pkgsrcCon is the annual technical conference for people working on pkgsrc,
a framework for building over 19,000 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.
The pkgsrcCon 2019 takes place on Saturday () and Sunday (). On Saturday we will start off with talks.
We will have lunchbreaks at a convenient time between talks.
On we will have a get-together with some drinks.
On after the conference we will have dinner together. (Partners may be in intersted in the Castle Hill open day happening near the conference venue.)
On we will have an ad hoc pub lunch together.
To plan accordingly please let the organizers know if you are going to attend the social event and dinner on Saturday!
|Social Event||Fri||18:00 - open end||The Castle Inn|
|Talks & Hacking||Sat||10:00 - 18:00||BP Institute|
|Post conf dinner||Sat||19:00 - late||Tandoori Palace|
|Hacking||Sun||11:00 - open end||Computer Museum|
pkgsrcCon will take place at the BP Institute for Multiphase Flow, in Cambridge.
On arrival day, Friday 12th, we will gather around a table at The Castle Inn.
The Castle Inn
38 Castle Street
The social dinner will take place on Saturday 13th at Tandoori Palace Indian restaurant.
68 Histon Road
The Centre for Computing History
Please let the organizers know if you have any particular requirements (diet, allergies...) and we will try our best to address them.
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 pkgsrcCon2019@NetBSD.org.
|10:00||Patrick Welche, Stephen Borrill||Meet & Greet|
|10:15||Nia Alarie||NetBSD audio - an application dev's perspective|
|11:00||Benny Siegert||A Tale of Two Spellcheckers|
|12:00||Alistair Crooks||Netflix and FreeBSD|
|13:50||Natasa Milic-Frayling||Software preservation and digital continuity|
|14:40||Sevan Janiyan||Something, something, Cambridge|
|15:10||Thomas Klausner||Introduction to the structure & interpretation of TNF|
|16:00||Amitai Schleier||The state of qmail in pkgsrc|
|16:30||Pierre Pronchery||Signing packages: a thing again?|
|16:50||Alistair Crooks||Large Scale Packaging|
The conference is free and there are no tickets.
To help with planning it would be greatly appreciated that you let the organizers know. Send an email to pkgsrcCon2019@NetBSD.org and include details like:
The U Bus line passes the train station, Churchill College (Storey's Way), and very close to the BP Institute (William Gates Building).
How to reach the correct end of Cambridge from further afield is well explained in Churchill College's directions.
The persons mainly responsible for organisation are Patrick Welche and Stephen Borrill. If you want to help with the event, or have questions, suggestions, criticism, remarks, enquiries, praise, queries, proposals, or anything else really, please e-mail pkgsrcCon2019@NetBSD.org.