Intel and Canonical

Developer workshop

Building enterprise-grade solutions with EdgeX on Ubuntu Core

In this workshop, we will explore how Ubuntu Core and EdgeX, an enterprise-grade solution supported by Canonical, enable companies to focus on their business case and application development while also reducing time-to-market, saving time and money on operations tasks, and keeping the devices secured and updated.

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Get ready for the Intel and Canonical Developer Workshop in Madrid!

Billions of IoT and edge devices will be deployed on the market within the next decade which presents new challenges for adopting the right frameworks for accelerating the development and deployment of edge applications running on Linux-based devices.

This is an open invitation for Developers to participate in this great laboratory where you will work head to head with Intel and Canonical experts in real-world topics that will help you gain abilities in the market.

What will you learn in this workshop

Face new challenges

Understand what are the challenges facing the IoT & Edge market and how to overcome them

Be more productive with EdgeX

Learn about how you can accelerate the development of your edge applications with EdgeX

Protect your IoT devices

Ubuntu Core provides security and reliability underlying OS for your IoT and edge devices

Canonical full support

Be ahead of the market on your edge applications and get up to 10-year support with Canonical.

These are the tools that will be used

EdgeX Foundry is an open source, vendor neutral, Edge IoT middleware platform, under the LF Edge umbrella. It collects data from sensors (i.e. “things”) at the Edge and acts as a dual transformation engine sending and receiving data to and from enterprise, cloud, and on-premise applications.

Ubuntu Core is a version of Ubuntu optimised for IoT-native embedded systems. Ubuntu Core is a containerised OS built on snaps. With snaps, embedded systems benefit from security, immutability, as well as modularity and composability. Software is updated over-the-air through deltas that can automatically roll-back in case of failure.
Canonical supports Ubuntu Core long-term, delivering kernel patches and bug fixes continuously for up to 10 years.

This workshop will help you assimilate these concept:

  • creating device and application services
  • building them as snaps
  • building an Ubuntu Core image
  • flashing and configuring your Ubuntu Core device
  • Install and deploy your applications using the Snap Store

At the end of these hands-on laboratories, you will be able to create your own edge applications using EdgeX as snaps, and deploy them at scale on Ubuntu Core.

Workshop’s agenda

22nd of September

  • 8:30 am – Registration and Breakfast
  • 9:30 am – Introduction by Daniel Brooks from Intel® and David Beamonte from Canonical®
  • 10:00 am – Lab 1 Getting started with snaps
  • 11:00 am – Lab 2 My first steps with Ubuntu Core
  • 12:00 am – Lab 3 Building EdgeX applications as snaps
  • 1:00 pm – Lunch
  • 2:00 pm – Lab 4 Hands-on use case development
  • 4:00 pm – Closing drinks


Daniel Brookes has worked for Intel for 16 years in a variety of areas across Intel markets. Dan has been driving Intel marketing for emerging technologies in IOT with a focus on Open Source platforms such as EdgeX. He looks to support the Intel ecosystem and educate partners on Intel technology and capabilities. Dan lives in North Wales with his wife and two children and is a keen stand up paddle boarder

Daniel Brookes

EMEA IoT Retail, Banking Hospitality & Education Business Development Manager, Intel Corporation (UK)

David Beamonte is a Telecommunications Engineer with a technical background in electronics and embedded software, with a 20+ years career, performing roles of embedded software developer, project/product manager and engineering manager.
At Canonical, as Product Manager, he is leading the IoT and embedded systems products and driving EdgeX.

David Beamonte

Product Manager (IoT & Embedded Products) , Canonical

Farshid Tavakolizadeh designs and implements systems that enable interoperability between IoT and Cloud, most of which are open-source. Moreover, he co-authors the W3C Web of Things (WoT) Discovery specification, aimed at standardising IoT service discovery across various protocols. At Canonical, he focuses on usability and security of deploying EdgeX Foundry at scale.

Farshid Tavakolizadeh

Engineering Manager, Canonical

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