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March 12-14, 2019 - Half Moon Bay, CA
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Wednesday, March 13 • 11:30am - 12:00pm
How the Yocto Project Addressed Comcast RDK Scalability Issues - Nicolas Dechesne, Linaro & Khem Raj, Comcast

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The Comcast RDK is a complex Linux software stack powering millions of set-top-boxes. In 2013 the project faced scalability issues with their home grown Linux environment which impacted internal teams and ecosystem partners.

The team engaged with Linaro to migrate the RDK into a Yocto Project based Linux distribution. The revamped RDK has been released into millions of homes throughout the world with many multi-services operators. It started with video devices but layered design has scaled beyond video devices into broadband, cameras, and other IOT devices making an infrastructure for RDK based Home OS.

Khem and Nicolas will discuss about how such a significant engineering effort was executed. They will discuss the social and technical challenges and how the Yocto Project increased the overall quality of the RDK. And also the cautions and rail-guards needed when scale hits the project.

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Khem Raj

Linux Architect, Comcast
Khem Raj is a Linux architect at Comcast, helping several open source initiatives within the company: He is guiding the company's adoption of open source software, and becoming an active contributor to the open source components used in the RDK settop software stack. One of the most... Read More →
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Nicolas Dechesne

Qualcomm Landing Team Tech Lead, Linaro
Nicolas is working for Linaro and manages a team of developers focused on improving the state of Qualcomm chipset in upstream Linux. He maintains an OpenEmbedded BSP layer for Qualcomm chipset. When Nicolas joined Linaro he led a team of developers who designed and implemented the... Read More →


Wednesday March 13, 2019 11:30am - 12:00pm
Salon 2