Usenix LISA 2013: Technical Skill-building for Linux/Unix admins

If you are an junior Linux/Unix sysadmin looking to advance your technical skills, here is a list of talks, workshops, and tutorials that you should attend at Usenix LISA 2013.

These are skill-building, technical presentations. I only made exceptions for a few "soft topics" talks only if they are for junior sysadmins looking to advance their careers.

[I apologize in advance for any typo or errors. Please report any problems in the comments. The conference website has the latest information. Other lists of presentations: DevOps, Programming, Unix/Linux administration technical skills, Cloud Computing, and Women at Usenix LISA.]


Usenix LISA 2013 Presentations on Linux/Unix administration skills:

Sunday, Nov 3, 2013:

  • 1:30 pm-5:00 pm
  • Build a Sysadmin Sandbox
  • David N. Blank-Edelman, Northeastern University College of Computer and Information Science
  • Format: Half Day Training Class

Monday, Nov 4, 2013:

Tuesday, Nov 5, 2013:

  • 1:30am-5pm:
  • Evil Genius 101
  • Thomas A. Limoncelli, Stack Exchange
  • Format: Half Day Training Class

Wednesday, Nov 6, 2013:

Thursday, Nov 7, 2013:

Friday, Nov 9, 2013:

  • 9:00 a.m.-9:45 a.m.
  • ZFS for Everyone
  • George Wilson, Delphix
  • Format: Invited Talk
  • 2:00 p.m.-3:30 p.m.
  • ZFS in Depth
  • George Wilson, Delphix
  • Format: Guru Session

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