FreeBSD Developer Summit, November 2, 2012

Event Logo

Yahoo! Corporate Offices, Sunnyvale, CA USA
November 2, 2012.


This invitation-only FreeBSD Developer Summit takes place at MeetBSD 2012, located in Sunnyvale, California, USA.

FreeBSD committers are welcome to register themselves using this wiki; non-committers have to be sponsored by a committer to attend.

MeetBSD CA 2012

MeetBSD 2012 takes place between 3 - 4 November 2012.

All attendees are encouraged to attend MeetBSD, as well as present their work.

The conference is located at the Yahoo! Corporate Offices, Building C, Conference Center. Remember that you must separately register for MeetBSD (but only if you are not a MeetBSD speaker); visit the MeetBSD web page for details where you can buy tickets for MeetBSD or register for the devsummit.

REGISTRATION IS CLOSED. CLOSING DATE: 29 OCTOBER.

The information on this page is subject to change; please check back for updates.

Sponsors

Travel Information

Approaching the Event Site

Hotels

For those who are traveling to the meeting you may want to check out one of these three hotels, which are located not far from the summit venue.

Sheraton Sunnyvale 1100 North Mathilda Ave Sunnyvale, CA 94089

Sundowner Inn 504 Ross Drive Sunnyvale, CA 94089 (408) 734-9900

Quality Inn & Suites Sunnyvale 940 West Weddell Drive Sunnyvale, CA 94089 (408) 734-3742

Bug List

IRC

Note that many of attendees of the summit hang out on #devsummit on EFnet during the event (as well as the conference itself). Feel free to join!

Schedule

The developer summit spans three days, with a mixture of hacking, working group meetings, and presentations. It takes place on the 3rd and 4th of November (on the same days as the MeetBSD tutorials).

Rough Schedule

The current general plan is as follows.

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Date

Civilized Breakfast and Coffee
08:00--9:30

Socialize and Introductions
09:30--09:55

Morning Session #1
10:00--10:55

Morning Session #2
11:00--11:55

Lunch
12:00--12:55

Afternoon Session #1
13:00--13:55

Afternoon Session #2
14:00--14:55

Wrap Ups
15:00--16:00

Friday 2
November, 2012

Yahoo Building C -- Conference Center

Yahoo Building C -- Homepage

Working Groups

Working Groups

Yahoo Building C -- Conference Center

Working Groups

Working Groups

Working Group Leader Reports

Saturday 3
November, 2012

MeetBSD CA 2012

Hacking Lounge

Hacking Lounge

Sunday 4
November, 2012

MeetBSD CA 2012

Hacking Lounge

Hacking Lounge

Detailed Schedule

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Friday, 2 November 2012

Track 1

Track 2

Location

Classroom 4 Homepage

Classroom 5 Pioneer

08:00 - 09:30

Civilized Breakfast and Coffee

09:30 - 10:00

Socialize and Introductions

10:00 - 11:00

Clusteradm Working Group Session 1

Presentation Session 1

11:00 - 12:00

Documentation Working Group Session 2

Installation and Media Working Group Session 2

12:00 - 13:00

Lunch on the house

Lunch on the house

13:00 - 14:00

Virtualization Working Group Session 3

Desktop Working Group Session 3

14:00 - 15:00

HBA and RAID Working Group Session 4

Ports Working Group Session 4

15:00 - 15:30

Free Block / Decompression

15:30 - 16:00

Working Group Leader Reports

Working Groups

These sessions are intended to get developers with common areas of interest or specific projects in mind together for collaboration and hacking. They might involve prepared presentations, structured code reading, or a notebook-assisted whiteboard session. Advance preparation for such events is critical so everyone comes to the table with the right reading done so you can get to the meat of the matter.

A dedicated sub-page will be created for each group to be populated by its leader(s) (see the template), that is where the details (e.g. prepared materials, a proposed schedule or the list of potential attendees) can be found later. There will be short report given on the results of each group at the Developer Summit track (on Saturday).

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Topic

Leaders

Brief Description

Goal

Days

Notes

Virtualization

sbruno

Virtualization and Tools

Game plan for Bhyve, Xen and Dogfood

Friday

Installation and Media

dteske,jpaetzel

Installer Software and Media Formats

Discuss current/future software used to install FreeBSD and possible new media-format support

Friday

Ports

MarkLinimon

Ports Working Group

Discuss current state of ports on FreeBSD

Friday

HBA and RAID Controllers

TBD

The new world of ZFS and non-RAID and HBA Tech

Recommendations for HBA friendly things

Friday

Documentation

dru

Documentation working group

Work on stuff needed for print edition of Handbook

Friday

Desktop

kmoore

Desktops and Laptops

Look over list of things from Desktop Working Group at Previous Sessions

Friday

Cluster Admin

BenHaga (bhaga)

freebsd.org resource management

Current state of the cluster, current wants and needs in the cluster

Friday

https://admbugs.freebsd.org

Talks

Tell us about your latest project, brainstorm on solutions to a hard problem, train us to use a new tool, make observations about a FreeBSD development process and how to improve it, tell us how your company uses FreeBSD, or coordinate activities! But, please do not duplicate a talk that you are giving at MeetBSD.

If you would like to give a short talk in the Developer Summit track at MeetBSD, please e-mail us so we can add it to the talk table here. Talk slots are about 20 minutes long, including discussions.

The deadline for talk submissions is 29 October.

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Title

Speaker

Description

Slides, Notes

Armoring FreeBSD for Enterprise Business

DevinTeske

Discuss various aspects and tools designed to armor the FreeBSD operating system w/respect to rescue/recovery, management, deployment and much more. Discuss tools such as FreeBSD Druid, DruidBSD, bsdconfig, sysrc, host_rebuild, boot loader menu enhancements and more.

55 mins.

Note to Presenters

If you are in trouble with preparing your slides, you could use the template attached to the page. It contains a LaTeX source file that you can modify to create PDF slides for the FreeBSD Developer Summit. It uses the Beamer class which is an easy-to-use extension to LaTeX for making presentations. You can easily install it by the following command (as root):

# pkg_add -r latex-beamer

or, with PkgNG:

# pkg install latex-beamer

This will install Beamer and pdfLaTeX that can be used for compiling the sources to produce the desired PDF file.

$ pdflatex my-presentation.latex

A few rule-of-thumbs when creating slides:

Contact us if you have questions or problems.

Registration

In order to attend, you must register in advance; this allows us to size rooms, order food, provide beverages, and make dinner reservations. We appreciate your cooperation in letting us know your plans well in advance of the event. Non-committers must be sponsored by a committer in order to attend. Due to increased attandence in recent years, companies are limited to one non-committer unless permission is explicitly granted by the organizers.

A registration fee is charged for all attendees in order to cover the costs of the summit (rooms, internet access, snacks, drinks, lunch, use of A/V equipment, badge, shirt). This fee is USD $45 per day. Note that this fee does not include the tutorials so they have to be paid separately.

Here is a list of the attendees and their guests at the summit.

Developer Attendees

(Please keep sorted alphabetically by last name.)

Name

FreeBSD ID

Dinner
2nd

Notes

Reg.

JosephSAtkinson

jsa

yes

SeanBruno

sbruno

yes

organizer

AdrianChadd

adrian

yes

JulianElischer

julian

yes

JasonEvans

jasone

no

Observer

SimonGerraty

sjg

maybe

PeterGrehan

grehan

yes

BenHaga

bhaga

yes

organizer

JustinHibbits

jhibbits

yes

DavideItaliano

davide

yes

MatthewJacob

mjacob

no

Observer

TimKientzle

kientzle

yes

XinLi

delphij

yes

MarkLinimon

linimon

yes

MarcelMoolenaar

marcel

maybe

KrisMoore

kmoore

maybe

NeelNatu

neel

maybe

AlexanderMotin

mav

maybe

DavidOBrien

obrien

yes

JoshPaetzel

jpaetzel

yes

Navdeep Parhar

np

maybe

AlfredPerlstein

alfred

yes

DevinTeske

dteske

yes

RobertWatson

rwatson

maybe

PeterWemm

peter

no

Guest Attendees

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.

(Please keep sorted alphabetically by last name.)

Name

Affiliation

Host
(FreeBSD ID)

Notes

Reg.

MichealDexter

Call For Testing

sbruno

DruLavigne

iXsystems/Docs

kmoore

JohnHixson

iXsystems

delphij

ADAM David Alan Martin

jhibbits

DavidMaxwell

eSentire

sbruno

MattOlander

iXsystems

delphij

HirenPanchasara

Yahoo/Kernel Team

sbruno

Veg

DaveRobison

Vicor/IT

dteske

Further Useful Information

Catering

Dinners are paid on individual basis, but all the places are booked in advance. The list of the current reservations can be found below.

Maps

Photos

(Add your photos (or link to galleries of photos) here.)

Information on Prior Developer Summits

Information on prior Developer Summits is available from the DevSummit page.

201211DevSummit (last edited 2012-11-02 15:03:42 by SeanBruno)