OpenBSD Journal

NYCBSDCon 2008 Call For Presentations

Contributed by jason on from the back-by-popular-demand dept.

Okan Demirmen (okan@) writes...

We are proud to announce further details on NYCBSDCon 2008, to be held at Columbia University on October 11-12 in New York City. The website been updated with the Call for Papers and information for interested sponsors.

NYCBSDCon 2008 Call For Presentations

Continuing on the success of 2005 and 2006, New York City BSD Conference (NYCBSDCon) is the main technical conference on the US East Coast for the BSD community to get together to share and gain knowledge, to network with like-minded people, and to have fun. This event is organized by members of the New York City *BSD Users Group (NYC*BUG).

The NYCBSDCon program committee is accepting submissions for imaginative, embryonic and energizing presentations surrounding the BSD operating systems. We are looking to attract a wide range of speakers and attendees; therefore, topics of interest range from the esoteric to development to practical, everyday sysadmin life. Of course, original topics are preferred in most cases.

Each talk is expected to be 45-50 minutes, including a few minutes for questions and answers if the speaker wishes - potentially recorded. Presenters will have audio/visual and network connectivity.

Abstracts for presentations are due July 15, 2008.

Authors of accepted submissions should be able to provide the full presentation for publication on NYCBSDCon sponsored mediums. Further instructions will follow notification of acceptance. Submissions accompanied by a non-disclosure agreement or a product advertisement will be rejected.

Abstract submissions should be emailed to cfp at nycbsdcon dot org in text, ps or pdf format.

Conference Location: Columbia University, New York, NY
Conference Dates: October 11-12, 2008

Important Milestones:

Mar 01		CFP Released
Jul 15		CFP Deadliner
Aug 01		Notification of Accepted and Rejected Presentations

Do not let travel and accommodation concerns get in the way of your submissions; we may have some opportunities to subsidize speakers, but it is too early to guarantee anything at this point.

For questions, concerns or comments, please contact us here: info at nycbsdcon dot org.

Editor's Note: This is a great place to hook up with developers and ports maintainers if you're in the USA. The last event had a great turnout from the OpenBSD camp, and this year will probably be similar.

(Comments are closed)

  1. By Anonymous Coward ( on

    I hope there will be representation from all the BSDs.

    1. By George ( george at nycbug dot org on

      > I hope there will be representation from all the BSDs.

      if you look at 2006, you'd see we did a decent job at that.

      if you're concerned about an openbsd presence, don't sweat it.

  2. By Anonymous Coward ( on

    Great! Bringing OpenBSD and BSD worlds together always helps.
    Sure would be great if any could give new talks/work on full disk encryption and other crypto issues. FDE, may not be the answer, but some handling of crypto issues would be nice to read about for cutting edge past FreeBSD 7 FDE.
    Personally, I would rather use an OpenBSD system and some simpler better implementation methods. Some are very easy, but others need turnkey simple *proven* methods, hard to persuade some that one's cooking is acceptable. Talks/presentations, might help. My .02 cents.

    Peace all.


Copyright © - Daniel Hartmeier. All rights reserved. Articles and comments are copyright their respective authors, submission implies license to publish on this web site. Contents of the archive prior to as well as images and HTML templates were copied from the fabulous original with Jose's and Jim's kind permission. This journal runs as CGI with httpd(8) on OpenBSD, the source code is BSD licensed. undeadly \Un*dead"ly\, a. Not subject to death; immortal. [Obs.]