pfSense 2.0 training at EuroBSDCon 2011

Ermal Luci and I will be presenting a full day training tutorial at EuroBSDCon 2011, in Maarssen, The Netherlands on October 6, 2011.

This tutorial will be a training-focused session, covering many of the changes in the 2.0 release, both from the perspective of a new user and providing information on changes for existing users of the project. Common usage scenarios, deployment considerations, step by step configuration guidance, and best practices will be covered for many features. Many configurations will be demonstrated in a live lab environment. We will also cover the new functionality in pfSense 2.1, which is already being used in production for its IPv6 capabilities.

Registration is now open. We look forward to meeting many of you there!

Most features of the base system will be covered in good technical detail. It will not be simply an overview of features, we’ll do live demos to configure various scenarios, and get into configuration detail for many items.

Future US Date

We’re also in the planning stages for hosting a training session in the US later this year. It will probably be in Louisville, KY and last one or two full days. Sign up to our announcements list to be notified when it’s scheduled.

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28 Responses to “pfSense 2.0 training at EuroBSDCon 2011”

  1. jigp Says:

    Id love to attend this con but its too far! 🙁 Hope there’s PhilippineBSDCON soon….Good luck speakers! Happy pfsens0ring!
    jigp #pfsense

  2. JD Says:

    Well, how about the states? Particularly, SW. More specifically, Houston, TX ;).

  3. Chris Buechler Says:

    We may do something in the US sometime later this year. There aren’t any BSD or similar conferences in the US this year where that would be feasible, so we would end up finding some space ourselves to hold it. Most likely would be here in Louisville, which is easily accessible for attendees and the most inexpensive option for us to host.

  4. MattA Says:

    With the announcement of the training session, have you set a release date? We are anxious to get our hands on 2.0 for our school district.

  5. Ricardo Says:

    In the US… very good news!!! I look forward to attend!

  6. Chris Buechler Says:

    Release has effectively been done for weeks, we have to get some major customer projects out of the way before we can build, test, write release notes, push out, etc.

  7. Flip Says:


    The tutorial you’re about to do at the Netherlands can be recorded and posted online after the event? Will they have some kind of live webinar?


  8. Chris Buechler Says:

    I’m not sure on recording. It definitely won’t be available live from EuroBSDCon, but we’ll see what we can do on that if/when we host our own.

  9. Greg Says:

    What about in the Philippines? 🙂

  10. Chris Buechler Says:

    As much as jigp and Greg would like a session in the Philippines I don’t think that’s going to be feasible in the foreseeable future. 🙂

  11. Tobias Says:

    Any kind if recording of the session would be greatly appreciated, indeed! I’d love to participate personly but am already occupied that day.
    If it would help to fund something I’d be happy to donate some money to make it possible.
    Keep the great work!

  12. Simon Says:

    Will pfSense 2.0 RELEASE happen BEFORE or AFTER EuroBSDCon 2011 on October 6, 2011?

  13. Chris Buechler Says:

    way before that.

  14. Simon Says:

    Thanks for the heads up as I will check back every week. It would be great if we can have a video stream available of the event, perhaps a month or two later… Especially of topics relating to pfSense… Thank you all for the hard work!!

  15. Sven Grewe Says:

    Is it possible to attend only the pfSense tutorial (and pay only for it?) Or do I have to pay the main & the tutorial fee?

  16. Chris Buechler Says:

    Sven: you can register only for our tutorial. On the registration page, you can uncheck the main conference and only select our tutorial.

    I would encourage everyone to attend the main conference as well, but it’s not a requirement. If you’re a BSD systems administrator you’ll definitely find value in the remainder of the conference. I know a number of you have no interaction with any BSD systems outside of pfSense though, in which case you can only register for our tutorial.

  17. Flip Says:

    Hey Chris,

    I line up with Tobias. If funding or donation is necessary for a recording session let us know. I would def pay for it.


  18. Jnana Says:

    I would certainly pay to get a video of your training sessions, i live in a buddhist monastery where we have used pfSense for many years. We have a very large infrastructure and I don’t get out much!

  19. Carlos Guerrero Says:

    Heyyy Chris, Hi from Colombia…
    Please record and upload training sesions. My donation is ready. I use pfsense about 2 years = “no problema”. Excellent!!

  20. Joey DiJulio Says:

    Another vote for recorded training sessions, I also would find them valuable.

    On another note – and sorry in advance for the slighty off-topic comment, although it’s already been brought up here before – I’m wondering if I can coax out some more info from Chris regarding the timeline for the “official” pfSense 2.0 release date (if an exact date isn’t penciled in, at least a reasonable estiamte would be nice).

    I don’t know about the rest of you, but I for one have been checking the site just about every day now anxiously awaiting any blog posts stating a release is either out or is imminent.

    FWIW, I did notice a few weeks ago the number of open bugs dropped from the 60-80 range to, now, around 20ish. I’m curious if this was a result of the majority of those bugs being pushed to beyond the 2.0 release (i.e., now not slatted to be resolved until 2.1, 3.0, etc.), or were these just bugs that had already been resolved but were just now marked closed.

    Thanks all for the wonderful product!

  21. Seth Mos Says:

    I will be attending the tutorial as well in the Netherlands. I wrote large parts of the IPv6 code in the 2.1 development tree.

    I’ve just confirmed my registration so not sure what form any IPv6 talk will have.

    As far as recording goes I can arrange for a camera recording, it’s either my phone or a proper camera but that shouldn’t be a issue.

  22. Flip Says:

    I would say that as long their voice could be recorder and also a desktop vid capture can be made that would make a good recording. It a camera could be added that would be great, that way a video edit could be done and we could achieve a good final product overall.

  23. arcel Says:

    I’m also from Philippines, hoping for the recording of the tutorials and looking forward to 2.1 release. way too much for me for the Netherlands, since I’m working for a non profit org. Keep it up guys!!!!

  24. aby Says:

    I am from india..Kindly do something for us.

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  27. Andrea Soster Says:

    Hi, do you know at what time it the training will start? And when is it going to finish?

    I’m trying to plan my trip


  28. Chris Buechler Says:

    I’m not sure on exact times, you should be able to find out by contacting EuroBSDCon directly. I expect it will be 9 AM to 4 PM with an hour for lunch, on the official schedule. We’ll probably run over some.

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