Attention people on the east coast! Make sure to stop by and see our booth at South East Linux Fest (SELF) June 10th – the 12th if you’re going to be near the Charlotte area. We’ll be handing out some awesome schwag and filling you in on all the awesome new features coming up in PC-BSD and FreeBSD. Ken Moore and Joshua Smith will be giving BSD focused talks this year . Josh’s talk will be “The PC-BSD Advantage” which will offer a bird’s eye view of PC-BSD for new users and Linux users (as well as some really cool new features for long term users!), and Ken Moore’s talk “Lumina: Lighting the Way to the Future” will be detailing the excellent Lumina desktop environment. Ken will touch on the new sysadm utility and how we plan on integrating it within Lumina and PC-BSD. We hope to see you there!
If you missed the inaugural meeting of the Knoxville BSD User Group, you definitely don’t want to miss this one. Lead Documentation Expert and author for the PC-BSD and FreeNAS projects Dru Lavigne will be giving a talk: “You Too Can Doc Like an Egyptian”. For more information on meeting times and venue, please visit the Knoxville Tennessee BSD User Group’s web page. We hope to see you there!
Kris and Ken attended BSDCan 2015 last week and had an amazing conference. The videos of the conference were just put online within the last couple days, so if you were not able to attend, you might want to take a look!
- BSDCan 2015 Videos from the conference (not all of them were video recorded, but a lot were).
- The video of Ken’s session about Lumina-DE. There is a bit missing at the beginning of the talk, but not too much was missed. The video is fairly dark, but you can also find all of Ken’s slides on SlideShare.
- It does not appear that a video was recorded for Kris’s session about package/jail management, but you can find the summary/paper on the conference website linked above.
- EDIT: There was a video recording of Kris’s session, but it has just not been put up yet. Stay tuned to the BSDCCan playlist to catch it when it gets uploaded. You can also find Kris’s slides from the session here.
At the same time as BSDCan, Joshua Smith attended the SouthEast Linux Fest (SELF) and gave a presentation titled “PC-BSD 10.1.2: Whats New?”.
If you have the opportunity to attend one of these conference in the future I highly recommend going!
There will be a FreeBSD booth during SCALE, to be held at the Hilton LAX in Los Angeles from Friday, February 19 to Sunday, February 22. This event has a small entrance fee and registration is required. The FreeBSD booth will be next to the OpenBSD booth. As usual, we’ll be giving away cool swag, PC-BSD DVDs, FreeNAS CDs, and brochures and accepting donations for the FreeBSD Foundation.
There will be several BSD-related talks at this event. Dru Lavigne will present “What’s New in FreeNAS 9.3” at 13:30 on Saturday, Brooks Davis will present “Booting FreeBSD on BERI” at 14:30 on Saturday, and Michael Dexter will present “FreeBSD Virtualization Options” at 16:30 on Saturday.
The BSDA certification exam will be available at noon on Sunday. You can register and pay for the exam here.
Several members of the PC-BSD and FreeNAS teams will be attending MeetBSD, to be held on November 1 and 2 in San Jose, CA. There’s some great presentations lined up for this event and registration is only $75.
As usual, we’ll be giving out PC-BSD and FreeNAS media and swag. There will also be a FreeBSD Foundation booth that will accept donations to the Foundation. The BSDA certification exam will be held at 18:00 on November 1.
Several members of the PC-BSD and FreeBSD Projects will be at Ohio LinuxFest, to be held at the Greater Columbus Convention Center in Columbus, OH on October 24-26. Paid and free registration is available for this event.
Ken Moore will present “Lumina DE: A new desktop environment for PC-BSD” on Friday, October 11 at 11:00. Dru Lavigne will present “A Sneak Peak at FreeNAS 9.3” on Friday, October 24 at 15:00. Dan Langille will present “Virtualization with FreeBSD Jails, ezjail, and ZFS” on Saturday, October 25 at 14:00.
There will be a FreeBSD booth in the expo area. Expo hours are 17:00-19:00 on Friday, October 24 and 8:00-17:00 on Saturday, October 25. As usual, we’ll have cool swag, PC-BSD DVDs, FreeNAS CDs, and will accept donations to the FreeBSD Foundation.
The BSDA certification exam will be available at 16:00 on Saturday, October 25 and at 10:00 on Sunday, October 26. The cost for the exam is $75.