BSDCan — A Cool Canadian Conference

Eric Allman on Sendmail

Eric All­man About to Give a Talk on Send­mail at BSDCan

I’m blog­ging today rough­ly from where that pic­ture was tak­en. I’m at BSD­Can just wait­ing for a talk to be giv­en by Eric All­man on Send­mail. For those in my read­er­ship that don’t know, he wrote send­mail. That speaks to the qual­i­ty of this oth­er­wise small con­fer­ence. The next talk in this room will fea­ture one of the “Fathers” of BSD — Kirk McKu­sick — dis­cussing some of the new inter­nals of FreeBSD.

Over­all, the con­fer­ence has packed two days full of new research and new projects regard­ing FreeB­SD and both the list of speak­ers and the list of atten­dees read as a who’s who of BSD licensed open source devel­op­ment. It’s held each spring at the Uni­ver­si­ty of Ottawa which keeps costs down for both the con­fer­ence reg­is­tra­tion and the accom­mo­da­tion (in near­by dorm rooms). I’ve often spec­u­lat­ed that BSD inclined peo­ple are also some­what fru­gal (not a bad thing).

Since I use FreeB­SD to run my busi­ness and many of my fam­i­ly mem­bers use FreeB­SD on the desk­top, the con­fer­ence is an obvi­ous choice for me, but I can also high­ly rec­om­mend this con­fer­ence to any­one look­ing for a tech­ni­cal pro­gram­ming con­fer­ence. FreeB­SD peo­ple are quite friend­ly, really.

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1 Response to BSDCan — A Cool Canadian Conference

  1. DaD says:

    So I keep see­ing an ad beside your col­umn for “acid and cor­ro­sive cab­i­nets”. Does that mean that if I put some­thing made out of, say, iron inside this cab­i­net, it will dis­solve or oth­er­wise turn into some­thing oth­er than ele­men­tal iron?

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