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[Workshop] Ubuntu Core hands-on – Managed edge IoT platform

October 3, 2023 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm

Participation is free, but registration through Eventbrite is required upfront, latest on October 1st 2023.


Join us on October 3rd where the OpenCloudification team (TheBeacon, imec IDLab and LSEC) will be hosting an Ubuntu Core workshop.

Ubuntu Core is a fully-managed open-source operating system for edge devices. It ships with device management and edge service lifecycle management built in. For more information on this platform, take a look at our Ubuntu Core Introduction.

The event is free to attend but requires prior registration. It’s a physical-only event that will take place at Frame21 facilities in Diamantstraat 8/214 B, 2200 Herentals (ENA 21 Z1 – Antwerp East).

Address : Diamantstraat 8/214 B, 2200 Herentals (ENA 21 Z1 – Antwerp East)

Participation is free, but registration through Eventbrite is required upfront, latest on October 1st 2023

Do select your planned attendance :

  • Morning: Workshop only
  • Noon: Lunch & Networking only
  • Afternoon: User Group Meeting (by specific invitation only)



  • 09.00-09.30: Introduction of the Nedschroef industrial IoT setup
  • 09.30-10.45: Workshop part 1
  • 10.45-11.00: Coffee break
  • 11.00-12.30: Workshop part 2
  • 12.30-13.30: Lunch & Networking break
  • 13.30-16.30: User Group Meeting (invitation only)

Please make sure you indicate which parts of the day you will be joining when registering.


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This workshop will give you hands-on experience with Ubuntu Core and snaps for edge devices.

  • Installing Ubuntu core on an edge device
  • Device management
  • Application deployment using snaps and Docker containers
  • Running GUI applications on edge devices

Key Takeaways

  • Explore how Ubuntu Core leverages the innovative concept of snaps, enabling effortless application installation, updates, and rollbacks, all while maintaining the integrity and security of the system.
  • Discover the benefits of using Ubuntu Core in IoT deployments, including enhanced security, reliability, and easy maintenance.
  • Learn how Ubuntu Core provides a strong foundation for building and managing IoT devices, ensuring data privacy and mitigating potential vulnerabilities.
  • Understand the security aspects, like the concept of confinement to prevent unauthorized access and safeguard against potential malware or tampering, or the principles of secure boot, secure updates, and other critical security mechanisms, highlighting how Ubuntu Core helps in maintaining a trustworthy IoT ecosystem.

This hands-on workshop represents the follow-up of a previous introductory session, focused on the theoretical aspects of Ubuntu Core, available on-demand: Ubuntu Core Introduction




This event is free to attend, upon registration in advance through Eventbrite is required upfront, latest on October 1st 2023. However, please do take into account that for a no-show, or non-attendance, you will be charged – invoice of 150 EUR – excl VAT. This is mainly to cover facilities and catering.

Don’t hesitate to contact us if you have specific plans or if you’re considering starting with cloud or open-cloud technologies


  • A laptop with VirtualBox or VMWare player installed.
  • We will provide participants with a Linux virtual machine a week before the workshop.
  • We provide the edge devices (Raspberry pi’s).


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About the Organizers

  • IDLab is a research group at imec, associated with Ghent University. Learn more at idlab.technology
  • LSEC is a non-profit association focused on CyberSecurity. Learn more on leadersinsecurity.org



October 3, 2023
9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Event Categories:


LSEC – Leaders In Security


Diamantstraat 8/214 B
Herentals, 2200 Belgium
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