[announce] NYC*BUG Happenings
announce at lists.nycbug.org
Wed Feb 16 15:06:55 EST 2011
We're half-way between the last meeting and the next one, so a few
announcements about upcoming events and opportunities:
1. Cooper Union Interns
2. Upcoming Meetings and Adjustments
3. Upcoming BSD Conferences: AsiaBSDCon and BSDCan
4. Hardware donations for an OpenBSD mirror
* * *
If your firm is looking for interns for the upcoming summer, we strongly
recommend you take a look at Cooper Union.
Not only did they host NYCBSDCon 2010, but Cooper students from the ACM
and IEEE groups played a huge role in making the conference a success.
Cooper Unions students are some of the best and brightest engineering
students around New York.
If interested, please contact the admin@ list offline for details.
* * *
The March 2nd meeting will be Dru Lavigne, the well-known BSD author,
advocate and BSD Certification founder speaking about Big Blue Button.
We are going to table the NetBSD Bugfest planned for April 6th and have
a meeting on BSD High-Availability. The topic came up in discussion at
the last meeting, and by chance, a BSD hacker from New Zealand will be
in NYC and proposed the presentation.
We are accepting submissions for brief BSD networking-related topics for
the June or July meeting. It was a new approach, and the meeting was
dynamic and useful, filled with discussion and questions.
* * *
AsiaBSDCon (.org) is only one month away. The timetable is up at
http://2011.asiabsdcon.org/timetable.html and registration is opening up
BSDCan (.org) registration should be opening in the next few weeks, and
is planned for May 11-14, including two days of tutorials.
Be sure to ping other people on talk@ if you plan to attend either or
both conferences if you need to arrange transportation or accommodations.
* * *
We are aiming to bring up an OpenBSD mirror in our cabinet at New York
We are looking for hardware donations either bundled or piece-meal.
1. 1u or 2u rack-mountable server with rails, nothing super-powered is
necessary, but should be a P4 or equivalent at minimum with a decent
number of SAS or SATA drive bays.
2. SATA drives, minimum of 120 gig, preferably all the same same of >=
300 gig. We probably need a bare minimum of 600 gig of storage. The
more storage the better, so we can provide packages, EOL'd releases, etc.
Having a local and robust OpenBSD mirror in NYC will be a huge asset for
the BSD community.
Contact admin@ offlist to arrange.
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