Brooks Davis and Tim Kientzle have volunteered to help Robert Watson organize the FreeBSD participation in the Google Summer of Code program this year. After 4 consecutive years of running the program with Robert, I wanted to step aside to let others organize things this year. Brooks and Tim were excellent mentors in previous years and had lots of good ideas for improving the experience for mentors and students alike so I wish them well and am confident we'll have another successful Summer of Code. Please send all of your summer of code inquiries to soc-admins@ rather than me personally, and don't forget to spread the word about this program among potential mentors and students. Brooks, Robert, and Tim will follow up with more details about the timeline, etc.
Friday, February 27, 2009
Thanks to Hiroki Sato we have a number of interesting FreeBSD videos available now from AsiaBSDCon 2008.
- Reducing Lock Contention in a Multi-Core System, Randall Stewart
- ISC and *BSD at the Core of the Internet: Keynote, Peter Losher
- PC-BSD, Matt Olander
- GEOM: In Infrastructure We Trust, Pawel Jakub Dawidek
Additional videos from this and other conferences are on the way. I realize it was nearly a year ago but we are just now starting to improve our processes for recording and publishing lectures at BSD conferences and should be much more timely in the future.