Last week, I attended the Embedded Developers’ Forum in Munich, Germany. This is an increasingly common type of event – a small conference, with a somewhat broad subject coverage, with multiple streams offering a greater level of specialization. In this case, there were about 4 “mini-conferences”. I was presenting in part of the Embedded Software event. Another set of streams focused specifically on ARM development.
The location of this event was slightly odd. Last year they ran it in a different city, near to Stuttgart. Moving to Munich seemed reasonable, but they used a hotel at the airport. The logic was that this would be good for people traveling to the event (but this is unlikely to a small conference) and the airport is well connected to the city (but it is some distance and takes time). I think that this logic was ultimately flawed. If such an event is targeting a city, it should actually be in the city, unless the airport is very close by.
My presentation was about the measurement of RTOS performance and seemed to be well received. If you would like a copy of my slides, please email.