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Several members of the RootBSD team enjoyed attending the first vBSDcon event which was held in Dulles, VA this past weekend.  vBSDcon was the first BSD conference organized and hosted by Verisign.  We were delighted to be able to both attend and sponsor this event.

We would like to acknowledge and thank Verisign and their vBSDcon team for all of the hard work they put in planning and running the conference.  Thanks to their hard work, the event attracted attendees and speakers from all over the world.  The conference was very well organized with top of the line facilities, meals, refreshments and drinks.  The schedule was clear, with enough time for both structured events as well as socializing.

We met people who were both brand new to FreeBSD, as well as many hardcore developers who have been involved since the “early days” of FreeBSD ~20 years ago.  Presentations were given on various topics in the FreeBSD community such as LLVM/Clang, pkgng, bsdconfig, and much more.  The “Birds of a Feather” timeslot allowed everyone to split into a smaller group to focus on specialty topics such as Bhyve/virtualization, ZFS and privacy.

Overall, everyone seemed to have a great time at vBSDcon 2013 and we hope Verisign will be continuing with vBSDcon 2013 as an annual event 🙂

John Hixson gave a talk about how developers can extend FreeNAS by making plugins

John Hixson gave a talk about how developers can extend FreeNAS by making plugins

Kris Moore gave a talk about automating BSD installations using pc-sysinstall and pc-thinclient

Kris Moore gave a talk about automating BSD installations using pc-sysinstall and pc-thinclient

 

vBSDcon 2013 sponsors

vBSDcon 2013 sponsors