NYC-Tokyo Connection

Isaac (.ike) Levy ike at
Wed Feb 19 10:10:27 EST 2014

A followup,

On Jan 15, 2014, at 2:19 AM, Isaac (.ike) Levy <ike at> wrote:

> Hi All,
> For the new year, I started working on a pfSense Japanese translation, and one thing led to another here...
> Just a quick heads up, for anyone who *might* be in Tokyo earlier than AsiaBSDCon,
>  Tokyo FreeBSD Benkyokai Group, Feb. 17, 2014
>  "第26回 FreeBSD勉強会"
>  "pfSense Practical Experiences: from home routers, to High-Availability Datacenter Deployments"
>  <>
> Daichi Goto, a long time committer, organizes this meeting on a regular basis.  While the talk will be about pfSense in various contexts, I've also been asked to speak about NYC*BUG- and hope to build some bridges between Tokyo and NYC!
> I'm REALLY looking foreword to learning more about what *BSD things are happening in Tokyo, I'll be sure to report back to list...
> Best,
> .ike

Folks, Monday night in Tokyo was pretty amazing, I found a ton of parity between NYC*BUG and the FreeBSD Benkyokai Group.  Amazing hospitality, everyone was extremely warm and engaging.  Some FreeBSD and NetBSD committers were in attendance, and when I asked for a show of hands, about half the room used OpenBSD too.

I presented an updated version of my last pfSense talk (NYC*BUG 2010), and gave update status on the Japanese UI translation project, (which is 80% complete, thanks to one serious volunteer...)  Then, I *totally butchered* George's 10 years of NYC*BUG talk, cramming it into 10 minutes.  Also brought in some ALIX boards loaded for live demos, and for people to mess around with- the boards were extremely popular...

I posted my slides and notes online here:

90 minutes later, nobody was asleep :)  It was an excellent crowd, and a really good time.  Drinks and yakitori followed.

There are small *BSD groups meeting like this ALL OVER JAPAN!  Seriously.  It's intense.  See y'all stateside soon!


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