Less than a week to go!

by Dru Lavigne

Related link: http://www.bsdcan.org/2005/

...and I'm starting to get excited.

Dan Langille has posted the latest announcement on the News section of the BSDCan site. Get the details on how to register and where to stay while you're in beautiful downtown Ottawa.

Besides seeing people I haven't seen in person since last year and having the chance to meet new faces, I'm looking forward to many of the events. I'm carting my book collection in for the Author Extravaganza so they can be signed by Lucas, Bejtlich and Lehey. My author copy of the German edition of BSD Hacks arrived yesterday so I'll bring it in for display.

I just learned that NYCBUG's own Isaac "Ike" Levy will be teaching the jail tutorial. I understand that Ike also has an announcement of his own he'll be revealing at BSDCan. I've seen Ike in action before so this promises to be a very good tutorial.

Have you heard about the secret new feature yet? der Mouse will be demonstrating on Friday. Friday is the same day that Colin Percival of Daemonology will be discussing a new security issue.

Finally, I've had a chance to check out the SITE where the conference will be held. Internet won't be a problem. There are plenty of power outlets, Ethernet jacks and several wireless networks. I'm picking up my first wireless NIC this afternoon so I won't have to rely solely on Ethernet.

Between manning the registration booth and attending the talks, I hope to have a live daily blog from the conference starting Tuesday night when most of the speakers arrive. See you then!