Connecting Industry
to Education
SIGGRAPH Asia 2013
http://kite.khronos.org/en

© Copyright Khronos Group, 2012 - Page 1
KITE
• Khronos Institute of Training & Education
is an initiative to increase communication
and cooperation between
INDUST...
Khronos Connects Software to Silicon
ROYALTY-FREE, OPEN STANDARD APIs for
advanced hardware acceleration

Low level silico...
Where Did the Idea for KITE Originate?
• Khronos spends time on the road at
speaking sessions and shows
- Seeking input fr...
Training Demand from Industry
• Typical comments from industry members
- “We hire 100 young OpenGL ES engineers a year and...
Khronos APIs with Strongest Demand for
Educational Courses and Certifications
Desktop 3D Graphics

Mobile 3D Graphics

Web...
Khronos Working Groups
API Working Groups
(Industry and Academic)

Conformance Tests
and Adopters Program

Ratified
Specif...
Getting Involved – Membership Tiers
Academic
Members

- Participation in
working groups
$1K/year

Contributor
Members

- P...
Training and Certification
• Geographically specific
- Language and culture differences
• Diverse range of KITE partners e...
KITE Process
Khronos Members

(Industry and Academic)

Cooperate on developing:
- Best Practices
- Educator Guidelines
- A...
Academia is Responding Positively
• Nine New Academic Members joining since announcing Kite in 2012!
Khronos Academic Memb...
KITE Success Stories
• Oregon State University
- Now teaching OpenGL 4.4 in the advanced graphics classes
- Only a few mon...
Next Steps
• Please consider joining Khronos as an Academic Member!
- Help drive KITE materials AND be involved in the cre...
© Copyright Khronos Group, 2012 - Page 14
Khronos Chapters
SIGGRAPH Asia 2013
http://chapters.khronos.org/

© Copyright Khronos Group, 2012 - Page 15
How Does Khronos Support Chapters
• We are committed to helping you make your local Chapter a success
• Chapters gets dire...
Who Can be a Chapter Leader?
• Who can be a Chapter Leader?
• Local volunteers share expertise and
connections
• Catalyze ...
What Does a Chapter Do Exactly?
• Each Chapters defines and supports local interests
- Self-determined; Each Chapter chart...
How do I start my own Chapter?
• First, check the list of existing Khronos Chapters to make sure
there is not already an a...
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Following our successful participation at SIGGRAPH Asia 2012 in Singapore, the Khronos Group is excited to demonstrate and educate about Khronos APIs at SIGGRAPH Asia 2013 in Hong Kong. This presentation covers KITE, the Khronos Initiative for Training and Education. Connecting Industry to Education, and covers the Khronos Chapters.

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KITE and Chapter Overview SIGGRAPH Asia

  1. 1. Connecting Industry to Education SIGGRAPH Asia 2013 http://kite.khronos.org/en © Copyright Khronos Group, 2012 - Page 1
  2. 2. KITE • Khronos Institute of Training & Education is an initiative to increase communication and cooperation between INDUSTRY and EDUCATORS Three Goals: • Accelerate development of educational materials for Khronos APIs Industry as represented by Khronos Membership Connecting Khronos and the Educational Community • Develop standardized testing methods for Khronos API proficiency • Make Khronos certification testing widely available in the industry Educators, institutions and students © Copyright Khronos Group, 2012 - Page 2
  3. 3. Khronos Connects Software to Silicon ROYALTY-FREE, OPEN STANDARD APIs for advanced hardware acceleration Low level silicon to software interfaces needed on every platform Graphics, video, audio, compute, vision, sensor and camera processing Defines the forward looking roadmap for the silicon community Shipping on billions of devices across multiple operating systems Rigorous conformance tests for cross-vendor consistency Khronos is OPEN for any company to join and participate Acceleration APIs BY the Industry FOR the Industry © Copyright Khronos Group, 2012 - Page 3
  4. 4. Where Did the Idea for KITE Originate? • 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: - “It’s hard to keep up with so many specifications under rapid development” - “It’s challenging to convert specifications into courses” • Those comments became more frequent and urgent © Copyright Khronos Group, 2012 - Page 4
  5. 5. 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.” • Industry is requesting Proficiency Certification in key industry technologies - Just like Cisco or Microsoft Certifications - Complement to full academic qualifications • KITE is the Khronos initiative to encourage education and certification for key Khronos APIs © Copyright Khronos Group, 2012 - Page 5
  6. 6. Khronos APIs with Strongest Demand for Educational Courses and Certifications Desktop 3D Graphics Mobile 3D Graphics Web 3D Graphics Heterogeneous Parallel Programming © Copyright Khronos Group, 2012 - Page 6
  7. 7. 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 Educator Guidelines and Courseware Certification Materials Members Wider Community Adopters Build conformant implementation and products Developers Develop applications using the APIs Educators / Certifiers Academic Courses Training and Certification © Copyright Khronos Group, 2012 - Page 7
  8. 8. Getting Involved – Membership Tiers Academic Members - Participation in working groups $1K/year Contributor Members - Participation and vote in working groups $15K/year Promoter Members - Participation and vote in working groups - Board seat for strategy, budget and spec ratification ALL members have full access to ALL Khronos working meetings, discussions, materials, drafts … Anyone with a member email domain can sign up for a Khronos login – no limit to number of participants $60K/year © Copyright Khronos Group, 2012 - Page 8
  9. 9. Training and Certification • Geographically specific - Language and culture differences • Diverse range of KITE 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 9
  10. 10. KITE Process Khronos Members (Industry and Academic) Cooperate on developing: - Best Practices - Educator Guidelines - Academic Courseware Certification helps students and professionals prove their proficiency and land top jobs in the industry… Develop courses and exams using Khronos materials Educators and Certifiers Educators and third party certifiers administer Khronos-related courses and certification exams Students and Working Professionals © Copyright Khronos Group, 2012 - Page 10
  11. 11. Academia is Responding Positively • Nine New Academic Members joining since announcing Kite in 2012! 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 Universite Claude Bernard Lyon France 13 Feb 2012 Imperial College London Great Britain 17 Jan 2012 University of Toronto Canada 31 May 2011 University Western Australia Australia 14 May 2010 Kyungpook National University Korea 23 Mar 2010 Seoul National University Korea 26 May 2009 © Copyright Khronos Group, 2012 - Page 11
  12. 12. KITE Success Stories • Oregon State University - Now teaching OpenGL 4.4 in the advanced graphics classes - Only a few months after the release of the specification • Kyungpook National University - 3D Convergence Technology Center - Using a large number of Khronos APIs in both teaching and research - Recently upgraded membership to Contributing member • China Ministry Of Education - Using OpenCL as the foundation for teaching heterogeneous compute • A number of college bookstores now carrying Khronos reference cards © Copyright Khronos Group, 2012 - Page 12
  13. 13. 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 continually shaping the KITE program - ANY and ALL feedback welcome! - Help build the KITE you need • Key outstanding questions - How get the right balance between academic courses and training - Precisely what data and information should Khronos be generating? • Seeking partners to administer Khronos training / certifications - Potential business opportunity • Resources and these slides: • http://kite.khronos.org/en © Copyright Khronos Group, 2012 - Page 13
  14. 14. © Copyright Khronos Group, 2012 - Page 14
  15. 15. Khronos Chapters SIGGRAPH Asia 2013 http://chapters.khronos.org/ © Copyright Khronos Group, 2012 - Page 15
  16. 16. How Does Khronos Support Chapters • We are committed to helping you make your local Chapter a success • Chapters gets direction and management from Khronos Group, but individual Khronos Chapters activities are organized and directed by local passionate Khronos API evangelists. • Khronos supports Chapter activities - Budget for “pizza and beer” meet ups - Sponsorship and logistical support - Chapter chair mailing list for coordination - Monthly Chapter Leader Teleconferences - Participation in Events • Your Chapter support representative is available to answer your questions - Expense reimbursement - helping you find guest speakers for your Chapter meetings © Copyright Khronos Group, 2012 - Page 16
  17. 17. Who Can be a Chapter Leader? • Who can be a Chapter Leader? • Local volunteers share expertise and connections • Catalyze activities with help from Chapter Members • Chapter Leaders are people in the development community that volunteer to help spread understanding and awareness of Khronos APIs • As of Today: 18 Chapter Leaders have signed up • Chapters may form in any country region or city © Copyright Khronos Group, 2012 - Page 17
  18. 18. What Does a Chapter Do Exactly? • Each Chapters defines and supports local interests - Self-determined; Each Chapter charts its own course - Pursues activities that serve its own members’ interests. - Chapters have social media feeds and blogs and host “online meet ups.” • Local Chapters Leaders organize meetings and other events, invite guest speakers, and provide a social outlet to discuss and learn more about Khronos APIs. • Chapter Leaders are encouraged to invite other volunteers to help with day to day Chapter management as the Chapter grows, with roles such as Treasurer, Events Manager, Student or Employer Liaison, and others. © Copyright Khronos Group, 2012 - Page 18
  19. 19. How do I start my own Chapter? • First, check the list of existing Khronos Chapters to make sure there is not already an active Chapter functioning in your city or region. • If there is, please join this Khronos Chapter and contribute your ideas and experience. • If not, please complete the form on the right side of this web page, and a Chapter Leader representative will contact you to help you get things started. • For more information about becoming a Chapter Leader, please contact your Khronos Chapters support representative: - Asian and South Pacific – Angela Cheng Americas and Africa – Angela Cheng Middle East a – Ehsan Kamrani Europe – Tim Lewis © Copyright Khronos Group, 2012 - Page 19
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