On November 1 and 2, I had the opportunity to attend the Rocky Mountain Celebration of Women in Computing, in Denver, Colorado. I was thrilled to finally advocate for FreeBSD at a local conference!
It’s almost here! Tomorrow, November 27, is #GivingTuesday. Now in its seventh year, #GivingTuesday is a global event that brings together diverse communities to foster giving.
Last month I attended EuroBSDCon and the preceding FreeBSD Developer Summit. Both events were held at the University Politehnica of Bucharest, Romania. The two-day developer summit was a productive, face-to-face opportunity for contributors from various parts of the project to work together discussing ideas, and working on plans and solutions for improving FreeBSD, processes, and developer support.
In our continuing efforts to recruit more women to FreeBSD, Dru Lavigne and I attended the Grace Hopper Celebration last month. They claim it’s the largest gathering of women technologists in the world, and I believe it! This was the fourth time we’ve had a table in the job fair to recruit people to the Project. Where else can you find 20,000 people, in one place, who have (or can quickly pick up) the skills to contribute to our Project?
The developer summit began on Thursday morning with an unconference feel. After introductions and greetings, we got down to brass tacks by hacking in smaller groups. I took the opportunity to work with [email protected] on a review, catch up on some [email protected] email, and work on a few port updates.
I don’t believe it would be fair or honest to start writing this blog post without a huge thank you to the FreeBSD Foundation, to my company (cleverbridge AG), and to the local staff in Bucharest who organized and prepared everything for EuroBSDCon 2018. Without them I doubt this experience could of been possible. Thank you very much. 🙂
The September/October 2018 issue of the FreeBSD Journal is now available! The latest issue covers the topic of Networking, and includes articles on Internetworking in FreeBSD, TCP Stack Validation at Netflix, A Quick Tour of SDN Using Mininet, and so much more.
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 latest opportunities at SCALE 17X and FOSDEM ’19
I’d like to start by thanking the FreeBSD Foundation for sponsoring my trip to BSDCam(bridge) 2018. I wouldn’t have managed to attend otherwise. I’ve used FreeBSD in both personal and professional deployments since the year 2000, and over the last few years I have become more involved with development and documentation.