Tuesday, January 26, 2016

2016 Dates - OSGi Developer Certification Professional Exams

The OSGi Alliance Developer Certification team are pleased to announce he first four dates for the OSGi Developer Certification - Professional exam in 2016.

We will be considering further dates and locations throughout the year depending upon demand. So if you are interested and these dates or locations don't work for you please let the Developer Certification team know your suggestions for other dates and locations.

The first exam for 2016 is being held in London, UK on Friday 11 March between 9.30am and 1.00pm.

A full list of the locations and dates that have been announced so far are as follows:

Date & Time Location
Fri 11 Mar, 2016. 9.30pm to 1.00pm London, UK BOOK NOW
Fri 15 Apr, 2016. 9.30pm to 1.00pm New York, NY, USA BOOK NOW
Mon 24 31*Oct, 2016. 1.30pm to 5.00pm Ludwigsburg, Germany BOOK NOW
Fri 25 Nov, 2016. 9.30pm to 1.00pm São Paulo, Brazil BOOK NOW

We have maintained the 2015 price for the exam at $500 per person, and the discounted student price of $200 (which requires proof if student status).

The exam is 3.5 hours in duration and consists of three sections:
  • Section 1 – written questions and answers, consisting of both multiple choice and open questions.
  • Section 2 – a practical assignment with working deliverables developed and submitted for assessment.
  • Section 3 – a practical troubleshooting assignment. Here OSGi bundles are provided and answers should be written on the exam paper.
Details of the exam topics that may be covered along with answers to other FAQ can be found on the OSGi Alliance Developer Certification webpage.

If you have any questions please contact the Developer Certification team at the OSGi Alliance by email.

*Ludwigsburg exam date changed to 24 Oct to align with planned OSGi Community Event.

Monday, January 25, 2016

OSGi IoT Developer Hack Challenge with Bosch

OSGi Alliance Strategic Member, Bosch, is organising a Hack Challenge for developers that will include the opportunity to experiment with OSGi technology to implement industrial IoT solutions for the Bosch Power Tool range of products.

The Hack Challenge is free to attend and participate and it will take place at the Bosch ConnectedExperience event which is being held at Café Moskau, in Berlin between March 8 to 9, 2016.

To participate developers should register online.

Developers who attend the Connected Power Tools Hack Challenge will get the opportunity to work with the most advanced Power Tools from Bosch Rexroth as well as additional equipment to solve real world problems. These challenges include locating tools, supporting the worker in using these advanced tools, and building new sales and maintenance services for the users. The Bosch IoT Suite, which includes the ProSyst mBS OSGi Framework, can be used to build new and disruptive IoT applications in this area.

For further information please see the Hack Challenge website or contact Kai Hackbath from ProSyst (Bosch).

Good luck!