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BSDCan - The BSD Conference

Come join us at the 13th annual BSDCan!

BSDCan, a BSD conference held in Ottawa, Canada, has quickly established itself as the technical conference for people working on and with 4.4BSD based operating systems and related projects. The organizers have found a fantastic formula that appeals to a wide range of people from extreme novices to advanced developers.

BSDCan 2017 will be held on 9-10 June 2017 (Fri/Sat) at University of Ottawa in the DMS (Desmarais) building, and will be preceded by two days of Tutorials on 7-8 June 2017 (Wed/Thu). See our map for details.

There will be related events (of a social nature, for the most part) on the day before and after the conference.

HEADS UP: visa conditions

Starting in 2016, new visa requirements were created. Please read about Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA) on our travel page.

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The Call for Papers has been issued. The deadline for submissions is 19 Jan. Please follow the instructions for submission. It's not as hard as it sounds.


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BSDA exam

Join the growing ranks of people taking the BSDA exam. BSDCan was the first BSD conference to offer this exciting new opportunity. If you missed it before, now is your chance to catch up.

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