RISC-V is becoming increasingly popular as an alternative to proprietary ISAs. Whether you are a software, FPGA, or hardware engineer, the RISC-V community provides many opportunities to contribute. The RISC-V community offers opportunities for experts in marketing and public relations to also contribute. In this event, we will have a number of speakers that describe how you can get involved in the RISC-V community in different capacities. While each session will have it's own Q&A session, the entire event will host an informal (virtual) meet-and-greet, where attendees can ask more involved and detailed questions to the presenters.
Session 1 (Mohammed Billoo): https://drive.google.com/file/d/1f_BlKj8JQSEC-cd8ohDvPLmp8Y9T7dIR/view?usp=sharing
Session 2 (Tim Callahan): Coming soon!
Session 3 (Khem Raj): https://drive.google.com/file/d/14DF7lOYajwg18XCEn4xaQ48xQ3h5jBUn/view?usp=sharing
MAB Labs Embedded Solutions
Mohammed Billoo is Founder of MAB Labs, LLC. He has over 15 years of experience architecting, designing, implementing, and testing embedded software, with a core focus on embedded Linux. This includes custom board bring-up, customizing board support packages, writing custom device drivers, and writing application code. Mohammed also contributes to the Linux kernel and is an active participant in numerous open-source efforts. He is also an Adjunct Professor of Electrical Engineering at The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art, where he teaches courses in Digital Logic Design, Computer Architecture, and Advanced Computer Architecture. Mohammed received both his Bachelor's and Master's of Electrical Engineering from the same institution.
Khem Raj is a Fellow 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 recent projects he has worked on is migrating RDK to anOpenEmbedded/Yocto-based framework for build system and embedded Linux distribution generation. He is also actively working on making the RDK community adopt the RDK framework for future TV settop devices and broadband gateways. He is a Yocto Project advisory board member, and member of the technical steering Committee for the OpenEmbedded project. He is core maintainer for several key pieces in OpenEmbedded framework, including core metadata, toolchains, and SDKs. Prior to Comcast, Khem helped Juniper migrate the Junos operating system to use embedded Linux as the base operating system.
Tim Callahan works at Google with the open source FPGA toolchain (Symbiflow) team. His work is to help make FPGA development more accessible, fun, and rewarding. More generally, he enjoys anything that involves optimizing the hardware/software boundary, He has degrees from UC Berkeley, Cambridge University, and the University of Minnesota.