If you’ve never been, the UEFI Plugfest is held several times a year at locations all over the world. They typically alternate between Seattle and Taipei, Taiwan, but other cities get thrown into the rotation on occasion.
The point of the Plugfest is twofold:
- To gather all the participants in the BIOS industry: computer OEMs, ODMs, independent BIOS vendors (IBVs), add-in card vendors, and core ingredient manufacturers like Intel and Microsoft in order to test the interoperability of their products. Having industry specs is required but not sufficient; nothing beats being able to test your latest gadget or BIOS drop in real-world scenarios with other hardware/firmware.
- To share technical presentations about the latest trends or challenges in the BIOS industry. The talks might cover new features in the latest version of the UEFI spec, or security issues, or BIOS development tools, to list a few examples.
The Spring 2015 technical presentations are linked here for download:
- System Prep Applications - Powerful New Feature in UEFI 2.5 - Kevin Davis (Insyde Software)
- Filling UEFI/FW Gaps in the Cloud - Mallik Bulusu (Microsoft) and Vincent Zimmer (Intel)
- PreBoot Provisioning Solutions with UEFI - Zachary Bobroff (AMI)
- An Overview of ACPICA Userspace Tools - David Box (Intel)
- UEFI Firmware - Securing SMM - Dick Wilkins (Phoenix Technologies)
- Overview of Windows 10 Requirements for TPM, HVCI and SecureBoot - Gabe Stocco, Scott Anderson and Suhas Manangi (Microsoft)
- Porting a PCI Driver to ARM AArch64 Platforms - Olivier Martin (ARM)
- Firmware in the Data Center: Goodbye PXE and IPMI. Welcome HTTP Boot and Redfish! - Samer El-Haj-Mahmoud (Hewlett Packard)
- A Common Platforms Tree - Leif Lindholm (Linaro)
The full list of videos and presentations from past Plugfests can be found at the UEFI.org website in the following location: