Flourish! 2016 April 1 - 2, 2016 Chicago, IL

The goal of the Flourish Conference is to promote the use and adoption of Free Libre Open Source Software (FLOSS) by demonstrating the practical applications of FLOSS in the business and academic world. While everyone is familiar with businesses that focus on creating non-free proprietary software, the same cannot be said for those who specialize in developing and supporting FLOSS software and Open Culture. Attendees of Flourish have an opportunity to see how using, creating and supporting FLOSS software can enhance their careers, businesses and academic aspirations. 

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AsiaBSDCon 2016 March 10-13, 2016 Tokyo, Japan

AsiaBSDCon is a conference for users and developers on BSD based systems. The conference is for anyone developing, deploying and using systems based on FreeBSD, NetBSD, OpenBSD, DragonFlyBSD, Darwin and MacOS X.

USENIX FAST ’16 February 22-25, 2016 Santa Clara, CA

The 14th USENIX Conference on File and Storage Technologies (FAST ’16) brings together storage-system researchers and practitioners to explore new directions in the design, implementation, evaluation, and deployment of storage systems. The program committee will interpret “storage systems” broadly; everything from low-level storage devices to information management is of interest. The conference will consist of technical presentations, including refereed papers, Work-in-Progress (WiP) reports, poster sessions, and tutorials.

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FreeBSD Storage Summit February 22, 2016 Santa Clara, CA

With flash dropping in price and phase-change memory on the horizon, FreeBSD’s storage subsystems need to change so they perform well with these low-latency devices. Join fellow FreeBSD developers and guests at a summit aimed at discussing these issues, proposing solutions, coming to consensus, and then documenting decisions/roadmaps on the FreeBSD wiki. The FreeBSD Storage Summit is sponsored by the FreeBSD Foundation and is co-located with USENIX FAST ’16.

FOSDEM 2016 January 30, 2016 Brussels, Belgium

FOSDEM is a two-day event organized by volunteers to promote the widespread use of open source software. The goal is to provide open source software developers and communities a place to meet to get in touch with other developers and projects; be informed about the latest developments in the open source world; attend interesting talks and presentations on various topics by open source project leaders and committers; and to promote the development and the benefits of open source solutions.



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