Sysadmins, We Salute You!

Happy System Administrator Appreciation Day!

USENIX thinks sysadmins are Kind of A Big Deal, which is why one lucky @LISAConference Twitter follower will win a tech session pass to attend LISA '13. (Yes, we really dig sysadmins!)

Not already following @lisaconference? No problem — follow us by July 27th (11AM UTC/GMT -7 hours) to be included in the drawing.

Videos from USENIX Women in Advanced Computing Summit (WiAC'13) now online

Thanks to support from USENIX members, we're able to provide open access to conference proceedings. Videos from our recent USENIX Women in Advanced Computing Summit (WiAC '13) are now online for your viewing pleasure. More videos will be added as they get edited.

Welcome to the SysAdmin Hallway Track, Episode 1

Earlier this month, Ben Cotton and Matt Simmons held their first G+ SysAdmin Hallway Track hangout. Watch the recording and let us know your thoughts in the comments.

Do you have topic ideas for our next SysAdmin Hallway Track hangout? If so, email them to me at rikki AT usenix DOT org for a chance to win a Puppet book.

Sysadmins in the Spotlight

LISA '13

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:

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