Graphics and media acceleration are possibly the biggest opportunities ever seen in both the hardware and software industries. Since January 2000, The Khronos Group heeded the call and turned this opportunity into economic reality; successfully creating and deploying a royalty-free ecosystem of API standards for advanced dynamic media. Now that these paradigm-shifting technologies are available, it is important they are taught in a high-quality and consistent manner to the next wave of developers.
WHAT IS KITE? KITE–Khronos Initiative for Training and Education is an initiative to increase communication and cooperation between industry and educators. KITE aims to accelerate development of educational materials for Khronos APIs including its acclaimed OpenGL® family of desktop and mobile 3D graphics APIs, OpenCL™ heterogeneous computing, OpenMAX™ multimedia frameworks, and many more. Industry is requesting proficiency certification in key industry technologies, including the Khronos APIs. KITE aims to fulfill this demand by developing standardized testing methods for Khronos API proficiency. KITE aims to make Khronos training and certification widely available, across geographic and language differences, through colleges, government, graphic vendors and training companies.
Academia is responding positively to KITE, with 14 major institutes having already signed up as Academic members to Khronos. However, we still need your help. If you, your company or institute is in a position to benefit from or contribute to KITE and the Khronos Group, please consider joining Khronos as an Academic Member! Help drive KITE materials and be involved in the creation of the specifications.