16:00 - 17:15 | Wednesday 11th December 2019

Developer Workshop: Get Started with LF Edge’s Project EVE and EdgeX Foundry 

Track C: Edge Developers Conference
Format: Developer Education
Industrial IoT platforms and IoT Edge devices have been stuck in vertical silos.  Yet with the explosion in connectivity more and more devices are coming online, these new devices have the promise of bringing new insights from the data collected by the world of PLC’s and edge devices.  But these systems are trapped in a proprietary world of closed off systems.  This was what happened to IT world a decade ago and the solution was virtualization.  Now, virtualization is coming to the edge, through a number of open source projects like Project EVE (Edge Virtualization Engine), EdgeX Foundry (both projects hosted by LF Edge, an umbrella organization that aims to establish an open, interoperable framework for edge computing independent of hardware, silicon, cloud, or operating system)  and the Apache PLC4x project.  Project EVE allows for the virtualization and freedom of running on any hardware with no touch updates.  EdgeX Foundry can run on top EVE and gives you a common open framework for building IoT applications.  And Apache’s PLC4x brings its set of libraries that allow for unified access across PLCs, while using EVE as its runtime.
Participants will get hands on experience and learn how to get started with Project EVE, EdgeX Foundry and PLC4x. These technologies showcase a future where open source projects lead the flow of data from the Edge and the factory floor, allowing for faster development and easier maintenance.