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.
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:
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
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.
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!
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 2017 March/April issue of the FreeBSD Journal is now available! The latest issue features articles on CFEngine, Puppet on FreeBSD, Vagrant, and more.
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.
As announced at AsiaBSDCon 2017 in Tokyo, Intel is making a financial contribution and supporting the Foundation with access to resources to ensure FreeBSD is well supported on Intel platforms. Intel sees FreeBSD as a viable open-source operating system, and seeks broader collaboration between themselves, the Foundation, and the FreeBSD Community.
The FreeBSD Foundation was proud to sponsor the 12th AsiaBSDCon 2017, held in Tokyo, Japan,
March 9-12. Though we’ve been a sponsor for at least 11 of these conferences, this was my first time attending this conference.