Make your plans for BSDCan!

February 19th, 2008 by Chris Buechler

The previously discussed pfSense Tutorial has been accepted for BSDCan 2008! This will be a 4 hour training session covering as much of pfSense as possible in that time. All the popular features will be covered, some more extensively than others depending on how things work out with the restrictions of time and what attendees are most interested in.

The conference is May 14-17, 2008 at University of Ottawa in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.  The tutorials are on the 14th and 15th, and we are not yet sure of the exact time and date of ours (I’ll update this post when the exact schedule is available).

You do need a passport to travel from the US, but don’t let that scare you off. Getting through customs both ways has never been an issue for us, even carrying multiple laptops and enough gear to build a respectable network.  :)  It’s not nearly as much of a pain as I’ve experienced going to and from Europe.

This is a great conference at a low cost. Every year we meet great people and have an awesome time.  This will be the fourth straight BSDCan that Scott and I have attended, and both of us strongly recommend it. This year may be the best yet, since we’ll be able to meet a number of you on one of the first two days of the conference. We look forward to meeting you and hope to spend some of the evening hours with you guys in one of the several bars we frequent while there.

If you’ll be attending and would like to request a specific topic be covered, please leave a comment here or email me and we’ll do our best to accommodate.

Several people have requested a recording of the session be made available for purchase. I’m going to see what we can do about that, but don’t know if we’ll be able to pull that off.

If you have any questions on the conference, travel, accommodations, or anything else related please leave a comment or email me.

8 Responses to “Make your plans for BSDCan!”

  1. PredatoryFern Says:

    I live about 6.5 hours from Ottawa and I’m seriously considering this. If not only to show support but to ask a superfluous amount of questions to you and other people at the conference. (I have a friend who is attending the U of O and family who live there…)

  2. AxMi-24 Says:

    Recording would be great for those of us that live a bit further away (germany in my case). :)

  3. Paul Says:

    I live in Toronto and would love to come. Could you post some information on pricing when you have it figured out?

    Perhaps afterwards we could hit up the town, Ottawa is well known for its 2:1 ration of girls to boys (sorry ladies.)

  4. Chris Buechler Says:

    Once we know all the details I’ll put up a new post with all the specifics.

    We’ve met several people who make the drive from Toronto every year.

    Scott will vouch for the 2:1 ratio – I’m married so I have no comment. :)

  5. Chris Says:

    I will second AxMi’s request for recording it. Not everyone can go to Canada to join in all the fun… too bad I will miss the 2:1 ratio

  6. Lindley Says:

    Another request for a recording of the events. Excellent work guys!

  7. Jim Says:

    Someone please record!

  8. Mirco Says:

    As for AxMi-24 it would be a long flight for me too, so pls make a record…

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