TI is well represented at Embedded Linux Conference 2013 that started today, with 11 presentations from TIers still to come. Today, there are 4 hands-on BeagleBone sessions at 2, 3, 4 and 5.... and at 3PM, Kevin Chalmers is giving a talk regarding how to gain management buy-in to develop against the mainline Linux kernel as an active contributor. Clearly he's had some success at TI given we are now a top contributor to the kernel. Koen Kooi of CircuitCo and an active supporter of the BeagleBoard.org community s just about to give a talk about the history of OpenEmbedded and this morning, Matt Ranostay gave a talk titled BeagleBone: The Perfect Telemetry Platform? that he also gave at ELC-Europe. Check out the rest of the schedule.

I'll be walking around the rest of the week sporting the BeagleStache, but the main thing I'll be talking to developers about here is about getting the best-possible mainline support for the soon to be unveiled next-generation BeagleBone! If you want to know more about it, be sure to stop me at the show. In case you don't know what I look like, just look for the stache...