Author Archives: Upcoming FreeBSD Events

Essen Hackathon 2018

Essen Hackathon 2018 (https://wiki.freebsd.org/DevSummit/201808Hackathon), Linuxhotel Villa Vogelsang, Essen, Germany 10 - 12 August, 2018. A weekend hackathon at the Linuxhotel in Essen, Germany. A great opportunity to fix bugs, commit code, tinker with devices, discuss new ideas, try out new things, and improve FreeBSD.

EuroBSDcon 2018

EuroBSDcon 2018 (https://2018.eurobsdcon.org), University Politehnica of Bucharest, Bucharest, Romania 20 - 23 September, 2018. EuroBSDcon is the European annual technical conference gathering users and developers working on and with 4.4BSD (Berkeley Software Distribution) based operating systems family and related projects. EuroBSDcon gives the exceptional opportunity to learn about latest news from the BSD world, witness contemporary deployment case studies, and meet personally other users and companies using BSD oriented technologies. EuroBSDcon is also a boiler plate for ideas, discussions and information exchange, which often turn into programming projects. The conference has always attracted active programmers, administrators and aspiring students, as well as IT companies at large, which found the conference a convenient and quality training option for its staff. We firmly believe that high profile education is vital to the future of technology, and hence greatly welcome students and young people to this regular meeting.

BSDCan 2018

BSDCan 2018 (https://www.bsdcan.org/2018/), University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Canada 06 - 09 June, 2018. A four day BSD conference held in Ottawa, Canada. BSDCan hosts talks and tutorials on a range of topics based around the BSD family of operating systems.

AsiaBSDCon 2018

AsiaBSDCon 2018 (https://2018.asiabsdcon.org/), Tokyo University of Science, Tokyo, Japan 08 - 11 March, 2018. AsiaBSDCon is a conference for users and developers on BSD based systems. The conference is for anyone developing, deploying and using systems based on FreeBSD, NetBSD, OpenBSD, DragonFlyBSD, Darwin and MacOS X. AsiaBSDCon is a technical conference and aims to collect the best technical papers and presentations available to ensure that the latest developments in our open source community are shared with the widest possible audience.

FOSDEM 2018

FOSDEM 2018 (https://fosdem.org/2018/), Free University of Brussels, Solbosch Campus, Brussels, Belgium 03 - 04 February, 2018. FOSDEM is an event centered on free and open-source software development. As with many other communities, the BSDs feature an alloted room for giving talks at the event. See schedule on the FOSDEM website for the talks held in the BSD Developer room. The FreeBSD Foundation will also be present to share information about the project.

BSDTW 2017

BSDTW 2017 (https://bsdtw.org), Beitou Resort, Taipei, Taiwan 11 - 12 November, 2017. BSDTW is a conference that aims to bring out more BSD developers and development all across Asia, drawing speakers both locally and from the entire world. We will gather in Taipei, Taiwan for a mix of developer and user-focused presentations, food, and activities.

vBSDcon 2017

vBSDcon 2017 (http://www.vbsdcon.com), To Be Announced, Reston, Virginia, United States 08 - 09 September, 2017. This exciting weekend will bring together members of the BSD community for a series of roundtable discussions, educational sessions, best practice conversations, and exclusive networking opportunities.

EuroBSDcon 2017

EuroBSDcon 2017 (https://2017.eurobsdcon.org), Espace Saint Martin, Paris, France 21 - 24 September, 2017. EuroBSDcon is the European annual technical conference gathering users and developers working on and with 4.4BSD (Berkeley Software Distribution) based operating systems family and related projects. EuroBSDcon gives the exceptional opportunity to learn about the latest news from the BSD world, witness contemporary deployment case studies, and meet personally other users and companies using BSD oriented technologies. EuroBSDcon is also a boiler plate for ideas, discussions and information exchange, which often turn into programming projects. The conference has always attracted active programmers, administrators and aspiring students, as well as IT companies at large, which found the conference a convenient and quality training option for its staff. We firmly believe that high profile education is vital to the future of technology, and hence greatly welcome students and young people to this regular meeting.

2017 Cambridge Devsummit (BSDCam)

2017 Cambridge Devsummit (BSDCam) (https://wiki.freebsd.org/DevSummit/201708), University of Cambridge Computer Laboratory, Cambridge, United Kingdom 02 - 04 August, 2017. An unconference style developer summit with a focus on interactive topics and sessions that reflect the interests of the attendees. The Cambridge devsummit is a slightly longer three-day event without associated conference, letting us hold more extended working groups, brainstorming sessions, and hacking on topics over several days. Past significant focuses have included virtualisation, network performance, sandboxing, tracing/debugging, packages and package security, teaching, non-x86 architectures such as ARM/MIPS/RISC-V, and testing.

Essen Hackathon 2017

Essen Hackathon 2017 (https://wiki.freebsd.org/DevSummit/201707), Linuxhotel Villa Vogelsang, Essen, Germany 07 - 09 July, 2017. A weekend hackathon at the Linuxhotel in Essen, Germany. a great opportunity to fix bugs, commit code, tinker with devices, discuss new ideas, try out new things, and improve FreeBSD.

AsiaBSDCon 2017

AsiaBSDCon 2017 (https://2017.asiabsdcon.org/), Tokyo University of Science, Tokyo, Japan 09 - 12 March, 2017. AsiaBSDCon is a conference for users and developers on BSD based systems. The conference is for anyone developing, deploying and using systems based on FreeBSD, NetBSD, OpenBSD, DragonFlyBSD, Darwin and MacOS X. AsiaBSDCon is a technical conference and aims to collect the best technical papers and presentations available to ensure that the latest developments in our open source community are shared with the widest possible audience.

BSDCan 2017

BSDCan 2017 (https://www.bsdcan.org/2017/), University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Canada 07 - 10 June, 2017. A four day BSD conference held in Ottawa, Canada. BSDCan hosts talks and tutorials on a range of topics based around the BSD family of operating systems.

FOSDEM 2017

FOSDEM 2017 (https://fosdem.org/2017/), Free University of Brussels, Solbosch Campus, Brussels, Belgium 04 - 05 February, 2017. FOSDEM is an event centered on free and open-source software development. As with many other communities, the BSDs feature an alloted room for giving talks at the event. See schedule on the FOSDEM website for the talks held in the BSD Developer room. The FreeBSD Foundation will also be present to share information about the project.

Building Products with FreeBSD

Building Products with FreeBSD (http://freebsd.kktix.cc/events/gnn-talk-2016), Gandi Asia Co. Ltd, Taipei, Taiwan 11 December, 2016. George Neville-Neil will be giving a talk entitled "Building Products with FreeBSD". In addition he will introduce the FreeBSD community and FreeBSD Foundation.

Usenix LISA 2016

Usenix LISA 2016 (https://www.usenix.org/conference/lisa16), Sheraton Boston Hotel, Boston, MA, United States 4 - 9 December, 2016. USENIX’s Large Installation System Administration (LISA) conference—now in its 30th year—is the premier conference for IT operations, where systems engineers, operations professionals, and academic researchers share real-world knowledge about designing, building, and maintaining the critical systems of our interconnected world.

Ohio Linux Fest 2016

Ohio Linux Fest 2016 (https://ohiolinux.org/), Hyatt Regency, Columbus, OH, United States 7 - 8 October, 2016. The Ohio LinuxFest is a grassroots conference for the GNU/Linux/Open Source Software/Free Software community that started in 2003 as a large inter-LUG (Linux User Group) meeting and has grown steadily since. It is a place for the community to gather and share information about Linux and Open Source Software. A large expo area adjacent to the conference rooms will feature exhibits from our sponsors as well as a large .org section from non-profit Open Source/Free Software projects.

Texas Linux Fest 2016

Texas Linux Fest 2016 (http://2016.texaslinuxfest.org/), Austin Convention Center, San Marcos, TX, United States 8 - 9 July, 2016. Texas Linux Fest is an open source software event for Texas and the surrounding region. It includes two days of general sessions and vendor sessions with two full days of expo floor. Texas Linux Fest is for the business and home user, and for the experienced developer and newcomer alike.

OpenZFS Developers Summit 2016

OpenZFS Developers Summit 2016 (http://open-zfs.org/wiki/OpenZFS_Developer_Summit_2016), Children's Creativity Museum, San Francisco, CA, United States 26 - 27 September, 2016. The goal of the event is to foster cross-community discussions of OpenZFS work and to make progress on some of the projects we have proposed. This 2-day event consisted of 1 day of presentation and a 1-day hackathon. The call for papers is open until August 1, 2016.

EuroBSDcon 2016

EuroBSDcon 2016 (http://2016.eurobsdcon.org/), Radisson Blu Old Mill Hotel, Belgrade, Serbia 22 - 25 September, 2016. EuroBSDcon is the premier European conference on the open source BSD operating systems attracting about 250 highly skilled engineering professionals, software developers, computer science students and professors, and users from all over Europe and other parts of the world. The goal of EuroBSDcon is to exchange knowledge about the BSD operating systems, facilitate coordination and cooperation among users and developers.

BSDCan 2016

BSDCan 2016 (http://www.bsdcan.org/2016/), University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Canada 8 - 11 June, 2016. BSDCan is a technical conference for people working on and with BSD operating systems and related projects. It is a conference for users and developers with a strong focus on emerging technologies, research projects, and works in progress. It also features Userland infrastructure projects and invites contributions from both free software developers and those from commercial vendors. BSDCan is followed immediately by PGCon at the same location.