Whether storage is already a main focus of your career or may be advancing toward you, you’ll definitely want to attend the flagship event for storage developers – and those involved in storage operations, decision making, and usage – SNIA’s 19th annual Storage Developer Conference (SDC), September 11-14, 2017 at the Hyatt Regency Santa Clara, California.
As I described back in the May issue of the Foundation newsletter, the Foundation employed Siva Mahadevan and Guangyuan (Charlie) Yang, two co-operative education students from the University of Waterloo over the summer term. In this update I’ll highlight a few more of Siva and Charlie’s projects, and touch on what’s coming next.
The following is my account of the August 2017, FreeBSD Developer’s Summit in Cambridge University for receiving a travel grant from the FreeBSD Foundation. First, I’ll add a little background context of who I am, and why I wished to attend the conference. I have been a FreeBSD user for a few years now, learning about it in year 2 of my undergraduate education, and using it on nearly all of my computers since that moment.
It was right after my presentation and just before closing session at BSDCan 2017 in Ottawa, that several FreeBSD folks informed me that next FreeBSD developer summit would take place in Cambridge and application deadline for travel grants would be closing in a few days. I appreciate that the FreeBSD Foundation provided me with a valuable opportunity for attending 2017 Cambridge Developers Summit (BSDCam).
The Travel Grant Application for BSDTW 2017 is now open. The Foundation can help you attend BSDTW 2017 through our travel grant program. Travel grants are available to FreeBSD developers and advocates who need assistance with travel expenses for attending conferences related to FreeBSD development. BSDTW applications are due on September 26, 2017. Find out more and apply today!
REMINDER: The FreeBSD Foundation Travel Grant Policy has been updated. Please carefully read the policy before applying.
The 2017 July/August issue of the FreeBSD Journal is now available! The latest issue features articles on Getting Started with iohyve, Understanding Docker for FreeBSD Users, Lynx Network Traffic Analysis, and more.
In May of 2017, we were invited to give a talk about FreeBSD at COPU’s (China Open Source Promotional Unit) Open Source China, Open Source World Summit, which took place June 21-22, in Beijing. This was a tremendous opportunity to talk about the advantages of FreeBSD to the open source leaders and organizations interested in open source. I was honored to represent the Project and Foundation and give the presentation “FreeBSD Advantages and Applications”.
Over the decades, FreeBSD development and coordination has shifted from being purely on-line to involving more and more in-person coordination and cooperation. The FreeBSD Foundation sponsors a devsummit right before BSDCan, EuroBSDCon, and AsiaBSDCon, so that developers traveling to the con can leverage their airfare and hammer out some problems. Yes, the Internet is great for coordination, but nothing beats a group of developers spending ten minutes together to sketch on a whiteboard and figuring out exactly how to make something bulletproof.