September 2017 Release Engineering Update

The FreeBSD Release Engineering Team continued the 10.4-RELEASE cycle, headed by Marius Strobl.  At the time of this writing, four BETA builds have been released, with BETA4 being added to the release schedule shortly after the release of BETA3 to extend the beta testing phase to ensure a few last-minute changes had sufficient time for testing.

September 2017 Development Projects Update

For this month’s update, I’ll describe the collaboration between the FreeBSD Foundation and University Politehnica, Bucharest. The FreeBSD Foundation is funding stipends for two students to contribute to the port of FreeBSD’s Bhyve hypervisor to the 32- and 64-bit Arm architectures. Mihai Carabas is a Ph.D. student and teaching assistant at the University Politehnica, and will oversee the student’s work.

Submit Your Work: SCALE 16x and FOSDEM ’18 CFPs Now Open

More opportunities to spread the word about your work with FreeBSD. Submit to these upcoming conferences. 

BSDCam 2017 Trip Report: Mathieu Arnold

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.

Don't Miss SNIA SDC 2017

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.

August 2017 Development Projects Update

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.

August 2017 Release Engineering Update

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.

BSDCam 2017 Trip Report: Kyle Kneitinger

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. 

BSDCam 2017 Trip Report: Nanako Momiyama

 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).

Upcoming FreeBSD Foundation Events

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!