-on with expert-led training
“Arm DevSummit is a new kind of hands-on and minds-on technology event. It’s built around the notion of connections; connecting global communities of software developers and hardware engineers across all fields in one forum so everyone learns and collaborates, helping to create an even more successful future for everyone.” Simon Segars, Chief Executive Officer, Arm
The conference is open to everyone from software and
hardware engineers to chip designers: anyone looking to use Arm technology to
build the best performing, richest and most impactful next-generation experiences.
Attendees will discover a rich agenda: three days of keynotes, eight conference tracks, technical sessions and community forums. Best of all, Arm DevSummit is free to attend. As Chair of the Technical Program Committee, I’m particularly excited about our hands-on workshops, held by some of the industry’s most innovative minds, including Unity’s Dan Miller and Justin Woo, Head of Platform at Misty Robotics. Registrants can add workshop sessions to their pass for a fee.
The eight conference tracks will ensure that whatever your focus,
there’s something for you. We’ve designed the sessions to cover every aspect of
the Arm ecosystem, from artificial intelligence (AI) to automotive, Internet of
things (IoT) to security and 5G.
AI in the Real World: From Development to Deployment
Here’s one for the data scientists, ML software developers and
hardware engineers looking to develop for a better, AI-driven future. The AI in the
Real World track will deep-dive into how complex neural networks are being
used to solve real-world challenges, from Rubik’s cubes to global pandemics.
Building the Internet of things
As the IoT grows, it will require new levels of on-device
processing, edge-intelligence, end-to-end security, scalable approaches to
device, connectivity and data management and foundational security. The Building the Internet
of Things track will offer hands-on training and interactive learning to
engage and educate IoT developers on best practices and essential tools for
taking their ideas all the way from concept to production.
Chip Design Methodology
As demand grows for complex multicore, secure, and low-power
and systems, designers are leveraging new processor and offload schemes to
deliver efficient, targeted solutions. The Chip
Design Methodology track will deliver deep insight into the design
approaches, tools and enabling software that developers need to build, deploy
and manage the world’s best performing devices.
Cloud Native Developer Experience
From operating systems and modern language support to
containerized and virtualized environments, sessions in the Cloud
Native Developer Experience track will teach best practices for developing cloud-native
applications in the cloud and at the edge using Arm technology.
Creating the Next Generation of Interactive Experiences
There has never been a more exciting time to be a mobile
developer, from rapid advances in machine learning, the many applications of
augmented reality, and the explosion of social content creation. The Creating
the Next Generation of Interactive Experiences track will offer thought
leadership, hands-on workshops, cutting edge development techniques and tools for
developers of next-generation experiences.
Infrastructure of Modern Computing
From supercomputers to computational storage, today’s
infrastructure requires a wealth of tooling and optimization. The Infrastructure
of Modern Computing track will show you how to make the most of Arm based infrastructure.
If 5G networks, data center and edge computing is your thing, this track is for
Tech for Global Goals
The COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated deep inequalities in
our global society and revealed the links between nature, human health, economy
and social fragility. Attendees on the Tech for
Global Goals track will hear from global social impact players such as
UNICEF and how technology is being used to design solutions to tackle some of
the world’s most pressing problems.
The Journey to Autonomous
Nowhere has electronics design revolutionized product development more than in the automotive, smart manufacturing, and industrial sectors. From assisted and autonomous driving to robots used in manufacturing and heavy industry, the Journey to Autonomous track will provide insight into some of today’s most interesting engineering challenges, including real-time signal processing, machinery control, embedded vision, predictive maintenance, and functional safety.
Register for Arm DevSummit
Register for your virtual seat at Arm DevSummit, taking place October 6-8, 2020. Our free conference pass will provide you access to all of our keynotes, technical sessions, panel discussions, office hours, community forums, networking opportunities and more.
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Brian Fuller and Jack Melling