March 13-16, Tokyo, Japan: AsiaBSDCon

AsiaBSDCon is happening March 13-16 at the Tokyo University of Science, Tokyo, Japan.  A conference timetable is available.

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March 12, Toyko, Japan: BhyveCon 2014

The day before AsiaBSDCon starts, there will be a one-day BhyveCon, March 12, at the SAKURA Internet Research Center, in Toyko, Japan.

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March 5, New York City: NYCBUG

The New York City BSD Users Group is meeting March 5, 2014, at Suspenders Bar in Manhattan.  Amitai Schlair will be speaking about pkgsrc.

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CFP: EuroBSDCon 2014 (ends May 19)

The Call for Papers is out now for EuroBSDCon 2014, happening in Sofia, Bulgaria, September 26-28, 2014.  Closes May 19th.

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May 2-3, New Brunswick, NJ: LOPSA-East

LOPSA-East, taking place May 2-3, 2014 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in New Brunswick, NJ, is open for registration.

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March 13-16, Tokyo, Japan: AsiaBSDCon

AsiaBSDCon is happening March 13-16 at the Tokyo University of Science, Tokyo, Japan.  Registration is open now.

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November 25, Mauritius: Linux Festival

The University of Mauritius Computer Club and LUGM will be hosting a one day Linux Festival on Monday, November 25 at the University of Mauritius. This event is free to attend and runs from 10:00-15:00.

There will be a short presentation on the BSDs in general, why it is a worthwhile alternative, the main differences between GNU and BSD, and the philosophies that distinguish the BSDs. It will end with a demo of some BSDs installed. There will also be a stand where anyone bring in their pendrives and take a copy of NetBSD, OpenBSD, FreeBSD, and PC-BSD.

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CFP: SCALE (ends Dec 15)

The 12th Annual Southern California Linux Expo (SCALE) will be held on February 21-23, 2014 at the Hilton Los Angeles Airport Hotel.

This event is BSD-friendly and will include BSD project booths in the expo area and an exam room for the BSDA. Leave a comment if you would like to assist at a BSD booth.

Presentation proposals can be submitted to the SCALE CFP page and are due by December 15.

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CFP: AsiaBSDCon (ends November 29)

AsiaBSDCon will be held in Tokyo, Japan on March 13-16.

The Call for Papers is looking for presentations in all technical areas which relate to the BSDs, including User Applications, Novel Interfaces, Networking, Embedded Systems, Security, Device Support and systems both inside and outside of the kernel. The initial submission of your paper must be in the form of a complete paper or an extended abstract between 2 and 12 pages long (A4 paper) in English.

Presentation submissions are due by November 29.

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October 8, Winnipeg, MB: MUUG

The Manitoba UNIX User Group (MUUG) meets at 19:30 on Tuesday, October 8 at 1L08 Lockhart Hall at the University of Winnipeg. The entrance is on Ellice Ave. between Spence and Balmoral St.

This month Brad Vokey will demonstrate Xataface, an open-source, full-featured, web application framework for building front-ends to MySQL databases.  Gilbert Detillieux will talk about the trap(1p) command, used for signal handling in Bourne shell scripts.

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October 3, Portland, OR: PLUG

The Portland Linux/Unix Group (PLUG) meets at 19:00 on Thursday, October 3 in Room FAB 86-01 on the lower level of The Fariborz Maseeh College of Engineering and Computer Science Building at Portland State University.

The topic this month is “FreeNAS Plugins” and the speaker is Michael Dexter.

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October 3, Berkeley, CA: BUUG

Berkeley Unix User Group (BUUG) meets on Thursday, October 3 at 19:00 at Au Coquelet Cafe. Look for a large “BUUG” placard at their table, in the cafeteria section.

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October 3, Dallas, TX: DFWUUG

The Dallas Ft. Worth UNIX Users Group (DFWUUG)  meets on Thursday, October 3 at 19:00 at the IBM Innovation Center, 1177 South Beltline Road, Coppell.

The topic this month is “tor” and the speaker is Josh Scott. Pizza will follow the presentation.

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October 2, NYC, NY: NYCBUG

The New York City *BSD User Group (NYCBUG) meets on Wednesday, October 2. The topic this month is ” A Year After Sandy” and the speaker is Boris Kochergin  from NYI. The meeting starts at 18:45 in the back room of Suspenders, 111 Broadway at Thames Street in lower Manhattan, just one block north of Wall Street and Trinity Church.

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September 28, Brisbane, Australia: HUMBUG

HUMBUG meets on Saturday, September 28 in Building 82F, Room 101 at the University of Queensland from 15:00 to midnight.

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September 28-29, St Julian’s, Malta: EuroBSDCon

EuroBSDcon is the European annual technical conference gathering users and developers working on and with 4.4BSD (Berkeley Software Distribution) based operating systems family and related projects. This year’s conference takes place at the Hilton Conference Centre in St Julian’s, Malta.

Tutorials on the Design and Implementation of the FreeBSD Kernel, FreeBSD Storage Setup Options, pf, IPv6, HAST, SSH, pfSense, and BGP/OSPF take place on September 26-27. A FreeBSD DevSummit also occurs on those days.

The conference proper and expo area take place September 28-29. The conference schedule is here.

The BSDA exam will be available during lunch time on September 27 at 14:00. You can register and pay for the exam here.

Registration is required for the tutorials and for the conference.

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Sept 21: Kyiv, Ukraine: KyivBSD

KyivBSD will be held on Saturday September 21 in room 217 of the Kyiv-Mohylanska Academy, Ilyinska str. 4, in Kyiv, Ukraine. The presentations will be in Russian.

The BSDA certification exam will also be available, in English. You can pre-register for the exam at this registration website. The cost of the exam is $75USD.

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September 19, Berkeley, CA: BUUG

Berkeley Unix User Group (BUUG) meets on Thursday, September 19 at 19:00 at Au Coquelet Cafe. Look for a large “BUUG” placard at their table, in the cafeteria section.

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September 18, Toronto, ON, GTABUG

The Greater Toronto Area BSD Users Group (GTABUG) meets on Wednesday, September 18 at 19:00 at Olympia 76 Pizza. Anyone interested in BSD is welcome to attend.

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September 16-17, New Orleans, LA: LinuxCon

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.

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