Last day at EuroBSDCon
Last day of the EuroBSDCon 2014 conference (ok, there are only two days anyway :)) with all three tracks as yesterday, another keynote and the closing session where the next EuroBSDCon host is traditionally announced.
Like yesterday, I only chaired some talks so I’m going to talk only about the ones I followed.
We start pretty fast with Baptiste Daroussin’s talk about cross-building the FreeBSD ports system with quite a load of specific issues depending on the ported software (usual culprits being Perl and Python, OpenJDK being the unexpected good neighbour).
(yes, he is still using that MS Comic Sans compatible font, my eyes are always bleeding even though I know they do it on purpose).
Shawn is also the spiritual “father” of Groff the goat :)
Ed Maste gave us an update on LLDB on FreeBSD with an insightful description of the history of gdb as well.
Finally, Dag-Erling Smøgrav described the system they use in the University of Oslo to secure access to sensitive & personal data used mainly for medical purposes.
We also had a final keynote on how to submit documents anonymously, something fundamental for journalists and their sources (think whistleblowing and investigations in post-Wikileaks and Snowden era). Using SecureDrop, Tails and Tor.
Last but not least, the closing session!
Short presentation about the FreeBSD Foundation by Deb Goodkin (staff, projects, fund raising and so on). Philip Paeps (also known as Trouble) won the book! (“FreeBSD Design and Implementation, 2nd Edition”).
Google did its giveaway (the “raffle”) of an ACER Chromebook.
Shteryana Shopova & Paul Schenkeveld did the presentation on the EuroBSDCon Foundation and the place of the next EuroBSDCon is…
An enormous thank to Shteryana “syrinx” Shopova for hosting this great conference.
All pictures here