October 2022 FreeBSD Hackathon

Introduction

A FreeBSD Hackathon will take place in Aberdeen, Scotland from the 5th of October to the 8th of October 2022. The hackathon will be hosted by 57 North Hacklab.

Logistics

The hackathon will run for the 4 days, if there is interest some cultural activities can be arranged by the host for the Sunday. October is a great time to see Scotland, while it might rain, it might not.

Getting to Aberdeen

Aberdeen has a well connected International Airport with frequent routes via AMS, CDG and LHR. Aberdeen is Europes busiest heliport if you wish to take your helicopter.

There are frequent rail services to Aberdeen, with the overnight Caledonian sleeper an option for connections to London.

Getting around Aberdeen

Aberdeen has frequent bus services, the venue is on a major bus route (bus stop is right by the Hackerspace) and is close to many other bus routes. Aberdeen is a very walkable city.

Accommodation

tbd

Hacking Projects

It's good to have some idea or unfinished project to bring to the hackathon. This avoids spending a whole day to come up with an idea. This is not a strict requirement, but it helps to get you started once we're settled in. Maybe the following list can inspire you to either join an already existing project (if feasible) or add one of your own. It is also useful if you want to bring some equipment (i.e. embedded boards and other hardware) to make a note of it here to avoid extra luggage.

Who

Project

Short description

Notes

bcr

Extend ZFS permission delegation in handbook

Add examples on how to delegate ZFS permissions to another user or group to the handbook

bcr

Add mentor best practices to committers guide

Add some best practices for mentors to when mentoring to the committers guide. A short list exists, figure out if it is worth its own section.

everyone

C/Kernel hacking crash course for the uninitiated

Guide someone clueless (bcr volunteering) with basic programming knowledge through the process. Filling knowledge gaps, missing tools, books to read, etc. Goal is to document the process of becoming a port/kernel hacker to make it easy for someone to get started using those notes.

rene

Grim Reaper Improvements

finish up some unfinished business in the grim reaper script that I run the first Monday of each month.

rene / ?

port Tor browser

investigate if porting over the Tor browser to FreeBSD is feasible. On Linux it installs in the home directory of the user, perhaps for privacy reasons. Use www/firefox-esr as a starting point, as Firefox ESR is what Tor browser is built upon.

Travel coordination / Attendee list

(Please keep sorted alphabetically by last name. Do not change the format unless asked to.)

Name

Login

Arrival

Departure

Dietary Reqs

Notes

TomJones

thj

host

ReneLadan

rene

02/10

09/10

KristofProvost

kp

04/10

09/10

BenedictReuschling

bcr

03/10

09/10

Guest Attendees

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

(Please keep sorted alphabetically by last name. Do not change the format unless asked to.)

Name

Affiliation

Host
(FreeBSD ID)

Notes

example person

Hackathon/202210 (last edited 2022-09-21T08:13:58+0000 by ReneLadan)