The Southeast Michigan BSD User Group meets monthly for presentations, discussions, socializing, and networking. Local BSD folks involved include BSD author Michael W Lucas and OpenBSD alumni Nick Holland.

Location: Altair Engineering, 1820 E. Big Beaver Rd. Troy MI 48083. We're in the Innovation Center, easily accessible from the front lobby. If you're not sure you're at the right place, once you go into the lobby you'll see a great big glowing triangular logo looming over you. It's highly impressive.

NEXT MEETING: 23 August 2016, 7 PM. (note one-time change from 3rd to 4th week of month!) Nick Holland on The Joys of Rsync-Based Incremental Backups.

USUAL AGENDA: Meetings run something like this.

  • Lucas tries to give the job of chairman to someone else
  • Welcome and abuse of new members
  • Jobs offered and needed
  • Tech questions (no answers, only questions)
  • Presentation
  • Official meeting adjourns
  • Dinner and answers to questions
  • 2015-2016 MEETINGS AND PRESENTATIONS: Here's our next few months of presentations. Presentations are not recorded at this time.

    SemiBUG has a shared Google Calendar of meetings.

    And a Twitter account, @semibug_ (note the trailing underscore).

  • December 15: Josh Grosse--bulk building stable packages on OpenBSD, at HPR (slides)
  • January 19: Mary Tomich--GhostBSD, at Altair Engineering
  • February 16: Jeff Marracini, BSD Underpinnings of Juniper
  • March 15: Michael Lucas--FreeBSD Filesystem Fun
  • April 19: Tom Lawrence--pfSense
  • May 17: Isaac Levy (special guest from NYC!)--jails
  • June 21: BSDCan trip report--everyone who went
  • July 19: Josh Grosse--OpenBSD ports
  • Nick Holland--rsync-based incremental backups
  • If an out of town visitor appears at the last minute--say, if the lives of Bob Beck or Peter Wemm take a ghastly turn that brings them to Detroit--we reserve the right to change dates, speakers, and pretty much everything so that we can fully exploit their presence.

    Want more info? Join the SEMIBUG mailing list. (Thanks to the inimitable1 NYCBUG for helping us bootstrap!)

    This page brought to you courtesy of Lucas' incredible web design skills.

    1. I say inimitable, but we're imitating NYCBUG. "Inimitable" is the new "literally."