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Exciting News About BSD News!

September 24, 2013 Leave a comment

Exciting News About BSD News!

BSD News, one of the BSD community’s token news blogs, announced today the ability of users to submit stories for consideration to be posted to BSD News. Take a moment to check the blog announcing this feature at http://bsdnews.net/exciting-news-about-bsd-news/.

Online submissions can be made via the submissions page at http://bsdnews.net/submissions/.

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vBSDcon Registrations Only Open For 30 More Days!

September 23, 2013 2 comments

vBSDcon Registrations Only Open For 30 More Days!

There are only 30 more days left to register for Verisign’s vBSDcon.  Online registrations will become unavailable October 23, 2013.  For those planning to attend, we encourage you to register soon at http://www.vbsdcon.com/.  You will not want to miss this event.  There will presentations by several well seasoned technologists such as Baptiste Darroussin on the subject of “PkgNG“, a new packaging system for FreeBSD based system such as FreeBSD, PC-BSD, and Dragonfly BSD.

Baptiste has a background in UNIX Systems Engineering and is involved in multiple facets of the FreeBSD project including being a Ports committer for 3 years and a src committer for 2 years. His involvement also includes being a member of the Port management team. PkgNG, a new package management framework for FreeBSD, is one of Baptiste’s primary roles where he is a lead developer.

In addition to plenary speakers, vBSDcon will also feature after conference hours Hacker Lounges and Doc Sprints.  These sessions will be available for the entire BSD communities to include NetBSD, OpenBSD, FreeBSD, and other BSD based distributions to have a collaborative space to work and communicate with one another.  Complimentary wireless internet access will also be available.

We look forward to seeing you all there for this opportunity to come together as a community.  Remember, online registrations will close on October 23, 2013.  Register for vBSDcon at http://www.vbsdcon.com/

vBSDcon Registrations Remain Open, Join Us In Celebrating 20 Years of FreeBSD!

September 19, 2013 Leave a comment

vBSDcon Registrations Still Open!

As many of you are aware, the social aspect of BSD-related conferences is very important and offers opportunities to meet and socialize with one another. Maintaining that tradition, Verisign’s vBSDcon will feature a mid-conference social, brought to you exclusively by Juniper, and will be celebrating 20 years of FreeBSD. We encourage all attendees to join Verisign and Juniper to celebrate this milestone for the FreeBSD project.

Conference activities start on October 25, 2013 at 6:00PM Eastern with a reception dinner hosted by Verisign at the Dulles Hyatt. General conference activities start the following morning with a presentation by David Chisnall, FreeBSD Core Team member, on the migration from GCC to LLVM/Clang within FreeBSD. David Chisnall is a Research Associate at the University of Cambridge, where he works on the interface between languages, operating systems, and hardware. He is also a member of the FreeBSD Core Team and an LLVM/Clang committer. He is the author of several books, including the Definitive Guide to the Xen Hypervisor. He created the current GNUstep implementation of Objective-C and has maintained it for some years, and is now mostly responsible for the C++ stack in FreeBSD, having implemented the ABI library and ported the STL implementation.

We are in high gear planning for vBSDcon 2013 hosted by Verisign at the Dulles Hyatt in Herndon, VA and we are drawing closer by the week with 5 weeks left to register. Registrations are being accepted on the conference web site at http://www.vbsdcon.com/ through October 23, 2013 after which registrations will be taken in person at the event.

Reminder: vBSDcon Registrations Are Open!

September 9, 2013 1 comment

vBSDcon Registrations Still Open!

With approximately six (6) weeks until the event, Registrations for vBSDcon 2013 remain open until October 23rd, 2013.  Register now for this BSD conference scheduled to take place at the Dulles Hyatt in Herndon, VA from October 25 – 27, 2013.

Users and developers from across the BSD communities are encouraged to attend the event intended bring together members of the BSD community for a series of roundtable discussions, educational sessions, best practice conversations, and exclusive networking opportunities.  Those interested in such an opportunity to learn, experience, and meet others involved in the BSD communities should plan to attend vBSDcon 2013.

vBSDcon is proud to bring such prolific speakers like:

vBSDcon is being hosted at the Dulles Hyatt in Herndon, VA making it extremely convenient for attendees who book their room at the venue.  The venue is also just minutes from Dulles International Airport with regular shuttles to/from the hotel and airport terminal during the day.  Breakfast, lunch, and snacks will be provided on-site by the hotel’s on premise restaurant.

The schedule includes a reception dinner at the Dulles Hyatt on the evening of October 25th provided by Verisign and a mid-conference social the following evening celebrating 20 years of FreeBSD.  Space for off hours hacker lounges and doc sprints will be available in the conference facilities with complimentary wireless internet access.  The BSD Certification Group will also be hosting a BSDA certification exam on Saturday evening following the completion of conference activities for the day.

All are invited to take part in this event and are encouraged to register at the vBSDcon web site at http://www.vbsdcon.com/.  Simply click the “Register now” button to begin your registration!  We look forward to meeting you all there!