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The fourth annual bhyvecon Tokyo took place on Thursday, March 9th, 2017
Thank you bhyvecon attendees, speakers and organizers!
You helped make this amazing mix of talks, discussion and bento dinner possible in the stunning new Internet Initiative Japan (IIJ) building. Clearly we needed more time for open discussion and there is a very real risk that the next bhyvecon will be an all-day event. Date and continent to be announced!
A/V materials to come.
bhyvecon is the only conference dedicated to BSD Hypervisors including FreeBSD bhyve and Xen, OpenBSD vmm and NetBSD Xen
Thank you ScaleEngine for providing the bento dinner and IIJ for providing the venue!
Foreigners arriving at NRT can buy a discounted Narita Express ticket from Narita airport to various city stations with a day-specific return ticket for 4,000 Yen. Buying these separately will cost more.
For between 10 and 15 USD per day, you can rent a mobile Internet hot spot at the airport. Do not be alarmed if this provides you faster Internet access than you have at your home or office. DO shop around at the various counters at the airports. I saw capped plans for the first time this year but unlimited plans from another provider a few counters down. These providers also offer mobile phones.
To get around town, a Pasmo or Suica card will allow for easy subway and JR train access, plus can be used with some vending machines. There are easy-to-use machines to deposit cash onto your card. Use the card at the turnstiles to enter and exit the stations. Many if not most turnstiles will tell you your balance upon exit. If you fall short, the turnstile will not let you exit but there is an adjacent office where you can adjust your fare. Note that the subway and JR trains are separate. One may be more optimal than the other for many trips. Most rail trips are between 1 and 5 USD.
There is a currency exchange at each airport but your best option is to use an ATM/Bank Machine at a 7-11 convenience store. These are also a good source of snacks and there are affordable beverage vending machines on most streets.
Food. Countless choices and surprisingly affordable. Do not tip! To do so is to suggest that they are not adequately paid.
Akihabara/Electric City. Statistically, by attending AsiaBSDCon, you are a geek. A trip to Akihabara is well worth it. There is an Akihabara train station and if you are pressed for time, simply visit the Yodobashi Camera main store. Their apologies in advance if a certain song gets stuck in your head. From there, the streets and alleys offer an amazing array of new and vintage electronics.