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Live Video Interview with Tom Limoncelli, Thursday

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.

Previously, Anne interviewed Matt Simmons, author of the Standalone Sysadmin blog live on the USENIX Ustream channel.

Interview with Invited Talk Coordinator Amy Rich

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.

LISA '10 Interview: Tom Limoncelli

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.

What can we expect from LISA'10?

Rudi van Drunen is the LISA'10 program 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.

DNSSEC: Inevitable, but not unwelcome

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.

Marketing LISA '10

As part of my Large Installation System Administration (LISA) '10 Blog Team pre-conference duties, I interviewed Anne Dickison, the Director of Marketing for the USENIX Association. As Director of Marketing, much of Anne's work involves promoting this large annual event.

LISA10 Conference Information Released

LISA '10
The Large Installation System Administration schedule and details have been released on the official conference site.

The week-long event will begin on Sunday, November 7th in San Jose, California and continue through Friday, November 12th.

USENIX Security '10 Early Bird Deadline Approaching

Take advantage of the Early Bird Discount Registration Deadline! Register by Monday, July 19, 2010, and save!

Please note: The hotel is close to selling out. Please be sure to make your reservation by Friday, July 16, 2010, in order to secure your room.

Introducing the 2010 LISA Blogging Team

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.

2010 USENIX Federated Conferences Week Early Bird Deadline Approaching

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.

Events include: