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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:

February 2019

  • FOSDEM 2018, Free University of Brussels, Solbosch Campus, Brussels, Belgium
    02 - 03 February, 2019
    The Free and Open Source Software Developers' European Meeting (FOSDEM) is a free event for software hackers to meet, share ideas and collaborate. Every year 8000+ open source developers from all over the world gather at the event in Brussels, Belgium. During the FOSDEM, developer rooms (devrooms) are assigned to self organized open source groups and projects to meet together and showcase their projects; a BSD devroom will host talks about BSD operating systems and projects. If you want to submit a talk, see the CfP.

March 2019

  • AsiaBSDCon 2019, Tokyo University of Science, Tokyo, Japan
    21 - 24 March, 2019
    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.

May 2019

  • BSDCan 2019, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Canada
    15 - 18 May, 2019
    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.

Past Events:

October 2018

  • MeetBSD 2018, Intel Campus, Santa Clara, CA, United States
    19 - 20 October, 2018
    MeetBSD 2018 is a mixed unConference format event featuring both scheduled talks and community-driven events such as birds-of-a-feather meetings and speed geeking sessions.

    Social links: Flickr, Blog Search, YouTube.

September 2018

  • EuroBSDcon 2018, University Politehnica of Bucharest, Bucharest, Romania
    20 - 23 September, 2018
    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 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.

August 2018

  • 2018 Cambridge Devsummit (BSDCam), University of Cambridge Computer Laboratory, Cambridge, United Kingdom
    15 - 17 August, 2018
    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.

  • Essen Hackathon 2018, Linuxhotel Villa Vogelsang, Essen, Germany
    10 - 12 August, 2018
    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 2018

  • BSDCan 2018, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Canada
    06 - 09 June, 2018
    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 2018

  • AsiaBSDCon 2018, Tokyo University of Science, Tokyo, Japan
    08 - 11 March, 2018
    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 2018

  • FOSDEM 2018, Free University of Brussels, Solbosch Campus, Brussels, Belgium
    03 - 04 February, 2018
    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: