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MeetBSD can be traced back to its humble roots as a local workshop for BSD developers and users, hosted annually in Poland since 2004. Since then, MeetBSD’s popularity has spread, and it’s now widely recognized as its own conference with participants from all over the world.


The first MeetBSD California was held at Google HQ in 2008. The 2010, 2012, and 2014 conferences were held at Hacker Dojo in Mountain View, Yahoo! HQ, and Western Digital. To this day, MeetBSD California continues to be a biennial tradition in the San Francisco Bay Area.


MeetBSD 2016 uses a mixed unConference format featuring both scheduled talks and community-driven events such as birds-of-a-feather meetings, lightning talks, and speed geeking sessions. Speakers are to be determined – stay tuned for more information!


This year, MeetBSD will be held at UC Berkeley’s Clark Kerr Campus on November 11th and 12th.

Conference Venue

MeetBSD will take place at UC Berkeley’s Clark Kerr campus at 2601 Warring Street in Berkeley.

The main conference sessions will take place in the historic Krutch Theatre. There are a variety of other rooms of different sizes on campus, allowing for unConference activities and breakout groups, as well as an extensive “hallway track”. UC Berkeley is a world-renowned university and the birthplace of the BSD Operating System. We could think of no better place to hold the 5th installment of MeetBSD.

Beastie is coming home!


Please note that we do not have a designated hotel room block for MeetBSD attendees. However, there are a variety of local hotels to meet the needs of out-of-town participants. Listed below are just a few options:

Hotel Durant

.6 miles from UC Berkeley campus From $219 + tax/night

Hotel Shattuck Plaza

2 miles from UC Berkeley Campus From $209 + tax/night

Holiday Inn Express

3.5 miles from UC Berkeley campus From $179 + tax/night

Doubletree Berkeley Marina

4 miles from UC Berkeley campus From $199 + tax/night


MeetBSD 2016 will use a mixed unConference format featuring both scheduled talks and community-driven events such as:

Breakout Sessions

Lightning Talks

Speed Geeking

Stump the Chumps

Interactive Plenaries

Hackable Presentations

Meet Our Speakers

Krste Asanovic

Kris Moore

Rod Grimes

Jordan Hubbard

Michael Dexter

Matt Ahrens

Devin Teske

Sean Chittenden

Allan Jude

Each year, MeetBSD has a sprinkling of full-length talks from prominent figures in the BSD community.

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