Posts Tagged ‘NYCBSDCon’

NYC*BSDcon 2014

Friday, January 31st, 2014

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I’ll be at NYC*BSDcon next weekend (February 8, 2014).

Be sure to say, “Hi” if you see me.

NYCBSDCon early registration ending soon

Sunday, October 31st, 2010

Reminder that NYCBSDCon early registration is ending soon. I’ll be there presenting on pfSense. Hope to see some of you there. These conferences are always a great opportunity to talk with users, and for anyone with deployment or business plans in mind, we frequently meet up during the social events or elsewhere outside the event to talk.

Schedule posted for NYCBSDCon 2010, including pfSense

Monday, September 20th, 2010

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!

Seeking suggestions on presentation topic for NYCBSDCon

Wednesday, March 5th, 2008

NYC*BUG is again putting on the NYCBSDCon conference this October 10 and 11. The call for presentations has gone out, and the organizers, who know Scott and me from past BSDCan conferences, have contacted us to suggest we submit a proposal. I’m looking for suggestions on topics (whether or not you can be there, you’re welcome to comment).

Each talk is 45-50 minutes including time for questions, and from our past presentations at BSDCan we know the questions alone can easily run 30 minutes. So our primary challenge is finding something that will fit into 35-45 minutes, since we want to leave at least 5-10 minutes for group questions. We always talk to numerous attendees after our presentations as well (about 20 people lined up afterwards at BSDCan last year), so we don’t have to fit all the questions into the time alloted.

Strictly introductory material probably wouldn’t be best because pfSense is so widely known and used amongst the BSD community. I expect that possibly more than half of the attendees will be running it somewhere. But any topic chosen would start with at least a 5-10 minute introduction to the project for those who have not used it before. Also would spend about 5 minutes discussing the features currently in development for upcoming releases. We can use pieces of our pfSense Tutorial session for BSDCan 2008, but not nearly all of it since that’s a 4 hour session.

I’m looking for ideas on where to go from there. Whether or not you could attend this particular conference, if you were attending a 45-50 minute talk on pfSense, what would you want to hear about?