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AllSeen Alliance Open Source Community Expands as AllJoyn® User Group Program Surpasses 600 Members

 

Open Source project adds four new members and deepens worldwide AllJoyn user engagement to accelerate open development for the IoT

SAN FRANCISCO, CA–June 14, 2016 – The AllSeen Alliance, a cross-industry collaboration advancing the Internet of Things (IoT) through an open source software project, today announced four new members, rapid growth of the AllJoyn User Group program (AUG), and details for the summer AllJoyn Developer Tour Asia.

AllSeen Alliance new members represent a diverse group comprising three smart home companies and an academic institution, all committed to advancing an open and interoperable IoT.

More about the new members:

Seluxit is an agile and innovative IoT solutions company with a project-based approach centered on dialogue with the customer. With end-to-end expertise ranging from embedded hardware and wireless protocols, to IoT platform with gateway integration and user interfaces, Seluxit has a standards-based, open-source ethos and an active voice in driving high-level standards for device interoperability.

The AllSeen Alliance welcomes new Ecosystem member Kibbi by Ashiemymy Technology Limited. Made available in May 2016, the new Ecosystem level further accelerates a free, open and interoperable IoT, and helps companies of all sizes show support for this vision. Read more about the new Ecosystem level here. The AllSeen Alliance also welcomes new sponsored members, Izmir University of Economics, and Uneta.

AllJoyn User Group program

The AUGs are regional, member-organized associations that bring together more than 600 AllJoyn enthusiasts across 14 Meetup chapters in Asia, Europe, and North America. AllJoyn Ambassador experts host workshops to share their knowledge of the AllJoyn framework.

“Attendance at AUG events is skyrocketing and new AllJoyn Meetups are being formed all the time. Developers see the value of being able to network with AllJoyn experts, collaborate on solutions, and speed time-to-market for their AllJoyn-enabled, interoperable products,” said Philip DesAutels, senior director of IoT for The Linux Foundation. “Developers are crucial to expanding the AllJoyn ecosystem. They provide feedback that helps us continue strengthening the code base, and are the ones writing the applications to allow the ‘things’ in IoT to truly talk and interoperate with one another.”

AllJoyn Asia Developer Tour

The AllSeen Alliance is hitting the road this summer with an AllJoyn Developer Tour to deepen engagement with the thriving AllJoyn community in Asia. AllSeen Alliance member Dr. Ivan R. Judson, senior software engineer at Microsoft will lead the following sessions:

Tokyo, Japan: On July 14, the AllJoyn Developer Tour Asia will commence at LinuxCon Japan with a full-day “IoT 101: Getting Connected for Developers.” Developers of all levels interested in IoT will come away with the knowledge needed to build a complete IoT device with a custom prototyping kit.

Seoul, South Korea: On July 15, from 12:00-2:00 p.m., “IoT, AllJoyn and Microsoft,” will also include Rita Zhang, open source engineer and architect at Microsoft.

Beijing, China: On July 18 from 9:00 a.m.-3:00p.m., the Beijing Meetup will replicate the full-day AllJoyn Lab, “IoT 101: Getting Connected for Developers.” On July 19 at 5:00 p.m., the Beijing Meetup will host “IoT, AllJoyn and Microsoft,” followed by a social networking reception at 7:00 p.m.

Shenzhen, China: On July 20, from 4:00-6:00 p.m., the 欢迎参加AllJoyn Shenzhen Meetup will host “IoT, AllJoyn and Microsoft.”

Taipei, Taiwan: On July 22, from 5:00-7:00 p.m., the AllJoyn Taipei Meetup will host “IoT, AllJoyn and Microsoft.”

AllSeen Alliance provides the needed resources for Ambassadors to host Meetups to discuss the AllJoyn open source project and its ecosystem. To learn more about starting a new AllJoyn MeetUp and becoming an AllJoyn Ambassador, visit https://allseenalliance.org/framework/ambassadors.

Additional AllSeen Alliance Resources:

●      Join the AllSeen Alliance

●      Developer Resources

●      AllSeen Alliance Newsroom

About The AllSeen Alliance

The AllSeen Alliance is a nonprofit open source consortium dedicated to driving the widespread adoption of products, systems and services that support the Internet of Things with an open, universal development framework that is supported by a vibrant ecosystem and thriving technical community. The Alliance manages and advances an industry-supported collaborative open source software connectivity and services framework based on AllJoyn technology accepting contributions from premier members, community members and the open source community. This secure and programmable software connectivity and services framework enables companies and individuals to create interoperable products that can discover, connect and interact directly with other nearby devices, systems and services regardless of transport layer, device type, platform, operating system or brand. For more information, please visit: http://www.allseenalliance.org.

The AllSeen Alliance is a project hosted by The Linux Foundation, the nonprofit advancing professional open source management for mass collaboration. Linux Foundation software projects are independently funded and harness the power of collaborative development to fuel innovation across industries and ecosystems. www.linuxfoundation.org.

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