Calling all creative PC-BSD users! The developers at PC-BSD would like your help in designing a brand new theme for the PCDM login manager. The winning entry will see their own customized skin as the default theme in the next official release of PC-BSD! In addition, we would like to present the winner and runner-ups with these awesome prizes:
1st Prize: A PC-BSD Isotope T-shirt, PC-BSD stickers, BSD wristbands, plus misc FreeBSD swag items.(Total ARV: $40)
Honorable mentions: PC-BSD schwag package (ARV: $15)
Contest start:11:00am PST on June 19th, 2013
Contest end:11:00am PST on July 8th, 2013
Please submit your entries in an email to the PC-BSD developers mailing list along with your email contact information. The format we require is a *.tar.gz archive containing all the image files as well as *.theme file. Please title the subject heading “Entry for PCDM Theme Contest” in order to be considered.
A sample theme can be found on the PC-BSD GitHub account, with additional information about PCDM theming available on the PC-BSD wiki. General icons should be 128 pixels square or smaller, with background images large enough to be automatically scaled/trimmed to the appropriate screen resolution where possible (for sample purposes consider 1024x768 to be the smallest supported screen resolution).
Have fun everyone, and good luck!
Standard disclaimers apply. iXsystems and PC-BSD team members are encouraged to submit entries, but will not be eligible for prizes. Void where prohibited.
SouthEast LinuxFest will be held at the Blake Hotel in Charlotte, North Carolina from Friday June 7 to Sunday June 9. Registration is required, but free, for this event.
There will be a BSD booth in the Expo area, all three days. Several members of the PC-BSD team will be giving out PC-BSD DVDs, FreeNAS CDs, and other cool swag, as well as accepting donations to the FreeBSD Foundation.
Kris Moore will present “Automating the deployment of FreeBSD & PC-BSD systems” at 16:00 on June 7. Dru Lavigne will present “A Sneak Peek at FreeNAS 9.1″ at 14:45 on June 8. Ken Moore will present “Getting Started with PC-BSD” at 14:45 on June 9.
The BSDA certification exam will be held at 11:00 on June 9. The cost for the exam is $75.
Several members of the PC-BSD team will be at Texas LinuxFest, to be held at the AT&T Conference Center in Austin, Texas from Friday May 31 to Saturday June 1. Registration is required for this event at a cost of $25 or $55.
There will be a BSD booth in the Expo (booth #21) on June 1 where we’ll be giving out PC-BSD DVDs, FreeNAS CDs and other cool swag. We can also accept donations to the FreeBSD Foundation.
Kris Moore will present “Automating the deployment of FreeBSD & PC-BSD® systems” at 11:25 on June 1. Dru Lavigne will present “TrueOS and Warden: Easy to Deploy FreeBSD Servers” at 13:30 on June 1.
The BSDA certification exam will be held at 13:00 on May 31. The cost for the exam is $75.
LinuxFest NorthWest will be held April 27–28 at Bellingham Technical College in Bellingham, WA. This event is free to attend.
We’ll be giving out cool swag, PC-BSD DVDs, and FreeNAS CDs at the FreeBSD booth in the expo area. If you are attending the event, drop by and say hi.
NorthEast LinuxFest will be held March 16–17 at the Science Center at Harvard University in Cambridge, MA. Registration is free for this event.
There will be a BSD booth in the expo area that will be giving out PC-BSD DVDs, FreeNAS CDs as well as other cool swag. Donations will be accepted for the FreeBSD Foundation.
The BSDA certification exam will also be available during this event.
There will be a FreeBSD booth in the exhibition area of SCALE, to be held at the Hilton LAX in Los Angeles, CA. Exhibition hours are Saturday, February 23 from 10:00–17:30 p.m and Sunday, February 24 from 10:00–16:00. Registration is required for this event, with a nominal fee for the expo area and a slightly higher fee for the entire conference.
Kris Moore will give a presentation on Network Booting and Deployment of FreeBSD and PC-BSD at 15:00 on Sunday.
We’ll be giving out copies of PC-BSD and FreeNAS as well as some cool swag at the FreeBSD booth. We can also accept donations for the FreeBSD Foundation. If you are in the Los Angeles area, drop by and say hi!