Announcements regarding the Conference will be sent to the announcement mailing list.
12 May 2004
In this announcement - key signing - Maps - Two new talks added - Ottawa weather Key Signing Details of the key signing are now available Maps This map indicates the parking lot, the venue, and the Royal Oak pub, all of which are on the University of Ottawa campus. This map has both both the Black Thorn (Friday) and Patty Bolands (Saturday) Two new talks added We have added two new talks to the schedule: Network Security Monitoring with Sguil - 2pm Friday Using FreeBSD to provide Firewall and VPN - 2pm Saturday Ottawa weather You can see the forecast for Ottawa here.
10 May 2004
Date: Mon, 10 May 2004 14:13:13 -0400 From: Dan Langille To: announce Subject: BSDCan 2004 - a few more days! In this announcement - Registration - Emergency contact number - Registration packs - Lunch/Dinner/Drinks - Schedule changes - Items for sale Registration Online registration was scheduled to close today (10 May). We have streamlined our procedures and are now able to keep online registration going until Thursday at noon (EST). A late fee of $50 applies to any registration received after that time. Payment must be in cash, money order, travelers cheque, or certified cheque. No credit cards are accepted for registration at the conference. Emergency contact number The emergency contact number for the University of Ottawa is (613) 562-5499. You can reach the campus security services. We will be in 212, 219, and 221 of Morisset Hall. Registration packs Please pick up your registration packs on Thursday night. Otherwise you will be joining a long line up on Friday morning. We don't want anyone to miss the talks they want to see. Lunch/Dinner/Drinks We have made arrangements with three local pubs. Thursday, 3:30-8:00pm (and perhaps later) - Registration packs may be picked up at the Royal Oak (161 Laurier Ave.) tel (613) 230-9223 Friday - lunch (12:30-2:00pm) On Friday, you can purchase your lunch in the University cafeteria. Friday - drinks/dinner On Friday night, we are gathering at the Black Thorn, 15 Clarence St., Byward Market. tel (613) 241-0712. You must arrive by 6:30 to be sure of a table. This is about a mile (1.5 km) from the venue. Saturday - lunch (12:30-2:00pm) The University cafeteria is closed on Saturday, so we are gathering at the Royal Oak pub (a 5 minute walk from the conference venue). Saturday - drinks/dinner On Saturday night, we are heading to Patty Bolands, 101 Clarence St., Byward Market, tel (613) 789-7822. You must arrive by 6:30 to be sure of a table. This is about a mile (1.5 km) from the venue. Schedule Changes Ian Darwin's talk on OpenBSD firewalls canceled because of personal reasons. We may have another OpenBSD talk to replace it. The NFSv4 BOF has been schedule for 4:30 on Friday. We have added an All Conference Assembly to the end of the proceedings on Saturday. This will be a short set of announcements and some thanks before starting the key signing session. From there, we will head off for the evening entertainment. Items for sale BSDMall will be in attendance selling a range of BSD-related items during the conference. Theo de Raadt is rumoured to be bringing a box of 50 CDs of the newly- released OpenBSD 3.5. Save on shipping costs, shipping time, and help support your favourite BSD. They rely on your support to stay alive! We also hope to have several titles by NoStarch for sale. BTW: if any other BSD groups would like an area setup to sell their materials, please contact us immediately.
5 May 2005
Date: Wed, 05 May 2004 23:02:30 -0400 From: Dan Langille To: announce Subject: BSDCan 2004 - one week to go! In this announcement - Just one week to go! - Schedule changes - Location - Books - Internet access at BSDCan Just one week to go! We are now one week away from BSDCan. People are still registering. Are you one of those who leaves things to the last minute? Visit today! Schedule changes A new talk has been added to the schedule for Friday. Joseph Potvin will talk about Raising Awareness About BSD in the Government of Canada. The libpcap BOF has been rescheduled for Saturday morning. The talks by Jay Lawrence (Using Perl to write command line utilities) and Jean-Francois Laforest (Service Routing Redundancy Daemon) have been withdrawn as they will be unable to attend the conference because of personal reasons. Our apologies for this late change. Location The conference will be held in Morisset Hall, which is centrally located on campus. We have highlighted Morisset Hall on this map. The talks will be held in rooms 212, 219, and 221. All of these are in a hallway just off the main hall (look for the vending machines) on the second floor. We are close to residence and to the university center where you can grab something for lunch. Books We will have the following NoStarch books for sale at special prices during BSDCan: Absolute BSD Absolute OpenBSD Wicked Cool Shell Scripts Hacking: The Art of Exploitation In addition, we have an opportunity to get a number of books from O'Reilly. There is a list here. We are sorry for the short notice, but if you want any of the books at that URL, please let us know by Friday May 7 and we will ensure they are here. Internet access at BSDCan There will be Internet access for you at BSDCan if you bring your laptop. Bring your wireless card, or a CAT5 cable if you want to plug into our switch. If you have any questions or comments, please do not hesitate to contact us.
26 April 2004
24 April 2004
To help attendees discuss BSDCan with other interested people, we have created a forum for that purpose.
19 Apr 2004
Date: Mon, 19 Apr 2004 16:36:05 -0400 From: Dan Langille To: announce Subject: BSDCan 2004 - update In this announcement - One Day Passes added to admission choices - Schedule now available - Replication talk added - Upcoming announcements - Keysigning party One Day Passes We have added one-day passes to the registration choices. We had a number of requests from people who could only attend on one day. See the registration page for details. Schedule now available We have a draft schedule available. This is still subject to change but we do not expect major change. We regret that Michael Lucas has withdrawn his talk on "Homebrew embedded systems with BSD" because of family matters. Replication talk added Jan Wieck will present Slony-I, a new enterprise level replication system. Keysigning A keysigning party will be held during BSDCan. Details are available at http://www.bsdcan.org/keys/.
5 Apr 2004
Date: Mon, 5 Apr 2004 16:53:36 -0400 (EDT) From: Dan Langille To: announce Subject: BSDCan - schedule updates Hello BSD fans! - Wireless talk added - Wes Peters talks about RAPID - IP talk added - draft schedule - Briefcases - key signing Now for the details. I'm pleased to confirm the following new talks Developing a wireless community group: a social and technical perspective: read details The Reusable Appliance Platform for Internet Devices (RAPID) read details IP Law and Innovation read details The following presentations have been withdrawn: Introduction to Ports Using Bacula over untrusted networks iBooks for geeks A draft schedule is in the works. It will be released later this week. An announcement will be made at that time. Within the next week or two, we will have your BSDCan briefcase working. This website tool will allow you to keep track of what talks you wish to attend. Preparations for the Saturday night pre-dinner key signing party are underway. We will include details in an upcoming announcement.
25 March 2004
The Speakers page was opened. This page will allow you to easily view the biography for all speakers.
20 March 2004
Date: Sat, 20 Mar 2004 09:58:33 -0500 (EST) From: Dan Langille To: announce Subject: BSDCan - Registration now open Hello BSDCan fans! In this announcement: - Registration is now open - Tutorial information - Speaker Biographies - Privacy Statement - Upcoming changes REGISTRATION I take pleasure in announcing that BSDCan 2004 is now open for registration. Please browse to the Registration page and follow the instruction found there. TUTORIAL The tutorials will be on either Friday or Saturday. This will be useful for those booking hotels and were wondering when their tutorial actually was. SPEAKER BIOGRAPHIES The speaker biographies have been added to the website. To view a biography, click on a speaker name on the Presentations page. PRIVACY STATEMENT The BSDCan privacy statement is now available. UPCOMING CHANGES The conference schedule will be filled out within the next couple of weeks. A scheduling tool will also be added to the website to allow you to keep track of what talks you wish to attend and to keep track of any potential conflicts in your schedule. As always, should you have any questions or comments, please do not hesitate to contact us.
29 Feb 2004
Date: Sun, 29 Feb 2004 10:25:28 -0500 (EST) From: Dan Langille To: bsdcan-announce Subject: BSDCan 2004 prices / facelift Hi, The prices for BSDCan 2004 have been announced. Regular admission is CAD$175. Students are CAD$50. See the registration page for more information. Registration will open in mid-March. The website has also been given a facelift. Have a look.
25 Feb 2004
From: Dan Langille To: bsdcan-announce Date: Wed, 25 Feb 2004 10:44:15 -0500 Hello, We have great pleasure in announcing additional speakers for BSDCan 2004: Theo de Raadt - Exploit Mitigation Techniques Ryan McBride - Introduction to pf Michael Lucas - Homebrew embedded systems with BSD Robert Watson - Trusted Operating System Features Poul-Henning Kamp - GEOM + GBDE Jun-ichiro itojun Hagino - BSD and IPv6: security perspective Jean-Francois Laforest - Service Routing Redundancy Daemon Bill Paul - Project Evil For more information, please see http://www.bsdcan.org/presentations.php. In addition, we are proud to announce Internet Initiative Japan (IIJ) as a sponsor http://www.iij.com/en/. Interest in BSDCan has been increasing as word spreads. We have heard from groups at various Canadian and USA universities who are planning to attend. If you want to let your local groups know, this brochure has all the key facts: http://www.freebsddiary.org/advocacy/bsdcan-brouchure-non-folding.pdf Registration will open in a few weeks. A website facelift is also underway. Conference prices have been set and will be added to the website at that time. Regular $175 Corporate $300 Additional Corporate $100 Student $50 University of Ottawa Staff/Student/Faculty Free Tutorial $50 If you have any questions or comments, please send them to info at bsdcan.org. Thank you.
31 Jan 2004
From: Dan Langille To: bsdcan-announce Date: Sat, 31 Jan 2004 09:21:37 -0500 Hi folks, The plans for BSDCan have expanded. I recently returned from a trip to Linux World Expo in New York City. BSD interest at the convention exceeded my expectations. I was in touch with many people who are interested in speaking at BSDCan. I met several people from companies who want to support the conference. They are excited about a BSD conference on the east coast. This means the display area will be much larger than originally anticipated. I was also in touch with several user groups from throughout the north eastern US. They too were excited about an east coast BSD conference. They'll be coming. The most important development is the government departments that have indicated they wish to be involved with BSDCan. They are very interested in the security aspect of BSDCan. All of this combines to make a much larger and better conference than I originally anticipated. I will update the website with new presentations and sponsorship information as soon as it is confirmed. If you have any questions, suggestions, or comments, please do not hesitate to get in touch with me.
18 Jan 2004
Date: Sun, 18 Jan 2004 06:13:07 -0800 (PST) From: Dan Langille To: bsd-announce Hi folks, Things are going very well. In the past week, many things have been added to the list of presentations. occurred: New talks recently added: - Encrypted Filesystems - Automated source branch selection using SH/CVS - Exploit Mitigation Techniques - OpenBSD firewalls - Using Perl to write command line utilities - Homebrew embedded systems with BSD - Trusted Operating System Features You should recognize the following speakers who have been booked to appear: - Ryan McBride - Michael Lucas - Robert Watson - Ian Darwin - Theo de Raadt - Jay Lawrence - Allan Fields We still have room for more talks. If you want to give one, please let us know. We are also looking for more BOF ideas and people to step forward and be the contact person for these events. I am also looking for someone to do some graphics for the website. I'd like a 468 x 60 pixels banner please. I am also looking for people to help out on the day (security, registration, speaker contact, catering, and audio-visual).
12 Jan 2004
Date: Mon, 12 Jan 2004 08:25:41 -0800 (PST) From: Dan Langille To: bsd-announce Hi folks, I have added two new pages to the website: Presentations: http://www.bsdcan.org/presentations.php A list of presentations (some without speakers) not yet added to the schedule. BOFs: http://www.bsdcan.org/bofs.php Birds of a Feather A list of proposed BOF sessions. We need people to step forward and be the contact person for these events. We are still recruiting speakers for these events. Please contact me if you would like to give a talk. I am also looking for someone to do some graphics for the website. I'd like a 468 x 60 pixels banner please. We are also looking for people to help out on the day (security, registration, speaker contact, catering, and audio-visual).
Conference announcement : 7 October 2003
BSDCan is pleased to announce the first Canadian BSD conference. It will be held May 13-16, 2004 in Ottawa, Canada.
BSDCan would like to invite everyone interested in BSD to submit papers. For details, please see http://www.bsdcan.org/papers.php.
We plan to keep costs to a minimum. As such, the conference will be held at University of Ottawa and accommodation is available within the University residences. Please see University of Ottawa Summer Accommodation for more information. Hotels are also within close walking distance of the conference venue.
The conference venue is within walking distance of the Byward Market, a great section of town for bars and pubs. This will be a popular meeting area for the BOFs.
Attendees should find Ottawa cheaper than most other conference venues with many things to do and see away from the conference.
Costs have not been determined, but initial estimates indicate that the attendance fee will be less than CAD$200 (approximately US$150). An announcement will be made when the fee has been determined.