How to bootstrap a BSD conference

Li-Wen Hsu <>

In this talk we will share everything before/during/after a BSD conference and the secret behind the scenes. We will also talk about what we learned from other conferences.

In 2017, we hold a whole new BSD conference in Asia. We choose Taipei, Taiwan because it is the birthplace of AsiaBSDCon in 2004. The plan was started in late March and everything happened in 8 months. We recruited a small but powerful group of experience conference volunteers and had a good conference for the first year.

We hope these experiences and ideas can help existing conference toward an even better level, and encourage people hold more BSD conferences.