Linux Device Drivers Training

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This class is aimed at developers wishing to develop Linux device drivers.
This 3-days hands-on class is based on O’Reilly’s seminal Linux Device Drivers and covers all aspects related to device driver development in Linux. Topics covered include:
This class is given by :

Karim J. Yaghmour

Karim J. Yaghmour, author of O’Reilly’s Embedded Android and Building Embedded Linux Systems. In addition to having taught engineering teams from several brand-name companies and organizations, Karim has made a number of key open source contributions such as the Linux Trace Toolkit, relayfs and the Adeos ipipe.  // SEE FULL BIO

This is a class that deals with fairly complex low-level and hardware concepts. It is important that attendees be familiar with the following concepts:
  • Interrupts
  • Memory allocation
  • Memory-mapped registers
  • OS internals
All our courseware are available under a CC-BY-SA 3.0 license. Why?

First, we believe that the value of a class is derived from providing instructors recognised as leading experts in their field, not the courseware. Our instructors are not only recognised for their technical achievements, but they are active public speakers at international conferences and forums with an exceptional ability and passion for sharing their knowledge. Our instructors’ value is especially prized during our class’ hands-on sessions, which occupy more than half of class time, since they are able to pull on their vast experience in assisting attendees in isolating the source of issues they encounter and explaining the underlying theory and wider context pertaining to that topic.

Second, we think it’s great for past students to continue having access to the latest version of the courseware they used. Whether it be for keeping up-to-date or explore new material, future versions of our class material will always be available to you.

Third, our company was built on and lives in the open source ecosystem. Sharing is fundamental to what we do every day.

We, of course, welcome any comments or updates you may have on our courseware. Please send feedback!

PRICING: $1,995/student. Contact us for an private group session quote. All prices in USD.

ATTENDANCE: 24 students max.
Although we do sometimes accept to train larger groups in private settings, we believe that a 24 student cap ensures an optimal instructor/attendee ratio in the context of a public session.

LOCATION: No public sessions are presently scheduled

EQUIPMENT: Each attendee will be provided with a PC for the hands-on sessions for the duration of the class. Students can bring their own laptops if they prefer.

If you plan to bring your own laptop, please make sure it is mid-top range, is less than 2 years old, has 20GB free storage and, most importantly, has Linux installed — preferably Ubuntu.

Hands-on sessions are carried out in a PC emulator environment.

COURSEWARE: All our courseware is available under CC-BY-SA 3.0; just click on the above “Courseware” thumbnail to download it.

SCHEDULE: Classes run from 9 to 5, with breaks in the morning, at lunch and in the afternoon.

PAYMENT: Opersys accepts all major credit cards, wire transfers and corporate checks drawn on US banks in US funds.

POLICIES: Students must register and pay all tuition fees prior to class start. Registrations cannot be canceled, though we will do our best to accommodate your situation. Class cancellations are uncommon, but, were they to occur, you would be notified as soon as possible and your tuition fees would be refunded in full.