New York City BSD Conference

NYCBSDCon 2005

New York City BSD Conference (NYCBSDCon), a one day technical conference
hosted by the New York City *BSD User Group, will be held on Saturday,
September 17th at Columbia University.

Speakers and topics are now set for NYCBSDCon 2005 to be held at
Columbia University in Manhattan on September 17th 2005.

The speaker list is impressive. Scheduled speakers and topics includes:

  • Jason Dixon will speak on “Failover Firewalls with OpenBSD and CARP”
  • Jeffrey Hsu of DragonFlyBSD will cover the “History, Goals,
    Objectives, and Structure of DragonFlyBSD”

  • Dru Lavigne will provide an update on BSD
  • Michael Lucas will speak on “Network Management Tools to Make your
    Boss your Willing Slave”

  • Marshall Kirk McKusick will address “Enhancements to the Fast
    Filesystem to Support Multi-Terabyte Storage Systems”

  • Bruce Momjian will enchant attendees with “PostgreSQL in BSD Land”
  • Phillip Moore will cover “Practical Enterprise Scalability: Case
    Studies of Infrastructure Software Deployed in Production”

Already registered attendees include dozens of developers, systems
administrators and end-users of the BSD operating systems. Besides
the well-known speakers at the event, NYCBSDCon 2005 will also be an
excellent opporunity for networking with others in the BSD community.

NYCBSDCon registration is open online until September 10th at

Registration by September 10th is only $20, payable during the
morning of the conference. Onsite registration is $40. As the
conference fee is quite low, only cash will be accepted.

A light continental breakfast will be provided throughout the
morning, while snacks and beverages will be available during the

After the conference concludes at around 5:30 pm, attendees will meet
at the West End bar, in a back room reserved for the conference, just
across Broadway from Columbia University. The after-party is
sponsored by OrgCom, the entity that held last year’s New York
Technical Community Holiday Party.

Sponsors, besides the hosting technical user group NYC*BUG, include
USENIX and New York Internet.

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