[announce] Wednesday NYC*BUG: DTrace/book party with GNN

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Sun Mar 1 17:11:25 EST 2015

We have most meetings lined up through September, while AsiaBSDCon and
BSDCan are coming up, but this Wednesday we have a very special meeting.

Wednesday, March 4:
from "The Design and Implementation of the FreeBSD Operating System"
George Neville-Neil
18:45, Stone Creek Bar & Lounge: 140 E 27th St


Book Release Event for "The Design and Implementation of the FreeBSD
Operating System" with George Neville-Neil

The March meeting will be a special launch meeting for the recent
release of "The Design and Implementation of the FreeBSD Operating
System." George Neville-Neil, one of the three authors, will be speaking
on DTrace, which is covered in the book. Copies of the book will be for
sale and giveaway. Hors d'oeuvres will be provided before and after the

DTrace is the tool of choice for debugging and performance tuning
systems running on FreeBSD. Originally developed for the Solaris
operating system, DTrace was ported to FreeBSD and has been developed
and enhanced within FreeBSD ever since. Used by both systems
administrators and developers, this talk will discuss both how DTrace
works, as described in the latest edition of "The Design and
Implementation of the FreeBSD Operating System" as well as how to
effectively use the system to monitor systems and diagnose problems.

Speaker Bio

George Neville-Neil works on networking and operating system code for
fun and profit. He also teaches various courses on subjects related to
computer programming. His professional areas of interest include code
spelunking, operating systems, networking, time and security. He is the
co-author with Marshall Kirk McKusick and Robert Watson of The Design
and Implementation of the FreeBSD Operating System and is the columnist
behind ACM Queue's "Kode Vicious." He serves as a Director of the
non-profit, FreeBSD Foundation.

He earned his bachelor's degree in computer science at Northeastern
University in Boston, Massachusetts, and is a member of the ACM, the
USENIX Association and the IEEE. He is an avid bicyclist and traveler
who currently resides in New York City.

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