Posts Tagged ‘training’

Training at EuroBSDCon 2013

Thursday, August 29th, 2013

We’re doing a full day training tutorial session at EuroBSDCon 2013. Details on their website. Look forward to seeing some of you there!

 

2.1 Tutorial at EuroBSDCon 2012

Thursday, August 2nd, 2012

Ermal and I will be doing a full day pfSense 2.1 tutorial at EuroBSDCon 2012, October 18 in Warsaw, Poland. Registration has just opened. This will be a training-focused session, going through many of the features common to every version, covering changes in 2.1, with focus on IPv6 in each portion of the system.

Interest in US training session?

Saturday, September 17th, 2011

After our coming session at EuroBSDCon 2011, we are planning to host a session in the US this year. It will be either one or two full days, and I’m leaning towards two but open to suggestions. It would likely be held in our home base of Louisville, KY, easily reachable by air or road.

In our past training sessions at BSDCan and EuroBSDCon, we’ve had between 15 and 70 people. This year looks like we’ll have about 40 at EuroBSDCon. We will have to charge more than the BSD conferences charge for a single tutorial, as they have sponsors who help cover the costs involved. I don’t know how much yet though. I need to get some kind of an idea of how many would attend, so I know what kind of venue. We won’t be selling out the Yum Center with 22,000 seats, but I’m not sure if we need space for 10 or 50. I would limit it to some reasonably low number, like 75 at most and maybe less. If this is something you would definitely travel to attend (depending on dates, cost), let me know in the comments or email.

Live streaming

Some people just can’t afford to travel, so we’ll also do what we can to provide live streaming, or at a minimum it will definitely be recorded for later purchase. Streaming capabilities may be dependent on the facility. We do have multiple 4G cards with pretty impressive performance, so that should suffice if nothing else. I expect we will find a way to offer this via live streaming on the Internet available for purchase. Those people will not be able to interact like those in person, simply watch and listen, and we’d probably bring up a special IRC channel for it.

 

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pfSense 2.0 training at EuroBSDCon 2011

Tuesday, August 2nd, 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.

Reminder: Training tutorial at EuroBSDCon 2010

Monday, September 20th, 2010

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.

pfSense 2.0 tutorial at EuroBSDCon 2010

Sunday, August 8th, 2010

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.

pfSense 2.0 training at BSDCan 2010

Monday, March 1st, 2010

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.

Interest in a pfSense training course?

Wednesday, December 26th, 2007

We are considering proposing a tutorial at BSDCan 2008, and I want to gauge people’s interest in what Scott and I are currently discussing.

BSDCan offers 4 hour tutorials. We are considering putting together a 4 hour training course on pfSense, starting from an introduction and installation, and covering as much material as we possibly can in 4 hours. The tutorial cost in previous years was something like $50 USD, so even with travel expenses it’s still cheap. If we propose this and it’s accepted, it would be in May 2008 in Ottawa Canada.

Please leave a comment here or email me if you might be interested in attending this and/or have any suggestions on topics to be covered.