FreeBSD Project and How To Become Part Of It

Ever been curious about FreeBSD and why Operating Systems such as MacOS X, iOS, Nintendo Switch System software, Sony's PS3/4, etc are built on top of FreeBSD code base? FreeBSD is a free and open-source Unix-like operating system descended from Research Unix via the Berkeley Software Distribution (BSD). The first version of FreeBSD was released in 1993, and as of 2005 FreeBSD was the most widely used open-source BSD distribution, accounting for more than three-quarters of all installed systems running open-source BSD derivatives.

If you think Operating Systems are somehow magical and difficult to work on, in this session, Philip Paeps from FreeBSD Foundation will help to dispel your notion of it and uncover more about the community behind the project and how you can be a part of it.

Philip Paeps is an independent consultant and contractor based in Belgium. He provides research and development on low-level software and operating systems, particularly in an embedded or real-time context. His main interests are bootloaders, device drivers and high-performance networking. He can also be convinced to teach courses and workshops on a variety of networking-related topics.

In his so-called free time, Philip is a FreeBSD committer contributing mainly to the kernel and a member of the FreeBSD security team. He was one of the main organisers of FOSDEM, the largest annual open source software conference in Europe, from the early 2000s until 2015. He denies having any involvement with amateur radio or tabletop role playing games.

6:30pm – Registration
7:00pm – Welcome introduction
7:10pm – How the FreeBSD Project works and how you can become part of it
8:10pm – Networking and light refreshments
9:00pm – Adjourn

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