NSF's PRObE CFP: 1000 Nodes for Systems Research Experiments

In our June issue of USENIX ;login: magazine, Garth Gibson, Gary Grider, Andree Jacobson, and Wyatt Lloyd contributed an article called PRObE: A Thousand-Node Experimental Cluster for Computer Systems Research.

Back from Texas Linux Fest, Gearing Up for FCW'13 and OSCON

In addition to being a media sponsor for Texas Linux Fest 2013, USENIX had a booth on the expo floor earlier this month. I've wanted to attend TXLF since it started, but the schedule never worked out for me before. I was not disappointed.

Interview with ESOS '13 Co-Chair, Professor Christian Müller-Schloer

In this interview, Professor Christian Müller-Schloer offers a preview of ESOS '13. ESOS '13 will take place in conjunction with the 10th International Conference on Autonomic Computing (ICAC ’13) during USENIX Federated Conferences Week.

Rikki: The Workshop on Embedded Self-Organizing Systems is new at FCW '13. What was your vision as you planned for the 2013 event?

Interview with Phil and Keila Banks: Part 1 (Phil)

I first met Phil Banks a few years ago when I attended the Southern California Linux Expo (SCaLE). When I saw that his daughter would be speaking at Federated Conferences Week next month in San Jose, I knew I had to interview both of them. In Part 1, Phil talks about how his family is involved in open source. He also discusses the extra effort he makes to help his daughter, Keila, be involved in technology and connect with other women in IT.

WiAC '13 Schedule: USENIX Women in Advanced Computing Summit (June 26-27)

Registration is now open and the schedule is posted for our 2013 USENIX Women in Advanced Computing Summit, which will be held during Federated Conferences Week in June. Our first summit was a huge success, so we've turned our June 2013 event into a two-day summit.

Not sure what to expect at the WiAC '13 Summit? Watch these open access videos from WiAC '12:

Strategies for a Successful Career in Computing

USENIX Community Roundup: May 20, 2013

Survey: Have you filled out the 2013 USENIX Community Survey yet? If not, you're in luck because we extended the deadline. You have until May 22 (noon PT) to participate in the survey and raffle for a 16GB Nexus 7.

USENIX WiAC G+ Hangout: Encouraging Women Speakers

Today I hosted a G+ hangout for the first time, which I also recorded and added to the USENIX YouTube channel**. In the hangout, I talked with Amber Graner, Carolyn Rowland, Chris St. Pierre, Margo Seltzer, and Selena Deckelmann. We talked about how to encourage women (and first-time speakers in general) to submit talk proposals for tech events. This is the first in what we hope will be a series of discussions on increasing the number of women and first-time speakers at tech events.

Interview with Kyrre Begnum, SESA '13 Program Chair

SESA '13 The inaugural Summit for Educators in System Administration (SESA '13) will be co-located with LISA '13. In this interview, SESA '13 program chair Kyrre Begnum talks about sysadmin education and plans for the first SESA workshop.


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