Schedule Details
8:30-9:00 Check-in
As instructed during Pre-Registration, please be prepared to pay your assigned entrance fee (cash only). Arrive with plenty of time to check-in, we want to see all the speakers too!
9:00-9:05 Kick-Off
Welcome to NYCBSDCon
9:05-10:00 Dru Lavigne
"Update on BSD Certification"

Dru will provide a progress report on the BSD Certification effort, including the milestones which have already been achieved and what work still lies ahead. She will also provide an inside perspective on what it is like to be involved in a project that requires the coordination of hundreds of volunteers spanning the globe and dozens of languages.

10:00-11:00 Michael Lucas
"Network Management Tools to Make your Boss your Willing Slave.

Michael will be speaking on his favorite open source network management tools and how they hook into a business environment. If he has not completed his long-overdue manuscript for his forthcoming "PGP & GPG: Email for Suspicious Bastards" before NYCBSDCon he will be committing suicide after his presentation, so catch him while you can.

11:00-11:15 Break
Grab a cup of coffee.
11:15-12:15 Phillip Moore
"Practical Enterprise Scalability: Case Studies of Infrastructure Software Deployed in Production"

Far from abstract and theoretical, this talk will use case studies of existing successful deployments of OpenAFS, Perl and MQSeries at a major financial institution, and provide the listener with general advice that can be applied to any number of Enterprise scale problems.

12:15-1:00 Lunch
Lunch is off-site. Stretch your legs and grab a quick bite.
1:00-2:00 Jason Dixon
"Failover Firewalls with OpenBSD and CARP" (pdf)

Jason Dixon introduces the audience to building stateful firewalls using OpenBSD technologies. Thanks to PF, CARP, and pfsync, we are able to design fully synchronized firewalls for use in enterprise networks. The presentation begins with a background on these technologies and their purpose, then transitions into a lab environment detailing the setup, configuration, and debugging of the network. There will also be an advanced example explaining how to perform load-balancing with these same tools.

2:00-3:00 Jeffrey Hsu
"History, Goals, Objectives, and Structure of DragonFlyBSD"

The recent DragonFlyBSD fork of FreeBSD is one of the most exciting developments in BSD development in a long time. This talk starts with the history behind the formation of DragonFlyBSD, describes its goals and objectives, and discusses how the project is structured. We next explore some of its technical advancements, such as the kernel messaging infrastructure, its network stack improvements, changes to the VFS system, and advanced multi-processor support.

3:00-3:30 Break
Meet us in the lobby for a beverage and snack.
3:30-4:30 Bruce Momjian
"PostgreSQL in BSD Land"

This talk explores the new features in PostgreSQL 8.1, and covers the BSD aspects of PostgreSQL, including how its BSD license has encouraged companies to build products that promote PostgreSQL, how our development structure is organized, and how PostgreSQL runs on BSD operating systems and interacts with BSD features.

4:30-5:30 Keynote: Marshall Kirk McKusick
"Enhancements to the Fast Filesystem to Support Multi-Terabyte Storage Systems"

This talk describes a new version of the fast filesystem, UFS2, designed to run on multi-terabyte storage systems. It gives the motivation behind coming up with a new on-disk format rather than trying to continue enhancing the existing fast-filesystem format.

6:00+ Off-site After Party
Join us at [location] nearby to network, schmooze, and chat. Everyone is responsible for their own food and drinks.


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