Several members of the PC-BSD team will be attending NYCBSDCon in NYC, November 13–14. If you’re in the NYC travel area and haven’t attended a NYCBSDCon yet, you don’t know what you’re missing as this is definitely one of the friendliest BSD conferences. Registration is still open and the low cost includes breakfast and lunch during the conference.
Kris Moore will be delivering his presentation “PC-Sysinstall: a New System Installer Backend for PC-BSD and FreeBSD”. There will be a PC-BSD BOF session at 17:30 on the 13th. And we’ll be giving out PC-BSD DVDs and cool swag during the Con, so be sure to stop by the PC-BSD booth.
Interested in learning more about PC-BSD and the other BSD projects? Want to meet the developers and other BSD users? Looking for a place to ask questions, share tips and discuss all things BSD? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then you may want to consider joining us for MeetBSD 2010 in Mountain View, California on November 5th & 6th. The registration fee is only $25 and you can register here.
If you have a commit bit for one of the BSD projects (src, ports, or docs) or have been a Summer of Code student for a BSD project, you are also welcome to attend the FreeBSD DevSummit on November 4th. Like previous DevSummits, add yourself to the wiki if you plan to attend. If you need to be sponsored (i.e. don’t have a FreeBSD commit bit), let Kris know and he’ll add you to the wiki page. While the DevSummit concentrates on FreeBSD, committers from the other BSD projects are also welcome as cross-pollination of ideas is always a good thing.
Several members of the PC-BSD team will be at EuroBSDCon later this week. Kris Moore will be speaking; his presentation is entitled PC-SYSINSTALL — A new installer backend for PC-BSD & FreeBSD. We will also be giving out DVDs of PC-BSD 8.1 in the booth area of the conference. Hope to see some of you there!
Just a quick heads up that changes to the Handbook and FAQ will be slower this week as I’m being kept busy with the final technical review for the BSDP exam objectives document which hopefully will be ready for publication by end of next week.
PC-BSD will definitely be rocking the Ohio LinuxFest in mid-September. This is an awesome event and they’re expecting 2000+ attendees this year. Last year we ran out of PC-BSD DVDs and beastie horns in under 10 minutes so this year the BSD booth will be well prepared. Our goal is to have every attendee sporting blinkey red horns and carrying the latest version of PC-BSD.
I’ll be giving a presentation entitled “PC-BSD: An Easy to Use BSD Desktop”, proctoring the BSDA certification and LPI exams, and hanging out at the BSD booth. Kris Moore, founder of the PC-BSD project, will also be helping out at the BSD booth along with other members of the iXsystems/PC-BSD team: jpaetzel, bsdimp, and molander. If you’re able to make it to this event, be sure to drop by the booth and say hi!