SAN JOSE, CA--(Marketwired - September 06, 2016) - iXsystems announced today that the fifth MeetBSD California conference will take place at UC Berkeley's Clark Kerr campus on November 11-12. As in past years, this year's MeetBSD California will once again follow a mixed "unConference" format and will feature breakout sessions, discussion groups, and talks from prominent figures in the BSD community.

MeetBSD California is the premier BSD Conference in the San Francisco Bay Area. Since its inception in 2008, MeetBSD California has been held every two years in Silicon Valley, bringing together BSD community members from all over the region and around the world.

Previous settings for MeetBSD California have included the Google and Yahoo! Campuses, Hacker Dojo in Mountain View, and the Western Digital campus in San Jose. The BSD operating system was developed in the early '90s at this year's venue, UC Berkeley.

Kirk McKusick, one of the instigators of BSD at Berkeley in the 1980s, says, "I am thrilled to have a BSD Conference return to the campus at which it started. I look forward to catching up on all the latest work going into the BSD systems and especially look forward to the party at the historic Hillside Club on Saturday evening."

"For this fifth installment of the MeetBSD California conference, we're proud to bring it home to where it all began," says Matt Olander, Co-Founder and Chief Science Officer of iXsystems. "UC Berkeley provides the perfect backdrop for the accomplishment of BSD-related development milestones. We're looking forward to the insightful discussions that will take place at this year's MeetBSD."

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By leveraging decades of expertise in hardware design, its contributions to many Open Source software communities, and corporate stewardship of leading Open Source projects (FreeNAS and PC-BSD), iXsystems has become an industry leader in building innovative storage solutions and superior enterprise servers for a global marketplace that relies on open technology.

Thousands of companies, universities, and government organizations have come to rely on iXsystems' storage, servers, and consultative approach to doing business. Headquartered in the heart of Silicon Valley since its founding in 1996, through incorporation into BSDi in 2000, and expansion as iXsystems in 2005, the dedication to white-glove customer service, industry-leading support, and transparent technological contributions has never wavered and continues to help lay the foundation for a new era powered by open technology.

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