Berkeley Software Distribution

Taipei, Taiwan
2017.11.11
Beitou Resort
2017.11.12

Introduction

BSD (Berkeley Software Distribution) derived systems are notable software achievement from the 20th century, and continue to play an important role in the 21st century. Products derived from BSD are everywhere, from cellphones to core network routers, from game consoles to the busiest websites, from small embedded to critical storage systems. Everyone benefits from BSD derived systems in their everyday life.

In 2004, the first AsiaBSDCon was held in Taiwan, with subsequent AsiaBSD conferences being held in Japan. For 2017, we decided to have a BSD conference, from Saturday 11 November to Sunday 12 November in Taipei, Taiwan.

BSDTW 2017 is planned as a single track, 2 days conference with 11 presentations of 50 minutes each covering the latest BSD technology. The conference will attract over 100 highly skilled engineering professionals, software developers, computer science professors, users and students from all over Asia as well as other parts of the world. The goal of BSDTW is to exchange knowledge about the BSD operating systems, facilitate coordination and cooperation among users and developers and to promote business friendly BSD licensed open source software.

Taiwan has a long history with BSD systems, many of the top websites in Taiwan are using FreeBSD as their main server OS, also, OpenBSD and NetBSD are used in many products from local companies. In education networks, FreeBSD is usually the first choice for the server OS because of its stability and performance. There are more than a dozen FreeBSD developers and many BSD users in Taiwan, but they tend to be silent in the past few years, because of there is no event and they are busy at their positions. We believe BSDTW will draw in both old friends who are now serving important roles in companies or academia. By participating in BSDTW you can promote your company to decision makers, attract mind share, scout for highly skilled future employees or simply return something to the ecosystem if you are already using a BSD operating systems in your business or products.

Agenda

08:30 - 09:00 -
Registration
09:00 - 09:20 -
Opening
09:20 - 10:10

Arun Thomas

RISC-V: Berkeley Hardware for Your Berkeley Software (Distribution)
10:10 - 10:20 -
Break
10:20 - 11:10

Reyk Floeter

OpenBSD, Virtualisation, and the Cloud
About vmd(8) and running OpenBSD under other hypervisors
11:10 - 11:20 -
Break
11:20 - 12:10

Peter Grehan

Graphics support in bhyve
12:10 - 13:30 -
Lunch
13:30 - 14:20

Brooks Davis

Is it time to replace mmap?
A history of virtual address space management with an eye toward the future.
14:20 - 14:30 -
Break
14:30 - 15:20

Johannes M Dieterich

High Performance Computing and GPU acceleration: Where Do We Stand?
15:20 - 16:00 -
Break
16:00 - 16:50

Baptiste Daroussin

Poudrière image
Building custom FreeBSD images
16:50 - 18:00 -
Travel to banquet venue
18:00 - -
Banquet
08:30 - 09:00 -
Registration
09:00 - 09:20 -
Welcome Back
09:20 - 10:10

Allan Jude

ZFS: Advanced Integration
Server, Laptop, Embedded, or Appliance -- ZFS is the Answer
10:10 - 10:20 -
Break
10:20 - 11:10

Theo de Raadt

Mitigations and other real Security Features
11:10 - 11:20 -
Break
11:20 - 12:10

Ruslan Bukin

FreeBSD/RISC-V and Device Drivers
Or how to write device driver for FreeBSD?
12:10 - 13:30 -
Lunch
13:30 - 14:20

Mariusz Zaborski

Case studies of sandboxing base system with Capsicum
14:20 - 14:30 -
Break
14:30 - 15:20

Mark Johnston

Memory Management Improvements in FreeBSD 12.0
15:20 - 16:00 -
Break
16:00 - 16:50 -
WIP/Lightning Talks
16:50 - 17:50 -
Closing

speakers

Arun Thomas
Arun Thomas
Arun is a Senior Principal Research Engineer at BAE Systems. He is currently leading a research collaboration with the University of Cambridge and Memorial University to create a new distributed security tracing framework building on FreeBSD, DTrace, and clang/LLVM. He is also working to build out the RISC-V software ecosystem. He chairs the RISC-V Foundation Software Working Group and the RISC-V Foundation Open Source/University Outreach Working Group. He has given talks about open-source operating systems/hardware at ARM TechCon, the Embedded Systems Conference, BSDCan, EuroBSDCon, FOSDEM, and the RISC-V Workshop.
BAE Systems. & RISC-V Foundation
Reyk Floeter
Reyk Floeter
Reyk is the founder of Esdenera Networks, a company that develops OpenBSD-based networking and security products for cloud-based and software-defined networks. For more than ten years, he gained experience in creating and commercially supporting enterprise-class products based on OpenBSD, like most recently the Esdenera Firewall. Reyk is the author of the popular relayd load balancer and a hacker in the OpenBSD project, where he contributed various features, fixes, networking drivers and daemons since 2004, like OpenBSD’s ath, trunk (a.k.a. lagg), vic, hostapd, relayd, snmpd, iked, httpd, and significant parts of vmd.
Esdenera Networks.
Peter Grehan
Peter Grehan
Peter started his career working on DEC Ultrix, and has been a FreeBSD committer since 2003, working initially on the PowerPC port and nowadays on the bhyve hypervisor.
Brooks Davis
Brooks Davis
Brooks Davis is a Senior Software Engineer in the Computer Science Laboratory at SRI International and a Visiting Research Fellow at the University of Cambridge Computer Laboratory. He has been a FreeBSD user since 1994, a FreeBSD committer since 2001, and was a core team member from 2006 to 2012. Brooks earned a Bachelors Degree in Computer Science from Harvey Mudd College in 1998. His computing interests include security, operating systems, networking, high performance computing, and, of course, finding ways to use FreeBSD in all these areas. When not computing, he enjoys cooking, brewing, gardening, woodworking, blacksmithing, and hiking.
SRI International.
Johannes M Dieterich
Johannes M Dieterich
I began studying Chemistry because of the excitement of lab work, and realized that computers are actually more fun. Logically, I ended up doing theoretical/computational research. I started with FreeBSD at the 6.1 release. Since then, I have (co)-developed computational chemistry codes for global optimization, orbital-free density functional theory, and ab initio quantum chemistry. All of them - except for an Android app - run on FreeBSD. My day job is research group manager, and during my free time, I work on parts of the ports system that matter to me (GPU acceleration, numerical libraries, computational chemistry apps). Whatever little time is left I spent either hiking or driving muscle cars.
Baptiste Daroussin
Baptiste Daroussin
FreeBSD source and port commit, member of the portmgr team, member of the core team, author of pkg and poudriere
Gandi Inc.
Allan Jude
Allan Jude
Allan Jude is VP of operations at ScaleEngine Inc., a global HTTP and Video Streaming Content Distribution Network, where he makes extensive use of ZFS on FreeBSD. He is also the host of the weekly video podcast "BSDNow.tv" (with Benedict Reuschling). Allan is a FreeBSD src & doc committer and was elected to the FreeBSD Core Team for a two year term in July of 2016. Allan has co-authored two books on ZFS with Michael W. Lucas: "FreeBSD Mastery: ZFS" and "FreeBSD Mastery: Advanced ZFS". Allan is a frequent contributor to the FreeBSD Journal, and has presented numerous talks on ZFS and related FreeBSD technologies as conferences world wide.
ScaleEngine Inc.
Theo de Raadt
Theo de Raadt
As a student Theo had access to the SunOS 4.0 source code,found critical security holes in DNS software, ported Minix and BSD2.11 to the Sun3/50 and then co-founded NetBSD and then OpenBSD. He stood ground against Tatu by commiting revision 1.1 of OpenSSH, and pushed the team to begin work on the pf packet filter. In the recent two decades, his focus has been on incorporating security concepts into OpenBSD and the greater software ecosystem. He lives in Calgary, Canada in a 100-year old house above a small datacenter, surrounded by his wife's flower jungle with two cats and too many bird feeders.
OpenBSD founder and leader.
Ruslan Bukin
Ruslan Bukin
Ruslan Bukin is Research Associate at University of Cambridge Computer Laboratory. He has been a FreeBSD user since 2002 and src committer since 2013. His main interests and contributions to FreeBSD are related to computer architectures support, performance monitoring technologies support, hardware tracing technologies (Intel® PT), device drivers, DMA engines and DMA frameworks, hardware security (Intel® SGX, CHERI), heterogenous computing. Ruslan is the leading developer of FreeBSD/RISC-V project. Ruslan obtained a Computer Science degree in 2008 from Peoples' Friendship University of Russia in Moscow. His hobby is PCB design.
University of Cambridge Computer Laboratory
Mariusz Zaborski
Mariusz Zaborski
Mariusz Zaborski is a software developer at Wheel Systems. Mariusz's main ares of interest are OS security and low-level programming. At Wheel Systems, Mariusz is developing a solution to monitor, record and control traffic in an IT infrastructure. He has been involved in the development of Capsicum and Casper since Google Summer of Code 2013, which he successfully passed under the mentorship of Pawel Jakub Dawidek. Mariusz has been a FreeBSD project commiter since 2015.
Wheel Systems
Mark Johnston
Mark Johnston
Mark has been a FreeBSD user since 8.0 and a committer since 2012. He enjoys squashing bugs and contributing generally to the stability of FreeBSD, and is interested in improving debugging tools, especially DTrace. Of late, Mark has also been working on the memory management subsystem of FreeBSD, and on graphics drivers. During the day, Mark works on the OS team at Dell EMC Isilon. He lives in Toronto, Canada.
Dell EMC Isilon

location

Venue

Beitou Resort 台北捷運北投會館

Address and Phone number:

Address:No. 88, Lane 527, Da-Ye Road, Beitou District, 11268, Taipei City, Taiwan

24 hr Customers service:+886-2-21812345


地址:11268臺北市北投區大業路527巷88號

24 小時客服專線:02-21812345

Traffic

From Taoyuan(TPE): Take Taoyuan Airport MRT to Taipei Main station, and transfer to Tamsui Line(R Line).

From SongShan(TSA): Take MRT at SongShan Airport station (infront of Terminal 1) to Daan station and transfer to Tamsui Line(R Line)


Then get off at Fuxinggang Station(R23). Go to the 2F of the MRT station and use the No. 2 “Beitou Depot” exit. Cross the footbridge then follow the signs for the “Beitou Resort”.

Accommodation

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Discount Expire day: 2017/10/25

sponsors

gold
The FreeBSD Foundation
The FreeBSD Foundation is a 501(c)(3), US based, non-profit organization dedicated to supporting and promoting the FreeBSD Project and community worldwide. Funding comes from individual and corporate donations and is used to fund and manage projects, fund conferences and developer summits, and provide travel grants to FreeBSD developers. The Foundation purchases hardware to improve and maintain FreeBSD infrastructure and publishes FreeBSD white papers and marketing material to promote, educate, and advocate for the FreeBSD Project. The Foundation also represents the FreeBSD Project in executing contracts, license agreements, and other legal arrangements that require a recognized legal entity.
silver
Gamesofa
We founded Gamesofa in 2005. By utilizing the best emerging web technologies, we have been able to establish ourselves firmly in the gaming market, having since developed 20 franchises across multiple platforms including web, Android, and iOS. These games have cemented Gamesofa's reputation as one of Taiwan's leading game development companies. Our motto: "Fun in Five Minutes" reflects our company's core philosophy of providing a fun yet casual multiplayer experience. With "Godgame Mahjong," Gamesofa created Taiwan's largest online Mahjong game. Our success was soon followed by the world's first browser-based 3D shooter, "Guns Rush." More recently, Gamesofa has gone international, breaking into markets into Indonesia, Thailand, and Vietnam with localized Texas Hold'em apps, in India with "Bollywood Teen Patti," and in Russia with our 3D tank warfare game, "Tank Hit." Overall, Gamesofa boasts a user base of 50 million registered players worldwide and over 2 million daily active users. At Gamesofa, we pursue innovation at every level of game development, and we are adept at using advanced data analysis to drive our operational decisions. Through data analytics and predictive modeling, we can quickly visualize our products' performance and formulate powerful strategies to achieve the most optimal outcome in game development, operations, and marketing. Although Gamesofa is a young company, we have proven ourselves as effective, passionate, and capable of success in the ever-evolving world of gaming.
silver
Oath
Oath, a subsidiary of Verizon, is a values-led company committed to building brands people love. We reach over one billion people around the world with a dynamic house of 50+ media and technology brands including Yahoo. A global leader in digital and mobile, Oath is shaping the future of media. In Taiwan, we keep offering services under the name Yahoo Kimo and today own a number of properties including Yahoo TV, News, Mail, Search, Auction, Store, Shopping, Finance, Movies, Sports and Entertainment. Yahoo Kimo also provides a comprehensive suite of e-commerce services. For more information, visit the company’s corporate blog (http://ycorpblog.tumblr.com/).
bronze
Ubiquiti Networks
Ubiquiti Networks is founded in 2005 by young entrepreneur Robert Pera in Silicon Valley. The company's business is mainly focusing on the development in the area of wireless communication product and networking gear in order to provide advanced networking solution for enterprise-level and ISP customers. The products portfolio covers switch, router, wireless AP, VOIP, surveillance system etc. Ubiquiti Networks has been very successful with its unique company culture and business model. In Pera's view, he strongly believes that without extra cost in marketing and sales, building a solid engineering team is the most important thing to deliver projects rapidly to increase the revenue growth and profit of the company. Based on this model, besides hands-on expertise, engineers are also encouraged to interact with end-user and customer directly to understand their needs spontaneously and make them outstanding satisfaction. Our goal of products consists of not only the necessary functionality but also the world-class quality and overall user experience. Ubiquiti Networks is growing rapidly and expanding over the world, and we welcome you to join us for our continuous success.
bronze
iXsystems
With headquarters in the heart of Silicon Valley since its founding in 1996, iXsystems leads the industry, building innovative storage solutions and superior enterprise servers for a global marketplace relying on open technologies. Its decades of hardware design experience and expertise, commitment to the Open Source software community, and stewardship of many leading Open Source Projects, including FreeBSD, FreeNAS, and TrueOS, are the reasons why thousands of companies, universities, and government organizations rely on iXsystems' storage, servers, and consultative approach to doing business.
bronze
Microsoft
Microsoft (Nasdaq "MSFT" @microsoft) is the leading platform and productivity company for the mobile-first, cloud-first world, and its mission is to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more.
partner
Gabor Ltd
We're focus on building eCommerce solution. To help merchant build their business easily. And communicate with EC platform company to open API for building the good solutions.
partner
Gandi
Gandi is an innovative domain name registrar and DNS provider for over 700 extensions (such as .COM, .TW, .IO, .SHOP ...). The company now manages over 2 million domain names for its customers, which range from small startup companies to known brands and large organizations. We also actively support Open Source projects such as FreeBSD, Gnome, Debian, Ubuntu, Let's Encrypt, etc.).
partner
BSD Research
BSD Research is a Japan-based non-profit organization which aims to support BSD-derived operating systems and related development activities. Our mission is to support people, community, and corporation who involve development and deployment activities of BSD operating system and related technologies: * Support international exchange by running AsiaBSDCon * Human resource development via certification exams and education courses * Foster a good relationship among user groups, development communities, and corporations * Support development and research projects * Offer information service about community activities to corporate users
travel sponsor
ScaleEngine
ScaleEngine is a global Video Streaming CDN specializing in live stream transcoding, Video-on-Demand, and Pay-Per-View.
travel sponsor
Gandi
Gandi is an innovative domain name registrar and DNS provider for over 700 extensions (such as .COM, .TW, .IO, .SHOP ...). The company now manages over 2 million domain names for its customers, which range from small startup companies to known brands and large organizations. We also actively support Open Source projects such as FreeBSD, Gnome, Debian, Ubuntu, Let's Encrypt, etc.).
web hosting
Gandi
Gandi is an innovative domain name registrar and DNS provider for over 700 extensions (such as .COM, .TW, .IO, .SHOP ...). The company now manages over 2 million domain names for its customers, which range from small startup companies to known brands and large organizations. We also actively support Open Source projects such as FreeBSD, Gnome, Debian, Ubuntu, Let's Encrypt, etc.).
Co-host
Open Culture Foundation
The Open Culture Foundation (OCF), is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization, founded in 2014 by several members of Taiwan's open source community. Our main goal is to support local communities advocate the use of open technologies in broader sectors, including open source software, open hardware, and open data. We help government, enterprises, and NGOs better understand the benefits of adopting open source,and promote the importance of open data to the public sphere. We believe that a culture of open collaboration is the foundation for an innovative society, and the engine of a participatory democracy.
Co-Host
Skymizer
Skymizer Taiwan Inc. is a software optimization and performance solution provider. We believe humans' desire for speed can never be limited. Unfortunately, the development of performance improvement does. In the age of the fading of Moore's Law, we aim unleashing the potential of optimization of embedded development tools and extracting the performance of all cloud infrastructures. We specialized in profiling and compilation technology. We trace and identify the bottleneck of your software performance and deliver solutions, such as compilation cloud and optimized operating system, to your x86 and ARM based products.

We’re asking companies for sponsorship to cover the costs of the conference so that we can keep attendee entrance fees low while covering the cost of the conference. Sponsorship will be used for speaker travel, to cover the cost of the venue as well as snacks and drinks during the breaks.

The sponsor benefits include prominent mentioning during the open and close session , the conference website and on conference swag. Your flyers, folders and other promotional material will be included in the official event bag given to every attendee.

Depending on your sponsoring tier you may also have a table and banner in the foyer representing your company, products and services. Companies that might not be able to afford the Bronze tier should contact us to ask about our the lower cost Partner tier.

The following sponsoring tiers are available for your consideration:

Sponsoring Tiers Download PDF Version

Sponsorship Level Partner Bronze Silver Gold Platinum
Sponsorship Fee >= 500 USD (16,000 NTD) >= 2000 USD (61,000 NTD) >= 3500 USD (110,000 NTD) >= 5000 USD (160,000 NTD) >= 7000 USD (220,000 NTD)
Permission to use the endorsement of PARTNER SPONSOR OF BSDTW 2017 BRONZE SPONSOR OF BSDTW 2017 SILVER SPONSOR OF BSDTW 2017 GOLD SPONSOR OF BSDTW 2017 PLATINUM SPONSOR OF BSDTW 2017
Acknowledgment on the sponsorship page Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Acknowledgment at the start of the conference Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
People of complementary registration - 1 2 5 10
Promotional material in the conference registration pack - Yes Yes Yes Yes
Logo on the conference T-shirt - - Yes Yes Yes
Table in the display area, by request - - Yes Yes Yes
Acknowledgment at the end of the conference - - - Yes Yes
Prominent acknowledgment on the conference home page and registration page - - - Yes Yes
Banner on the stage, by request - - - Yes Yes
People of complementary banquet registrations - - - - 5