[announce] NYCBSDCon 2008 Registration is Open and Speakers/Presentations Up

NYC*BUG Announcements announce at lists.nycbug.org
Fri Sep 5 20:33:14 EDT 2008

We are proud to announce the release of the speaker's presentations and 
that registration is now open for NYCBSDCon 2008 at


NYCBSDCon 2008 will be held at Manhattan's Columbia University on 
October 11 and 12 in New York City.

The speaker line-up is an impressive list of developers and systems 
administrators from all the BSD projects.


We strongly encourage everyone to register as soon as possible at:


Early registration is $95, and includes not just the meetings, but also 
breakfast and lunch for both Saturday and Sunday.  Walk-ins will be 
charged $145.

With valid current identification, the Columbia University staff, 
students and faculty rate is $50.  Other full-time students can also 
receive this discounted rate with valid identification.

On Friday, October 10th, there will be a NetBSD developers summit. 
Please contact JSchauma@ that project for additional details.

FreeBSD developers will also be gathering outside of the conference. 
Please contact GNN@ that project for more details.

Friday evening, attendees will be gathering at Havanna Central at 2911 
Broadway between 113th and 114th streets beginning at 7 pm.  That will 
also be the location for the Saturday night social.

The BSD Certification Group will be holding BSDA exams.  There will be 
general Unix review cram sessions over the course of Saturday.

There will also be a social gathering on Saturday evening at Havanna 
Central at 7 pm.

Live on-site reporting of the conference happenings will be provided by 
  BSDTalk's Will Blackman.

Huge thanks are due to our sponsors for keeping the conference 
inexpensive and accessible.  Current sponsors include New York Internet, 
DataPipe, Everest Broadband, Datagram, USENIX, iXSystems, Pearson 
Education and our small business sponsors Loftmail and PC Engines.

And finally, thanks to our many media sponsors, who have provided 
support and publicity for the conference, including Columbia 
University's Network Security Lab, the BSD Certification Group, BSD 
Magazine, New York PHP, the Industrial Technology and Assistance 
Corporation and Gruppo Udenti FreeBSD Italia.  Without the assistance of 
Columbia University's Angelos Keromytis and Matthew Burnside, the 
conference would not be possible.

Any conference profits will be donated to the BSD projects, as done in 
years past.

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