OpenBMC Hackathon Discussion Topics

Mihm, James james.mihm at
Sat Sep 29 10:43:31 AEST 2018

Here's the latest proposed agenda for the Hackathon hosted by Intel.

Event Date: October 9th - 11th, 2018

Location: Intel Corporation
Jones Farm Campus -- Building 5 (JF5)
2111 NE 25th Ave.
Hillsboro, Oregon 97124

Entrance to JF5: NE Jones Farm Parkway and NE 15th Ave., Hillsboro, OR 97124

Registration Link:<>

8:15 AM Breakfast
9:00 AM Start time
12:00 PM        Lunch
5:00 PM End time

No-Host Dinner/Networking: I'm working on a list of restaurants in the area. This will be an organic activity and self-organizing.

Disclaimer: agenda below is subject to change

Day 1   Tech Talks      Tuesday, October 9th, 2018
        Discussion Leader       Topic
9:00 AM James Mihm      Kick-Off and Introductions
        Norman Bright   Keynote
        Kurt Taylor (remote)    Best practices for the OpenBMC community
        Brad Bishop     How to be an effective community member
        Stephano Cetola Intro to Yocto
        Timothy T Orling        Yocto Tips and Tricks
        Ratan Kumar Gupta / Richard Thomaiyar   User Management - progress report, new use cases
        Joel (remote)   Linux Drivers - development best practices, the good/bad/ugly
        James Feist     Runtime platform configuration
        Ed Tanous / Pawel Rapkiewicz    Redfish - schema support, OCP compliance, testing, plugfest updates, RSD support, OEM extensions
        Nuvoton Demo of OpenBMC on Poleg (npcm7xx) chip

Hacking Sessions
        On Boarding / Training
        Writing and Debugging Code

Day 2   Tech Talks      Wednesday, October 10th, 2018
        Discussion Leader       Topic
9:00 AM Gunnar Mills / Ed Tanous        WebUI Design - Customization
        Vernon Mauery   New IPMI Architecture
        Emily Shaffer   Testing basics
        Andrew Jeffrey  Removing roadblocks to testing in OpenBMC
        Deepak Kodihalli        Logging and Alerts
        Kuiying Wang / Yong Li  Chassis Control
        Supreeth Venkatesh      Supreeth: OpenBMC enablement on Arm Reference Platforms Roadmap/Plan with emphasis on PLDM/MCTP.
            open        Responsiveness and performance limitations of the current architecture and implementation
            open        How to improve overall performance of BMC and reduce boot time
        James Mihm      Security - threat model, incident response, ARM TrustZone, linux configuration model, key storage, crypto guidelines
        James Mihm      Hardware guidance with respect to security
            open        Secure Boot Options - Cerberus, Titan, PFR, Poor-Mans-Security-Implementation
            open        IPMI - compliance vs. non-compliance, security impacts, BIOS OEM commands
            open        BMC Device Enablement - future requirements (e.g., i3c support, crypto, fuses)
        Ed Tanous       KVM & Virtual Media

Hacking Sessions
        continuation from day 1
        Security Scanning
        Penetration Testing

Day 3   Tech Talks      Thursday, October 11th, 2018
        Presenter       Topic
9:00 AM Sharad Khetan   Perspectives on OpenBMC
        Nilan Naidoo    MCTP Support
        Suryakanth Sekar        OOB BIOS Configuration and updates
           open Engagements with OCP
           open Feature Development
           open Release Planning
        James Mihm      Wrap-up

Hacking Sessions
        continuation from day 2
        Free-form demonstration of work accomplished during hackathon

James Mihm
Intel - Intel DCG BMC Core Firmware
(503) 264-5129

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