Nov/Dec 2013 CapBUG Columbia Meeting: bhyve

posted Dec 16, 2013, 10:45 AM by Michael Erdely ‎(Metabug)‎

This time of year, CapBUG combines its November and December meetings for earlier in December.  This month, we are meeting at Message Systems in Columbia on Thursday, December 19 at 6:30 PM EDT.

Michael Dexter will give a demonstration of bhyve, the BSD hypervisor on FreeSBD. bhyve is a legacy-free hypervisor that relies on modern processor features such as Extended Page Tables and this is very small in size. bhyve can run any recent version of FreeBSD plus has experimental Linux and OpenBSD support. You can learn more about bhyve at:

Biography: Michael has used BSD Unix systems since January of 1991 and wrote his first FreeBSD jail management system in 2005. Michael is the Director of US Operations for the ScaleEngine content delivery network and in his spare time edits Call For Testing, a BSD technical journal. Michael lives with his wife, daughter and son in Portland, Oregon.

Please join us for the meeting at Message Systems and then for dinner and drinks afterwards at Victoria Gastro Pub.


posted Nov 25, 2013, 11:09 AM by Michael Erdely ‎(Metabug)‎

We're back!

After a three year hiatus, NYCBSDCon is back on February 8, 2014 as a day-long event with the theme of "The BSDs in Production."

We are confirming a variety of speakers, and encourage potential sponsors to contact us at info AT nycbsdcon dot org to partake.

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.

As with past NYCBSDCons, the cost will ensure the event is accessible and filled with an array of meetings and discussions reflecting the living breathing world of the BSDs.

The location will be 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.


posted Sep 23, 2013, 6:45 AM by Michael Erdely ‎(Metabug)‎

From the vBSDcon website:


Please join us October 25-27, 2013 at the Hyatt in Dulles, Virginia for the first biennial vBSDcon event. This exciting weekend will bring together members of the BSD community for a series of roundtable discussions, educational sessions, best practice conversations, and exclusive networking opportunities. See below for details on this industry weekend not to be missed:


  • Friday, October 25: Evening Reception
  • Saturday, October 26: General Session, Birds of a Feather Sessions
  • Sunday, October 27: General Session, Breakout Sessions

For a more detailed agenda, please click here.

CapBUG March 2012 Meeting: Mini Ports Hackathon

posted Mar 19, 2012, 2:33 PM by Michael Erdely ‎(Metabug)‎

This month, we're meeting Thursday, March 29 (6:30 PM ET) at OmniTI's Columbia Office (Map).

We will be doing a Mini Ports Hackathon (I think most group expertise is centered around OpenBSD, but other BSDs are always welcome).

The point is to look at some ports that some people have in their local ports tree that may need some extra eyes to clean up and submit to ports@.  Be sure to bring a laptop with you to actually do some ports work on.  Also, it would be nice to get a head count so please respond (to the list) if you're coming.

Then we'll head to Victoria Gastro Pub for some extremely healthy food, beer, and wine. See you there!

CapBUG February 2012 Beer & BSD

posted Feb 6, 2012, 10:43 PM by Michael Erdely ‎(Metabug)‎   [ updated Feb 23, 2012, 11:44 AM ]

Please join us at Victoria Gastro Pub on Thursday, February 23 at 1800 EST.  We'll be discussing BSD (maybe), enjoying some good food, and enjoying the BSD community.  We will be discussing how to get CapBUG back on track.  Please join us with ideas for meetings and any other ideas to revitalize CapBUG.

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