September 25, 2018

Presenting at a conference is an excellent way to spread the word about the work you’re doing, while raising awareness for FreeBSD. Check out the latest opportunities at SCALE 17X and FOSDEM ’19

SCALE 17x:  March 7-10, 2019, Pasadena, CA

The Call for Presentations for SCALE 17x is now open. The SCALE organizers invite you to share your work on FOSS programs and open hardware projects with the rest of the community, as well as exchange ideas with some leading experts in these fields. 

Submission Deadline: October 31, 2018

Below is a sample of just some of the tracks at SCALE 17X

  • Open Source in Enterprises – Both small businesses & large enterprises are adopting Open Source to reduce costs, for higher agility and improving quality. This will be the focus of this newly introduced track with an emphasis on on real world examples.
  • Containers and Orchestrator – This track will cover container and container orchestration technologies, protocols, tools, and techniques, including Kubernetes, Docker, Apache Mesos and DC/OS, Istio, gRPC, Nomad, Etcd, Consul, containerized desktops, and many others. Additionally, the Container Day will include in-depth technical talks about internals and new developments in containers and container orchestration. Submissions to this track will be considered for both the track and the Container Day.
  • Open Data – This track will focus on the use of Open Data, data sets that are freely, readily, and easily available to the public. Talks in this track will seek to answer such questions as: What can be done with Open Data? What are the societal implications of Open Data? What are some interesting questions that can be answered through the use of Open Data in science, government, education, or other fields? What are some specific techniques to manipulate these data sets?
  • Security – Covering all topics in realm of open source security. These includeSecurity research, innovative security designs, cool tools, topical issues, “How to’s” to cost effective open source security solutions and everything in-between.

Find out more here.

FOSDEM ’19:  February 2-3, 2019, Brussels, Belgium

The Call for Participation for FOSDEM ’19 is now open. FOSDEM offers open source and free software developers a place to meet, share ideas and collaborate. Renowned for being highly developer-oriented, the event brings together some 8000+ geeks from all over the world. 

Submission Deadline: November 3, 2018

Previous editions have featured main tracks centered around security, operating system development, community building, and many other topics. Presentations are expected to be 50 minutes long (including audience questions) and should cater to a varied technical audience. The conference covers reasonable travel expenses agreed in advance and arranges accommodation for accepted main track speakers if needed.

In addition, the event also features developer rooms, an exhibition, and lightning talks.

Find out more here.

Have something you’d like to propose, but not sure how to get started? Contact us. The FreeBSD Foundation can help.