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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.

Current/Upcoming Events:

September 2006

  • come2linux - Linuxtage in Essen, Universität Duisburg-Essen, Glas-Pavilion, Essen, Germany
    9 - 10 September, 2006
    Linuxtage in Essen is a two day event on Linux and Free Software in general. There will be workshops, talks, a theme park and room for various projects to present themselves. FreeBSD will be present with a booth as well as several talks.

  • CIMM 2006, Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Bogota, Colombia
    20 - 22 September, 2006
    Every two (sometimes three) years the leading Colombian Mechanical Engineering Universities organize a congress. This year the congress will become an international event and will feature an article about free Mechanical Engineering applications recently ported to FreeBSD. Note: the scheduled FreeBSD talk has been canceled but the related paper is available here.

October 2006

  • NYCBSDCon 2006, Davis Auditorium, Columbia University, New York City, U.S.A
    28 - 29 October, 2006
    Continuing on the success of last year, the New York City BSD Conference (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).

November 2006

  • EuroBSDCon 2006, Milan, Italy
    10 - 12 November, 2006
    The fifth annual European BSD Conference. It is oriented to developers and users of all BSD flavors, including FreeBSD of course.

March 2007

  • AsiaBSDCon 2007, University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan
    8 - 11 March, 2007
    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.

May 2007

  • BSDCan 2007, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Canada
    11 - 12 May, 2007
    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.

Past Events:

June 2006

  • FrOSCon 2006, Fachhochschule Bonn-Rhein-Sieg, Sankt Augustin, Germany
    24 - 25 June, 2006
    FrOSCon is a two day conference on Free Software and Open Source, taking place in Sankt Augustin near the cities of Bonn and Cologne. The conference revolves around a rich schedule of talks, highlighting current topics in Free Software and Open Source, including an introductory talk about FreeBSD.

  • FreeBSD Kernel Short Course at UC Berkeley Extension, University of California, Berkeley, United States
    19 - 23 June, 2006
    The ``Using the FreeBSD Open-Source Operating System'' course will be taught June 19-23, 2006 as part of the University of California at Berkeley Summer Engineering Program. You can get more information or sign up for the class at: http://www.unex.berkeley.edu/cat/course692.html.

May 2006

  • 2006 USENIX Annual Technical Conference, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    30 May - 3 June, 2006
    The 2006 USENIX ATC will have FREENIX and general refereed paper sessions. This is THE big conference of the year for BSD enthusiasts in the U.S.

  • SANE 2006, Aula Congresscentre, Delft, The Netherlands
    15 - 19 May, 2006
    The SANE conference program is filled with the latest developments in system administration, network engineering, security and open source software. Several prominent FreeBSD team members will be speaking and FreeBSD related papers will be presented.

  • BSDCan 2006, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Canada
    12 - 13 May, 2006
    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.

  • LinuxTag 2006, Rhein-Main-Hallen, Wiesbaden, Germany
    3 - 6 May, 2006
    LinuxTag is Europe's largest event about Free Software, Linux and Open Source. This year there will be the traditional FreeBSD-Booth, some BSD-Talks and maybe BSD-Tutorials. For more information, please see http://www.AllBSD.de/events/linuxtag/.

March 2006

  • UKUUG LISA/Spring Conference 2006, University of Durham, Durham, UK
    22 - 23 March, 2006
    UKUUG's annual Large Installation Systems Administration (LISA) conference will take place in the historic city of Durham on Wednesday 22nd and Thursday 23rd March 2006. This conference is a must-attend event for system and network administrators. As well as the technical talks, the conference provides a friendly environment for members to meet, learn, and enjoy lively debate on a host of subjects. This year, a series of talks on the BSD family of operating systems is also planned to run alongside the main systems administration stream.

  • CeBIT 2006, Messegelände, Hannover, Germany
    9 - 15 March, 2006
    CeBIT is a large trade fair in Germany. FreeBSD will be present with a booth inside the LinuxPark (hall 5, booth E 56) from March 12-15. For more information, please see http://www.AllBSD.de/events/cebit/.

  • LinuxForum 2006, Kunstakademiets Arkitektskole, Copenhagen, Denmark
    3 - 4 March, 2006
    Annual Danish Open Source conference. The Danish BSD user group BSD-DK will present the BSDs. Also, a series of BSD related talks is scheduled.

February 2006

  • Fosdem 2006, Universite Libre de Bruxelles, Brussels, Belgium
    25 - 26 February, 2006
    A 2 day event to promote the widespread use of Free and Open Source software. Several BSD developers, including FreeBSD developers, will be present and give a series of talks.

  • FreeBSD Kernel Code Reading Evening Course, Berkeley, California, U.S.A.
    22 February - 13 June, 2006
    The ``FreeBSD Kernel Internals: An Intensive Code Walkthrough'' course will be taught during the Spring of 2006. The class will be held at the historic Hillside Club at 2286 Cedar Street, Berkeley, CA 94709 just three blocks north of the Berkeley campus once per week from 6:30PM to 9:45PM starting Wednesday February 22nd and finishing Tuesday June 13th. You can get more information or sign up for the class at http://www.mckusick.com/courses/adveveclass.html.

  • FreeBSD System Administration Training Course, Fort Worth, Texas, U.S.A.
    7 - 10 February, 2006
    Four-day hands-on class taught by BSD developer and advocate, Jeremy C. Reed, covers essential FreeBSD and Unix administration skills, including beginning Mail, BIND, and Apache administration.

December 2005

  • GUFICon #6, Perugia, Italy
    3 - 4 December, 2005
    The Italian FreeBSD users group (G.U.F.I. - Gruppo Utenti FreeBSD Italia) is proud to announce the 6th annual GUFICon. It will be held in Perugia, Italy on December 3-4, 2005. As always, GUFICon is free and open to all. Members of the Italian FreeBSD community as well as special international guests such as Greg Lehey and George Georgalis will present on many technical themes. See the website for more information and free registration.

November 2005

  • EuroBSDCon 2005, University of Basel, Basel, Switzerland
    25 - 27 November, 2005
    The fourth annual European BSD Conference. It is oriented to developers and users of all BSD flavors, including FreeBSD of course.

  • USENIX Bay Area Super User Group Meeting (BaySUG '05), Computer History Museum, Mountain View, CA, U.S.A.
    12 November, 2005
    Join USENIX and BayLISA for the first Bay Area Super User Group Meeting (BaySUG '05) followed by a reception hosted by Google. We're looking for more FreeBSD representation. Please contact Murray Stokely if you are interested in discussing and promoting FreeBSD at the event.

October 2005

  • Korean FreeBSD users group Conference 2005, HP Korea Conference Room 20th floor, Seoul, Korea
    29 October, 2005
    A Conference for Everyone Who is interested in FreeBSD in Korea.

  • O'Reilly European Open Source Convention, NH Grand Hotel Krasnapolsky, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    17 - 20 October, 2005
    The popular O'Reilly Open Source Conference is coming to Europe in October. There will be FreeBSD related talks, BoF sessions, and opportunities for general advocacy.

September 2005

  • New York City BSD Conference (NYCBSDCon), Columbia University, New York City, U.S.A.
    17 September, 2005
    New York City BSD Conference (NYCBSDCon) is a one day technical conference hosted by the New York City *BSD User Group. The all day conference will include a variety of speakers representing the BSD projects and the open source community.

August 2005

  • O'Reilly Open Source Conference 2005, Oregon Convention Center, Portland, Oregon, U.S.A.
    1 - 5 August, 2005
    The annual O'Reilly Open Source Conference had a larger BSD presence this year. Matt Olander, Dru Lavigne, and others helped spread the word about FreeBSD. A press release about the advocacy effort is available here.

July 2005

  • BSDCon Japan 2005, NADYA PARK, Nagoya, Japan
    23 July, 2005
    BSD Conference Japan 2005, the fourth conference concerning *BSD in Japan, will be held in Nagoya on July 23th, 2005.

June 2005

  • Linuxtag 2005, Kongresszentrum, Karlsruhe, Germany
    22 - 25 June, 2005
    The Linuxtag is one of Europe's biggest Linux and Open Source related tradeshows and conferences. As in previous years, FreeBSD will be present with a booth.

  • MeetBSD 2005, Hotel Chopin, Kraków, Poland
    17 - 19 June, 2005
    The second annual MeetBSD conference will be held in Poland to bring together BSD experts from around Europe. Poul-Henning Kamp and others will be presenting on FreeBSD topics.

May 2005

  • BSDCan 2005, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Canada
    13 - 14 May, 2005
    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 invite contribution from both free software developers and those from commercial vendors.

April 2005

  • Open Source Forum Russia 2005, Radisson SAS Hotel, Moscow, Russia
    27 - 29 April, 2005
    Open Source Forum Russia is the first conference and exhibition which will bring together Russian, American and European leaders of the OS industry, customers interested in using reliable and efficient Linux-based technologies and IT companies which intend developing business on the base of Open Source. Murray Stokely will present on the subject of FreeBSD Release Engineering and the Business Case for BSD.

  • 2005 USENIX Annual Technical Conference, Anaheim, California, USA
    10 - 15 April, 2005
    The 2005 USENIX ATC will have FREENIX and general refereed paper sessions. This is THE big conference of the year for BSD enthusiasts in the U.S.

March 2005

  • LinuxForum 2005, Kunstakademiets Arkitektskole, Copenhagen, Denmark
    4 - 5 March, 2005
    Annual Danish Open Source conference. The Danish BSD user group BSD-DK will present the BSD's.

February 2005

  • Fosdem 2005, Universite Libre de Bruxelles, Brussels, Belgium
    26 - 27 February, 2005
    A 2 day event to promote the widespread use of Free and Open Source software. Among the projects present at the event will be Mozilla, KDE and, of course, FreeBSD.

  • GUUG-Frühjahrsfachgespräch 2005, Munich University of Applied Sciences, Munich, Germany
    22 - 25 February, 2005
    The Frühjahrsfachgespräch is an annual event on practical Linux/UNIX topics. Most of the talks are in german, among them a talk about FreeBSD Filesystem Snapshots by Dirk Meyer <dinoex@FreeBSD.org>.

  • SCALE: Southern California Linux Expo 2005, Los Angeles Convention Center, Los Angeles, California, USA
    12 - 13 February, 2005
    The third Southern California Linux Expo will have an exhibition booth on FreeBSD. A computer will be available and CDROMs provided by FreeBSD Mall will be handed out.

December 2004

  • 21. Chaos Communication Congress, Berliner Congress Center, Berlin, Germany
    27 - 29 December, 2004
    The Chaos Communication Congress is a three-day conference on technology, society and utopia. FreeBSD will be present with a booth. If you are interested in helping out, please contact Christian Brueffer.

  • Free Software Development and the FreeBSD Operating System, ODTU Culture and Congress Center, Ankara, Turkey
    10 December, 2004
    This conference is organized with the cooperation of the EnderUNIX Software Development Team and the Middle East Technical University Computer Center. The conference will be a one-day event and the official language for the conference is Turkish. For more information and a schedule of talks, please see the website.

October 2004

  • EuroBSDCon 2004, Queens Hotel Karlsruhe, Karlsruhe, Germany
    29 - 31 October, 2004
    The third annual European BSD Conference. It is oriented to developers and users of all BSD flavors, including FreeBSD of course.

  • BSDCon Japan 2004, Business Innovation Center Osaka, Osaka, Japan
    23 October, 2004
    BSD Conference Japan 2004, the third conference concerning *BSD in Japan, will be held in Osaka on October 23th, 2004. Furthermore, Kansai Open Source 2004 and Kansai Community Contest will be held in the same place also.

  • Systems 2004, New Munich Trade Fair Centre, Munich, Germany
    18 - 22 October, 2004
    Systems is a trade fair for IT, media and communications. There will be a combined BSD booth. If you are interested in helping, please contact Daniel Ettle.

  • Italian FreeBSD User Group (GUFI) Conference 2004, Milan, Italy
    2 - 3 October, 2004
    The Italian FreeBSD User Group (GUFI) Conference. Information available (in Italian) from the conference website.

September 2004

  • Linux Expo Shanghai, Shanghai, China
    9 - 10 September, 2004
    Linux Expo Shanghai is the biggest Linux/Open Source conference in Shanghai this summer. Murray Stokely and members of the FreeBSD China group will have a booth there both days.

    Photos by Murray Stokely, Yarshure, and Hylu (FreeBSD China) Slides from Murray Stokely's talk

  • 2nd Swiss Unix Conference, Zürich, Switzerland
    2 - 4 September, 2004
    SUCON is an emerging conference focused on topics related to the Unix operating system. Our goal is to bring together developers, system administrators and users in the field of Unix to foster projects, ideas and the knowledge of every individual. There will also be some speeches related to FreeBSD. If you want to join the FreeBSD booth, contact Josef El-Rayes.

  • The AUUG'2004 Annual Conference, Melbourne, Australia
    1 - 3 September, 2004
    AUUG'2004 is the annual technical conference of AUUG, the Australian UNIX and Open Systems User Group. The conference will emphasise issues of identity and authentication on the Internet, along with issues of computer security and anonymity.

June 2004

  • 2004 USENIX Annual Technical Conference, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    27 June - 2 July, 2004
    The 2004 USENIX ATC will have FREENIX and general refereed paper session, along with new UseBSD Special Interest Group Sessions. There will not be a separate Usenix-sponsored BSDCon in the U.S. in 2004, so this is THE big conference of the year for BSD enthusiasts in the U.S.

    Photos by Matt Dillon

  • Linuxtag 2004, Kongresszentrum, Karlsruhe, Germany
    23 - 26 June, 2004
    The Linuxtag is one of Europe's biggest Linux and Open Source related tradeshows and conferences. As in previous years, FreeBSD will be present with a booth.

May 2004

  • Linuxwochen Wien, Museumsquartier, A-1070 Wien Museumsplatz 1, Vienna, Austria
    26 - 29 May, 2004
    Linuxwochen is an annual roadshow of open source conferences, which take place in all major cities in Austria. Vienna is the biggest event. There will be a FreeBSD speech and a booth by Josef El-Rayes. If you like to help out take a look at the FreeBSD Booth's Wiki.

  • BSDCan, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Canada
    13 - 15 May, 2004
    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 invite contribution from both free software developers and those from commercial vendors.

March 2004

  • Asia BSDCon 2004, Academica Sinica, Taipei, Taiwan
    12 - 15 March, 2004
    The first BSDCon held in Asia, and sponsored by USENIX Association. Two days of tutorials will precede two days of technical sessions and a vendor exhibit.

  • LinuxForum 2004, Symbion, Copenhagen, Denmark
    5 - 6 March, 2004
    Annual Danish Open Source conference. The Danish BSD user group BSD-DK will present the BSD's.

February 2004

  • Fosdem 2004, Universite Libre de Bruxelles, Brussels, Belgium
    21 - 22 February, 2004
    A 2 day event to promote the widespread use of Free and Open Source software. Among the projects present at the event will be Mozilla, KDE and, of course, FreeBSD.

  • Solutions Linux 2004, CNIT, Paris, France
    3 - 5 February, 2004
    A 3 day event to promote GNU/Linux and Open Source software. French FreeBSD User Group will be present in the Association Village to promote FreeBSD of course !

December 2003

  • 20. Chaos Communication Congress, Berliner Congress Center, Berlin, Germany
    27 - 29 December, 2003
    The Chaos Communication Congress is a three-day conference on technology, society and utopia. FreeBSD will be present with a booth. If you are interested in helping out, please contact Christian Brueffer.

    Photos by Josef El-Rayes

  • BSDCon Brasil, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
    6 - 7 December, 2003
    This is the first edition of BSDCon Brasil. BSDCon Brasil is being promoted and organized by a pool of corporations connected with the BSD community. There will be two intensive days of workshops, presentations and mini-tutorials related to BSD at large.

  • BSD/Linux Day, Yokohama, Japan
    2 December, 2003
    During the InternetWeek 2003 Conference, which takes place in Yokohama, between December 2nd and 5th, there will be a BSD/Linux Day, organized by the Japan Unix Society.

November 2003

  • FreeBSD 10 Year Anniversary Party, DNA Lounge, San Francisco, U.S.A.
    24 November, 2003
    Join us Monday November 24th to celebrate 10 years of FreeBSD! Please RSVP here so we can order enough food and drink for everyone.

    Photos by Matt Dillon

  • SCALE: Southern California Linux Expo 2003, Los Angeles Convention Center, Los Angeles, California, USA
    22 November, 2003
    The Second Annual Southern California Linux Expo. FreeBSD will be present and handing out promotional material.

  • 5. Linuxday Vorarlberg, HTL Dornbirn, Dornbirn, Austria
    15 November, 2003
    The Linuxday in Vorarlberg is an event where people from opensource projects present their efforts to the community. Entrance is free of charge. There will also be a talk about FreeBSD.

October 2003

  • BSDCon Japan 2003, BIZ Shinjuku, Tokyo, Japan
    18 October, 2003
    BSD Conference Japan 2003, the second conference concerning *BSD in Japan, was held in Tokyo on October 18th, 2003. There were about 170 attendees. It had two parallel sessions (general and technical), and four technical papers and twelve work-in-progress style talks were presented during the conference.

  • Linux-Kongress 2003, University of the Saarland, Saarbrücken, Germany
    14 - 16 October, 2003
    FreeBSD will be present with a booth at the Linux-Kongress, probably Europe's best known Linux developer conference. We will answer questions, show you the system and sell some FreeBSD merchandising.

September 2003