Anyone out there have any thoughts on good volunteer or open-source projects specifically for embedded programming?
I graduated with a university degree in computer and electrical engineering two years ago, just as most companies were busy laying off as many embedded software programmers as they could. So now I'm stuck in that classic catch-22 of "No experience, no job. No job, no experience". I'm confident in my own abilities to do the work, and even have some previous work experience through a university co-op program (sadly the company I worked for did not survive the telecom bubble bursting), but being able to prove that in the 30 seconds (at most) of a resume reading has proven to be rather difficult.
So now I'd like to try to get into some sort of embedded volunteer project. My current job has rather terrible hours, so it leaves me a fair amount of time to work on other projects while I look for a better job. I've seen literally thousands of open-source projects going on for the desktop application side of things, but hardly anything that is more related to programming microcontrollers, firmware or anything like that.
Two projects I have come across that I'm looking into are uCLinux and LinuxBIOS. However I'm wondering if anyone else has any thoughts?
Thanks in advance! Tony
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