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FreeBSD Developer Summit

University of Cambridge Computer Laboratory Cambridge, UK August 15 - 18, 2008

The invitation-only FreeBSD Developer Summit took place at the University of Cambridge Computer Laboratory in Cambridge, UK between 15 August and 18 August, 2008. Key topics of discussion included operating system virtualization, access control, and the FreeBSD 8.0 release. Advanced registration was required in order to attend; a registration fee of £35.00 was charged in order to cover meals and facilities. Accommodation was at King's College Cambridge.

Logistics

Most attendees arrived in Cambridge on Wednesday 13 August or Thursday 14 August, depending on their tolerance for jet lag and desire to see sites before the summit began. Most attendees departed Tuesday 19 August.

Official residence for the developer summit was at King's College Cambridge. Additional options included a number of hotels and bed-and-breakfasts in Cambridge. There is an enjoyable 15-30 minute walk from most residence venues to the developer summit; a frequent bus runs on weekdays, less frequently on weekends, from the city centre to the West Cambridge Site. Taxis are also available.

Cambridge, UK is located approximately 45 minutes North of London by train, with easy access by bus or train to St. Pancras International - Eurostar (45m rail), London Stansted Airport (40m rail), London Heathrow Airport (LHR - 2h rail), London Gatwick Airport (LGW - 2h rail), Manchester Airport (MIA - 4h rail), London Luton Airport (1h25m bus). European attendees may consider Eurostar or Stansted Airport preferred routes due to short transit time to Cambridge and lower prices. Visitors from the US or elsewhere will likely need to travel into one of London's major international airports, such as Heathrow or Gatwick. With the exception of Luton Airport, rail offers a more convenient but more expensive route to Cambridge than bus.

Please note: during the summer, rail service in and out of Cambridge is often significantly disrupted on Sundays due to rail works on the track between London Kings Cross and Camridge. Attendees are encouraged to avoid the need to travel by rail on Sundays.

Registration

Registration has closed, and rooms at King's have been booked. If you have not yet contacted RobertWatson with your registration details, please do so ASAP. We anticipate around 20 participants.

(sorted by last name)

Name

FreeBSD.org login

Arrival Date

Departure Date

Room Payment Received

Notes

GavinAtkinson

gavin

14th afternoon

18th

N/A

No special meal requirements

BrooksDavis

brooks

13th LHR 0555

19th LHR 1520

Yes

PawelJakubDawidek

pjd

14th, W6 401, 07:30

18th, W6 410, 19:05

No

Good food only

TonyFinch

fanf

local

local

n/a

No special meal requirements

KrisKennaway

kris

14th, EUROSTAR, 1328

19th EUROSTAR 1404

No

DavidMalone

dwmalone

15th, LGW, 8:15

17, LGW, 21:05

no

No special meal requirements

AlexanderMotin

mav

14th, LGW, 10:30

19th morning

Yes

No special meal requirements

MarkMurray

markm

local

local

n/a

No special meal requirements

SimonNielsen

simon

14th LHR 1305

19th LHR 1405

Yes

PhilipPaeps

philip

14th LHR 1740

17th LHR 2015

Yes

No special meal requirements

DougRabson

dfr

14th afternoon

19th morning

Yes

No special meal requirements

OllivierRobert

roberto

13th, EUROSTAR

19th, EUROSTAR

No

No special meal requirements (Isabelle and Élodie there between 13th and 15th)

EdSchouten

ed

Thu 14th, STN, 09:25

Tue 19th, STN, 17:05

Yes

No special meal requirements

DagErlingSmørgrav

des

Thu 14th, STN, 07:55

Tue 19th, STN, 20:00

Yes

No special meal requirements

RobertWatson

rwatson

local

local

n/a

No special meal requirements

MarkoZec

zec

14th evening

18th afternoon

Yes

No special meal requirements

BjoernZeeb

bz

Thu 14th, STN, 07:25

Tue 19th, STN, 20:25

Yes

No special meal requirements

Developers were welcome to invite guests to attend the developer summit, subject to their tolerance for ceaseless hours of kernel-hacking, and availability of space at the venue.

Name

Host

Arrival Date

Departure Date

Room Payment Received

Notes

Timothy Force

RobertWatson,MarkoZec

14th evening

n/a

n/a

Boeing

BenLaurie

RobertWatson

15th

19th

Yes

OpenSSL/Apache

StevenMurdoch

RobertWatson

local

local

n/a

Computer Laboratory

Anil Madhavapeddy

DougRabson

local

local

n/a

Citrix

Steven Smith

DougRabson

local

local

n/a

Citrix

Residence was arranged at King's College, Cambridge, and was available in the form of single en suite rooms with breakfast included at a rate of £58.00 per night including 17.5% VAT. All bookings were required by 1 August, 2008.

Events

A number of items were on the agenda for the developer summit:

Unless otherwise indicated, events took place in FW26 on the first floor of the William Gates Building; other rooms were available for break-out sessions, etc. Outside of regular office hours, the building requires a keycard to access, so developers arrived by 10:00am to be let into the building, or call RobertWatson on his mobile to be let in.

Date

Morning 10:00-13:00

Lunch 13:00-14:00

Afternoon 14:00-18:00

Evening 19:00-

Wednesday 13 August 2008

developers arrive

Thursday 14 August 2008

developers arrive

The Eagle

Friday 15 August 2008

devsummit - welcome

CL

network stack virtualization

Sala Thong

Saturday 16 August 2008

network stack virtualization

CL

kernel privilege/capability model

De Luca

Sunday 17 August 2008

Punting on the Cam

CL

devsummit - short sessions

Bella Italia

Monday 18 August 2008

devsummit

CL

devsummit

India House

Tuesday 19 August 2008

developers depart

Lunch was included in the £35 registration fee for attendees, and provided on-site at the Computer Laboratory. Breakfast was available at hotels or residences. Dinners were not included in the registration or room fees. Cambridge is well-equipped with pubs and restaurants catering to a variety of tastes and budgets.

Thursday 14 August

Developers arrived over the course of the day, but nothing formal was planned. Some of us met up at the Eagle, just around the corner from King's College, starting at around 7:00pm for dinner/drinks.

Time

Activity

19:00-...

Dinner at The Eagle, Cambridge

Friday 15 August

First day of the developer summit, starting at around 10:00am in FW26, the William Gates Building. Lunch was provided for registered attendees.

Time

Activity

10:00-11:00

Welcome (RobertWatson) 20080815-welcome.pdf

11:00-11:30

Variant Symlinks (BrooksDavis) variant-symlinks-for-freebsd.pdf

11:30-13:00

Short presentations

13:00-14:00

Lunch at the CL

14:00-15:00

Network stack virtualization status and hacking session

15:00-16:00

Network stack virtualization skype meeting

16:00-17:30

Network stack virtualization hacking continues

CL security group weekly meeting - FW11

17:30-19:00

19:00-...

Dinner at Sala Thong, Newnham Village (£17/head including dessert excluding beverages)

Saturday 16 August

Second day of the developer summit, started around 10:00am in FW26, the William Gates Building. Lunch was provided for registered attendees.

Time

Activity

10:00-13:00

Network stack virtualization (continued)

13:00-14:00

Lunch at the CL

13:30-14:30

Xen Design and Implementation (AnilMadhavapeddy)

14:00-17:00

Kernel privilege and capability models (RobertWatson)

17:00-19:00

19:00-...

Dinner at De Luca

Sunday 17 August

Third day of the developer summit, including a social activity, punting on the Cam, followed by lunch and afternoon hacking.

Time

Activity

10:00-12:00

Punting, meet at Scudamore's near the Silver Street Bridge

13:00-14:00

Lunch at the CL

14:00-15:00

Network stack virtualization: Jamie's patch, continue commit2 review

15:00-16:00

Network stack virtualization skype session

16:00-18:30

Network stack virtualization management model discussion

18:30-19:30

19:30-...

Dinner at Bella Italia (by the Granta, Sala Thong, etc)

Monday 18 August

Final day of the developer summit, starting at around 10:00am in FW26, the William Gates Building. Lunch was provided for registered attendees.

Time

Activity

10:00-13:00

Network stack virtualization: next steps, timeline, hands

13:00-14:00

Lunch at the CL

14:00-15:00

FreeBSD 8.0 discussion (BrooksDavis)

15:00-16:00

Network stack virtualization skype session

16:00-16:30

SMP network stack: status update (RobertWatson)

16:30-17:30

Forward and backward compatibility discussion (KrisKennaway)

17:30-18:00

Ideas and brainstorming (BrooksDavis)

18:00-19:00

19:00-...

Dinner at India House

Maps

Possibly useful Google map of Cambridge and environs

20080812-cambridge-map.pdf Downloadable PDF map of Cambridge and Developer Summit sites

200808DevSummit (last edited 2009-02-16 16:49:39 by RobertWatson)