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[20100714] NYCBSDCon 2010 Call for Papers
Citing from the call for papers: ``The New York City BSD Conference (NYCBSDCon) is the main technical conference on the US 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).

The NYCBSDCon program committee is accepting submissions for imaginative, embryonic and energizing presentations surrounding the BSD operating systems. We are looking to attract a wide range of speakers and attendees; therefore, topics of interest range from the esoteric to development to practical, everyday sysadmin life. Of course, original topics are preferred in most cases.

Each talk is expected to be 45-50 minutes, including a few minutes for questions and answers. All presentations will be recorded for audio and video. Presenters will have audio/visual and network connectivity.

Abstracts for presentations are due July 31, 2010.

Authors of accepted submissions should be able to provide the full presentation for publication on NYCBSDCon sponsored mediums. Further instructions will follow notification of acceptance. Submissions accompanied by a non-disclosure agreement or a product advertisement will be rejected.

Abstract submissions should be emailed to cfp@nycbsdcon.org in text, ps or pdf format.

Conference Location: Cooper Union, New York, NY Conference Dates: November 12-14, 2010''

Submission of NetBSD related entries is highly appreciated! See the call for papers for more information on important milestones, subsidizing of speakers and the mailing list to stay upto-date.

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[20080910] NYCBSDCon 2008, including a NetBSD developer's summit
From the website `` NYCBSDCon will take place over the weekend of October 11-12, 2008 at Columbia University in New York City.

The New York City *BSD User Group looks forward to hosting the conference again. Without doubt, it will once again be an exciting meeting place for *BSD users, sysadmins and developers from all the projects.

The Call for Papers closed August 1, and we received over 30 proposals for a mere dozen speaking slots. The conference schedule and speaker list will be posted shortly. [...]

Some notable planned happenings at NYCBSDCon 2008 include:

  • BSDTalk Will Backman will be live and at the conference interviewing speakers and attendees.
  • A BSD Certification exam will take place on Sunday. A number of quick Unix concept overview sessions are planned throughout the day for Saturday.
  • NetBSD will be hosting a developer's summit on Friday, October 10th, parts of which are open to all.
  • FreeBSD will also be hosting a get-together for developers.
  • We are in the process of setting up author book-signings.
Keep your eyes peeled for announcements. Registration will open in early September.
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[20080713] NetBSD developer's summit @ NYCBSDCon 2008
Jan Schaumann announced: ``A NetBSD developer's summit is currently being planned for Friday, October 10th, 2008. The event is sponsored by and leads up to this year's NYCBSDCon and will take place at Columbia University on the island of Manhattan in New York City, NY, USA.

While the program for this full-day event is not yet finalized, it will be open to the public and may include formal presentations as well as informal discussions of both technical and administrative nature. A public hackathon is anticipated to run in parallel throughout the weekend.

The common social activities such as PGP signing and consumation of refreshing beverages or communal ingestion of nutrition are likely to follow.

If you have any suggestions, would like to offer your help, plan on attending or have any other comments, please contact <jschauma at netbsd dot org>.''

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[20070424] A few more links: embedded, mobile IPv6, filesystems, appliances, packages
I've learned a few interesting NetBSD links from Edwin Groothuis's NetBSD specific Multimedia Resources List that I haven't heared about, and maybe they should be mentioned here:

Enjoy!

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[20061103] Video for NYCBSDCon talk: BSD is dying
Jason Dixon gave a talk titled "BSD is dying" at NYCBSDcon. In the talk he gave some background on BSD history, current state of affairs and what challenges for the future are, and leaves it to the listener to decide if BSD is really dying.

Very nice presentation, watch the video!

(While I don't want to get into the habit of linking to videos, I was able to download this into something that mplayer can actually show without having flash, so if it's OK for me I think it's OK for everyone else :-)

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[20061031] NYCBSDCon: Audio and slide
As found over at Undeadly.org: Audio (mp3) and slides of NYCBSDCon are now available, featuring talks like:
  • Brian A. Seklecki: A Framework for NetBSD Network Appliances (mp3)
  • Johnny C. Lam: The "hidden dependency" problem (mp3/slides) and my favourite:
  • Dixon: BSD Is Dying (mp3)
  • ... and many others


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