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[vox] LISA '09 News and Top 5 Reasons to Attend
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[vox] LISA '09 News and Top 5 Reasons to Attend

LISA '09 is coming up in November. New activities are still being added.
Take a look at a few of the reasons to attend:

1. Face Time with Industry Leaders

Network with peers and luminaries in the workshops, "Hallway Track,"
Vendor Exhibition, and evening activities:
-- http://www.usenix.org/events/lisa09/workshops.html
-- http://www.usenix.org/events/lisa09/exhibition.html
-- http://www.usenix.org/events/lisa09/activities.html

2. Top-Notch Training

Highly respected experts provide you with new information and skills you
can take back to work tomorrow including:

-- Mark Burgess on Cfengine
-- David N. Blank-Edelman on "Over the Edge System Administration"
-- Peter Baer Galvin and Marc Staveley on Solaris
-- Bruce Potter on network security

Take anywhere from 1 half to 6 full days of training and create the
curriculum that meets your needs. The full training program can be  
found at

Need to focus only on virtualization or Solaris? Check out the
corresponding series of classes and save time by getting your
specialized training in one place:

3. Invited Talks

Key members of the community discuss timely and important topics such  
-- Keynote Address by Werner Vogels, CTO, Amazon.com
-- "Google Wave," by Daniel Berlin and Sam Thorogood, Google, Inc.
-- "Cosmic Computing: Supporting the Science of the Planck Space Based
Telescope," Shane Canon, NERSC, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
-- And more . . .

See the entire program at http://www.usenix.org/events/lisa09/tech/

4. You'll Hear It Here First

Cutting-edge practices and new or developing work are presented in the
paper presentations and the poster sessions.

Note: Poster submissions are due by October 16, 2009. Submitting
a poster is a great way to let other people know about your work and
to meet other people who are interested in the same issues. Find out
more at:

5. Get Answers to Your Toughest Questions in the Guru Is In Sessions

Topics include:
-- Data Centers by Doug Hughes, D.E. Shaw Research
-- Network Management by D. Brent Chapman, Netomata, Inc.
-- VMware by John Arrasjid and Rupen Seth, VMware
-- And more . . .

* NEW! Can't make it during the day? Sign up for the LISA '09 Evening
Pass: http://www.usenix.org/events/lisa09/evening.html

* Don't miss this opportunity to benefit from peer interaction on the
topics that mean the most to you.

For complete program information and to register, see:

* The Early Bird Registration Deadline is approaching:
Register by Friday, October 12, and save up to $300!

* Additional discounts are available!
-- Registration: http://www.usenix.org/events/lisa09/discounts.html
-- Airfare and hotel: http://www.usenix.org/events/lisa09/hotel.html

* Help us promote!
-- Banners and buttons: http://www.usenix.org/events/lisa09/promote.html
-- Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=35033224931&ref=ts
-- Twitter: http://twitter.com/LISAConference

We're pleased to bring LISA to Baltimore, MD, and we look forward to
seeing you there.

On behalf of the LISA '09 Program Committee,

Adam Moskowitz
LISA '09 Program Chair

LISA '09:
23rd Large Installation System Administration Conference
November 1-6, 2009, Baltimore, MD
Early Bird Registration Deadline: October 12, 2009
Sponsored by USENIX and SAGE
in cooperation with LOPSA and SNIA
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