[talk] the next con: content (2 of 2)

Pete Wright pete at nomadlogic.org
Thu Aug 13 15:55:40 EDT 2015

On 08/13/15 07:27, George Rosamond wrote:
> February 2014's con was focused on the "BSDs in Production" and was
> themed broad enough to allow us to choose content while feeling
> consistent :)
> And like last con, our audience is not the BSD scene local and remote,
> but rather the non-BSD people in the metropolitan area. No one can take
> anything away from the current BSDCons' importance, but we are doing
> something different here, again. Our con is not an opportunity for the
> 'usual suspects' to meet at different cities around the world. Rather,
> our con is about talking to the broader community around NYC.
> Finally, as always, we are going to work hard to keep the event as "BSD
> agnostic" as possible. All the BSDs should be represented, but also
> having more general speakers not tied to one project or another is a
> positive.
> Anyways, please feel free to jump into this topic.

i think having a discussion about visualization in general may be a good
topic.  there is ton's of exciting *BSD specific and non-*BSD activity
going on in this area currently.  of the top of my head:

1) bhyve

2) netbsd and xen still doing tons of interesting stuff (see recent
articles about netbsd rump kernels triggering peoples interest in using
it on VM stacks)

3) openstack (self hosted AWS style clouds)

4) docker, or how i pretended to invent chroot and jails without any of
the security benefits and now all i got is this hipster mustache and
cool logo and i'm not really bitter...
-- in all seriousness - docker can't really be ignored and there is some
dev work going into supporting freebsd in the docker ecosystem for
better or worse.

i'm sure there is much more on this topic as well that can be added....

gman - is the idea to have one theme rule the day, or try to get enough
speakers to have two tracks?


Pete Wright
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