In preparation for the event: the local BSD folks and the attendees of the BSD-Day met at a local place, called Kolar. This is also helped to boost the number of people attending their monthly meeting, called "BSD Stammtisch".
Our place at the FH Technikum Wien was dead in the morning. Bernhard (decke@FreeBSD) and Fabio Balzano, our first speaker are trying to befriend with the room equipment.
In the meanwhile, a reception desk is being setup with all the goodies got from FreeBSDMall and iXsystems. Andrea (wife of Martin Matuska (mm@FreeBSD), standing on the right, in black shirt, together with Giovanni Bechis (giovanni@OpenBSD)) observes one of the horny BSD toy horns :-)
Austrian folks at the reception desk waiting for the visitors: (from left to right) Michael Ranner (Graz), Manual Wiesinger (Vienna), and Tilman Keskinöz (arved@FreeBSD, Vienna)
While the preparations for Fabio's talk are still on-going in the background, Gábor Páli (pgj@FreeBSD) opens up the 3rd BSD-Day in Vienna with a brief introductory presentation.
Fabio Balzano shares his experiences on how to use and embedded NetBSD system to do VOIP.
The event audience watch every word of the speaker.
The next speaker, Ilya "The Capsicum Man" Bakulin (note his T-shirt! :-)) gives a nice talk on what Capsicum is, how it works, and what he did to it during the summer (as a Google Summer of Code student).
Aleksej Saushev (asau@NetBSD) honestly answers the question of the talk: "Why do not use Chromium already?" -- "Because it is not ported to NetBSD!" -- and then he wins the gift package of our new tradition of "odd questions & odd answers" :-)
Giovanni Bechis (giovanni@OpenBSD) talks about the relayd in OpenBSD -- which was also the interest of Martin Matuska as he has recently ported it to FreeBSD.
Beat Gätzi (beat@FreeBSD), in representation of the FreeBSD Port Managment Team, tells us what to expect in the FreeBSD Ports Collection in the coming months, e.g. the new options framework, switch to Subversion, the next-generation binary package management, and the color of their bikeshed!
After the lunch, Andrew Pantyukhin (infofarmer@FreeBSD) does a quick presentation on how to implement a cloud-like approach by using DVCS.
A surprise BSD-Day chocolate cake is served for the attendees and the visitors. Yummy!
The last moments of the remaining life for the cake: Martin and Gábor cuts it for the great good! :-) Serving a cake for the participants of the event has become a real tradition here...
Ermal Luci (eri@pfSense, eri@FreeBSD) presents how to do firewalling with pfSense. pfSense is a very popular fork of the FreeBSD optimized for network management tasks.
Martin Matuska (mm@FreeBSD) gives a brief introduction to his own FreeBSD distribution, called mfsBSD.
Gábor Páli closes the event together with Paul Schenkeveld (of BSD Europe). On the right, there is one of our co-organizers, Daniel Jahre, from the Linuxwochen staff.
Paul takes the opportunity to call the attention of the audience to his freshly registered domain, bsdcommunity.eu. He plans to establish an information page for European BSD users for learning easily about the user groups, meeting, and events around.
Beastie enjoys the beer at the traditional event dinner.
A big crowd of people having the event dinner together. Besides the BSD attendees of the event, we also invited some of the Linux people around, e.g. the organizers of the Linuxwochen in Vienna, but we also bumped into the Debian/kFreeBSD developer.
Our special guest was Edward Norton^W^WPaul Kelly from Australia. He has been spending his scholarship in Switzerland, and he decided to visit us in Vienna. Well, perhaps he did not think that he will spend a dinner with BSD developers around in the evening! :-)
St. Stephens Platz in the heart of Vienna: this was the assembly point for the city tour on Sunday -- for the people who were interested in the city itself too.
A nice view in one of the streets in the inner city of Vienna.
During the tour in the inner city of Vienna we have managed to install a Beastie as domU on Xen(ophon)...
The Sunday tourist group after finishing with the tour, taking some rest in a nearby cafe, waiting for the "brunch" (breakfast & lunch, served together).