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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.

Don't Miss the 2013 USENIX Community Survey

2013 USENIX Community SurveyAlthough USENIX has been around since 1975, the organization has evolved over the years to stay relevant. And to make sure we're providing the most useful content and services to meet the needs of our communities, we periodically offer a community survey.

Interview with Chris St. Pierre, UCMS '13 Program Chair

UCMS '13The 2013 USENIX Configuration Management Summit (UCMS '13) call for participation closes Friday, April 5, at 11:59p.m. PDT. In this interview, Chris St. Pierre, UCMS '13 Program Chair, answers questions about the CFP and what to expect at the event, which will

WiAC Interview: Sarah Baker, a Director of Operations at mSpot

In a new Women in Advanced Computing (WiAC) interview series, we focus on sysadmins. In this interview, we hear from Sarah Baker, a Director of Operations at mSpot.

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Please tell us a little about yourself and what you do.

Texas Linux Fest CFP closes April 1 (no joke)

I'm excited to be attending Texas Linux Fest (TLF) for the first time this year. I've wanted to attend every year, but it hasn't worked out logistically for me in the past. If you're at TLF 2013 in Austin (May 31-June 1), be sure to stop by the USENIX Association booth.

The TLF Call for Papers is open until April 1:
If you (or someone you know) are interested in speaking at TLF, even if

WiAC Interview: Gayathri Swaminathan, Systems Engineer at the University of Oklahoma

Happy International Women's Day! In a new Women in Advanced Computing (WiAC) interview series, we focus on sysadmins. In this interview, we hear from Gayathri Swaminathan, a systems engineering who offers an international perspective on system administration.

RE: Please tell us a little about yourself and what you do.

WiAC Interview: Deborah Wazir, UNIX/Linux SysAdmin at General Motors IT

In a new Women in Advanced Computing (WiAC) interview series, we focus on sysadmins. This week we hear from Deborah Wazir, a sysadmin since 1988.

RE: Please tell us a little about yourself and what you do.

White House Updates Open Access Policy

Yesterday I saw a tongue-in-cheek petition asking for the White House to intervene in a debate over a proposed new University of Kansas men's basketball team uniform. The petition called the uniforms “stylistically heinous” and said they “tarnish a venerated institution.” The petition asked the White House to “Stand up for our university, for coherent color schemes, and for the spirit of Wilt Chamberlain.”

LISA '13 Call for Participation opens

LISA '13

We're excited to announce the Call for Participation for our 27th Large Installation System Administration conference (LISA '13).