Scenic 0.11.2 and most importantly movement
The Scenic project established by Boyd Multerer about 200 years ago or so was always very cool. In my estimate it has also been a bit too quiet. You'd have to be pretty keen on it to know what was happening. And Scenic has always had a high relevance to Nerves as an option besides web kiosks.
Perhaps more important than launching their 0.11.2 is that the project now has a core team. They are Jason Axelson, Alex Mclain, Chris Ertel, and @jediluke. I find this to be very promising news.
Patching a Buildroot & flashing eMMC with Nerves
Quentin Bereau wrote in to tell me about two blog posts he put out that he figured might be helpful to the Nerves community. I would agree.
Patching a Nerves-based Buildroot Linux kernel and its packages
Flashing a Nerves Raspberry image from SD Card to eMMC
Give them a read and let him know if they helped you.
ElixirConf 2023 - Alfonso Gonzalez talk on using Nerves for IoT
This talk about using Nerves was something I entirely missed I think. The title is "Embedded System w/ Elixir for millions AI-based point of sales". I've only had a skim of the talk but it seems to cover a lot of ground.
Plenty of other interesting talks as well of course.
Code BEAM Europe, Berlin, 17-20 October
(this was in the last one as well, keeping it in for practical information)
This conference is quite close for me and I can just go by train so the plan is to bring the full compliment of me and my team. The line-up is looking bad-ass!
On the Nerves-front we have the best-titled talk by Quinn Wilton. The Tamagotchi in my Hands: Anarcho-transhumanist Biohacking with Nerves. I expect she will blow us away. Abstract says Clippy is involved.
Sanne Kalkman is talking about tracking cats with the GRiSP board. Not sure if that's Nerves or mostly embedded Erlang.
Cocoa Xu will cover her work with TensorFlow Lite (tflite) which is very embedded-oriented. The embedded-friendly option for running ML inference using Nx and if you want to use Coral TPUs and such. Read more here.
The ladies bringing the embedded this time around.
I am going to be putting on what I think
is the first live iteration of a BEAM Radio with me and a couple of the speakers.
Beyond that we have José Valim, Saša Jurić, Hayleigh Thompson, Ingela Andin, Sigu Magwa and many more.