ELC - program changes, room blocks and Cherry Blossom festival!

Tim Bird <tim.bird@...>

ELC interested parties (attendees and mailing list subscribers)

Embedded Linux Conference is coming in just a few weeks:
April 12-14 in San Francisco. We have had a few program changes
since our last announcement, including the addition of a talk
on reducing the kernel size by Denys Vlasenko. This should be
an interesting talk if you are interested in memory footprint
of your product. Also, the Linux Foundation has added some new
content as well.

Please view the updated program at:

Also, we wanted to let you know that we have reached the limit on our
room blocks at the Hotel Kabuki and the Hotel Tomo. The Kabuki has
opened up a few more rooms which should be available until the end of
today. The Tomo has also added more rooms and will have those
available until end of day tomorrow (based on availability). If you
have not already booked your room, and plan to do so, we
encourage you to do so immediately.

Online Reservations Link for Hotel Kabuki (Now $149/night):

Online Reservations Link for Hotel Tomo ($119/night):

On another note, the Northern California Cherry Blossom Festival
is being held the weekends before and after ELC, in JapanTown (the
Hotel Kabuki will be the site of many festival activities on both
weekends, and on the 18th the Grand parade will pass close to
the hotel. For details, please see http://www.nccbf.org/ and

If you have not made your travel arrangements yet, you may want to
stay an extra day or two to see this festival. Please note that this
is a unique opportunity to see this cultural community event.
However, please also note that if you are arriving on Sunday, April 11,
the hotel may be a bit crowded and there may be some delays checking in.

I look forward to seeing you all there!
-- Tim

Tim Bird
Architecture Group Chair, CE Linux Forum
Senior Staff Engineer, Sony Corporation of America