The 2023 RT-Thread Global Tech Conference — Making Developers the Protagonists: A Resounding Success
From June 1st to June 3rd, developers from around the world gathered virtually for the 2023 RT-Thread Global Tech Conference. This annual event, organized by the Open Source RT-Thread Organization, brought together experts in AI, RISC-V, embedded systems, IoT, security, applications, development environments and tools, and industry insights to share their knowledge and experience.
The conference was a resounding success, with over 50 presentations(Global Session and China Session) and more than 30,000 online attendees. The presentations covered a wide range of topics and were given by experts and RT-Thread Community developers in their respective fields. Attendees had the opportunity to learn about the latest developments in RT-Thread basic software technology and innovative practices.
Some of the highlights of the conference included talks on the convergence of AI and IoT by Renesas, Infineon’s RT-Thread MCU support, RISC-V Everywhere, LVGL GUI, WCH RISC-V MCU, RT-Thread 5.0.0, RTOS vs Bare Metal from Eclipse Foundation, OpenHW Core V Ecosystem, AI and machine learning on embedded devices, PSA security certification for IoT systems, development tools for RT-Thread, and best practices for developing embedded applications. The conference also closely followed the theme of“Making Developers the Protagonists.”We were honored to have Stefan Nikolaj, Loay Yari, Hima Mullamangalam, Dr. Gu Yuanjie, Stanley Lwin, Md Khairul Alam Taifur, Narashiman P, Manzel Seet, Dr. Cheah Wei Leow, Juan Antonino Flores, and Zou Jiachi join us to share their amazing projects that work with RT-Thread. They also presented hands-on showcases where attendees could learn how to use RT-Thread to develop their own projects. Here we would like to express our heartfelt gratitude to all the partner speakers and developer speakers who shared their knowledge and expertise with us.
The conference was hosted by Clive Maxfield (Max), who introduced RT-Thread as an open-source embedded real-time operating system with a wealth of middle-tier components and a robust hardware and software ecosystem. Since its creation in 2006, RT-Thread has powered over 1.8 billion devices across a wide range of industries.
During the conference, several exciting new developments about RT-Thread were announced. These included the release of RT-Thread V5.0.0, which merges the RT-Thread Smart (Microkernel Version) branch onto the Main branch; the expansion of the RT-Thread Software Platform to offer over 600 software packages with over 11 million downloads; and the addition of over 335 BSPs on its platform.
The conference also featured a number of Partners and Media Partners. Partners included Renesas Electronics Corporation, Infineon Technologies, RISC-V Foundation, LVGL, STMicroelectronics, WCH Microelectronics, OpenHW Group, ISCAS, Eclipse Foundation, Arm, PSA Certified, and 100 ASK. Media Partners included CNX-Software, CSDN, Elecfans, Electromaker, HackerNoon, EmbeddedComputing, Hackster, Packt, and Embedded. Packt and Singapore Metacamp.
The 2023 RT-Thread Global Tech Conference was a huge success. The Open Source RT-Thread Organization would like to thank all speakers, partners, and attendees for making this event possible. We look forward to seeing you all again next year!