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MeetBSD 2010 Videos in HD on YouTube

Thanks to Tomasz Dudzisz we now have 14 videos from MeetBSD 2010 in Poland. Tomasz has created a playlist for the BSD Conferences YouTube channel, or you can select a video directly from the list below. These videos are all in HD quality and most are in English and a few are in Polish. Thanks Tomasz and the MeetBSD organizers for being so organized with the video recordings again this year.
  • Dru Lavigne - Update on BSD Certification
  • Hans Peter Selasky - The new USB stack in FreeBSD
  • Jakub Klama - FreeBSD on DaVinci DMSoC (polish)
  • Jan Srzednicki - What ideas can FreeBSD borrow from AIX?
  • Attilio Rao - The VFS/vnode interface in the FreeBSD kernel
  • Marko Zec - Network emulation using the virtualized network stack in FreeBSD
  • PaweÅ‚ Jakub Dawidek - HAST -- Highly Available storage for FreeBSD (polish)
  • PaweÅ‚ Jakub Dawidek - HAST -- Highly Available storage for FreeBSD (questions, polish)
  • Nikolay Aleksandrov - FreeBSD-based solution for Internet traffic managementSÅ‚awek Å»ak - NoSQL
  • Ramon Tancinco - meetBSD 2010 Welcome Intro
  • Martin Matuska - mfsBSD
  • Dmitri Epshtein - Advances in Embedded ARM processors, for performance driven applications
  • Warner Losh - Using FreeBSD in a Commercial Setting
  • MeetBSD 2010 Videos in HD on YouTube

    Thanks to Tomasz Dudzisz we now have 14 videos from MeetBSD 2010 in Poland. Tomasz has created a playlist for the BSD Conferences YouTube channel, or you can select a video directly from the list below. These videos are all in HD quality and most are in English and a few are in Polish. Thanks Tomasz and the MeetBSD organizers for being so organized with the video recordings again this year.

  • Dru Lavigne - Update on BSD Certification
  • Hans Peter Selasky - The new USB stack in FreeBSD
  • Jakub Klama - FreeBSD on DaVinci DMSoC (polish)
  • Jan Srzednicki - What ideas can FreeBSD borrow from AIX?
  • Attilio Rao - The VFS/vnode interface in the FreeBSD kernel
  • Marko Zec - Network emulation using the virtualized network stack in FreeBSD
  • Paweł Jakub Dawidek - HAST -- Highly Available storage for FreeBSD (polish)
  • Paweł Jakub Dawidek - HAST -- Highly Available storage for FreeBSD (questions, polish)
  • Nikolay Aleksandrov - FreeBSD-based solution for Internet traffic management
    Sławek Żak - NoSQL
  • Ramon Tancinco - meetBSD 2010 Welcome Intro
  • Martin Matuska - mfsBSD
  • Dmitri Epshtein - Advances in Embedded ARM processors, for performance driven applications
  • Warner Losh - Using FreeBSD in a Commercial Setting

  • FreeBSD Lectures Captioning Project Complete

    Murray Stokely has completed his captioning project, which was funded by the FreeBSD Foundation, and provides the following update:

    A pilot project to improve the machine generated captions of technical conference lectures from the BSD Conferences YouTube channel has been completed. The 73 videos in this channel have been viewed over 200,000 times since the channel launched in late 2008, and the addition of human-edited transcripts to some of our most popular videos makes this content more accessible to people around the world.

    In addition to the benefits to the hearing impaired, captions are very useful for international viewers as well as for the improved discoverability of this content by search engines. The improved quality of the English language transcripts also improves the quality of the automated translation of the captions into over 45 different languages. It is also now possible to search for words and phrases in the audio transcripts and get a link directly to videos that contain spoken content of that word or phrase.

    For example, try searching for a famous line from one of Dr. Kirk McKusick's FreeBSD Kernel Internal Lectures. The above link will take you to the Google Video Search Result page where one of Dr. McKusick's lectures containing the phrase as long as dinosaurs and mainframes is the first result, along with a snippet of the transcript from his lecture, just as you would see the snippet from text content on a web page. A dozen of our most popular videos of FreeBSD technical content are now captioned and fully indexed allowing users to search for very technical terms and get access to lecture material from BSD Conferences.

    The captions were improved by two passes of human editing paid for hire through Amazon Mechanical Turk.

    The night of 1000 jails

    As FreeBSD 8.0 is right around the corner it's the right time to get it some more exposure. Just for kicks I got the idea to stress the Jails subsystem - the cheap (both in $$$ and resource requirements) OS-level virtualization technology present in FreeBSD for nearly 10 years now. Behold... the bootup of 1,000, count them - 1,000 virtual machines on a single host with 4 GB of RAM.

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    50th BSD Video Posted: All DCBSDCon ’09 Videos Live

    Jason Dixon has made available the last 4 videos from DCBSDCon 2009. The last video marks the 50th video uploaded to the BSDConferences YouTube channel. This channel was created less than 5 months ago and now has 924 subscribers from authenticated YouTube users, and the videos have been viewed over 76,000 times by users from around the world (includes partial views).The newest 4 videos are :The average number of daily views is around 500, with significant spikes above 1,500 in the days after a popular new video is announced:And the top 10 videos sorted by views (biased towards older videos that have been available longer) are :

    50th BSD Video Posted: All DCBSDCon ’09 Videos Live

    Jason Dixon has made available the last 4 videos from DCBSDCon 2009. The last video marks the 50th video uploaded to the BSDConferences YouTube channel. This channel was created less than 5 months ago and now has 924 subscribers from authenticated YouTube users, and the videos have been viewed over 76,000 times by users from around the world (includes partial views).

    The newest 4 videos are :
    The average number of daily views is around 500, with significant spikes above 1,500 in the days after a popular new video is announced:
    And the top 10 videos sorted by views (biased towards older videos that have been available longer) are :

    FreeBSD Kernel Internals Lecture Posted

    The first lecture from Kirk McKusick's full length FreeBSD Kernel Internals course has been posted to the BSD Conferences channel on YouTube. It's been about 10 years since I first took a shortened version of this course at FreeBSDCon 1999, and only a few years since I took the follow up kernel code reading course in Berkeley, and I highly recommend this unique resource to others.This makes the 24th video uploaded to the BSD Conferences channel since I created it just over a month ago. Thanks to Julian Elisher, Jason Dixon, Tomasz Dudzisz, and Kirk McKusick for uploading the conference videos and for contributing to our growing page of tips about video production and publishing on the FreeBSD Wiki.As of this writing we have 644 unique subscribers to the channel and approximately 400 daily views of these videos. To date the most popular videos have been Kris Kennaway speaking about the New features in FreeBSD 7 at MeetBSD 2007, and Jason Dixon's tongue-in-cheek BSD is Dying talk at NYCBSDCon 2006. Note to conference organizers: high level talks about the new features, or talks by speakers as entertaining as Jason Dixon are likely to be well received. The YouTube analytics to the right show the top 10 most popular videos from the channel as well as some demographic information.

    FreeBSD Kernel Internals Lecture Posted

    The first lecture from Kirk McKusick's full length FreeBSD Kernel Internals course has been posted to the BSD Conferences channel on YouTube. It's been about 10 years since I first took a shortened version of this course at FreeBSDCon 1999, and only a few years since I took the follow up kernel code reading course in Berkeley, and I highly recommend this unique resource to others.



    This makes the 24th video uploaded to the BSD Conferences channel since I created it just over a month ago. Thanks to Julian Elisher, Jason Dixon, Tomasz Dudzisz, and Kirk McKusick for uploading the conference videos and for contributing to our growing page of tips about video production and publishing on the FreeBSD Wiki.

    As of this writing we have 644 unique subscribers to the channel and approximately 400 daily views of these videos. To date the most popular videos have been Kris Kennaway speaking about the New features in FreeBSD 7 at MeetBSD 2007, and Jason Dixon's tongue-in-cheek BSD is Dying talk at NYCBSDCon 2006. Note to conference organizers: high level talks about the new features, or talks by speakers as entertaining as Jason Dixon are likely to be well received. The YouTube analytics to the right show the top 10 most popular videos from the channel as well as some demographic information.