The theme of LISA10 is "Uncovering the Secrets of System Administration", and in that vein, USENIX marketing director Anne Dickison is conducting a series of interviews with prominent sysadmins from around the community.
As part of the effort in blogging about the LISA conference, we want to show you what it's like to attend the largest conference for and by system administrators in the world, but also what it's like to run a conference like that.
Anyone who has attended LISA in the past few years is undoubtedly familiar with Tom Limoncelli. Tom's not just a LISA fixture, he's also a widely-respected author of two books (Time Management for System Administrators and The Practice of System and Network Administration) and a contributor to the Everything Sysadmin blog. Over the weekend, he sat down with me for a few minutes to share his thoughts about LISA '10.
Rudi van Drunen is the LISA'10program chair, and it was my pleasure to interview him for the USENIX Blog readers, and to try to understand what challenges the organizers are facing when putting on such a huge event as LISA'10.
I'm a big fan of up-and-coming technology, even if it seems like it's only on the horizon. For instance, I'm a firm believer that IPv6 is necessary to learn, and I am unalterably convinced that virtualization is not going away.
Last year's LISA09 was a rousing success, and this year's LISA10 is coming up sooner than you think! If you're unfamiliar with the event, LISA is the Large Installation System Administration conference, although it's open (and valuable) to administrators of all sizes. Essentially, it's the largest gathering of system administrators in the world, and it's a week full of classes and talks about the current and future state of the profession of system administration.
Take advantage of the Early Bird Discount Registration Deadline! Register by Monday, June 7, 2010, and save!
The 2010 USENIX Federated Conferences Week offers a unique opportunity to gain insight into a variety of hot topics, while the joint lunches, breaks, and evening events provide cross-topic networking possibilities.