If you were able to attend, it would be nice to hear in the comments below what you enjoyed most and which presentation you particularly enjoyed interested in.
As you will be aware, the BSDCan 2013 Dev Summit has happened and the Conference taking place this weekend.
BSDCan is an annual conference for users and developers of the 4.4 BSD family of operating system, hosted each spring at the University of Ottawa in Ontario, Canada.
It has been possible to view (some of) the presentation on the Youtube BSDConferences Channel, but this year you will be able to watch live streams thanks to ScaleEngine, the Technical CDN and Silver Sponson
ScaleEngine is the Technical CDN, and so it is fitting that we are associated with the Technical BSD Conference. It’s pretty well known that we are a FreeBSD shop.
View the schedule for a list of the talks or watch via these channels:
This BSDCan 2013 Dev Summit group picture was posted on Flickr by Will Backman, who runs bsdtalk.
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Verisign has announced that they will be organising and hosting a new, biannual BSD Conference at the Hyatt in Dulles, Virginia (25-27 Oct 2013).
The conference will include BSD speakers from across the globe, an expo area, and the BSDA certification exam
The organisers hope bring together members of the BSD community for a series of round table discussions, educational sessions, break-out sessions, best practice conversations, etc.
- Friday, October 25: Evening Reception
- Saturday, October 26: General Session, Birds of a Feather Sessions
- Sunday, October 27: General Session, Breakout Sessions
WHO SHOULD ATTEND
- PkgNG w/ Baptiste Daroussin
- A comprehensive look at bsdinstall with Devin Teske
- Netflix Demo/Presentation with Scott Long
- netmap with Luigi Rizzo
- Migration from GCC to LLVM/Clang with David Chisnall
Watch out, another BSD-Day is rising: next April in Naples where BSD people of Italy and Central Europe meet up! This event is an excellent opportunity for BSD developers and enthusiasts to present their work to larger audiences, share their thoughts with their fellows and reach out for their potential partners.
Traditionally, the event tries to avoid formalities as it does not require the speakers to submit papers or the attendees to register or pay an entry fee. However, the invited folks are encouraged to a give a brief talk on their favourite BSD topic. The goal is to motivate everybody, especially university students to see the benefits of our approach and take a chance on working with BSD systems.
For more info, visit http://bsdday.eu/2013
Thanks Giovanni for the heads up. If you have anything FreeBSD related to announce, let me know.
Happy 2013 to all regular readers and the occasional visitor. It’s been a while since this site was updated, but this was due to work and holidays.
Hopefully we’ll see FreeBSD 10 released this year and the use of FreeBSD increased.
Followers of the FreeBSD Central Google+ page will have had regular updates over the last few weeks. Please subscribe to that page and stay even more up-to-date with all that’s happening the FreeBSD Community.
In case you missed it, there have been some releases and the FreeBSD Foundation successfully completed its fund raising drive.
- Faces of FreeBSD – Dan Langille [FreeBSD Foundation]
- Faces of FreeBSD – Thomas Abthorpe [FreeBSD Foundation]
- Thank You for Helping Us Exceed Our Fundraising Goal! [FreeBSD Foundation]
- The FreeBSD Foundation’s 2012 End-of-Year Newsletter [FreeBSD Foundation]
- FreeBSD releases 9.1 and blows through fundraising target [The H]
- FreeBSD 9.1-RELEASE Announcement [FreeBSD]
- The PC-BSD Team announces the availablilty of PC-BSD 9.1 [PC-BSD Blog]
- pfSense 2.0.2 release Now Available [pfSense Blog]
- FreeNAS 8.3.1 Beta 1 is available [FreeNAS Blog]
- EuroBSDCon 2012 presentations available online [Youtube]
- FreeBSD 9.1-RELEASE now available on all VPS and Dedicated Server packages [RootBSD]
- FreeBSD 10 news [ivoras]
- Other interesting links can be found on the FreeBSD Central Google+ page
We have a quick FreeBSD related events update: one that’s upcoming(MeetBSD) and one that has taken place already (KyivBSD).
MeetBSD California 2012
MeetBSD California will be held this upcoming weekend, November 3-4 at Yahoo! in Santa Clara, CA.
Josh Paetzel will be presenting “FreeNAS: Storage for Open Source” and Kris Moore will be presenting “The Warden – FreeBSD and Linux Jail Management”
KyivBSD 2012 took place in September. Andrei has written up a summary (EN – Google Translate) of the day. Another conference took place that same weekend which had an effect on the number of visitors. The page contains links to the videos and presentation summaries.
Below some updates and links with regards to past and future FreeBSD related conferences.
1. EuroBSCon 2012 took place between 18-21 October in Warshaw, Poland. There is an overview of all presentations that took place on bsdevents. When PDFss and video recordings appear online, I will link to them.
AsiaBSDCon is a conference for users and developers on BSD based systems. The next conference will be held in Tokyo, in 14-17 March, 2013. 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.
3. BSDCan will be held again: BSDCan 2013. BSDCan 2013 will be held at the University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Canada from 15 – 18 May, 2013.
BSDCan is a developers conference 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.
4. PDF of PC-BSD Development Environment Presentation
Yuri Momotiuk’s has done a presentation on the PC-BSD development environment is available for download. This presentation provides an overview of PC-BSD source structure, what to include in your GUI application so that it can be localized, how to make the application single-instance, and how to add the application to the Control Panel (via)
Since not not everybody is able to attend (all) FreeBSD related conferences, it’s good that these presentations are uploaded so everybody can watch them later, and the rest of the online community can familiarise themselves with FreeBSD and related operating systems.
If you want to catch up on some recent conferences this weekend, have a look at the two links above.