FreeBSD Developer Summit, September 2014

IEC, Sofia, Bulgaria. September 25 — 27, 2014.

This invitation-only FreeBSD Developer Summit takes place at EuroBSDcon 2014, located in Sofia, Bulgaria. FreeBSD committers are welcome to register themselves using this wiki; non-committers have to be sponsored by a committer to attend.

EuroBSDcon 2014

EuroBSDcon 2014 takes place between September 25 — 28, 2014. All attendees are encouraged to attend EuroBSDcon, as well as present their work. The conference is located at the Inter Expo Centre (IEC), Sofia, Bulgaria. Remember that you must separately register for EuroBSDcon (but only if you are not a EuroBSDcon speaker); visit the EuroBSDcon web page for details where you can register once it is open.

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

Sponsors

The EuroBSDcon developer summit would not be possible without the generous support of sponsors.

EuroBSDcon provides logistical support, including organizing rooms for the event and for developers to stay in. EuroBSDcon also covers board and travel for all EuroBSDcon speakers. FreeBSD developers can help support the summit by speaking at EuroBSDcon! You can also help support EuroBSDcon and the developer summit by encouraging people to attend the conference, and especially to attend tutorials.

The FreeBSD Foundation covers travel expenses for several attendees. You can help support the FreeBSD Foundation by donating.

Travel Information

Approaching Bulgaria

Sofia International Airport (SOF) is well served from LHR, FRA, CDG, AMS, etc. From the airport, a taxi to the centre of Sofia should cost less than 20 BGN. Book a taxi from the designated stands near the exits from the airports. Be aware that taxi companies with very similar names hover in the same areas, but may charge far more.

Approaching the Event site

The devsummit is being held at the Inter Expo Centre (IEC) on the South-East outskirts of Sofia. The IEC is on Metro Line 1, it is the final station in the direction signposted "Младост (Mladost)". Note that some metro trains turn around at Mladost rather than continuing to the venue - use a train showing a destination of "Цариградско шосе".

Visas

A visa will not be required from many countries, however, some attendees may need to apply for a Visa, please check before traveling. If you need a formal invitation letter (never hurts), let devsummit@FreeBSD.org know. More details are on the EuroBSDCon visa page on the EuroBSDCon2014 website.

Accommodation

(List some of the recommended accommodations here.)

It is strongly advised to book the hotel as soon as possible.

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, group meetings, and presentations. The first part takes place on September 26—27 on the same days as the EuroBSDcon tutorials, while the second part on September 28 runs in parallel with the main conference.

However, many developers will probably arrive by the night of the 24th and meet for dinner and drinks before things start. Most developers will stay on through EuroBSDcon to give and attend talks. It is an excellent conference — a good FreeBSD developer showing has countless benefits, not least the opportunity to tell the world what we are doing!

Rough Schedule

The current general plan is as follows. Note that this is a just rough schedule, please find the exact one further below.

(Do not edit this section yourself unless asked to.)

Date

Morning
9:00--13:00

Lunch
13:00--14:00

Afternoon
14:00--16:00

Late Afternoon
16:00--18:00

Evening
18:00--21:00

...

Wednesday 24
September 2014

developers arrive

dinner

hacking lounge

Thursday 25
September 2014

devsummit

lunch

devsummit

dinner at Restaurant Lebed (Swan)

hacking lounge (Balkan lobby)

Friday 26
September 2014

devsummit

lunch

devsummit

dinner at Vodenitzata (The Watermill)

hacking lounge

Saturday 27
September 2014

EuroBSDcon 2014 / Developer Summit Track

EuroBSDcon social event

hacking lounge

Sunday 28
September 2014

EuroBSDcon 2014

dinner at Krivoto

hacking lounge

Monday 29
September 2014

breakfast

developers depart

Detailed Schedule

Group sessions, presentations and group reports will be held in rooms somewhere in $VENUE. All rooms will have A/V equipment.

Attendees will be able to pick up badges and T-shirts from $START to $START + 1 each morning.

Room

Capacity

Description

(Do not edit this section yourself unless asked to.)

Thursday, September 25, 2014 (sessions)

Track 1
Room 1

Track 2
Room 2

Track 3
Room 3

09:30-12:15

11.0 roadmap

 12:15-13:00

10G performance

13:00-14:00

Lunch 

14:00-16:00

PKG / Ports

16:00-18:00

Embedded

Friday, September 26, 2014 (sessions)

Track 1
Room 1

Track 2
Room 2

Track 3
Room 3

9:30-13:00

DNS

ASLR

13:00-14:00

Lunch

14:00-15:00

Crypto

Foundation meeting

15:00-16:00

Documentation

16:00-18:00

Free slot

Saturday, September 27, 2014 (presentations)

Time

Room

Printable edition of the program
Developer Summit Track playlist (YouTube)

Hacking 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.

Submit your proposals to devsummit@freebsd.org which shall include an abstract and number of slots needed. (1 slot = 90 minutes) It also expected to do a brief presentation on the results in the Developer Summit Track on Saturday.

(Submission is open, accepted proposals are added continuously.)

(Do not edit this section yourself unless asked to.)

Title

Leader

Description

Audience

Slides, Notes, Agenda, Results

Ports and Package WG

erwin

Anything ports, packages and pkg related

DNS WG

 erwin

DNS(SEC) in base and more

Tools

sbruno 

Workflows, bugzilla, jenkins, phabric, and more

 10G performance

 gnn 

Embedded

11.0 roadmap

erwin

Brainstorm on what we can and what we need in 11.0

Presentations

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 EuroBSDcon.

Submit your proposals to devsummit@freebsd.org which shall include an abstract and number of slots needed. (1 slot = 20 minutes)

(Submission is open, accepted proposals are added continuously.)

(Do not edit this section yourself unless asked to.)

Title

Speaker

Description

Slides, Notes

Notes

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 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

Or you can use the LibreOffice / OpenOffice template (contributed by BaptisteDaroussin).

A few rule-of-thumbs when creating slides:

Contact devsummit@FreeBSD.org 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.

REGISTRATION IS CLOSED.

A registration fee is charged for all attendees in order to cover the costs of the summit (rooms, wireless internet access, snacks, drinks, lunch, use of A/V equipment, badge, shirt). This fee is 30 EUR per day.

The fee can be paid through the http://2014.eurobsdcon.org/registration/ where the summit is listed. (If you do not find it in the list contact us.) Do not set your registration status yourself, we will do that once your registration has been confirmed.

Add yourself and your guests to the list of attendees

Further Useful Information

Catering

Lunches will be served as sandwiches during the day at the venue. Some snacks and soft drinks will be available during the sessions as well.

Dinners

Details on evening meas can be found on the timetable above or on the EuroBSDCon2014 site.

Hacking Lounges

We have use of the Sheraton Sofia Hotel Balkan lobby/bar area each night to use as a hacker lounge.

Locations

Coordinates

(Map coordinates to be added here.)

Maps

The IEC is located on the South-East side of Sofia, it is the terminus of Metro Line 1. Google map of the IEC

Photos

(Mail devsummit@freebsd.org with the link to your photos so we can add them here.)

Information on Prior Developer Summits

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

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