KnoxBUG had it's first ever meeting and we had a great turnout! There were quite a few attendees from different walks of life and with different skill levels. We had freelancers, consultants, a small team from a software company, as well as some PCBSD and FreeNAS developers from iXsystems. I couldn't have asked for a more ideal first meeting! We kicked things off with a meet and greet session and got to know each other a little bit. After that Kris Moore gave his presentation which lasted for almost an hour.
So I was watching an episode of BSDnow and somebody wrote in asking about a BSD user groups in southeast Tennessee. While I was disappointed with the answer, I was quite pleased to learn that the host Kris Moore is from the Knoxville area. I couldn't resist the opportunity to offer my support, so I wrote in to the show and offered my help. I was ecstatic to find BSDnow reading my email! I also found out that Kris Moore wasn't the only PCBSD/FreeBSD developer in the area as iXsystems apparently has a Tennessee Office. I decided to help things along to make a Knoxville BUG a reality.