[nycbug-talk] the conference is on. . .

George R. george
Mon Aug 15 21:41:59 EDT 2005

Yes, it's being posted to announce-NYCBUG, but it's certainly worth 
posting here too. . .

NYCBSDCon Set for September 17th at Manhattan's Columbia University

New York City BSD Conference (NYCBSDCon), a one day technical
conference hosted by the New York City *BSD User Group
(www.nycbug.org), will be held on Saturday, September 17th at Columbia

The all day conference will include a variety of speakers representing
the BSD projects and the open source community.  Highlighted speakers

Marshall Kirk McKusick, an original member of the University of
California at Berkley's BSD Unix developer group.

Dru Lavigne, a well-known BSD advocate, educator and author whose most
recent works include "BSD Hacks."  Dru is also chair of the BSD
Certification Group (www.bsdcertification.org).

Bruce Momjian, co-founder of the PostgreSQL global developer group and
has worked on PostgreSQL since 1996.  He works for Software Research
Associates (SRA) in their PostgreSQL support division.

Michael Lucas, a long-time BSD user and author of "Absolute BSD" and
"Absolute OpenBSD."

Jason Dixon - As the principal of DixonGroup Consulting LLC, Jason Dixon
focuses on solving real-world security and infrastructure challenges
with free and open source software.

Phillip Moore, formerly of Morgan Stanley, where he was Executive Director
of UNIX Engineering as a senior architect.

NYCBSDCon is organized by NYC*BUG, a technical user group that formed
in December 2003 that has evolved into a fundamental part of the BSD
Community.  Besides their regular monthly meetings at the Soho Apple
Store, NYC*BUG has done fundraising for the BSD projects and
contributed a number of useful online applications such as
"BSDTracker" and "dmesgd."

Additional sponsors include USENIX, New York Internet and SRA America.

Members of the press are also invited to attend.

Coffee and snacks will be provided throughout the day.

An evening party in cooperation with OrgCom, organizers of the New
York Technical Community Holiday Party 2004, is planned at a local
establishment.  The event will be open to the public, and attendees
are encouraged to network and meet with the New York technical

   Who: Developers, systems administrators, end-users of the BSD
        operating systems and related open source projects

  When: Saturday, September 17th, 2005
        registration opens at 8:30 am

  Cost: $20 pre-registration online until September 10th
        $40 day of the conference
        * all conference attendees will pay during the morning of the
        event as the conference fee is not high, only cash will be

Where: Columbia University at Broadway and 116th Street
        1/9 train to 116th Street

To register and to learn more, please visit http://www.nycbsdcon.org

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