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FreeBSD Past Events

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Countries and regions displayed in dark red on the map below are hosting upcoming FreeBSD-related events. Countries that have hosted FreeBSD-related events in the past show up in yellow or orange, with darker colors representing a larger number of previous events.

Past Events:

December 2004

  • 21. Chaos Communication Congress, Berliner Congress Center, Berlin, Germany
    27 - 29 December, 2004
    The Chaos Communication Congress is a three-day conference on technology, society and utopia. FreeBSD will be present with a booth. If you are interested in helping out, please contact Christian Brueffer.

    Social links: Flickr, Blog Search.

  • Free Software Development and the FreeBSD Operating System, ODTU Culture and Congress Center, Ankara, Turkey
    10 December, 2004
    This conference is organized with the cooperation of the EnderUNIX Software Development Team and the Middle East Technical University Computer Center. The conference will be a one-day event and the official language for the conference is Turkish. For more information and a schedule of talks, please see the website.

    Social links: Flickr, Blog Search.

October 2004

September 2004

June 2004

  • 2004 USENIX Annual Technical Conference, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    27 June - 2 July, 2004
    The 2004 USENIX ATC will have FREENIX and general refereed paper session, along with new UseBSD Special Interest Group Sessions. There will not be a separate Usenix-sponsored BSDCon in the U.S. in 2004, so this is THE big conference of the year for BSD enthusiasts in the U.S.

    Photos by Matt Dillon

    Social links: Flickr, Blog Search.

  • Linuxtag 2004, Kongresszentrum, Karlsruhe, Germany
    23 - 26 June, 2004
    The Linuxtag is one of Europe's biggest Linux and Open Source related tradeshows and conferences. As in previous years, FreeBSD will be present with a booth.

    Social links: Flickr, Blog Search.

May 2004

  • Linuxwochen Wien, Museumsquartier, A-1070 Wien Museumsplatz 1, Vienna, Austria
    26 - 29 May, 2004
    Linuxwochen is an annual roadshow of open source conferences, which take place in all major cities in Austria. Vienna is the biggest event. There will be a FreeBSD speech and a booth by Josef El-Rayes.

    Social links: Flickr, Blog Search.

  • BSDCan, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Canada
    13 - 15 May, 2004
    BSDCan is a developers conference with a strong focus on emerging technologies, research projects, and works in progress. It also features Userland infrastructure projects and invite contribution from both free software developers and those from commercial vendors.

    Social links: Flickr, Blog Search.

March 2004

  • Asia BSDCon 2004, Academica Sinica, Taipei, Taiwan (ROC)
    12 - 15 March, 2004
    The first BSDCon held in Asia, and sponsored by USENIX Association. Two days of tutorials will precede two days of technical sessions and a vendor exhibit.

    Social links: Flickr, Blog Search.

  • LinuxForum 2004, Symbion, Copenhagen, Denmark
    5 - 6 March, 2004
    Annual Danish Open Source conference. The Danish BSD user group BSD-DK will present the BSD's.

    Social links: Flickr, Blog Search.

February 2004

  • Fosdem 2004, Universite Libre de Bruxelles, Brussels, Belgium
    21 - 22 February, 2004
    A 2 day event to promote the widespread use of Free and Open Source software. Among the projects present at the event will be Mozilla, KDE and, of course, FreeBSD.

    Social links: Flickr, Blog Search.

  • Solutions Linux 2004, CNIT, Paris, France
    3 - 5 February, 2004
    A 3 day event to promote GNU/Linux and Open Source software. French FreeBSD User Group will be present in the Association Village to promote FreeBSD of course !

    Social links: Flickr, Blog Search.

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