Welcome dear reader-- we hope you’re having a marvellous day! This month, we’re excited to announce that we’ve released our Extended Support Release (ESR) process for balenaCloud. This is a massive step forward for fleet owners running projects on thousands of devices at scale using balenaCloud, giving you all a more predictable release schedule.
On the blog this month, we’ve been working with the Nvidia Jetson Nano, setting up a scalable deployment solution on balena to help you get these nifty devices out into the wild. We upgraded our popular balenaSound project to include synchronized multi-room audio - you can now DIY your own full-home audio system. Not gonna lie, we think it’s kinda awesome, and would love to hear what you think. From the community we’ve got a precision time project with GPS, and a way to forward your SMS messages from home via Slack to anywhere in the world.
Find all this and more down below!
News from balenaHQ
Announcing Extended Support Release (ESR) for balenaOS
The latest from our blog
Getting started with the Nvidia Jetson Nano and balena
Seamless, multi-room audio with any speakers and balenaSound
Charlie's Tips 'n' Tricks
Did you know that the balena base images have a built-in command to help you install packages? Try it in your project Dockerfile like this:
Check the documentation for more details!
Community projects of the month
Tackling NTP servers with precision
Increase the precision of time tracking on your NTP servers with this balena project by @misterpeee via GitHub.
Avoid SMS and call overages with this neat project
Create your own SMS and call forwarder based on a Pi and balena via this project by @livioso. Explore the world and stay connected.
If you wondered whether or not Etcher works with floppy disks, well… turns out it does (thanks @leandrinux)!
Job spotlight: Product Engineer
Our ideal product engineers are visionaries with full-stack skills, proactively identifying opportunities to improve the entire UX lifecycle from design to deployment and maintenance. Could this be you?
Check out all our available job openings as well.
Here are some upcoming events you might like to check out. If you see the balena logo next to an event, that means we’ll be there - come and say hello!
|Scale18x||Pasadena, CA, USA||Mar 5-8, 2020|
|Nvidia GPU Technology Conference||San Jose, CA, USA||March 22-26, 2020|
|KubeCon + CloudNative, Europe||Amsterdam, NL||March 30 - April 2, 2020|
|Internet of Things World||San Jose, CA, USA||April 6-9, 2020|
|Hackday Belgrade||Belgrade, Serbia||May 9, 2020|