vBSDcon 2017 Travel Grant Application Now Open

The Travel Grant Application for vBSDcon 2017 is now open. The Foundation can help you attend vBSDcon 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. vBSDcon applications are due on July 20, 2017. Find out more and apply today!

May 2017 Development Projects Update
May 2017 Development Projects Update Anne Dickison 05/31/2017

At the beginning of May we embarked on a new path in the FreeBSD Foundation, with the hiring of co-operative education (co-op) students from the University of Waterloo. The University of Waterloo is a pioneer and leader in co-operative education, with 100% of Engineering students and a majority of Computer Science students participating in co-op programs.

Upcoming Summer 2017 FreeBSD Foundation Events

June kicks off the summer conference season for the Foundation team. We’ll be traveling around the world to spread the word about FreeBSD.  We hope to see you at some of these upcoming  events.

Promoting FreeBSD at Events
Promoting FreeBSD at Events Anne Dickison 05/09/2017

Attending conferences is not only an excellent way to gain new skills and meet new collaborators, but it’s also an ideal place to spread the word about FreeBSD. Whether it’s giving a presentation or just talking to folks during the hallway track, you can help the community grow by engaging other conference attendees in the following ways:

BSDCam 2017 Travel Grant Application Now Open

The Travel Grant Application for the 2017 FreeBSD Cambridge Developers Summit (BSDCam 2017) is now open. The Foundation can help you attend BSDCam 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.  BSDCam applications are due on June 13, 2017

April 2017 Development Projects Update
April 2017 Development Projects Update Anne Dickison 04/28/2017

FreeBSD runs on many embedded boards that provide a USB target or USB On-the-Go (OTG) interface. This allows the embedded target to act as a USB device, and present one or more interfaces (USB device classes) to a USB host. That host could be running FreeBSD, Linux, Mac OS, Windows, Android, or another operating system. USB device classes include audio input or output (e.g. headphones), mass storage (USB flash drives), human interface device (keyboards, mice), communications (Ethernet adapters), and many others.

Upcoming FreeBSD Events
Upcoming FreeBSD Events Anne Dickison 04/26/2017

As we near the halfway point to 2017,  take a look at just some of the events the FreeBSD team will be participating in around the world. If you’re attending, please stop by to say hello, and see what we’ve been up to!

FOSSASIA 2017 Trip Report: Philip Paeps
FOSSASIA 2017 Trip Report: Philip Paeps Anne Dickison 04/19/2017

The Foundation kindly funded part of my travel from Tokyo to Singapore to attend FOSSASIA. I gave the “FreeBSD is not a Linux Distribution” presentation that Foundation board member, George Neville-Neil wrote for Open Source China in December. My presentation was well-attended, and I got a lot of good questions from the primarily Linux-oriented audience.

The March/April 2017 Issue of The FreeBSD Journal is Here

The 2017 March/April issue of the FreeBSD Journal is now available! The latest issue features articles on CFEngine, Puppet on FreeBSD, Vagrant, and more.

BSDCan 2017 Travel Grant Deadline: May 1
BSDCan 2017 Travel Grant Deadline: May 1 Anne Dickison 04/04/2017

Would you like to attend BSDCan 2017? The Foundation can help. Travel grants are available to FreeBSD developers and advocates who need assistance with travel expenses for attending conferences related to FreeBSD development. Please submit your application by 11:59PM MDT, Monday, May 1.  Read through the policies and apply here