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FreeBSD Events

If you know of any FreeBSD related events, or events that are of interest for FreeBSD users, which are not listed here, please send details to www@FreeBSD.org, so they can be included.

Users with organisational software that understands the iCalendar format can subscribe to the FreeBSD events calendar which contains all of the events listed here.

Countries and regions displayed in dark red on the map below are hosting upcoming FreeBSD-related events. Countries that have hosted FreeBSD-related events in the past show up in yellow or orange, with darker colors representing a larger number of previous events.

Current/Upcoming Events:

June 2011

  • World IPv6 Day
    8 June, 2011
    World IPv6 Day is a 24-hour IPv6 test-flight organized by The Internet Society on 8 June 2011 0:00 UTC to 23:259 UTC. FreeBSD is planning to contribute by helping to promote IPv6 and help our users in case of immediate IPv6 problems. See our dedicated FreeBSD and World IPv6 Day page for more information and how you can help as well.

    Social links: upcoming

October 2011

  • EuroBSDCon 2011, The Netherlands
    6 - 9 October, 2011
    EuroBSDCon is the annual European technical conference for users and developers on BSD based systems. The 10th European BSD Conference will take place in the Netherlands in October, 2011 and include a technical track, tutorials, and FreeBSD developer summit. Topics of interest to the conference include, but are not limited to applications, architecture, implementation, performance and security of BSD based operating systems, as well as topics concerning the economic or organizational aspects of BSD use.

    Social links: upcoming

May 2012

  • BSDCan 2012, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Canada
    15 - 18 May, 2012
    BSDCan is a developers conference with a strong focus on emerging technologies, research projects, and works in progress. It also features Userland infrastructure projects and invites contributions from both free software developers and those from commercial vendors.

    Social links: upcoming

May 2013

  • BSDCan 2013, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Canada
    13 - 17 May, 2013
    BSDCan is a developers conference with a strong focus on emerging technologies, research projects, and works in progress. It also features Userland infrastructure projects and invites contributions from both free software developers and those from commercial vendors.

    Social links: upcoming

Past Events:

May 2011

  • BSDCan 2011, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Canada
    10 - 13 May, 2011
    BSDCan is a developers conference with a strong focus on emerging technologies, research projects, and works in progress. It also features Userland infrastructure projects and invites contributions from both free software developers and those from commercial vendors.

    Social links: Flickr, Blog Search.

April 2011

  • Grazer Linuxtag 2011, FH Joanneum Graz, Graz, Austria
    09 April, 2011
    The Grazer Linuxtag is a one day event on Linux and free software in general. Besides a FreeBSD booth and the possibility to take the BSDA certification exam there will also be a BSD Bootcamp with live workshops covering different FreeBSD topics. More information can be found here.

    Social links: Flickr, Blog Search.

March 2011

  • Indiana LinuxFest 2011, Wyndam Indianapolis West Hotel, Indianapolis, USA
    25 - 27 March, 2011
    The Indiana LinuxFest is a community F/OSS conference, which is showcasing the best the community has to offer in the way of Free and Open Source Software, Open Hardware, and Free Culture. We are also highlighting the best and brightest from all of these communities from the hobbyist to professional level. During the LinuxFest The BSD Certification Group will offer the possibility to take their BSDA certification exam.

    Social links: Flickr, Blog Search.

  • AsiaBSDCon 2011, Tokyo University of Science, Tokyo, Japan
    17 - 20 March, 2011
    AsiaBSDCon is a conference for users and developers on BSD based systems. The conference is for anyone developing, deploying and using systems based on FreeBSD, NetBSD, OpenBSD, DragonFlyBSD, Darwin and MacOS X. AsiaBSDCon is a technical conference and aims to collect the best technical papers and presentations available to ensure that the latest developments in our open source community are shared with the widest possible audience.

    Social links: Flickr, Blog Search, YouTube.

December 2010

  • NLLGG gathering, Trajectum College, Utrecht, Utrecht, the Netherlands
    11 December, 2010
    The "Nederlandse Linux Gebruikers Groep" (NLLGG) organisation is arranging its third national community day in Utrecht focusing on BSD. Like the last two years, there will be a general and a BSD-specific track. Presentations are yet to be announced.

    Social links: Flickr, Blog Search.

November 2010

  • BSD-Day@2010, Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest, Hungary
    20 November, 2010
    This one-day event is to gather Central European developers of today's open-source BSD systems, popularize their work, and provide a real-life communication interface between developers and users. There are no formalities, no papers, and no registration or participation fee, however the invited developers are encouraged to give a talk on their favorite BSD-related topic. The goal is to motivate potential future developers and users, especially undergraduate university students to work with BSD systems.

    Social links: Flickr, Blog Search.

  • NYCBSDCon 2010, Cooper Union, New York City, USA
    12 - 14 November, 2010
    The New York City *BSD Conference (NYCBSDCon) 2010 will be held at Manhattan's prestigious Cooper Union. NYCBSDCon is the main technical conference on the East Coast for the BSD community to get together to share and gain knowledge, to network with like-minded people, and to have fun. This event is organized by members of the New York City *BSD Users Group (NYC*BUG).

    Social links: Flickr, Blog Search, YouTube.

  • BSDday Argentina 2010, University of Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires, Argentina
    5 - 6 November, 2010
    BSDday Argentina is a conference for users, system administrators, and developers of BSD software and BSD-based systems. The conference is for anyone who is developing, deploying, and using systems based on FreeBSD, NetBSD, OpenBSD, DragonFlyBSD, and other BSDs. BSDday Argentina is a technical conference and it aims to collect the best technical papers and presentations available to ensure that the latest developments in our open source community are shared with the widest possible audience.

    Social links: Flickr, Blog Search.

  • MeetBSD California 2010, Hacker Dojo, Mountain View, California, USA
    5 - 6 November, 2010
    meetBSD was started in Krakow, Poland in 2004 and strong turnout and highly regarded technical presentations have allowed it to continue each year since then. meetBSD is a conference devoted to the BSD operating systems with a strong emphasis towards FreeBSD.

    Social links: Flickr, Blog Search, YouTube.

October 2010

  • EuroBSDCon 2010, Karlsruhe, Germany
    8 - 10 October, 2010
    The ninth annual European BSD Conference will take place in Karlsruhe, Germany in October, 2010, and include a technical track, tutorials, and FreeBSD developer summit.

    Social links: Flickr, Blog Search.

September 2010

  • KyivBSD 2010, Kiev, Ukraine
    25 September, 2010
    The second KyivBSD conference will take place in Kiev, Ukraine.

    Social links: Flickr, Blog Search.

  • FrOSCamp 2010, ETH Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
    17 - 18 September, 2010
    FrOSCamp is an open source event organized for the first time in 2010. There will be a FreeBSD booth as well as several committers attending the event.

    Social links: Flickr, Blog Search.

August 2010

  • Bugathon #7: PRs containing patches
    6 - 9 August, 2010
    A bugathon is an event coordinated by the FreeBSD bugbusting team. Bugathons are held on IRC (in the #freebsd-bugbusters channel of EFnet), and are attended by any interested FreeBSD developers and contributors during a week-end. They focus on closing as many problem reports and fixing as many bugs as possible. The plan for the seventh bugathon is to work through many of the problem reports in FreeBSD's GNATS database containing patches, with a view to either committing them, getting them into a committable shape, or explaining to the submitters the issues with the supplied patches.

    Social links: Flickr, Blog Search.

July 2010

  • 11th Libre Software Meeting, Bordeaux, France
    6 - 11 July, 2010
    The Libre Software Meeting has occurred each year since July 2000. This year there will again be a FreeBSD boot camp to introduce new users to the Operating System.

    Social links: Flickr, Blog Search.

  • meetBSD 2010, Jagiellonian University, Krakow, Poland
    2 - 3 July, 2010
    meetBSD is an annual event gathering users and developers of the BSD operating systems family, mostly FreeBSD, NetBSD and OpenBSD. After the special California edition for the 10th FreeBSD anniversary, meetBSD Wintercamp in Livigno, this year we are back to Krakow, Poland.

    Social links: Flickr, Blog Search, YouTube.

May 2010

  • BSDCan 2010, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Canada
    11 - 14 May, 2010
    BSDCan is a developers conference with a strong focus on emerging technologies, research projects, and works in progress. It also features Userland infrastructure projects and invites contributions from both free software developers and those from commercial vendors.

    Social links: Flickr, Blog Search.

April 2010

  • it 360° 2010, Toronto, Canada
    7 April, 2010
    IT360° Conference & Expo 2010 is an interactive experience for IT professionals and business executives to expand their mind and their bottom line. The BSD Certification Group will offer their BSDA certification exam.

    Social links: Flickr, Blog Search.

March 2010

  • OpenExpo 2010, Bern, Switzerland
    24 - 25 March, 2010
    The goal of OpenExpo is the promotion of Open Source software in the business environment. Among many others, there will be a FreeBSD booth.

    Social links: Flickr, Blog Search.

  • Solutions Linux 2010, Paris Expo, Paris, France
    16 - 18 March, 2010
    A 3 days event to promote GNU/Linux and Open Source Software to companies. As usual, a French FreeBSD User Group will be there to promote FreeBSD. The access to the event is free of charge.

    Social links: Flickr, Blog Search.

  • Chemnitzer Linux-Tage 2010, Technical University Chemnitz, Chemnitz, Germany
    13 - 14 March, 2010
    Chemnitzer Linux-Tage is a two day event on Linux and Free Software in general. There will be workshops, talks and room for various projects to present themselves. FreeBSD will be present with a booth.

    Social links: Flickr, Blog Search.

  • AsiaBSDCon 2010, Tokyo University of Science, Tokyo, Japan
    11 - 14 March, 2010
    AsiaBSDCon is a conference for users and developers on BSD based systems. The conference is for anyone developing, deploying and using systems based on FreeBSD, NetBSD, OpenBSD, DragonFlyBSD, Darwin and MacOS X. AsiaBSDCon is a technical conference and aims to collect the best technical papers and presentations available to ensure that the latest developments in our open source community are shared with the widest possible audience.

    Social links: Flickr, Blog Search, YouTube.

February 2010

  • SCALE: Southern California Linux Expo 2010, The Westin Los Angeles Airport, Los Angeles, California, USA
    19 - 21 February, 2010
    There will be a FreeBSD booth at the 8th annual Southern California Linux Expo in February. Furthermore Dru Lavigne will give a talk about BSD for Linux users.

    Social links: Flickr, Blog Search.

  • FOSDEM '10, ULB Campus Solbosh, Brussels, Belgium
    6 - 7 February, 2010
    FOSDEM '10 is a free and non-commercial event organized by the community, for the community. Its goal is to provide Free and Open Source developers a place to meet. Several FreeBSD developers will be present.

    Social links: Flickr, Blog Search.

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