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Past Events:

December 2008

  • NLLGG-bijeenkomst december 2008, Liefland college, Utrecht, the Netherlands
    13 - 13 December, 2008
    The "Nederlandse Linux Gebruikers Groep" (NLLGG) organisation is arranging a national community day in Utrecht focussing on BSD. Robert Watson, Hans vd Looy, Marten Vijn, Wim Vandeputte and Remko Lodder will do presentations for the Linux community.

November 2008

  • MeetBSD California 2008, Googleplex, Mountain View, USA
    15 - 16 November, 2008
    meetBSD was started in Krakow, Poland in 2004 and strong turnout and highly regarded technical presentations have allowed it to continue each year since then. meetBSD is a conference devoted to the BSD operating systems with a strong emphasis towards FreeBSD. meetBSD 2007 was held in Warsaw, Poland and will continue this year in Mountain View, California. This year marks the first meetBSD held in California, so join us to celebrate FreeBSD's 15th Anniversary!

October 2008

  • Ticino Informatica 2008, Palazzo dei Congressi, Lugano, Switzerland
    22 - 25 October, 2008
    FreeBSD and The FreeBSD Foundation Stand A13 Presented by OEMS Sagl

  • EuroBSDCon 2008, University of Strasbourg, Strasbourg, France
    18 - 19 October, 2008
    The seventh annual European BSD Conference. It is oriented to developers and users of all BSD flavors, including FreeBSD of course. A variety of full and half-day tutorials will precede the conference.

  • NYCBSDCon 2008, Columbia University, New York City, USA
    11 - 12 October, 2008
    The New York City *BSD Conference (NYCBSDCon) 2008 will be held at Columbia University in Manhattan. NYCBSDCon is the main technical conference on the East Coast for the BSD community to get together to share and gain knowledge, to network with like-minded people, and to have fun. This event is organized by members of the New York City *BSD Users Group (NYC*BUG).

September 2008

  • OpenExpo 2008, , Zurich, Switzerland
    24 - 25 September, 2008
    The goal of OpenExpo is the promotion of Open Source software in the business environment. Among many others, there will be a FreeBSD booth.

August 2008

  • COSCUP 2008 - Conference for Open Source Coders, Users and Promoters, International Conference Hall, Institute of Applied Mechanics, National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan (ROC)
    23 - 24 August, 2008
    COSCUP 2008 is the 3rd incarnation of the series, and becomes the biggest annual open source community party in Taiwan. Several FreeBSD contributions will be presenting on FreeBSD topics.

  • FrOSCon 2008, Fachhochschule Bonn-Rhein-Sieg, Sankt Augustin, Germany
    23 - 24 August, 2008
    FrOSCon is a two day conference on Free Software and Open Source, taking place in Sankt Augustin near the cities of Bonn and Cologne. The conference revolves around a rich schedule of talks, highlighting current topics in Free Software and Open Source.

July 2008

  • O'Reilly Open Source Conference 2008, Oregon Convention Center, Portland, Oregon, USA
    21 - 25 July, 2008
    The annual O'Reilly Open Source Conference will again have a FreeBSD booth this year. Matt Olander, Dru Lavigne, and others will help spread the word about FreeBSD.

  • 9th Libre Software Meeting, Multiple Locations, Mont-de-Marsan, France
    01 - 05 July, 2008
    The Libre Software Meeting has occurred each year since July 2000. This year there will again be a FreeBSD boot camp to introduce new users to the Operating System.

May 2008

  • LinuxTag 2008, Messe Berlin, Berlin, Germany
    28 - 31 May, 2008
    LinuxTag is Europe's largest event about Free Software, Linux and Open Source. This year there will be the traditional FreeBSD booth and several BSD talks. It will also be possible to take the BSDA certification exam there on Friday May 30.

  • BSDCan 2008, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Canada
    16 - 17 May, 2008
    BSDCan is a developers conference with a strong focus on emerging technologies, research projects, and works in progress. It also features Userland infrastructure projects and invites contributions from both free software developers and those from commercial vendors.

April 2008

  • BSDCon Barcelona 2008, Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain
    19 - 20 April, 2008
    BSDCon Barcelona is a conference on all BSD-based operating systems. Submissions can be on any topic, as long as they are somehow connected to BSD. There is room for all kinds of topics ranging from documentation to kernel-programming and using systems for various tasks.

  • 2008 - Open Source Developers' Conference in Taiwan, School Of Continuing Education Chinese Culture University, Taipei, Taiwan (ROC)
    12 - 13 April, 2008 is a major conference for open source developers and contributions. The subject of 2008 is the "Innovation and Implementation". Several FreeBSD developers and contributions will be presenting on FreeBSD topics.

March 2008

  • Linux-Infotag 2008, FH Augsburg, Augsburg, Germany
    29 - 29 March, 2008
    The Augsburger Linux-Infotag offers two parallel tracks of talks to show the capabilities of free and open source software. There will be several talks about FreeBSD as well as a FreeBSD booth.

  • AsiaBSDCon 2008, Tokyo University of Science, Tokyo, Japan
    27 - 30 March, 2008
    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.

  • Unigroup FreeBSD7 Launch Meeting, Alliance for Downtown NY Conference Facility, New York, USA
    13 - 13 March, 2008
    UNIGROUP of New York presents FreeBSD 7, the latest release of the FreeBSD Operating System. George Neville-Neil, a member of the FreeBSD Project will give a presentation of the main features and significant improvements in the latest release as well as talk about the FreeBSD project and how the operating system is developed. The presentation will be followed by a question and answer period.

  • Linuxtage Chemnitz 2008, Technical University Chemnitz, Chemnitz, Germany
    01 - 02 March, 2008
    Linuxtage Chemnitz is a two day event on Linux and Free Software in general. There will be workshops, talks and room for various projects to present themselves. FreeBSD will be present with a booth as well as several talks.

February 2008

  • FOSDEM 2008, Universite Libre de Bruxelles, Brussels, Belgium
    23 - 24 February, 2008
    A 2-day event to promote the widespread use of Free and Open Source software. There will be a joined BSD and PostgreSQL developer room. Several FreeBSD developers will be present with Core Team member Robert Watson giving the opening talk on one of the conference days.

  • SCALE: Southern California Linux Expo 2008, The Westin Los Angeles Airport, Los Angeles, USA
    09 - 10 February, 2008
    There will be a FreeBSD presence at the sixth Southern California Linux Expo in February. Matt Olander will be representing the project.

January 2008

  • Solutions Linux 2008, CNIT, Paris, France
    29 - 31 January, 2008
    A 3 day event to promote GNU/Linux and Open Source software. French FreeBSD User Group will be present in the Association Village to promote FreeBSD of course !

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