There will be a FreeBSD booth in the expo area of LinuxCon, to be held at the Hyatt New Orleans from September 16-18. Expo hours are from 9:00-19:30 on September 16 and 9:00-16:00 on September 17. As usual, we’ll be giving out cool swag, PC-BSD DVDs, and FreeNAS CDs, as well as accepting donations to the FreeBSD Foundation. If you are attending the conference, be sure to drop by and say hi!
Note that this conference is not free to attend and requires registration. There is a discount for students and a limited number of scholarships are available for active members of an open source community.
We’re also excited that Matt Ahrens, co-founder of ZFS, will be presenting Open ZFS on Linux: How the Linux, FreeBSD, and Illumos Communities are Joining Forces to Continue Improving Open-Source ZFS on September 17 at 15:10.
Several members of the PC-BSD team will be attending Ohio LinuxFest, to be held in Columbus, OH from September 13-15. Registration is required to attend Ohio LinuxFest, but registration is free.
We’re excited that Kirk McKusick will be delivering the closing keynote on Saturday, September 14. The topic of the keynote will be Building and Running and Open-Source Community: The FreeBSD Project.
Ken Moore will present “PC-BSD: Ports, Packages, and PBIs” at 11:00 on Saturday and Dru Lavigne will present “ZFS 101” at 15:00 on Saturday.
There will also be a FreeBSD booth in the expo area on Saturday, September 14 where we’ll be giving out cool swag as well as PC-BSD DVDs and FreeNAS CDs. Donations to the Foundation will be accepted at the booth. If you’re at the conference, drop by and say hi!
The BSDA certification exam will be held at 11:00 on Sunday, September 14. The cost of the exam is $75 and you can register for the exam here.
FOSSCON will be held at the Friends Center in Philadelphia, PA on Saturday, August 10 from 8:00-18:00. Registration is free for this event.
There will be a BSD booth in the Expo area. We will be giving out PC-BSD DVDs and other cool swag, as well as accepting donations to the FreeBSD Foundation.
Dru Lavigne will present “Introducing FreeNAS 9.1” at 11:35 and Dan Langille will present “Bacula: The Networked Backup Open Source Solution” at 13:35.
The BSDA certification exam will be held at 14:35. The cost for the exam is $75.
Indiana LinuxFest will be held at the Wyndham Indianapolis Hotel in Indianapolis, IN from Friday July 26 to Sunday July 28. Registration is free for this event.
There will be a BSD booth in the Expo area on Saturday from 8:00-18:30. We will be giving out PC-BSD DVDs, FreeNAS CDs, and other cool swag, as well as accepting donations to the FreeBSD Foundation.
Ken Moore will present “Getting Started with PC-BSD” at 10:30 on July 27. Kris Moore will present “Automating the deployment of FreeBSD & PC-BSD systems” at 13:00 on July 27.
The BSDA certification exam will be held at 11:00 on July 28. The cost for the exam is $75.
This press release went out this morning.
While it concentrates on FreeNAS, this is also very good news for PC-BSD, and ultimately, FreeBSD. We look forward to working with Jordan and benefiting from his experience at Apple. I see good things in PC-BSD’s future 🙂
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 1024×768 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.