By Melvin Sun (Sr. marketing manager in Intel IoT Group, EdgeX TSC member, co-founder & maintainer of EdgeX China Project) and Kenzie Lan (Operations specialist of EdgeX China community)
EdgeX Foundry, a project under the LF Edge umbrella, is a vendor-neutral open source project on edge computing.
To support the growing community of EdgeX Chinese developers and ecosystem partners, the project established the EdgeX China project in Q4’19 to drive collaboration in the region. Since then, the project community in China has set up local meetups, working groups, and events. In addition, local and language-specific developer and social media channels were created to generate awareness about the project and improve the adoption and experience of Chinese users and developers.
As of today, the EdgeX China community has gained more than 300,000 followers on mainstream developer platforms of CSDN and OSChina, as well as six WeChat groups! In addition to developers, users and ecosystem partners, there are ~10 commercial offerings from China based on EdgeX.
To further support the EdgeX China community growth, the project officially launched its Chinese website (https://cn.edgexfoundry.org/) on June 30th, 2021 to provide awareness of EdgeX Foundry for new developers and users and to keep the local community up to date on events and news.
The EdgeX Foundry Chinese site is divided into “Home Page”, “Why EdgeX”, “Getting Started”, “Software”, “Ecosystem”, “Community”, “Latest”, and “EdgeX Challenge China 2021”. This site provides a systematic introduction to EdgeX’ s architecture, methods of use, services, community, latest news, and overview and information on the ongoing 2021 China EdgeX Challenge for EdgeX users to compete for prizes by creating solutions based on EdgeX. Visitors can easily jump from the English website (https://www.edgexfoundry.org/)to the Chinese through the link between them.
CTOs, architects, developers, students, and business folks all are welcome to learn and exchange practical experience in the EdgeX China community. The EdgeX community will continue to grow and improve in collaboration with members around the world.
Thanks to all involved in creating and maintaining this China-focused version of the EdgeX Foundry website!