January 31, 2019

Attending FOSDEM ’19? Don’t forget to check out the many FreeBSD-related talks and be sure to stop by the FreeBSD Stand to chat with members of the Foundation team and FreeBSD community. 

Below are just some of the FreeBSD-related activities at FOSDEM this year:

FreeBSD Mini-Dev Summit on Friday: Sponsored by the FreeBSD Foundation, the Mini summit will cover topics including generating ideas for the Project’s participation in Google Summer of Code and a session on Bug Busting.

BSD Devroom on Saturday: Foundation Executive Director, Deb Goodkin kicks off a full day of talks with a 25 Years of FreeBSD presentation. The track also includes talks on Migrating a Big Data Cluster from Linux to FreeBSD by Foundation Board Vice President Benedict Reuschling, FreeBSD Graphics by Niclas Zeising, and much more.

Netflix and FreeBSD on Saturday: Jonathan Looney will talk about how Netflix uses FreeBSD, and the benefits to both FreeBSD and Netflix.

ELI5: ZFS Caching on Saturday: Alan Jude takes an an-depth look at how caching works in ZFS, specifically the Adaptive Replacement Cache (ARC) algorithm. The talk assumes no prior knowledge of ZFS or operating system internals.

FreeBSD Stand on Saturday and Sunday: Located in Building K, Level 1 Group A, Stand 7.