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From William Marshall <>
Subject Re: Looking for additional mentor for Edgent with community growth ideas/focus
Date Tue, 16 May 2017 01:28:44 GMT
Thanks for posting this, Kathey. For those who are interested in mentoring
Edgent or simply want to learn more, I will also be participating on behalf
of Edgent in the Podling Shark Tank event tomorrow:

*Tuesday*, May 16 • 4:40pm - 5:30pm

-Will Marshall

On Mon, May 15, 2017 at 12:31 PM, Katherine Marsden <>

> The Edgent community has just about all the pieces in place, great well
> designed reliable software for analytics at the edge, great Apache Way
> attitude and  understanding and open development from the committers and
> ppmc members, successful releases and good documentation of the release
> process, very welcoming to anyone who shows interest in joining the
> community, no sticky legal or IP issues that I anticipate.
> The only significant problem I see at this point is growing the size and
> diversity of the user and development community.  Our last new committer
> was a year ago and just saw only two new subscribers to the dev list in our
> last reporting period.
> I think it is a good time to bring on a new mentor for Edgent to help kick
> start community growth.   Any interest?
> At Apachecon this week there are a couple of talks about Edgent.  Please
> attend if you are there and spread the word to anyone who might have
> interest in either mentoring or getting involved in the Edgent community or
> trying Edgent.  Please forward to anyone who might be interested.
> Tuesday May 16 2:30 pm:
>     * Video Analytics at the Edge: Fun with Apache Edgent, OpenCV and a
>       Raspberry Pi - Dale LaBossiere and William Marshall, ppmc members and
>       committers for Edgent.
> Wednesday May 17: 12:15pm:
>     * Having fun with Raspberry(s) and Apache Projects - Jean-Frederic
> Clere.
> Even if you can't come on as a mentor, I would most appreciate advice on
> what the current mentors can do. I can imagine lots of applications, but I
> don't have a lot of industry contacts now and will soon retire from my day
> job and will have even fewer.  I will probably have some time to yell,
> "Rah, Rah Edgent!" , but not sure my captive audience (my little brown
> dog)  has real interest or contacts either.
> Best
> Kathey
> About Edgent
> Apache Edgent is a programming model and micro-kernel style runtime that
> can be embedded in gateways and small footprint edge devices enabling
> local, real-time, analytics on the continuous streams of data coming from
> equipment, vehicles, systems, appliances, devices and sensors of all kinds
> (for example, Raspberry Pis or smart phones). Working in conjunction with
> centralized analytic systems, Apache Edgent provides efficient and timely
> analytics across the whole IoT ecosystem: from the center to the edge.
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