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Update on the Community

Bye Bye Soon and a Huge Thank You!

KeepCalm_JoinARMConnectedCommunity.jpgAfter ~6.5 years at ARM I have taken the very difficult decision to leave. It has been an immense pleasure to work for you. I hope that, with your tremendous help, we managed to launch and shape an online collaboration tool (=community) you find useful for your work/ business.

 

From September 4th, your main community manager will be Song Bin 宋斌. He joined ARM when we launched the community and, with the help of the contributors, has started the Chinese community (中文社区) from scratch.

Many of you will have seen his contributions, even if you might not have been able to read them all . He knows the platform very well as he's been working with me and speaks English, Chinese and Japanese.

As I previously indicated, I am currently recruiting for a community specialist. Also, Vinod Desai will be looking after you and the platform whilst the company chooses a new global community manager. Vinod has been with ARM for years so is a good people connector, and he will also manage a few technical aspects of the platform.

Some of the other activities I was handling will be transferred to different parts of the company, like ARM IT for instance with whom we have worked since before the start of the adventure and who allowed us to address all technical issues promptly.

Therefore the community will be in many very capable hands!


I would like to stick around after my departure as I do enjoy the community very much, but I don't expect to have any special power or elevated access any more. As always, you can look for a community_manager to get help, or ask in Community Help.

I am using my remaining time to finish documenting processes, transfer knowledge and visit the Mona Glesga. Of course, I keep learning from your contributions, whether you are an employee, working for a partner or individual contributor! I've made too many friends to list you all.

 

Juno ARM Development Platform Renamed

The change has been done and the group is now called ARM Development Platforms to also host other development platforms, existing and to be launched in the future. You can update your bookmarks... or not as I've put URL redirects in place. Scope difference with Software Development Tools is detailed in Juno ARM Development Platform Renaming.

Ash, Michele and Mark stay community owners and you'll find the group back on the homepage on the top left.

 

Community Upgrade

The upgrade project keeps progressing. We are using external help from our software vendor to port the improvements and features I developed following your recommendations.

Using the platform vendor should help get the best result possible for you, whilst keeping the community managers available for community management instead also do software development. After all, they are community software specialists with extensive user experience research coming from the millions of users of the platform.

 

Featured Content

Here are a few items on the community I believe you should see. You can also find featured content on the community homepage and on the overview page of each community.

 

Featured Member - Mohamed Saleh

Mohamed has written a course to learn about ARM programming on Udemy. You can have more information about the course on Learn ARM Cortex-M processor A to Z.

Even better, Mohamed has offered 3 coupons for community members to get the course for free. The reviews on the course are glowing: ARM Processor A to Z (Introduction, Part 1) - Udemy

Would you like to take the course?

Let me know (comment, email, direct message...) and I can share the coupon code privately.

 

Have a question about the community?

Check to see if the question has already been answered in Community Help, and if not, start a new thread.

 

Thank you for all your help, your contribution and feedback over the years!

Alban Rampon

20150729_WeChatQRCodeDemo.PNGUpdate on the Community

The spammers keep on trying so Ben and I have put the account moderation back on. I understand this is a barrier to the initial contribution, but having our community of spam is not an option.

 

Community Platform Upgrade

The planning phase was completed last Friday. All community developments were done in such a way that we can upgrade safely with minimum work, as expected.

The current phase is deciding on how we are going to do that upgrade, and preparing the prioritization of the redevelopments we want to keep (for instance social media sharing and WeChat/Weixin we rolled out when I was in China early July).

Afterwards, we will upgrade our test environment and that's when we will be able to invite a few of you to receive feedback. With the user interface changes, having your feedback on what we need to explain the most will be important to make the community easy to use to most.

 

Juno ARM Development Platform Renaming

That community was initially created as a private collaboration area until the product was announced publicly. The initial use case was time bound and we were expecting to close that community after deliverables were transferred to Linaro.

However, because the content has been useful to many, including employees, that community will stay! Its scope will widen to cater for more ARM development platforms. Let's clarify how this community will interact with the existing tools community:

  • Software Development Tools: DS-5, MDK-ARM, Fast Models, third party, open source tools... and how to use them with your application.
  • ARM Development Platform: To use the open source software stack Linaro supplies on ARM's hardware development platforms & models (Foundation model...).

We will do the change of name and URL in a couple of weeks to leave time to community visitors to see this notice!

 

Featured Content

Here are a few items on the community I believe you should see. You can also find featured content on the community homepage and on the overview page of each community.

 

Have a question about the community?

Check to see if the question has already been answered in Community Help, and if not, start a new thread.

 

Thanks for reading, now contribute!

Alban Rampon

We exceeded the 10,000 members Birthday_Cake_lots_of_candles_social_logos_300[1].png

 

alex09huang is our 10,000th member

 

Alex joined on Monday and is from China. That is a testimony to the great growth we have had in China. Alex works for an ARM Partner, a famous electronics technology company in China.

We started at the end of 2013 with less than 60 pieces of content, a very small audience and no engagement at all.

 

Alex, we would like to send you a gift. Can you send me your postal address by private message if you wish to receive something from us?

 

China Flag.pngThanks to Song Bin 宋斌's dedication and good humour, 中文社区 is the community with the most engagement per post in the ARM Connected Community!

We have more than 2,000 members in China, more than 800 pieces of content and at least an answer to every questions asked!

 

 

But 10k is not enough. We haven't promoted the English community lately and the numbers have expectedly slowed down.

Want to join our team?

I'm recruiting for a community specialist to help ARM on that. If you are interested, contact me privately on Alban.Rampon@arm.com.

I'll comment with a link to the application when it's online. Please help spread to your network!

 

Thank you all for your contribution, we are not even 2 years old yet!

 

cc: Irene Yu 俞艾玲 & John Heinlein

Update on the Community

Maintenance_Downtime_.jpgMaintenance Next Tuesday Afternoon (US) - Wednesday Morning (APAC, EMEAI)

We have identified a bug which could lead to delete all documents when deleting a user. To roll out the patch, we will need to have a downtime for maintenance.

The maintenance is planned for Tuesday 23 June at 4pm US Pacific time. It means very early morning for Europe (1:00 CEST) and 7am for Shanghai on Wednesday 24th.

The downtime planned is under one hour. As usual, we will remove the banner on the homepage when the maintenance is finished.

 

Community Platform Upgrade

We have started the work to upgrade the community to the latest revision of the software. This will have several effects for current members and visitors:

  • User interface update: on top of changing some colours, we will be able to have more helpful menus to help you navigate the community. The colour scheme should overall be less toned down.
  • Bug fixing: the upgrade should address numerous bugs you may have observed. Of course, it might bring a few new ones too
  • New features
    • Android mobile app: the possibility to have push notifications on Android will return. We unfortunately lost it in January due to app updates from our supplier.NewPlatformLogin.png
    • Community pages: for each community, we will have the ability to have additional tabs/pages. This will allow us to have introductions and links to other sites.
    • Better mobile support: you can already use the community on your mobile phone. On top of the mobile apps, we will have a responsive web design to best fit the different screen sizes for those who can't or don't want to use the dedicated mobile applications.

The start of the work was delayed so I am not able to yet give you a relaunch date. The target has been to have the new version available to everyone between mid-August and mid-September.

Our aim is to stay close to the standard product to ease upgrades. If you are interested in having early access and help us shape it, comment here or contact me privately. This community is primarily for you!


Single Sign On - One Login for the Main ARM Sites

I understand having different login details depending on which site you browse is a big ask. There are quite a few reasons why it was done this way (time out, little info asked from community members, service availability, spam prevention...) but we are working on improving that. Part of the requirements we have put forward is being able to login with the email address, and with external identity providers (social networks, OpenID...). Once the project is approved and we have internal processes in place, I will be able to give more information. Today is too early to tell you what it will look like and which features we will support.

However, I can tell you that our goal is to simplify the current processes for employees, partners and individual contributors.

 

Featured Content

Here are a few items on the community I believe you should see. You can also find featured content on the community homepage and on the overview page of each community.

 

Featured Member - Ash Wilding

Ash is a software engineer in our partner enablement team. Among other projects/products, he is supporting the ARM Development Platforms, the ARMv8 development tool created by ARM. You can subscribe (=follow) to Ash to get updates on content like his Tutorial: Running Bare-Metal code at EL3 on the Juno board.

 

Featured Partner - Freescale

Next week, the Freescale Technology Forum (FTF) is taking place. That's why I featured partner is Freescale today. You can also learn more about the event in Lori Kate Smith's blog post: FTF – An Event Not to Miss: Keynotes, Startups, Smart Technology and More.

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Tip - News and Events

Do you know about an industry event or have you noticed an interesting piece of news?

You are welcome to post them in the News community.

For news, simply start a discussion, and for events, create an entry in the event calendar.

 

Have a question about the community?

First check to see if the question has already been answered in Community Help, and if not, start a new thread.

 

Thanks for reading, now please contribute!

Alban Rampon

Update on the Community

I unusually missed last week's blog post... There is a lot happening in ARM about improving our digital presence.

Ultimately, the goal is to make it a better, more consistent, more of this century. Of course, this will happen in different stages.

 

After a few weeks as a trial, we've added 15 boards and opened up the Embedded Computing Board (ECB) Resource Guide which is now available without login. Song Bin 宋斌 is working on the Chinese version currently. On the Chinese side, we are also working on helping to share to the very popular WeChat social platform.

 

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ARM Maintenance Weekend

This weekend, the ARM employees will not have access to emails and many other systems all weekend.

The community is NOT affected, this is only a courtesy warning so you can find alternative methods if you need to interact with ARM employees urgently.

 


The ARM Connected Community in a few Numbers

  • 9450 registered members, but 7 times more using the community during the last 30 days. 4.55% of members are identified ARM employees.
  • 19855 published pieces of content. 22% status updates, 34% documents (pages, presentations, ZIPs...), 28% discussions, 16% blogs and less than 1% videos and polls.
  • 1070 different communities: 1005 Partner spaces and 65+ topic areas for both public and private collaboration.
  • The community system last downtime, for maintenance, was the 14th December 2014...
  • In the last 366 days, the community has served more than 8 million views to users and in excess of 30 million views to search engines. A total of 41 million views.

 

Next week, I will be on holidays. Song Bin 宋斌 stays available during China office hours and most of the partners already know Wenjun Zhang from Cambridge...

 

Featured Content

Every week (except last), we pick a few items on the community we think you should see. You can also find featured content on the community homepage and on the overview page of each community.

 

The Life of a Packet - YouTube

 

Featured Partner

Freescale is our featured partner this week. ARM is a gold sponsor of the Freescale Technology Forum (FTF) in Ausint. FTF is Freescale developer and business conference. I invite you to subscribe (Follow) Freescale updates from their partner community. Also, I recommend you read Lori Kate Smith's blog with details about the event: FTF – An Event Not to Miss: Keynotes, Startups, Smart Technology and More

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Have a question about the community?

First check to see if the question has already been answered in Community Help, and if not, start a new thread.

 

Thanks for reading!

Alban Rampon

Update on the Community

Last week was the 30th birthday of the ARM1, the first ARM processor.

Computerphile interviewed one of ARM founders and you can watch the video in ARM Processor - Sowing the Seeds of Success - Computerphile.

 

Featured Content

Every week, we pick a few items on the community we think you should see. You can also find featured content on the community homepage and on the overview page of each community.

Introduction to the ARM University Program - YouTube

 

Have a question about the community?

First check to see if the question has already been answered in Community Help, and if not, start a new thread.

 

Thanks for reading!

Alban Rampon

Update on the Community

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Software Development Tools Community

We have now renamed the ARM and Keil Tools community to Software Development Tools. Last week, we informed you of the wish to open up that community to more partners, and also recognise that the Cortex Microcontroller Software Interface Standard (CMSIS) is a standard used by silicon and development tools partners.

 

Embedded Computer Boards

Early April, we started to promote the Embedded Computer Board (ECB/SBC) selector guide. Interviews and other embedded content has been regularly posted in the Embedded community and, as planned, partners have started to contact us to grow that selector guide.

From the guide, you can use a combination of sorting, filtering and text search to find the board you need for your next project. The screenshot below illustrates how you can select the ARM core you want (eg. ARM Cortex-A15), and use text to refine the search (eg. Tegra). Then, in the Ref(erence) column, you can click on the board you want (eg.SECOMExp-TK1) to get more detailed description from our Partner (eg SECO).

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Featured Content

Every week, we pick a few items on the community we think you should see. You can also find featured content on the community homepage and on the overview page of each community.

 

Featured Partner

This week, Simona Agostinelli has updated SECO's company space with new content like UDOO and UDOO Neo both featuring the Freescale's i.MX 6 Series of Application Processors.

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Tip - News and Events

Do you know about an industry event or have you noticed an interesting piece of news?

You are welcome to post them in the News community.

For news, simply start a discussion, and for events, create an entry in the event calendar.

 

 

Have a question about the community?

First check to see if the question has already been answered in Community Help, and if not, start a new thread.

 

Thanks for reading, now please contribute!

Alban Rampon

Update on the Community

This week is ARM Mali Graphics Week - April 13 -17, 2015. I invite you to review that blog daily to find the newly published information which will be added there by Ryan Booth and Ellie Stone, your ARM Mali Graphics community owners.

 

We are currently thinking about renaming the ARM and Keil Tools community to Software Development Tools. This would widen its scope and also acknowledge that CMSIS (Cortex Microcontroller Software Interface Standard) is not limited to ARM provided tools but applicable to all tools! Its URL would stay the same as today, and is also available at http://cc.arm.com/tools.

Would anyone see an objection to that name change?

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The weekly digest that you receive weekly by default is based on your network.

I have made a change to make it clearer in the email. It means that if you only subscribed to non-active members, the same content may be sent to you for several weeks as it will be the latest content available there. The search and recommendation engine is using your activity, contributions and subscriptions to automatically generate these (= we have no influence in them, you choose). As you become more active and start to follow content, members and communities in your different streams, the content you receive will be increasingly pertinent, useful.

 

Promoting the iOS Mobile App - Smart Banner

A few members have asked if a mobile app was available. Even if we have documented this in Mobile App, iOS, Android - Guide, I admit this is not necessarily obvious. So, we have now added the smart banner for iOS devices. You will now see what you have on the right hand side. Until we work to get an ARM Connected Community branded app, you will need to enter community.arm.com in the "Jive URL" field at the first app start-up, before you can enter your username (not you email address) and password.

Featured Content

Every week, we pick a few items on the community we think you should see. You can also find featured content on the community homepage and on the overview page of each community.

 

How to Choose your ARM Cortex-M Processor by Tim Menasveta

 

Featured Partner

Prakash from Toradex has updated a lot of their product information. If you are looking for an Embedded Computing Board (ECB/SBC), I advise you to have a look at their Colibri and Apali modules.

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Tip - Profile Privacy Settings

By default, most of your details are not shared, even with other members in order to respect your privacy. Therefore, when you populate your profile, also think about reviewing your privacy settings.

For instance, if you wish others to know what your job title is, then on top of filling the form, you need to select who will be able to read the information.

There are 4 levels:

  1. Everyone: any visitor
  2. Registered users: visible to logged in members
  3. Connections: visible to people you follow
  4. Yourself: visible to you and system administrators.

 

Have a question about the community?

First check to see if the question has already been answered in Community Help, and if not, start a new thread.

 

Thanks for reading, now please contribute!

Alban Rampon

Update on the Community

The top horizontal scroll bar on the Embedded Computing Board (ECB) Resource Guide (login required) has been added. This should help filtering. I have noticed an issue with some Internet Explorer versions that I will investigate.

Thank you for the feedback we already received. It will be included in the next revision of the selector guide.

You can help by promoting http://cc.arm.com/ecb!

 

Since we launched in October 2013, we have implemented more than 80 features and fixes. But we have been using the same underlying platform software version. We will soon be starting the work to upgrade the underlying software. The new version has more features and has a slightly different user interface, based on the feedback from the different communities. This will also be the occasion to change the theme, and make it a bit more colourful. We will consult the most active members to help us shape the new version.

 

You were more than 70,600 people to use the community in the last 30 days (excluding mobile).

Featured Content

Every week, we pick a few items on the community we think you should see. You can also find featured content on the community homepage and on the overview page of each community.

 

New STM32 Motor Control library - YouTube by STMicroelectronics

 

 

Featured Member

David Blaza worked on the launch of the Embedded Computing Board (ECB) Resource Guide (login required) and will also help manage the Embedded community.

 

Tip - Update Your Marketing Newsletter Preferences ( != Community)

The community does not push any marketing information to you. You decide to subscribe to/follow different communities, members and pieces of content to get receive updates about topics you are interested in.

ARM also provides the more classic way of getting information: email newsletters. From the News community right column, you can subscribe and edit your newsletter preferences.

 

Have a question about the community?

First check to see if the question has already been answered in Community Help, and if not, start a new thread.

 

Thanks for reading, now contribute!

Alban Rampon

Update on the Community

ARM_Connected_Community_Community_ECB.pngYesterday, we launched the ARM based Embedded Computing Boards (ECB) to allow members to find their next ARM-based production board. The selector guide, and explanations on how to use it, are available from Embedded Computing Board (ECB) Resource Guide for every logged in member. I am working on adding an horizontal scroll bar at the top of the table so you can more easily view even before you use the local search/filters/sorting.

You can help by promoting http://cc.arm.com/ecb!

 

The maintenance last weekend went according to plans, without downtime. Please take a minute to review More Information About Cookies. You can your preference in Community Cookie Settings.

Should you experience any issue (like an annoying persistent cookie notification pop-up) or have concerns about the changes, please do shout!

 

You were more than 17,200 people to use the community in the last week (excluding mobile).

Featured Content

Every week, we pick a few items on the community we think you should see. You can also find featured content on the community homepage and on the overview page of each community.

 

The following video could be helpful for you to get started on your ARM Microcontroller Design Contest 2015 project with CMSIS.

CMSIS Workshop Step 1: Introduction and Project Setup with Ralph Kopsch

 

 

Featured Member

We welcome Benjamin Benchimol from Würth Elektronik. Würth is an electronics components manufacturer. They were offering the components for the STMicroelectronics STM32 IoT Design Contest EMEA edition last year.

Today, they are also providing free components to the teams who applied for the ARM Microcontroller Design Contest 2015!

Thank you Würth Elektronik!

 

Featured Partner

Do you know what Plastic Fog is? Stan Stringfellow explains how M2Infinity are developing a new method of performing data analytics for the Internet of Things that works hand-in-hand with ARM mbed.

 

Tip - New Members: How to Bypass Moderation

Because we are still under attack by spammers, we keep on reviewing new accounts manually.

When Song Bin 宋斌 and I are unsure about an account, it is approved but put under moderation.

The more details you have put on the registration form, the easier for us it is to be confident you are a legitimate member.

This is not compulsory and we respect your privacy

 

Have a question about the community?

First check to see if the question has already been answered in Community Help, and if not, start a new thread.

 

Thanks for reading, now contribute!

Alban Rampon

Update on the Community

On Tuesday 31st, we should launch a new area with production-ready single board computers. We will start with a selection of partners, welcoming board vendors to contact us so they can be added!

Through filters, sorting and text search, you will be able to search the board you need for your project. Then, if the manufacturer has a dedicated area in the community, they can give more details about theirs boards and ways to purchase them. If you are an embedded computer board manufacturer and not yet in the community, shout now.

You were 72,963 people to use the community in the last 30 days.

SPAM, Account Creation Moderation and Security

Maintenance_Downtime.jpgI tried disabling the account creation moderation step for an hour and we got swamped. Thank you Pete and Jerome for the clean-up and attracting my attention so I could kill the accounts.

In our lifestyle of instant access (and gratification), this additional step let to a drop of 50% of registrations (more exactly members not logging in after having been approved). That's why I tried to remove it...

During Europe and Asia business hours, 90% of new accounts are reviewed and approved within 10 minutes. Our loss of US staff affects our responsiveness during US mornings.

We thank you for your patience when you register.

If you are a little bit technical, you will have heard about a couple of OpenSSL vulnerabilities recently making the news. The ARM Connected Community is not affected by FREAK CVE-2015-0204 (SSLv3 is not supported) or CVE-2015-0291.

During our upgrade to the latest community software, we will also switch to https throughout instead of only for login/registration like it is today.

If you have any concern, or question, you're welcome to ask!

Next Community Maintenance

I'd like to remind you of the maintenance on Sunday 19th March from 10am UK time.

The community will have a downtime of maximum 1h, then you can expect degraded performance for a couple of hours, finally the new cookie popup will be visible.

A homepage announcement is posted and I will remove it once the maintenance is finished.

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Featured Content

Every week, we pick a few items on the community we think you should see. You can also find featured content on the community homepage and on the overview page of each community.

 

The ARM University Program, ARM Architecture Fundamentals - YouTube by Chris Shore

 

Featured Member

Thank you trm for helping other members start their project on the ARM Microcontroller Design Contest 2015!

 

Featured Partner

Feabhas, a company part of the ARM Approved Training Center Program, has been updating their available trainings regularly. Today, I recommend you read Is the IoT a gold rush or Wild West? Read this new white paper for embedded developers and the associated white paper Jo Cooling just posted...

Tip - Reply by Email, Keeping Personal Details Private

I can understand that you don't (yet) spend all your time learning and contributing to the community and that you still live with emails a lot.

You can directly reply from your email client to contributions on the community.

But, you don't want to expose your email address publicly, or your name. So read Email Contribution, How Not To Show Signature/Disclaimer - Tip.

 

Have a question about the community?

First check to see if the question has already been answered in Community Help, and if not, start a new thread.

 

Thanks for reading, now contribute!

Alban Rampon

Update on the Community

A few things are coming up! In April, Ryan Booth and Ellie Stone will run a Graphics themed week in the community with content about Mali, and Geomerics in particular. We invite other partners to take part too!

David Blaza is working in launching a single board computer (SBC) selector guide in the community. You will be able to filter the boards available by core, vendor, SoC... These will be production ready boards, not evaluation boards and the selector will be available to anyone who is logged in to the community.

Finally, you can still participate and ask questions about the ARM Microcontroller Design Contest 2015 Christopher is running... Like for the STM32 IoT Design Contest EMEA edition, Würth will be providing contestants with passive devices for their project!

 

You were more than 70,000 people to use the community in the last 30 days.

SPAM and Account Creation Moderation

Song Bin 宋斌 and I keep reviewing every new account creation for the time being as spammers keep trying. Direct messaging has been re-enabled.

We thank you for your patience when you register.

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Next Community Maintenance

A few weeks ago, we introduced the changes we planned on implementing around analytics. These will be rolled out on Sunday 19th March from 10am UK time.

You may experience degraded performance for a couple of hours whilst I perform all the tasks. But the community should stay available for you to contribute.

As usual, a homepage announcement will be posted closer to the time and will be removed once the maintenance is finished.

 

Featured Content

Every week, we pick a few items on the community we think you should see. You can also find featured content on the community homepage and on the overview page of each community.

Xilinx Zynq UltraScale+ MPSoC (EMB 20105) - YouTube

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Featured Member and Featured Partner

This week, I would like to feature Silicon Labs and Nari Shin who is keeping the community informed about the latest beasts in the Gecko family... Even at SXSW, the EFM32 is being talked about!

 

Tip - Want Your Content Promoted on the Homepage?

You can ask! But you will need to have at least one image in the content.

The image is not only making the content more attractive, and engaging, it is essential to promote content on the homepage slideshow.

Content promoted through ARM social media channels is now also requiring images as posts with images perform better.

 

Have a question about the community?

First check to see if the question has already been answered in Community Help, and if not, start a new thread.

 

Thanks for reading, now contribute!

Alban Rampon

Update on the Community

This week I'd like you to welcome Carissa as community owner of the Embedded community. I'm confident you will have already noticed her contribution!

If your company has evaluation boards and you'd like Carissa to review it, get in touch.

 

You were 69k people to use the community in the last 30 days.

SPAM and Account Creation Moderation

We have been a bit more under attack than usual. I'm sorry if you have been swamped with emails. I have added very strict limitations to make sure that the community content stays of high quality and so you are not getting unwanted email notifications. I will not explain what these are as I don't want the spammers to learn how to go round these measures.

Song Bin 宋斌 and I are now reviewing all new account creation. Private messaging is currently unavailable.

We thank you for your patience when you register.

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ARM Web Maintenance

The ARM IT team will be working on a datacenter on Saturday 14th March. Keil.com and mbed.org will be unavailable during this maintenance. Make sure you use Pi day to work on something else...

The corporate website, documentation and (beloved) community are not affected by this maintenance.

 

Are you doing anything for Pi day?

 

Featured Content

Every week, we pick a few items on the community we think you should see. You can also find featured content on the community homepage and on the overview page of each community.

 

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Featured Partner

Congratulations to CALAO Systems and Philippe Garnier for their PInBALL and Raspberry PI compute module, a step further from Community to Production.

This is not a dev board but ready for production use

Tip - Upload Your White Paper and Presentation

You spent hours to create a presentation for a particular conference. How many people are going to attend your slot? and how many times?

When you post publicly, your content can get more eyes in the first month, but is still available for the many people who couldn't attend.

You have the possibility of preparing a tutorial like Lorenzo did on Mali GPU Tools: A Case Study, Part 2 — Frame Analysis with Mali Graphics Debugger

But you can also upload a file like The Intelligent Flexible Cloud White Paper. The community platform will index the content of your document, making it available to anyone who searches before asking a question.

How To Upload Your Document - Guide for a step-by-step guide and advice in making it attractive...

 

Have a question about the community?

First check to see if the question has already been answered in Community Help, and if not, start a new thread.

Thanks for reading!

Alban Rampon

Update on the Community

Events and ARM Presence

This week, we received a few more reports about Embedded World from Lori Kate Smith (part 1 and part 2 this morning) and from Phil Burr in Embedded World 2015 - More than The Internet of Things. We've a tagged all EW-related content EW2015, so you can easily find it.

Another very important event for ARM takes place this week: Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. #MWC15: New Mobile Devices and Security Offerings to Make Our Lives Better is the first installment of ARM update and a second one was posted this morning.

Finally, the Game Developers Conference 2015 also takes place this week! You can already read from Gemma Paris and Chris Porthouse in Supporting the development of mobile games at GDC 2015 and Forging the Future of Video Games with Enlighten 3.

Your Privacy and Upcoming Community Changes

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Before we implement a new feature, I wanted to explain what will happen, and what your options will be.

I am integrating the ARM Connected Community with the system ARM uses to track online usage patterns. Tracking behaviour is useful for ARM to understand how you are using ARM’s online services and your interests and how we can  improve the online services we offer you as a user.

However, as the law requires, you will have the option not to be included.

The cookie popup you have seen the first time you used the ARM Connected Community will reappear with slightly different text and a link for you to edit your cookie preferences. You will be able to change your preferences at any time.

When the implementation is ready, we will announce the switchover date through this Connecting the Dots blog.

If you have questions, concerns, you are encouraged to raise them now.

 

Featured Content

Every week, we pick a few items on the community we think you should see. You can also find featured content on the community homepage and on the overview page of each community.

 

Featured Member

This week, I would like to thank Lori Kate Smith for her updates from Embedded World and Mobile World Congress. You can access all content Lori Kate authored and follow her from her profile page.

 

Featured Partner

Sunrise Micro Devices and Prithi Ramakrishnan have been great about keeping their partner space updated with the latest news and products. Simplifying Radio Connectivity™ is their tagline, and you can find details on their latest Bluetooth Smart capability from their partner area.

Tip - Control The Amount of Email Notifications

At the bottom of each email notification, there is a mention telling why you received that email.

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For instance, in the picture above taken from an email notification I received (almost), you can see that I received that email because I follow Joe Ballas in 3 activity streams: Email Watch, Individual Contributors and Beloved Partner.

If you forgot which streams you set to send emails look at your member preferences (login obviously required).

To stop these, I know I need to stop following Joe Ballas in Email Watch so I go to Joe Ballas profile and untick the Email Watch box from the "Following in x streams"

 

 

Have a question about the community?

First check to see if the question has already been answered in Community Help, and if not, start a new thread.

Thanks for reading!

Alban Rampon

Update on the Community

As planned, we launched the Wearables community at the end of last week and we have moved relevant content to that new area. This is a perfect illustration of how we grow the community: once we have enough content, ownership and a plan, we spin-off new areas.

Last week also saw the launch of the ARM Innovation Hub led by Stuart Beaton.

Towards the end of next month, we are planning to do a graphics themed week, like we successfully did with ARM Wearables Week, Kickstarter Week and, in Chinese, ARM中国可穿戴技术周顺利结束(2014年12月15日~12月19日.

Would you like to contribute personally, or through your company? Get in touch now!

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Progression of the ARM Connected Community in 2014

Since launch, I have been reporting on progression of members, and engagement in the past. Today, even if views are only a small part of the story, I wanted to show the progression of the community traffic in 2014.

As David Blaza said when compiling the data points, "building a community takes time". I hope we can accelerate this growth and the pertinence of the content for everyone. We are using the results of the 1y survey for this, but you're welcome to comment or email me your preferences.

This progression was plotted using Google Analytics and, because of the way the system works, it underestimates views on the community. Ask me if you want to know why.

 

The ARM Connected Community traffic in December 2014 was 253% the traffic of January 2014.

 

Featured Content

Every week, we pick a few items on the community we think you should see. You can also find featured content on the community homepage and on the overview page of each community.

 

ARM at Embedded World 2015 - YouTube with Infineon Technologies, Spansion and STMicroelectronics


Featured Partner

DSP Soundware

This week we welcome DSP Soundware and Scott Kurtz to the community. DSP Soundware is dedicated to the development of algorithms and software that bring the ultimate “You Are There” HD sound quality to voice communication applications. I would highly recommend reading Acoustic Beamforming Software as the document explains the principles of beamforming on top of describing how they use it.

 

Tip - Finding All Contributions from a Specific Member

That's a question I received by email this week. How can you find everything that a member has written?

You can do that from the member profile:

  1. Search for that member and click on the their name,
  2. Once you are on their profile, click on the Content tab,
  3. On the left, you can have a few choices:
    • Authored: what the member started.
    • Participated: what the member engaged on (comments, replies...).
    • Following: what content the member subscribed to.

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Have a question about the community?

First check to see if the question has already been answered in Community Help, and if not, start a new thread.

Thanks for reading!

Alban Rampon

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