My first trip to Japan ever was connected with speaking at the AsiaBSDcon conference on March 15-16 at the Tokyo University of Science. I have met many fellow developers, including Matt Ahrens from the Illumos project who was my co-speaker at EuroBSDcon 2013 in Malta last year. This time I had a completely new topic, my talk had the title “Deploying FreeBSD systems with Foreman and mfsBSD”. My special thanks go to Hiroki Sato and George Neville-Neil who have organized this successful conference.
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Malta’s sunny weather and beautiful sea attracted many international speakers and guests to EuroBSDcon 2013. The conference was held at the Hilton Conference Centre in St. Julian’s, Malta on September 26-29, 2013. This year my co-speaker was Matt Ahrens, one of the two founders of the ZFS filesystem. Our talk was about the OpenZFS project and covered the current state and future coordination of open source ZFS development in multiple platforms – illumos, FreeBSD and Linux.
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This year’s EuroBSDcon took place at the Warsaw University of Technology on October 20-21. The conference was well organized with great keynote talks by Eric Allman and Kirk McKusick. My talk was titled “Tuning ZFS on FreeBSD” and based on my identically named article in the August issue of the BSD Magazine. I presented several do’s and don’ts and other findings and recommendations from my experience with the ZFS file system.
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This year’s Central European BSD_day will be on November 5th, 2011 in my home city Bratislava, Slovakia.
The one-day event is intended for everyone interested in BSD operating systems and is organized by me (Martin Matuška, mm@), Gábor Páli (pgj@) and YNET. Several BSD developers will give a talk, including myself. Entry is free.
More information at the event homepage: http://bsdday.eu/2011
Social network links: Facebook, LinkedIn
The BSDA certification exam will be offered at the event.
Last weekend (February 5th-6th) I visited the FOSDEM 2011 conference in Bruxelles, Belgium. The conference was crowded and many open source projects have been presenting their latest work. The FreeBSD project (where I am developer at) was present with a stand and I met several co-developers there. There have been lots of interesting talks, I was mainly interested in the Debian GNU/kFreeBSD presentation and the various MySQL and PostgreSQL talks – topics I deal with every day.
On Saturday, February 5th, I held a ZFS talk in the BSD devroom called “ZFS in Open Source Operating Systems” that was based on my previous talks.
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Another of my ZFS talks was an introductory talk at the Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava on December 8, 2010.
The talk was held in the slovak language with the translated title “ZFS from the viewpoint of a system administrator“.
Many thanks to the organizer – The HOW-KNOW Project  (joint project of the student organization YNET  and IAESTE Slovakia ).
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Last weekend (8.-10.10.2010) I held a talk at the EuroBSDCon 2010 conference in Karlsruhe, Germany.
It is probably the most popular european BSD conference and it is being attended by many developers of FreeBSD, NetBSD and OpenBSD. The talks covered innovations in the BSD operating systems and new projects have been presented, too.
I personally liked the Journaled Soft-updates talk by Marshall Kirk McKusick and the Contiki – The OS for the Internet of Things talk by Oliver Schmidt.
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Following the success of the last year’s talk at the EuroBSDCon 2009 conference in Cambridge, UK I have presented my mfsBSD project at the meetBSD 2010 conference in Kraków, Poland on July, 3rd.
The conference was very successful and once again, I have met many known people from the FreeBSD project including Paweł Jakub Dawidek who I work with on importing new ZFS versions to FreeBSD, Warner Losh, FreeBSD Security Officer and FreeBSD Core Team member or Dru Lavigne, chair of the BSD Certification Group. The talks were mainly about different parts of the FreeBSD operating system, its deployment by large scale companies and some new innovative approaches were presented, too.
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