Wednesday, September 23, 2009

EuroBSDCon Feedback

Reports are starting to trickle in from those who attended last week's EuroBSDCon. Robert Watson notes that the FreeBSD Developer's Summit was the largest yet in the EU with around 70 attendees. And, despite the poor economy, attendance for the conference was up at about 180 attendees, and the dinner sponsored by iXsystems sold out at 150 with a waiting list.

Slides, papers, and audio recordings should be available soon on the UKUUG website. We'll post summaries of the trip reports as they become available.

Rodrigo Osorio has posted pictures here. If you have EuroBSDcon pics, leave a comment containing a link.

Tuesday, September 1, 2009


The FreeBSD Foundation is pleased to once again be a sponsor of EuroBSDCon. This year, Robert Watson of the Foundation is a co-organizer of the conference with UKUUG. The Foundation is hosting a FreeBSD Developer Summit which will bring together 50-60 developers for an intense two-day workshop to discuss all aspects of FreeBSD development, including features for the now-in-the-works FreeBSD 9.0. The Foundation will sponsor 9 developers and users to attend the conference and/or Summit, and Robert, Hiroki Sato, and Sam Leffler will be in attendance.

EuroBSDCon has lots of great talks this year, including several by Foundation members and developers whose work has been sponsored by the Foundation. These include:

Sam Leffler will give a presentation entitled 100km@36Mb/s, or Long Distance Wireless.

Rui Paulo will present the results from his Wireless mesh networks under FreeBSD project.

Ion-Mihai Tetcu, who recently described the importance of speaking at conferences, will give a presentation entitled 20,000 Ports Under The Hood.

Take a look at the full list of talks and consider registering if you haven't already. The Foundation would love to see you there!