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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.

Users with organizational software that uses the iCalendar format can subscribe to the FreeBSD events calendar which contains all of the events listed here.

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.

Current/Upcoming Events:

November 2017

  • BSDTW 2017, Beitou Resort, Taipei, Taiwan
    11 - 12 November, 2017
    BSDTW is a conference that aims to bring out more BSD developers and development all across Asia, drawing speakers both locally and from the entire world. We will gather in Taipei, Taiwan for a mix of developer and user-focused presentations, food, and activities.

Past Events:

September 2017

  • EuroBSDcon 2017, Espace Saint Martin, Paris, France
    21 - 24 September, 2017
    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. EuroBSDcon gives the exceptional opportunity to learn about the latest news from the BSD world, witness contemporary deployment case studies, and meet personally other users and companies using BSD oriented technologies. EuroBSDcon is also a boiler plate for ideas, discussions and information exchange, which often turn into programming projects. The conference has always attracted active programmers, administrators and aspiring students, as well as IT companies at large, which found the conference a convenient and quality training option for its staff. We firmly believe that high profile education is vital to the future of technology, and hence greatly welcome students and young people to this regular meeting.

    Social links: Flickr, Blog Search.

  • vBSDcon 2017, Hyatt Regency Reston, Reston, Virginia, United States
    08 - 09 September, 2017
    This exciting weekend will bring together members of the BSD community for a series of roundtable discussions, educational sessions, best practice conversations, and exclusive networking opportunities.

    Social links: Flickr, Blog Search.

August 2017

  • 2017 Cambridge Devsummit (BSDCam), University of Cambridge Computer Laboratory, Cambridge, United Kingdom
    02 - 04 August, 2017
    An unconference style developer summit with a focus on interactive topics and sessions that reflect the interests of the attendees. The Cambridge devsummit is a slightly longer three-day event without associated conference, letting us hold more extended working groups, brainstorming sessions, and hacking on topics over several days. Past significant focuses have included virtualisation, network performance, sandboxing, tracing/debugging, packages and package security, teaching, non-x86 architectures such as ARM/MIPS/RISC-V, and testing.

    Social links: Flickr, Blog Search.

July 2017

  • Essen Hackathon 2017, Linuxhotel Villa Vogelsang, Essen, Germany
    07 - 09 July, 2017
    A weekend hackathon at the Linuxhotel in Essen, Germany. a great opportunity to fix bugs, commit code, tinker with devices, discuss new ideas, try out new things, and improve FreeBSD.

    Social links: Flickr, Blog Search.

June 2017

  • FreeBSD Day Armenia, IBM Innovative Solution & Technologies Center, Yerevan, Armenia
    19 June, 2017
    Celebrate FreeBSD Day in Yerevan. Install FreeBSD, learn more about it, grab some stickers, and more.

    Social links: Flickr, Blog Search.

  • BSDCan 2017, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Canada
    07 - 10 June, 2017
    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.

    Social links: Flickr, Blog Search.

March 2017

  • AsiaBSDCon 2017, Tokyo University of Science, Tokyo, Japan
    09 - 12 March, 2017
    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.

    Social links: Flickr, Blog Search, YouTube.

February 2017

  • FOSDEM 2017, Free University of Brussels, Solbosch Campus, Brussels, Belgium
    04 - 05 February, 2017
    FOSDEM is an event centered on free and open-source software development. As with many other communities, the BSDs feature an alloted room for giving talks at the event. See schedule on the FOSDEM website for the talks held in the BSD Developer room. The FreeBSD Foundation will also be present to share information about the project.

    Social links: Flickr, Blog Search.

Events from past years: