[nycbug-talk] BSDCampNYC

Brian Gupta brian.gupta at gmail.com
Tue Mar 31 12:28:33 EDT 2009

Hey I used to be a Boy Scout. Camping is fun.. Don't own a tent though. :(

Seriously, I don't have a lot to offer, but would be happy to attend,
schedule permitting of course.

On Tue, Mar 31, 2009 at 11:32 AM, Steven Kreuzer
<skreuzer at exit2shell.com> wrote:
> I floated this idea past the folks on the BSD Conference Organizers
> mailing list and the response was overwhelming positive.
> I wanted to open this idea up to a larger audience to try and gauge
> people's interest. If enough people like the idea, maybe we
> can have a larger discussion about it tomorrow after Brian Cully's talk
> To give you a little background, after NYCBSDCon 2008, the NYCBUG
> admin team got together and kicked around the idea of
> making the conference biennial for a variety of different reasons.
> Jason Dixon approached us with the idea of making both
> NYCBSDCon and DCBSDCon a biennial conference, holding each conference
> on alternating years.
> The end result is that year to year there is a BSD conference
> somewhere on the East Coast.
> Due to a variety of reasons, it would be very difficult, if not
> impossible to put on a conference in NYC in 2009. To be able
> to bootstrap the alternating conferences schedule would require one of
> the conferences to held annually for the
> first two years.
> With all that being said, I would like to start a discussion on what I
> am calling BSDCampNYC.
> Borrowing heavily from BarCamp and CloudCamp, the idea is to hold an
> interactive, unscripted unconference in NYC
> related to BSD Unix. There is no set agenda and you can propose your
> own session or you can
> attend a session proposed by someone else.
> To get an idea of the general interest among the people on this list:
> Would you be interested in attending something like this? (If so, are
> you local to NYC, or would you be traveling?)
> Would you be willing to hold a talk, or run a workshop?
> What types of things would you be interested in seeing?
> --
> Steven Kreuzer
> http://www.exit2shell.com/~skreuzer
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