Two things I like about Usenix LISA conference: (1) The speakers are (usually) the inventor. (2) They're accessible, not roped off into a VIP room. You can talk with them, hang out with them. (Boston, Dec 4-9; early registration discount ends soon!)
There are a lot of big names this year: What's your interest?
- Linux? We got Jon "maddog" Hall himself!
- Solaris? (I mean... Illumos) We got Bryan Cantrill!
- Security? We got Susan Landau!
- DevOps? we got Ben Rockwood, Avleen Vig, Adam Jacob, Kris Buytaert, Ian McFarland, Kastner and Goulah from Etsy talking about Deployinator and more!
- Puppet? We got the puppet master himself, Luke Kanies!
- CFEngine3? We got Mark Burgess!
- Chef? We got Adam Jacob and Dimitri Aivaliotis!
- Storage? Who knows more than Jacob Farmer?
- IPv6? We got Owen Delong and Shumon Huque!
- Databases? Andy Palmer and Michael Stonebraker
- RRDTool? Perl6? Tobias Oetiker
- Networks? John D'Ambrosia (IEEE "Ethernet Futures Working Group")
- Linux system administration? Æleen Frisch
- Linux performance tuning? Theodore Ts'o
- Time Management? ME!!! (2 half-day classes!)
- And industry celebrities such as Gerald Carter, David N. Blank-Edelman, Larissa Shapiro, and many, many, more!
The conference is in Boston, Dec 4-9, 2011.
Save money by registering on or before Monday, November 14, 2011.
For more information go to http://www.usenix.org/lisa11/