NYCBSDCon - February 8, 2014

NYCBSDCon is on as a day-long event with the theme of "The BSDs in Production." With a focus on the critical roles the BSDs do and can play in infrastructures, NYCBSDCon promises to be an important event for the technical community in the New York metropolitan area and beyond. The day will be filled with an array of meetings and discussions reflecting the living and breathing world of the BSDs. As with past NYCBSDCons, the cost will ensure the event is accessible.

The location will be at Suspenders Bar and Restaurant located at 111 Broadway just above Wall Street in downtown Manhattan. The event has the entire facility reserved until the evening, and will be a self-contained conference with food and beverages onsite.

There is an array of hotels in Manhattan for those traveling from afar.

NYCBSDCon specific mailing list is available for subscription.

There will be a pre-conference party at Suspenders Bar and Restaurant Friday night, February 7, beginning at 6:30 PM.

Stickers and t-shirts will be available for purchase at the conference.


Online registration is now closed. Walk-in registration begins at 8:15 EST on February 8 at the conference.

Speakers are confirmed, and the schedule is now available. A full description of the presentations is also available.

The conference opens at 9:00 AM SHARP. Please arrive earlier to check-in, grab breakfast and mingle.

BSD Certification Exam

The BSD Certification Group (BSDCG) is pleased to offer the BSDA certification exam on the day after NYCBSDCon. The one-day conference occurs on Saturday, February 8, and the exam will be conducted on Sunday, February 9.

The exam will be paper-based in English. Exam information is available from the Certification page of the BSDCG website. Exam candidates should be proficient in the BSDA Certification Requirements and the Command Reference, both of which are available for free download from this page of the website.

Participants need to register for a BSDCG ID. Once you have a BSDCG ID, you can choose an exam location and pay for the exam. The exam price is $75 USD and payable through Paypal or credit card. The exam will be held at:

10:00 AM at 147 Prince St., Brooklyn, which is close to the DeKalb Ave. (B,Q,R), Jay St. (A,C,F), and Hoyt St. (2,3) stations.

Please arrive 15 minutes early.