TestFest Event

Date: 08 Oct – 12 Oct 2018

Location: USA – Austin (Texas)
Registration: Register Here

Event Delivery

OMA TestFest events are open to the public and enable OMA member and non-member companies to test client and server implementations based on OMA enablers in a secure environment.

The entry criteria for a TestFest are the following:

  • You have a unique implementation of an OMA Enabler, such as LwM2M, developed by the company or in direct association with a third party
  • You have implemented all mandatory features of the Enabler to be tested
  • You have passed any entry conformance or other preparatory tests defined for the event, listed in the appendix section of the Enabler Test Specifications: “Entry Criteria for a TestFest”
  • You have signed a Non-Disclosure Agreement (NDA), provided by OMA, prior to attending the TestFest

Event Information & Registration

LOCATION: Hilton Garden Inn Austin Downtown, 500 N. Interstate 35, Austin, TX 78701

COST: $265

SCHEDULE*: Monday 8th Oct – Friday 12 Oct

*Attendees should plan to attend every day of the TestFest event and expect to have testing scheduled on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday


How do I register to attend?

Registration – Registration details will appear here on 10 Aug 2018

What is OMA LwM2M?

OMA’s m2m is a device management protocol designed for sensor networks and the demands of a machine-to-machine (M2M) environment. With LwM2M, OMA has responded to market demand for a common standard for managing lightweight and low power devices on a variety of networks necessary to realize the potential of the Internet of Things (IoT). The LwM2M protocol features a modern architectural design based on REST, defines an extensible resource and data model and reuses and builds on an efficient secure data transfer standard called the Constrained Application Protocol (CoAP), standardized by the Internet Engineering Taskforce (IETF) as a variation of the Internet’s HTTP. LwM2M has been specified by a group of industry experts at the Open Mobile Alliance’s Device Management Working Group and is based on protocol and security standards from the IETF. The LwM2M specification is freely available at http://www.openmobilealliance.org/wp/index.html.

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What is an OMA TestFest?

OMA TestFests are designed to achieve a number of goals, including:

  • Ensuring the quality of OMA specifications
  • Enabling vendors to verify and test the interoperability of their product implementations in a multi-vendor environment
  • Provide a peer-to-peer networking environment for participants

TestFests are held in a confidential and secure testing environment where companies can bring their Client or Server implementation(s) based on an OMA Enabler to test in multiple multi-vendor combinations.

Who is able to attend an OMA TestFest? Do I have to be an OMA member?

No, both OMA member and non-member companies are invited to participate in TestFest events. The event is open to the public to companies who have a LwM2M implementation (Client or Server) available for testing or any OMA Enabler for which we have 3 clients and 3 servers registered for testing. Not more than 2 engineers may accompany anyone registered product/implementation unless permission has been sought from OMA staff.

Are TestFests confidential?

All OMA TestFests are run as confidential events and therefore all participating companies are required to agree to sign a Non-Disclosure Agreement (NDA) preventing the discussion or distribution of testing information and results beyond the community of participants in the TestFest. Where a participating company wishes to bring engineers from another company to assist in their testing efforts, please note that it is the responsibility of the participating company to ensure that the 3rd party engineers attending are legally covered and obey the requirements of the OMA NDA. OMA will work with participants to ensure a full level of confidentiality is available to all participants, including protecting product identities, designs, product capabilities, test results, etc. Companies who do not have a signed NDA on file with OMA prior to the start of the TestFest will not be permitted to participate.

I have registered, now what?

At the close of registration, OMA will evaluate whether there are enough client and server implementations for each enabler for them to test against each other. If you are the only client or server registered for a particular enabler and you have no one to test against then, unfortunately, we will have to cancel the testing for that enabler.

Once registration closes on 12 Sept, OMA staff will begin to create a formal testing agenda that will be distributed to participants on-site. More detailed travel and event information will be distributed via email to all participants once registration closes.

Where do I stay?

OMA will offer a small block of discounted rooms at or near the Testfest venue.

Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Event Manager Michelle Janata may be reached via email at: [email protected]

Can I update my registration information?

Registration information cannot be updated on EventBrite. For any updates on your registration, attendance, ticket, and/or implementation information, to [email protected].

Is my registration/ticket transferrable?

Yes, if you would like to transfer your ticket to other implementations or an employee of your company, please notify [email protected] with your update.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

No, this is not required. Please do bring an ID or business card for check-in.