Backtrace was at BSDCan this year, and while the poutine was delicious, the community of BSDers was the star of the show. It’s incredibly inspiring to be around fellow systems software engineers, talking about real world problems and exciting developments in the *BSD community.
Among the more notable announcements at the conference was the availability of a Microsoft Azure FreeBSD 10.3 based VM image on the Azure Marketplace with official Microsoft Support. Hats off to the FreeBSD team and Microsoft for pulling this off. According to press on the event, Microsoft put in the effort to create and support FreeBSD on Hyper-V to accommodate the many top-tier virtual appliance vendors that use the operating system. This announcement goes to show the influence FreeBSD has on the technology community at large and the many good things to come from their efforts.
Other highlights include:
- Rod Grimes’ talk on the early days of FreeBSD and his unusual sources of inspiration.
- Running out of chalkboard space while listing out the features included in FreeBSD11.
- Having GNN show off his tats during the BSDCan charity auction.
- having a chance to talk to attendees about how Backtrace can transform the
way they develop and support their software on FreeBSD.
We’d like to thank the FreeBSD Foundation and Dan Langille for putting together such a great conference and for allowing Backtrace to be a sponsor. If you are interested in how Backtrace can drastically reduce your software support and engineering cost, contact us or sign up for a free trial. We hope to see everyone at the next BSD event!