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Khronos Institute of Training and Education (KITE) - Connecting Industry to Education talk in Beijing. More information is available at http://kite.khronos.org/

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<ul><li> 1. Connecting Industry to Education Beijing 2013 http://kite.khronos.org/en Copyright Khronos Group, 2012 - Page 1 </li> <li> 2. KITE Khronos Khronos Institute of Training &amp; Education is an initiative to increase communication and cooperation between INDUSTRY and EDUCATORS Khronos Industry as represented by Khronos Membership Khronos Connecting Khronos and the Educational Community Khronos Educators, institutions and students Copyright Khronos Group, 2012 - Page 2 </li> <li> 3. KITE Khronos Three Goals: Accelerate development of educational materials for Khronos APIs Develop standardized testing methods for Khronos API proficiency Make Khronos certification testing widely available in the industry Industry as represented by Khronos Membership Khronos Connecting Khronos and the Educational Community Khronos Khronos API Khronos API Khronos Educators, institutions and students Copyright Khronos Group, 2012 - Page 3 </li> <li> 4. Khronos Connects Software to Silicon Khronos Khronos APIs define processor acceleration capabilities - Graphics, video, audio, compute, vision and sensor processing KhronosAPI - APIs developed today define the functionality of platforms and devices tomorrow API Copyright Khronos Group, 2012 - Page 4 </li> <li> 5. APIs BY the Industry FOR the Industry API Khronos defines APIs at the software KhronosAPI silicon interface - - Low-level Foundation functionality needed on every platform Khronos standards have strong industry momentum - 100s of man years invested by industry experts - Shipping on billions of devices across multiple operating systems - Rigorous conformance tests for cross -vendor consistency Khronos - 100 - - Silicon Software Copyright Khronos Group, 2012 - Page 5 </li> <li> 6. APIs BY the Industry FOR the Industry API Khronos is OPEN for any company to join and participate - Standards are cooperative one company, one vote - Proven legal and IP framework for industry cooperation - Khronos membership fees to cover expenses Khronos - - - Khronos They are FREE - - Members agree to not request royalties Silicon Software Copyright Khronos Group, 2012 - Page 6 </li> <li> 7. Apple Over 100 members any company worldwide is welcome to join Board of Promoters Copyright Khronos Group, 2012 - Page 7 </li> <li> 8. Where Did the Idea for KITE Originate? KITE Khronos spends time on the road at speaking sessions and shows - Seeking input from industry and - researchers, academia and students For many years we heard the same comments from educators: - Its hard to keep up with so many specifications under rapid development - Its challenging to convert specifications into courses Those comments became more frequent and urgent Khronos - - - - Copyright Khronos Group, 2012 - Page 8 </li> <li> 9. Training Demand from Industry Typical comments from industry members - We hire 100 young OpenGL ES engineers a year and we spend months re -training them to consistent standards - our standards - and it costs us time and money. - We contract 50 OpenGL engineering consultants every year and we want assurances that they are educated and skilled to a measurable benchmark before we engage them. - 100OpenGL ES - 50OpenGL Copyright Khronos Group, 2012 - Page 9 </li> <li> 10. Training Demand from Industry Industry is requesting Proficiency Certification in key industry technologies - Just like Cisco or Microsoft Certifications - Complement to full academic qualifications KITE is the Khronos program to encourage education and certification for key Khronos APIs - Cisco - KITEKhronosKhronos API Copyright Khronos Group, 2012 - Page 10 </li> <li> 11. Khronos APIs with Strongest Demand for Educational Courses and Certifications Khronos API Desktop 3D Graphics 3D Mobile 3D Graphics 3D Web 3D Graphics 3D Heterogeneous Parallel Programming Copyright Khronos Group, 2012 - Page 11 </li> <li> 12. Khronos Working Groups API Working Groups (Industry and Academic) Conformance Tests and Adopters Program Ratified Specifications SDKs, Sample, Ref Cards and Man Pages KITE encourages academic participation in working groups to produce materials for educators and certification KITE Educator Guidelines and Courseware Certification Materials Members Wider Community Adopters Build conformant implementation and products Developers Develop applications using the APIs API Educators / Certifiers / Academic Courses Training and Certification Copyright Khronos Group, 2012 - Page 12 </li> <li> 13. Getting Involved Membership Tiers Academic Members - Participation in working groups - $1K/year 1000/ Contributor Members - Participation and vote in working groups - $10K/year 10,000/ ALL members have full access to ALL Khronos working meetings, discussions, materials, drafts Promoter Members Anyone with a member email domain can sign up for a Khronos login no limit to number of participants - Participation and vote in working groups - - Board seat for strategy, budget and spec ratification - Khronos Khronos $30K/year 30,000/ Copyright Khronos Group, 2012 - Page 13 </li> <li> 14. Training and Certification Geographically specific - Language and culture differences Diverse range of certification partners emerging - Colleges and polytechnics - Government funded institutes - Graphics vendors - Commercial training companies - - - - - Khronos looking to start engaging training partners - - Start focused, learn and build out Copyright Khronos Group, 2012 - Page 14 </li> <li> 15. KITE Process Khronos Members (Industry and Academic) Develop courses and exams using Khronos materials Certification helps students and professionals prove their proficiency and land top jobs in the industry Khronos Khronos () Cooperate on developing: - Best Practices - Educator Guidelines - Academic Courseware - Certification materials Educators and Certifiers Educators and third party certifiers administer Khronosrelated courses and certification exams Students and Working Professionals - - - - Khronos Copyright Khronos Group, 2012 - Page 15 </li> <li> 16. Academia is Responding Positively Nine New Academic Members joining in 2012 since announcing Kite! 2012KITE9 Khronos Academic Member Country Date Joined Khronos Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications China 8 Apr 2013 Nihon University Japan 18 Mar 2013 University of Bristol Great Britain 7 Aug 2012 ITRI Taiwan 5 July 2012 Oregon State University USA 29 May 2012 Politecnico di Milano Italy 01 Mar 2012 Universita di Bologna Italy 01 Mar 2012 France 13 Feb 2012 Imperial College London Great Britain 17 Jan 2012 University of Toronto Canada 31 May 2011 Australia 14 May 2010 Kyungpook National University Korea 23 Mar 2010 Seoul National University Korea 26 May 2009 UME Sweden 18 Apr 2008 Universite Claude Bernard Lyon University Western Australia Copyright Khronos Group, 2012 - Page 16 </li> <li> 17. Next Steps Please consider joining Khronos as an Academic Member! - Help drive KITE materials AND be involved in the creation of the specifications Khronos is still forming KITE program details - ANY and ALL feedback welcome! - Help build the KITE you need Khronos - KITE KhronosKITE - - KITE Copyright Khronos Group, 2012 - Page 17 </li> <li> 18. Next Steps Key outstanding questions - How get the right balance between academic courses and training/certification - How ensure globally consistent certification standards - Precisely what data should Khronos be generating? Seeking partners to administer Khronos training / certifications - Potential business opportunity - / - - Khronos Khronos/ - Resources and these slides: http://kite.khronos.org/en Copyright Khronos Group, 2012 - Page 18 </li> </ul>