I was lucky enough to obtain a grant from the FreeBSD Foundation to attend BSDCan 2018 in Ottawa, Canada. Various employers have sponsored my trips to previous BSDCan conferences over the past five years, but since that was not possible this year I am grateful to the Foundation for allowing me to continue my attendance streak.
A few weeks ago, most of the Foundation board and staff descended on Ottawa, to attend BSDCan and the preceding FreeBSD developer summit. We also held our annual board meeting the day before the developer summit, which made it a busy, but productive week for us.
The Travel Grant Application for EuroBSDcon 2018 is now open. The Foundation can help you attend EuroBSDcon through our travel grant program. Grants are available to FreeBSD developers and advocates who need assistance with travel expenses for attending conferences related to FreeBSD development
I couldn’t be more thrilled for the outcome of our first ever Foundation hosted FreeBSD Bootcamp on April 16. I’ve talked for years about developing workshops and training material for introducing new people to FreeBSD, and by working with some local FreeBSD contributors, we finally made it happen!
Happy FreeBSD Day everyone! June 19th has been declared FreeBSD Day, and this year we’re celebrating the 25th Anniversary of the FreeBSD Project. We hope you’ll join us in honoring the Project’s pioneering legacy and continuing impact on technology. Find out more about FreeBSD Day and how you can help us celebrate here.
BSDNow is celebrating FreeBSD at 25 with a retrospective. Sit back and check out over 6 hours of interviews from members of the FreeBSD community including a new interview with Dr. Marshall Kirk McKusick from BSDcan 2018.
Hi, my name is Mitchell Horne. I am a computer engineering student at the University of Waterloo, currently in my third year of studies, and fortunate to have been one of the FreeBSD Foundation’s co-op students this past term (January to April). During this time I worked under Ed Maste, in the Foundation’s small Kitchener office, along with another co-op student Arshan Khanifar. My term has now come to an end, and so I’d like to share a little bit about my experience as a newcomer to FreeBSD and open-source development.
Calling all FreeBSD fans! June 19, 2018 marks the 25th Anniversary of the FreeBSD Project. To help celebrate, the Foundation is putting together a Project timeline and we need your help. Do you have a “FreeBSD First”? Fill out the form or send us an email with the name and date of the milestone.
Presenting at a conference is an excellent way to spread the word about the work you’re doing, while raising awareness for FreeBSD. Check out the list of upcoming Calls For Proposals.
At this year’s AsiaBSDCon, I presented a talk about a SDN network emulator called Mininet, and my ongoing work to make it more portable. That presentation was focused on the OpenBSD version of the port, and I breezed past the detail that I also had a version or Mininet working on FreeBSD. Because I was given the opportunity, I’d like to share a bit about the FreeBSD version of Mininet. It will not only be about what Mininet is and why it might be interesting, but also a recounting of my experience as a user making a first-time attempt at porting an application to FreeBSD.