Meetings and Events
Book Release Event for "The Design and Implementation of the FreeBSD Operating System" with George Neville-Neil
The March meeting will be a special launch meeting for the recent release of "The Design and Implementation of the FreeBSD Operating System." George Neville-Neil, one of the three authors, will be speaking on DTrace, which is covered in the book. Copies of the book will be for sale and giveaway.
DTrace is the tool of choice for debugging and performance tuning systems running on FreeBSD. Originally developed for the Solaris operating system, DTrace was ported to FreeBSD and has been developed and enhanced within FreeBSD ever since. Used by both systems administrators and developers, this talk will discuss both how DTrace works, as described in the latest edition of "The Design and Implementation of the FreeBSD Operating System" as well as how to effectively use the system to monitor systems and diagnose problems.
George Neville-Neil works on networking and operating system code for fun and profit. He also teaches various courses on subjects related to computer programming. His professional areas of interest include code spelunking, operating systems, networking, time and security. He is the co-author with Marshall Kirk McKusick and Robert Watson of The Design and Implementation of the FreeBSD Operating System and is the columnist behind ACM Queue's "Kode Vicious." He serves as a Director of the non-profit, FreeBSD Foundation.
He earned his bachelor's degree in computer science at Northeastern University in Boston, Massachusetts, and is a member of the ACM, the USENIX Association and the IEEE. He is an avid bicyclist and traveler who currently resides in New York City.