BSDConTR – Turkey BSD conference

The BSD Conference in Turkey is over now. Diomidis Spinellis, a FreeBSD committer since 2003, wrote about the conference on his blog

This has been a wonderful experience. The conference’s location, the Rectorate of the Marmara University, (SultanAhmet, Istanbul), was impressive, and near many even more remarkable sights, the guesthouse of the University were extremely convenient, and the conference’s program was had many interesting talks. The translators did a superb job translating from and to Turkish. Our hosts organized our day to the last detail, taming successfully the difficulties we encountered from the city’s sometimes chaotic traffic and the daunting (to us) public transport.

Although I’ve been a (fairly undistinguished) FreeBSD committer since May 2003, at the conference I met for the first time face to face other fellow members of the FreeBSD project: Pawel Dawidek, the person behind the port of the ZFS file system to FreeBSD, and Kris Kennaway, who presented the impressive progress that the release of FreeBSD 7.0 represents.

Read the whole post here: International BSD Conference in Turkey

AsiaBSD Conference 2008

AsiaBSDCon is a conference for users and developers on BSD based systems. The next conference will be held in Tokyo, in March of 2008. The conference is for anyone developing, deploying and using systems based on FreeBSD, NetBSD, OpenBSD, DragonFlyBSD, Darwin and MacOS X. AsiaBSDCon is a technical conference and aims to collect the best technical papers and presentations available to ensure that the latest developments in our open source community are shared with the widest possible audience.

Call for papers!

AsiaBSDCon 2008 – Tokyo University of Science, Tokyo, Japan – 27-30 March, 2008

BSDConTR – First BSD conference in Turkey

bsdcontrlogo.jpgBSDConTR is the first conference on BSD systems in Turkey.

BSDConTR is organized in cooperation with Marmara University and EnderUNIX Software Development team, which is largely known as its ongoing support for BSD systems in Turkey, and its open source projects, the conference will be held on October 20th and 21th in Goztepe campus of Marmara University, Istanbul, Turkey.

FreeBSD core team member Robert Watson, from OpenBSD Project Marc Balmer and Diomidis D. Spinellis, author of “Code Reading” book, will be attending the conference as guest speaker.

The conference is organized in full cooperation with Marmara University and EnderUNIX Software Development team, which is largely known as its ongoing support for BSD systems in Turkey, and its open source projects, the conference will be held on October 20th and 21th in Goztepe campus of Marmara University, Istanbul, Turkey.

BSDCan – BSD Conference

bsdcan2007.pngBSDCan, a BSD conference held in Ottawa (Canada), is a yearly 2-day FreeBSD developers summit. In just three short years, BSDCan, has quickly established itself as the technical conference for people working on and with 4.4BSD based operating systems and related projects.

This year BSDCan 2007 was on 18-19 May 2007. Over 60 FreeBSD developers attended the summit, along with representatives from large BSD-friendly corporations such as Apple, Yahoo, Nokia, Juniper, NetApp and Ironport. A variety of topics were discussed, such as ZFS, the BLUFFS file system, SMP scalability improvements and the new virtualized network stack.

Here are some links to pages with photos taken during BSDCan 2007 in Ottawa: