pkgsrcCon is the annual technical conference for people working on pkgsrc,
a framework for building over 18,000 open source software packages.
pkgsrc is the native package manager on NetBSD, SmartOS and Minix, and is portable across many different operating systems including Linux and Mac OS X.
Developers, contributors and users are all welcome to attend.
We had lots of fun, thanks everyone for participating. Check out the slides and video recordings.
The pkgsrcCon 2017 takes place on Saturday () and Sunday (). On Saturday we'll start off with talks.
We'll have lunchbreaks at a convenient time between talks.
On after the conference we'll have dinner at Mohsen which is in walking distance from Earls Court Underground station.
To plan accordingly please let the organizer know if you are going to attend the social event and dinner on Saturday!
|Social Event||Fri||7pm - open end||The Hand and Shears pub|
|Talks & Hacking||Sat||10:30 - 18:00||BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT|
|Post conf dinner||Sat||19:00 - late||Mohsen Restaurant|
|Hacking||Sun||10:30 - open end||London Hackspace|
While the primary focus is on pkgsrc, the theme of the day is building and packaging open source software in general and the challenges we face.
Details for general attendees will be available soon but in the meantime, If you would like to present a talk on such a theme, please send the title, slot duration (minimum of 15 minutes) and a brief description (for the web site) to sevan@NetBSD.org.
|10:40||Giovanni Bechis||Pledge in OpenBSD|
|12:00||Charles Forsyth||Not/configure (Exploring the various aspects of portability from Bell Labs, covering Plan 9 & Inferno)|
|13:45||Alistair Crooks||pkgsrc - foundations & abstractions, building from source on 23 platforms|
|14:20||Thomas Merkel||Testing your pkgsrc development on multiple platforms with vagrant and virtualbox|
|15:40||Bennie Siegert||Bulk builds in the cloud|
|16:15||Sevan Janiyan||A mix of two halves|
|16:40||Alistair Crooks||Running a third of the internet on BSD|
|17:05||Alexander Nasonov||Installing packages from http://pkgsrcbadj4vrrrr.onion|
|17:25||Vsevlod Stakhov||The architecture of Pkg - a modern package manager for BSD systems|
The conference is free and there are no tickets. Registration is required for Saturday's event however. Please use this link to sign up. Closing date for registration is Thursday 29th June 2017 at 11:59 pm. For Sunday you can just turn up. To help with planning it would be greatly appreciated that you let the organizer know. Send an email to sevan@NetBSD.org and include details like:
Public Transport in London is the recommended way to get around. Wikitravel has more information, including details about the Oyster Card. To navigate on mobile phones the Citymapper App can be recommended for Android and Apple devices.