A reminder that we’ll be presenting a half day pfSense 2.0 training tutorial at EuroBSDCon 2010, coming up in just over two weeks. This is a great opportunity to learn more about the projects, and meet at least two of our main developers in person, as well as have discussions with us outside of the normal conference schedule. Look forward to seeing many of you there.
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The schedule has been posted for NYCBSDCon 2010, to be held at Manhattan’s prestigious Cooper Union on November 12-14, 2010. I will be there presenting a talk on pfSense, covering what we’ve been doing lately and where we’re going in the near future. The schedule looks great, hope to see many of you there!
EuroBSDCon 2010 will be held October 8-10, 2010 in Karlsruhe, Germany. I will be in attendance presenting a training-focused tutorial on pfSense 2.0. I’m also looking forward to numerous other great looking presentations.
The BSD conferences offer a great opportunity to learn and network with numerous people working on the BSD operating systems and derived projects, and are always a lot of fun too. I’m looking forward to another great conference, and hope to see many of you there.
Early registration is open through the end of this month.
We will be having a half day training session on pfSense 2.0 at BSDCan 2010. It will cover as many of the changes in the 2.0 release as time permits. The schedule is not available yet, however registration is open. The full schedule will be available soon.
BSDCan is always a great conference, and we look forward to meeting many of you there.
For those who can’t make it, we will be doing the same training session online sometime after BSDCan.
This will be my first EuroBSDCon, though I’m sure it’s as well done, informative, and fun as BSDCan and DCBSDCon, of which I’ve attended 6 combined.
My presentation will be an updated version of the presentation given at BSDCan, covering all the new functionality in 2.0, and our plans for beyond that.
I look forward to meeting some of you there!
Holger and Seth will be there too.
My presentation from DCBSDCon is now available on YouTube. Network Perimeter Redundancy with pfSense
Hope it turned out decent, public speaking isn’t one of my strengths.
Lots of other content from DCBSDCon and other BSD conferences on the BSD Conferences YouTube channel for those interested. A couple in particular from DCBSDCon that I really enjoyed:
There were a number of other good ones too, check out the BSD Conferences channel for more.
Here is what I have been working on during the hackathon a few weeks ago. It’s not yet commited as I’m not quite sure if I will keep it exactly this way. Sometimes the longer you work on something the less you are sure if you still like it, especially if it’s artwork related. I would appreciate some general feedback or suggestions on this.
There is one thing to note on this theme (that’s unique to this theme currently): The header including the menu is static, so it won’t scroll with the page. This way you always have access to the menu, even if you are at the bottom of a long page. The content just scrolls behind the header (as you probably notice when having a closer look). The backgroundimage is static too. I think this adds some useability, especially for those who have a long ruleset for example.
Update: Looks like this theme is polarizing people’s opinions. Some love it, some hate it. I guess I’m a real artist now. I did some more changes to it and it will be commited the way it is now. Love it or simply don’t use it if not. Don’t expect this theme to become the default theme of any version. I’ll do something more “mass-compatible” and more “corporate looking” as a new default theme following the recommendations I gathered from the discussion of this post. This one is done.
Updated preview is here.
P.S. Yes, I love the prodigy
The schedule has been announced for the BSDCan 2009 conference, May 8-9, 2009 in Ottawa Canada. For the fourth straight year, it includes a brand new session on pfSense presented by Scott Ullrich and me – pfSense: 2.0 and beyond.
This session will start with an introduction to the project and its common uses, which have expanded considerably beyond firewalling. We will cover much of the new functionality coming in the 2.0 release, which contains significant enhancements to nearly every portion of the system as well as numerous new features.
While the primary function of the project is a firewalling and routing platform, with changes coming in pfSense 2.0, it has also become an appliance building framework enabling the creation of customized special purpose appliances. The m0n0wall code where pfSense originated has proved popular for this purpose, with AskoziaPBX and FreeNAS also based upon it, in addition to a number of commercial solutions. The goal of this appliance building framework is to enable creation of projects such as these without having to fork and maintain another code base. The existing appliances, including a DNS server using TinyDNS, VoIP with FreeSWITCH, and others will be discussed. For those interested in creating appliances, an overview of the process will be provided along with references for additional information.
I’m not yet sure what the release status of 2.0 will be at that time (alpha/beta), but it will be the primary topic.
BSDCan is always a great conference at a very reasonable cost, I highly recommend it. The social events provide a number of opportunities for you to discuss the project with us – your likes, dislikes, experiences, etc. and we welcome that.
We look forward to meeting some of you there!
The last of the 7 developers in attendance left on Sunday, wrapping up 8 days of heavy development primarily on 2.0. If you’re curious and have a lot of time to spare, all the changes are detailed in Gitorious (10 pages worth). 2.0 is in considerably better shape than when the week began, though some work remains to be done. Details on that to come.
Thanks very much to those who contributed to fund this event!