OCBUG

April Meeting: 2015-04-09

It is time for the quarterly meeting. While there are no topics bubbling to the top, feel free to bring questions, ideas, hardware, etc.

Hopefully you have looked at the schedule for BSDCan this year. There are quite a few interesting talks scheduled. One such talk, if you ever used Minix, is a talk on a reimplementation of NetBSD using a MicroKernel by Andy Tanenbaum. Check out the schedule and remember that BSDCan is in June this year.

Meetings for 2015: January, April, July and October

Meetings for 2015 will be in January, April, July and October. If anyone has a great topic and wants to schedule a meeting in between, feel free to send an email to the mailing list and I’m sure we can make it happen.

This is in response to the dwindling number of people who have been attending meetings over the past year and rather than try to get people out every month, I’ll try for once a quarter. If this doesn’t help, I’ll combine the BSD group with another group and see if we get a little more activity that way. Comments are welcome.

In general, attendance has been down for a number of groups, not just locally, so rather than let it die on the vine, I’d rather spread it out a bit and see if we can keep some life here. Who knows, maybe we will have a revitalization in the future. Moving it may also help and I am considering that as well. Perhaps people don’t want to meet in a pizza restaurant? Perhaps something of a more hands-on approach will work. Again, comments welcome.

December Meeting: 2014-12-11

It has been a little busy lately and I’ve been away for the past two meeting periods. I’m planning on being at the December meeting at our normal time.

Topics:

  • FreeBSD 10.1 is out. Anyone tried it yet?
  • If anyone noticed, BSDCan will be in June in 2015
  • New model RaspberryPi units have come out, the A+ is quite inexpensive and has a lot of GPIO pins (no network though, unless you want to use a USB network adapter)
  • iX Systems (FreeNAS, PC-BSD) was at LISA’14, as well as the FreeBSD foundation.

March Meeting: 2014-03-13

Thursday will be the second Thursday of March and that makes it meeting night.

Topics:

  • Until May is over, BSDCan is a topic and registration is open.
  • I will be bringing a couple of small PC units with me. They were originally used for managing wall displays.
  • Anyone using Puppet? I have to get the details settled, but there will be a Puppet BOF at BSDCan 2014. Specifically, we will be moving the OCBUG meeting for May to the third Thursday and will be holding it at UofO in conjunction with the Puppet BOF.
  • Anyone using ZFS? I have not had a chance to look at this yet, but FreeBSD 10 is supposed to handle installation onto ZFS.

Other topics will be entertained.

 

February Meeting: 2014-02-13

Looks like I forgot to post the meeting from last month. I almost forgot to post this month. I need a better reminder system for this stuff.

Thursday will be the second Thursday of February and that makes it meeting night.

Topics:

  • BSDCan is coming soon, are you going?
  • I have a number of small PC units if anyone is interested. They were originally used for managing wall displays. I’ll bring a sample and can bring quite a few at the next meeting. I don’t have a current count, but it exceeds 10 units
  • Remote sensing – anyone have experience with I2C, etc.?

Other topics will be entertained.

 

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