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FreeBSD Events

Please send details of any FreeBSD related events or events that are of interest for FreeBSD users which are not listed here to freebsd-doc@FreeBSD.org.

Countries and regions displayed in dark red on the map below are hosting upcoming FreeBSD-related events. Countries that have hosted FreeBSD-related events in the past show up in yellow or orange, with darker colors representing a larger number of previous events.

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Current/Upcoming Events:

May 2021

  • FreeBSD Office Hours, live.FreeBSD.org, ,
    12 - 12 May, 2021
    On May 12th at 18:00 UTC we will hold a "FreeBSD Office Hours", an interactive online event where users, contributors, and developers can ask questions or to offer comments. The topic will be "Best Practices virtual panel discussion", hosted by Warner Losh. For more information, please see the Office Hours page on the FreeBSD wiki.

  • FreeBSD Office Hours, live.FreeBSD.org, ,
    26 - 26 May, 2021
    On May 26th at 02:00 UTC we will hold a "FreeBSD Office Hours", an interactive online event where users, contributors, and developers can ask questions or to offer comments. The topic will be "Best Practices virtual panel discussion", hosted by Warner Losh. For more information, please see the Office Hours page on the FreeBSD wiki.

Past Events:

March 2021

  • FreeBSD Office Hours, live.FreeBSD.org, ,
    31 - 31 March, 2021
    On March 31st at 18:00 UTC we will hold a "FreeBSD Office Hours", an interactive online event where users, contributors, and developers can ask questions or to offer comments. The topic will be "Survey Results", hosted by Sean Chittenden. For more information, please see the Office Hours page on the FreeBSD wiki.

  • FreeBSD Office Hours, live.FreeBSD.org, ,
    24 - 24 March, 2021
    On March 24th at 21:00 UTC we will hold a "FreeBSD Office Hours", an interactive online event where users, contributors, and developers can ask questions or to offer comments. The topic will be "Bhyve Q&A", hosted by Peter Grehan. For more information, please see the Office Hours page on the FreeBSD wiki.

February 2021

  • FOSDEM 2021, Online, ,
    06 - 07 February, 2021
    Every year, thousands of developers of free and open source software from all over the world gather at the event in Brussels. In 2021, they will gather online. Be sure to stop by the FreeBSD stand and BSD devroom to get the latest on FreeBSD.

January 2021

  • FreeBSD Office Hours, live.FreeBSD.org, ,
    27 - 27 January, 2021
    On January 27th at 21:00 UTC we will hold a "FreeBSD Office Hours", an interactive online event where users, contributors, and developers can ask questions or to offer comments. The topic will be "Bhyve Q&A", hosted by Peter Grehan. For more information, please see the Office Hours page on the FreeBSD wiki.

December 2020

  • FreeBSD Friday: Intro to Documentation, live.FreeBSD.org, ,
    18 - 18 December, 2020
    On December 18th 2020 from 18:00 UTC there will be an 1 hour live streaming session of the FreeBSD Fridays. The topic of this week is: Intro to Documentation by Sergio Carlavilla.

  • FreeBSD Office Hours, live.FreeBSD.org, ,
    16 - 16 December, 2020
    On December 16th at 21:00 UTC we will hold a "FreeBSD Office Hours", an interactive online event where users, contributors, and developers can ask questions or to offer comments. The topic will be "Bhyve", hosted by Peter Grehan and John Baldwin. For more information please see the Office Hours page on the FreeBSD wiki.

  • FreeBSD Friday: Intro to Capsicum, live.FreeBSD.org, ,
    11 - 11 December, 2020
    On December 11th 2020 from 18:00 UTC there will be an 1 hour live streaming session of the FreeBSD Fridays. The topic of this week is: Intro to Capsicum by Mariusz Zaborski.

  • FreeBSD Office Hours, live.FreeBSD.org, ,
    03 - 03 December, 2020
    On December 3rd at 18:00 UTC we will hold a "FreeBSD Office Hours", an interactive online event where users, contributors, and developers can ask questions or to offer comments. The topic will be "Git Q&A." For more information please see the Office Hours page on the FreeBSD wiki.

November 2020

  • FreeBSD Friday: Intro to DTrace, live.FreeBSD.org, ,
    20 - 20 November, 2020
    On November 20th 2020 from 17:00 UTC there will be an 1 hour live streaming session of the FreeBSD Fridays. The topic of this week is: Intro to DTrace by Mark Johnston.

  • FreeBSD Vendor Summit 2020, Online, ,
    11 - 13 November, 2020
    This event wants to bring together FreeBSD developers and vendors to talk about common goals. Talks about latest developments in companies and in FreeBSD will provide insights into future directions. The event is also a great opportunity for networking within the industry. The half day sessions are free to attend, but you will need to register to access the meeting room.

  • FreeBSD Friday: Intro to RISC-V, live.FreeBSD.org, ,
    06 - 06 November, 2020
    On November 6th 2020 from 17:00 UTC there will be an 1 hour live streaming session of the FreeBSD Fridays. The topic of this week is: Intro to RISC-V by Mitchell Horne.

October 2020

  • FreeBSD Friday: Intro to Bhyve, live.FreeBSD.org, ,
    23 - 23 October, 2020
    On October 24rd 2020 from 00:00 UTC there will be an 1 hour live streaming session of the FreeBSD Fridays. The topic of this week is: Intro to Bhyve by Peter Grehan.

  • FreeBSD Office Hours, live.FreeBSD.org, ,
    14 - 14 October, 2020
    On October 14th at 02:00 UTC we will hold the 4th "FreeBSD Core Team Office Hours", an interactive online event where users, contributors, and developers can ask questions or to offer comments. The detail of the topics is in the announcement. The event will be recorded and posted to Youtube after its conclusion. For more information see the Office Hours page on the FreeBSD wiki.

  • FreeBSD Friday: Intro to CheriBSD, live.FreeBSD.org, ,
    09 - 09 October, 2020
    On October 9th 2020 from 17:00 UTC there will be an 1 hour live streaming session of the FreeBSD Fridays. The topic of this week is: Intro to CheriBSD by Dr. Robert N. M. Watson.

September 2020

  • FreeBSD Friday: Intro to Jails, live.FreeBSD.org, ,
    25 - 25 September, 2020
    On September 25th 2020 from 17:00 UTC there will be an 1 hour live streaming session of the FreeBSD Fridays. The topic of this week is: Intro to Jails by Michael W. Lucas.

  • FreeBSD Office Hours, live.FreeBSD.org, ,
    23 - 23 September, 2020
    On September 23rd at 18:00 UTC we will hold a "FreeBSD Office Hours", an interactive online event where users, contributors, and developers can ask questions and get advice. The event will be recorded and posted to Youtube after its conclusion. For more information see the Office Hours page on the FreeBSD wiki.

  • FreeBSD Bug Squash, live.FreeBSD.org, ,
    19 - 19 September, 2020
    On September 19th 2020 from 1400-2100 UTC we will be running a coordinated virtual Bug Squash. FreeBSD has a Problem Report (PR) database where users and developers are encouraged to file issues and regressions they find in both the base system and ports tree. A Bug Squash is a focused session where we try to triage, process, fix and close as many reports as we can from the PR database. This September 11th Bug Squash we will focus on closing as many PRs with patches as we can. Both users and developers are invited to attend and participate via the live video stream and IRC channel.

  • FreeBSD Friday: Introduction to Hardware Hacking on Raspberry Pi, live.FreeBSD.org, ,
    11 - 11 September, 2020
    On September 11th 2020 from 17:00 UTC there will be an 1 hour live streaming session of the FreeBSD Fridays. The topic of this week is: Introduction to Hardware Hacking on Raspberry Pi by Tom Jones.

August 2020

  • FreeBSD Friday: Intro to FreeBSD Security, live.FreeBSD.org, ,
    28 - 28 August, 2020
    On August 28th 2020 from 17:00 UTC there will be an 1 hour live streaming session of the FreeBSD Fridays. The topic of this week is: Intro to FreeBSD Security by Antranig Vartanian.

  • FreeBSD Office Hours, live.FreeBSD.org, ,
    19 - 19 August, 2020
    On August 19th at 18:00 UTC we will hold a "FreeBSD Office Hours", an interactive online event where users, contributors, and developers can ask questions and get advice. The event will be recorded and posted to Youtube after its conclusion. For more information see the Office Hours page on the FreeBSD wiki.

  • FreeBSD Friday: Introduction to ZFS, live.FreeBSD.org, ,
    14 - 14 August, 2020
    On August 14th 2020 from 17:00 UTC there will be an 1 hour live streaming session of the FreeBSD Fridays. The topic of this week is: Introduction to ZFS by Dan Langille.

  • FreeBSD Friday: History of BSD Fast Filesystem, live.FreeBSD.org, ,
    07 - 07 August, 2020
    On August 7th 2020 from 17:00 UTC there will be an 1 hour live streaming session of the FreeBSD Fridays. The topic of this week is: History of BSD Fast Filesystem by Dr. Marshall Kirk McKusick.

July 2020

  • FreeBSD Friday: FreeBSD Installfest Pt 2, live.FreeBSD.org, ,
    31 - 31 July, 2020
    On July 31st 2020 from 17:00 UTC there will be an 1 hour live streaming session of the FreeBSD Fridays. The topic of this week is: FreeBSD Installfest Pt 2 by Roller Angel.

  • FreeBSD Friday: FreeBSD Installfest Pt 1, live.FreeBSD.org, ,
    24 - 24 July, 2020
    On July 24th 2020 from 17:00 UTC there will be an 1 hour live streaming session of the FreeBSD Fridays. The topic of this week is: FreeBSD Installfest Pt 1 by Roller Angel.

  • FreeBSD Office Hours, live.FreeBSD.org, ,
    22 - 22 July, 2020
    On July 22nd at 18:00 UTC we will hold a "FreeBSD Office Hours", an interactive online event where users, contributors, and developers can ask questions and get advice. The event will be recorded and posted to Youtube after its conclusion. For more information see the Office Hours page on the FreeBSD wiki.

  • FreeBSD Friday: Intro to FreeBSD, live.FreeBSD.org, ,
    17 - 17 July, 2020
    On July 17th 2020 from 17:00 UTC there will be an 1 hour live streaming session of the FreeBSD Fridays. The topic of this week is: Intro to FreeBSD by Deb Goodkin.

June 2020

  • FreeBSD Office Hours, live.FreeBSD.org, ,
    24 - 24 June, 2020
    On June 24th at 18:00 UTC we will hold the fifth "FreeBSD Office Hours", an interactive online event where users, contributors, and developers can ask questions and get advice. The event will be recorded and posted to Youtube after its conclusion. For more information see the Office Hours page on the FreeBSD wiki.

April 2020

  • FreeBSD Office Hours, live.FreeBSD.org, ,
    15 - 16 April, 2020
    On April 16th at 02:00 UTC (April 15th in North America) we will hold the second "FreeBSD Office Hours", an interactive online event where users, contributors, and developers can ask questions and get advice. The event will be recorded and posted to Youtube after its conclusion.

  • FreeBSD Office Hours, Google Hangout, ,
    01 - 01 April, 2020
    On April 1st at 18:00 UTC we will hold the first "FreeBSD Office Hours", an interactive online event where users, contributors, and developers can ask questions and get advice. The event will be recorded and posted to Youtube after its conclusion.

February 2020

  • FOSDEM 2020, ULB Solbosch Campus, Brussels, Belgium
    01 - 02 February, 2020
    FOSDEM is a free event for software developers to meet, share ideas and collaborate. Every year, thousands of developers of free and open source software from all over the world gather at the event in Brussels.

January 2020

  • FreeBSD mini-DevSummit FOSDEM 2020, Hotel NH Brussels Carrefour de l'Europe, Brussels, Belgium
    31 - 31 January, 2020
    Join FreeBSD Developers and Vendors for a one-day summit to be held in conjunction with FOSDEM '20 in Brussels, Belgium. The summit will consist of discussion sessions and is by-invitation only.

October 2019

  • LISA19, Portland Marriott Downtown Waterfront, Portland, United States
    28 - 30 October, 2019
    LISA is the premier conference for operations professionals, where sysadmins, systems engineers, IT operations professionals, SRE practitioners, developers, IT managers, and academic researchers share real-world knowledge about designing, building, securing, and maintaining the critical systems of our interconnected world.

  • Bay Area FreeBSD Vendor and Developer Summit, Intel Campus, SC12 building, 3600 Juliette Lane, Santa Clara, CA, United States
    11 - 12 October, 2019
    This by-invitation event wants to bring together FreeBSD developers and vendors to talk about common goals. We will determine things we have, need, and want from each other to improve FreeBSD. Talks about latest developments in companies and in FreeBSD will provide insights into future directions. The event is also a great opportunity for networking within the industry.

September 2019

  • EuroBSDcon 2019, Scandic Lillehammer Hotel, Lillehammer, Norway
    19 - 22 September, 2019
    EuroBSDcon is the European annual technical conference gathering users and developers working on and with 4.4BSD (Berkeley Software Distribution) based operating systems family and related projects.

  • vBSDcon 2019, Hyatt Regency, Reston, United States
    05 - 07 September, 2019
    vBSDCon will bring together members of the BSD community for a series of roundtable discussions, educational sessions, best practice conversations and exclusive networking opportunities.

August 2019

  • Open Source Summit North America, , San Diego, United States
    21 - 23 August, 2019
    Join over 2,000 developers, technologists, and industry experts in an exchange of ideas on the latest trends in open source and open collaboration, how to navigate the open source landscape, and how open source is shaping innovation. There will be a presentation on FreeBSD.

  • COSCUP 2019, , Taipei, Taiwan
    17 - 18 August, 2019
    COSCUP is an annual conference held by Taiwanese Open Source community participants since 2006. FreeBSD will be well represented with both talks and a table to educate people about FreeBSD.

July 2019

  • OSCON 2019, , Portland, United States
    15 - 18 July, 2019
    The FreeBSD Foundation will have a table in the expo hall to promote FreeBSD.

June 2019

  • Rootconf 2019, , Bangalore, India
    21 - 22 June, 2019
    Join members of the FreeBSD community at Rootconf 2019! Rootconf is India’s most well-known conference on DevOps and IT infrastructure. Rootconf attracts systems and operations engineers, and decision-makers in IT to share real world knowledge about building reliable systems. Rootconf 2019 will focus on infrastructure security, cost optimization, and distributed systems.

  • Comcast Labs Connect 2nd Annual Open Source Conference, Hyatt Regency Denver, Denver, United States
    20 - 20 June, 2019
    Comcast Labs Connect in partnership with the Comcast Open Source Program Office is proud to announce the 2nd Annual Open Source Conference. This conference aims to connect open source developers, leaders, technologists, and community leaders to collaborate on the latest in open source innovation in the broadband, media, entertainment, and connected home space. This is an ideal forum for cross-collaboration between developers, operators, architects, leaders and others who are driving the technology forward.

  • Berlin FreeBSD DevSummit, Bally Wulff Games & Entertainment GmbH, Berlin, Germany
    15 - 16 June, 2019
    This devsummit will be run "un-conference" style, meaning that the agenda is made by the participants. People can give talks or form working groups around a topic of interest. Developers can invite guests by adding them to the wiki page. You do not have to have a commit bit to contribute to this event.

  • HKOSCON 2019, Convention Centre 2, Hong Kong Science Park, Shatin, ,
    14 - 15 June, 2019
    Hong Kong Open Source Conference is one of the major open source conferences in Hong Kong since its first commencement in 2013, bringing an international crowd of developers, contributors, users, IT managers, and students. There will be a FreeBSD table and talk to promote FreeBSD.

  • Vienna Security Hackathon 2019, SBA Research, Vienna, Austria
    08 - 09 June, 2019
    This hackathon in Vienna is focused on security, but this is not a strict requirement. The basic idea is to get together with FreeBSD hackers to discuss and work directly on issues resolving as many as we can over the long weekend. Fixing bugs, writing code, adding features, improving the documentation, working on ports, and such are all welcome activities at the event. There is also a sightseeing tour planned on the Monday after.

May 2019

  • BSDday Argentina 2019, Departamento de Computacion de la Facultad de Ciencias Exactas y Naturales de la Universidad de Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires, Argentina
    29 - 30 May, 2019
    The BSDday is an event where users, administrators and developers of operating systems of type BSD come together to share knowledge, talks, contacts and get to know each other. In the event lectures, debates, courses and installations of the systems will be exposed. The event is also a great entry for Linux users, Unix and other operating systems to the BSD world.

  • Waterloo Hackathon 2019, University of Waterloo, Kitchener-Waterloo, Canada
    20 - 22 May, 2019
    Join fellow FreeBSD developers for a few days of collaborative software development or hardware hacking in Kitchener-Waterloo, Ontario, after BSDCan.

  • BSDCan 2019, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Canada
    15 - 18 May, 2019
    A four day BSD conference held in Ottawa, Canada. BSDCan hosts talks and tutorials on a range of topics based around the BSD family of operating systems.

April 2019

  • Hackathon 201904, University of Aberdeen, Fraser Noble Building, Room 213, Aberdeen, United Kingdom
    17 - 19 April, 2019
    The Aberdeen hackathon is placed at the half way point between AsiaBSDCon and BSDCan to give ardent hackers something to fill their time. Deadline for registration is March 31st, 2019.

  • FreeBSD Community Day, B3 Consulting Group, Kämpegatan 6, Gothenburg, Sweden
    07 - 07 April, 2019
    The FreeBSD Community Day in Gothenburg is hosted in connection with the FOSS-north conference. It is a public event for users, developers, and anyone with an interest in FreeBSD, who wants to learn more about the project.

March 2019

  • AsiaBSDCon 2019, Tokyo University of Science, Tokyo, Japan
    21 - 24 March, 2019
    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. AsiaBSDCon is a technical conference and aims to collect the best technical papers and presentations available to ensure that the latest developments in our open source community are shared with the widest possible audience.

February 2019

  • FOSDEM 2019, Free University of Brussels, Solbosch Campus, Brussels, Belgium
    02 - 03 February, 2019
    The Free and Open Source Software Developers' European Meeting (FOSDEM) is a free event for software hackers to meet, share ideas and collaborate. Every year 8000+ open source developers from all over the world gather at the event in Brussels, Belgium. During the FOSDEM, developer rooms (devrooms) are assigned to self organized open source groups and projects to meet together and showcase their projects; a BSD devroom will host talks about BSD operating systems and projects. If you want to submit a talk, see the CfP.

Events from past years: