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September 27-30, 2021
Seattle, Washington, USA + Virtual
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Wednesday, September 29 • 11:30am - 12:20pm
(IN-PERSON) Embrace FreeBSD to Let Your Innovations Soar! - Deb Goodkin, The FreeBSD Foundation

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The FreeBSD Open Source Operating System is one of the oldest, largest, and most successful open source projects, with a long history of innovation. FreeBSD descended from Berkeley Unix back in the early '90s, with its lineage dating back 50 years to the original UNIX. It’s known for its reliability, stability, and advanced networking and performance. Deb will take you through its long history, including the history of BSD and how it became open source, and highlight some of the features that set FreeBSD apart from other operating systems. She'll describe how the FreeBSD Project works and how you can contribute to the Project. She will point out some of the differences between FreeBSD and Linux, and share why individuals and companies use FreeBSD. In fact, she'll explain how FreeBSD helps drive innovation. Finally, she'll cover some of the major improvements to FreeBSD over the past year.

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Deb Goodkin

Executive Director, The FreeBSD Foundation
Deb is the Executive Director of the FreeBSD Foundation, joining as the first employee back in August 2005. Before venturing into the world of open source and operating systems, she spent two decades working as an embedded firmware engineer, technical marketer, and technical sales... Read More →


Wednesday September 29, 2021 11:30am - 12:20pm PDT
Room 502
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