There will be a BSD booth during LISA in Boston, next Wednesday and Thursday (December 7–8). We’ll be giving out PC-BSD 9.0 DVDs, cool swag, and answering BSD related questions. Entrance to the exhibition area is free, but you do need to register first. If you’re in Boston, stop by booth #408 and say hi!
The Malaysia Government Open Source Conference 2011 (MyGOSCON2011) will be held at PICC, Putrajaya from November 29–30.
The Malaysian Open Source Developer’s Club has organized a BSD booth and BOF during the conference. Stop by the booth to pick up a DVD of the latest version of PC-BSD and to talk with other PC-BSD users.
This Saturday, September 17, is Software Freedom Day (SFD). SFD is an annual global event that encourages open source software users to reach out to their local community to educate others about the benefits of using open source.
Frederic Muller, President of SFI, the non-profit organization behind Software Freedom Day, has been very helpful in encouraging FreeBSD and PC-BSD users to participate in SFD. A copy of PC-BSD was included with the 210 packages that were shipped to the pre-registered teams.
PC-BSD users are encouraged to put together a team and to register it on the SFD wiki. If you have not participated in SFD before, take a moment to read through the Start Guide for instructions on how to promote your team. If you do register a team, leave a comment so that we can mention it on the @bsdevents twitter feed.
PC-BSD will once again have a booth at Ohio LinuxFest on Saturday, September 10 in Columbus, Ohio. Kris Moore, Ken Moore, and Dru Lavigne will be at the booth, so be sure to drop by and say hi and get your PC-BSD questions answered. We’ll be giving out copies of PC-BSD 9.0-BETA1.5, FreeNAS8.0.1-BETA4, and some cool swag while it lasts. We’ll also be accepting donations for the FreeBSD Foundation. You can register for Ohio LinuxFest here: registration is free as an Enthusiast or you can opt to pay $65 as a supporter.
Dru Lavigne will also be teaching a one day class on Friday, September 9 entitled FreeBSD for Linux System Administrators. The course description and cost are detailed here.
The BSDA certification exam will also be offered on Sunday, September 11. You can register for the exam at this event here.
Members of the PC-BSD team will be attending Southeast Linuxfest in Spartanburg, SC, June 10–12. Conference registration is free.
On Saturday, June 11, Kris Moore will give a presentation entitled “Introduction to PC-BSD” and Dru Lavigne will give a presentation entitled “How Can I Contribute to Open Source?”. The rest of the day they will be available at the BSD booth in the expo area. Be sure to drop by the booth to say hi and to pickup some free swag and a PC-BSD DVD.
For those interested in taking the BSD certification exam at this event, it will be held on Sunday morning.
The FreeBSD booth in the Expo area of LinuxFest NorthWest will be giving out PC-BSD DVDs and other cool swag. If you’re in Bellingham, WA this weekend, be sure to stop by booth number 401.
If you’ve been thinking about getting BSDA certified, the exam will also be available at this event on Sunday at 14:30. You can learn more about BSDA certification here.