[nycbug-talk] NYCBSDCon 2008 update
george at ceetonetechnology.com
Fri Aug 29 15:47:47 EDT 2008
We are posed to have the schedule/speakers posted in the next week, plus
have registration open.
The site now has two color fliers for download. . . they print fine in
b/w also. We strongly encourage everyone to download a flier and make
some copies to get around. . . and if possible, if anyone with access to
a photocopier could bring copies to the meeting Wednesday for others who
do not have photocopier access.
Pricing is the same as years past, $95, which considering inflation, is
a pretty nice deal. And of course the conference includes breakfast and
lunch on both Saturday and Sunday. The only change to the pricing is
that we are opening up a discounted registration fee for *all* students
at $50, which is the fee for Columbia students/faculty/staff. A number
of people at various campuses are speaking offlist about this. . . and
anyone on a campus should contact me offlist if interested in getting
the word out on campuses.
We are very excited for a number of reasons this year, but most
importantly since the track record of the conference speaks for itself.
. . NYCBSDCon has built up a lot of credibility over the past few years.
It meant an overwhelming number of speaker proposals.
That credibility also translated into a particularly impressive list of
sponsors this year. . . thanks to all who helped out on this end. You
know who you are, even if we don't. :)
Additionally, the schedule is very strong this year. The meetings
reflect a lot of the vital work happening in all the BSD projects right
now, particularly on file systems (hint). And of course, Maryland's own
Jason Dixon will once again keep us entertained on the theme of
licensing, as he did so successfully last time with his "BSD is Dying"
presentation. Or rather performance. For those who missed him in 2006
Other quick things to note:
* Both FreeBSD and NetBSD are having developer summits of one sort of
another. The contacts are each project are gnn@ for FreeBSD and
JSchauma@ for NetBSD
* BSDTalk's Will Blackmon will be live at the conference and
broadcasting to his podcast
* BSD Certification exam sessions are taking place, maybe both on
Saturday and Sunday. We will also be having some loose overviews of
Unix concepts to assist those in preparing in the BoF room. SK: do we
need more volunteers on that?
Final note: this coming Wednesday's meeting will be focused on reviewing
and building the conference. . . so if you want to be a part of that
discussion, we strongly suggest you show up.
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