I want to thank everyone who helped us kick off our year-end fundraising campaign by donating during #GivingTuesday! Your generosity raised over $8,000, from 110 donors. Let’s continue this fundraising momentum by helping us meet our 2017 fundraising goal of $1,250,000.
There’s a lot of work in progress right now supported by the Foundation! We have projects supported by individual grants and student stipends, as well as work being done by the Foundation’s own staff and co-operative education students from the University of Waterloo. This month, I’ll give a brief update on the many Foundation-supported projects that are in progress.
It’s almost here! Tomorrow, November 28, is #GivingTuesday. Now in its sixth year, #GivingTuesday is a global event that brings together diverse communities to foster giving.
The Foundation is again calling on the FreeBSD community to channel your passion for FreeBSD into helping us reach our #GivingTuesdayFreeBSD campaign goal of raising $5,000 in the 24 hour period. Your support, no matter the size, will have a lasting impact on the Project.
It seems that every time I try to go to England using the Eurostar, it gets delayed between 30 minutes an 2 hours. This year, it got my 45 minute layover down to 10 minutes. Luckily, King’s Cross is literally across the street from Saint Pancras, and I managed to get into my second train just in time.
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 FreeBSD Release Engineering Team started the 10.4-RELEASE cycle, headed by Marius Strobl, late July, following the availability of 11.1-RELEASE. At the time of this writing, two BETA builds have been released for public testing.
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.
As summer comes to a close, the Foundation team will be very busy over the next few weeks spreading the word about FreeBSD at another round of conferences. We hope to see you at some of these upcoming events!
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.