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Interview with Brendan Gregg, winner of the 2013 LISA Award for Outstanding Achievement in System Administration

In 2010, Joyent's Brendan Gregg gave his first USENIX LISA conference talk. He says he didn't feel qualified to give the talk, but a colleague encouraged him to submit the proposal, Visualizations for Performance Analysis (and More). Only a few short years later, Brendan Gregg was on stage at LISA '13 to accept the 2013 LISA Award for Outstanding Achievement in System Administration.

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

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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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).

Meet the LISA '12 Instructors: Ben Lin on vCloud Architecture

Matt Simmons interviews LISA '12 instructor Ben Lin.

Meet the LISA '12 Instructors: Stuart Kendrick

In this interview, Ben Cotton talks with LISA '12 instructor Stuart Kendrick.

LISA attendees aren't the only ones who get excited when the conference approaches. Training instructors are also feeling a rush of emotion as LISA '12 nears. I recently spoke to first-time instructor Stuart Kendrick, who will be leading the new "Root Cause Analysis" class as part of the SuperSysadmin track.

Meet the LISA '12 Instructors: Steven Murawski talks PowerShell Fundamentals

In this interview, Greg Riedesel talks to Steven Murawski, a first-time instructor at LISA. Steven will be teaching the PowerShell Fundamentals class on Tuesday morning, helping to get the word out about Microsoft’s command-line mojo. If you do anything with Windows, you need to know this stuff and Steven will help you.

Meet the LISA '12 Lightning Talks Coordinator: Lee Damon

In this interview, Lee Damon, the Lightning Talk Coordinator for LISA '12, offers tips for giving a great, fast-paced little talk.

LISA'12 or Bust

I had a moment of panic when I realized that 26th Large Installation System Administration Conference is in a few weeks and I didn't have a plane ticket booked. Luckily, there were still great deals available today, so my tickets are purchased, seats selected, and all that's left is the packing.