USENIX ATC '17 Birds-of-a-Feather Sessions

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BoF Schedule

Note: Attendees from ATC '17, SOUPS 2017, HotCloud '17, and HotStorage '17 are welcome to schedule and attend BoFs.

Lead or attend a BoF! Meet with your peers! Present new work! Don't miss these special activities designed to maximize the value of your time at the conference. Birds-of-a-Feather sessions are very informal gatherings of persons interested in a particular topic.

Vendor BoFs

Want to demonstrate a new product or discuss your company's latest technologies with USENIX ATC '17 attendees? Host a Vendor BoF! These sponsored one-hour sessions give companies a chance to talk about products and proprietary technology—and they include promotional benefits. Email sponsorship@usenix.org if you're interested in sponsoring a Vendor BoF.

Scheduling a BoF

It's not too late! To schedule a BoF, simply write the BoF title as well as your name and affiliation on the BoF board located in the registration area. If you have a description of your BoF you'd like posted on this Web page, please schedule your BoF on the BoF board, then send its title, the organizer's name and affiliation, and the date, time, and location of the BoF to bofs@usenix.org with "USENIX ATC '17 BoF" in the subject line.

Monday, July 10
ROOM CAPACITY 7:00 pm–8:00 pm 8:00 pm–9:00 pm 9:00 pm–10:00 pm 10:00 pm–11:00 pm
Bayshore East 20
Bayshore West 30
Tuesday, July 11
ROOM CAPACITY 7:00 pm–8:00 pm 8:00 pm–9:00 pm 9:00 pm–10:00 pm 10:00 pm–11:00 pm
Bayshore East 20
Bayshore West 30 USENIX Women in Advanced Computing (WiAC) BoF Students and Young Professionals Meetup Board Game Night
Wednesday, July 12
ROOM CAPACITY 8:00 pm–9:00 pm 9:00 pm–10:00 pm 10:00 pm–11:00 pm
Bayshore West 30
Board Game Night Part 2
Grand Ballroom AB 200 Large-Scale Object Store Management with Apache Spark
Grand Ballroom CD 200
Cypress Room Celebration of CRA-E Mentoring Award Room not available
Thursday, July 13
ROOM CAPACITY 8:00 pm–9:00 pm 9:00 pm–10:00 pm 10:00 pm–11:00 pm
Bayshore West 30 SOUPS Community Meeting
Grand Ballroom AB 200
Grand Ballroom CD 200
Grand Ballroom EH 250 Emulab Testbed: Overview and News

BoF Descriptions

USENIX Women in Advanced Computing (WiAC BoF)
Tuesday, July 11, 7:00 pm–8:00 pm, Bayshore West
Let’s talk about women in advanced computing. All registered attendees—of all genders—are welcome to attend this BoF.

Students and Young Professionals Meetup
Tuesday, July 11, 8:00 pm–9:00 pm, Bayshore West
Come for the refreshments, stay for the opportunity to meet and network with other students and young professionals.

Board Game Night
Tuesday, July 11, 9:00 pm–11:00 pm, Bayshore West
Wednesday, July 12, 9:00 pm–11:00 pm, Bayshore West
Join us for some good old-fashioned board games. We’ll have some on hand, but bring your own games, too!

Celebration of CRA-E Mentoring Award
Margo Seltzer, Harvard University
Wednesday, July 12, 8:00 pm–10:00 pm, Cypress Room

Large-Scale Object Store Management with Apache Spark
Xing Lin, NetApp ATG
Wednesday, July 12, 8:00 pm–9:00 pm, Grand Ballroom AB
In this talk, we will present a new tool we have developed based on Apache Spark, to manage large-scale object stores in cloud. The functions implemented include parallel create/list/delete of objects and parallel object migration between Amazon S3, Microsoft Azure and NetApp StorageGrid. We will present the design and implementation of the tool and show a live demo to the audiences.

Emulab Testbed: Overview and News
Eric Eide, University of Utah
Thursday, July 13, 8:00 pm–10:00 pm, Grand Ballroom EH
Emulab is a testbed for conducting controlled experiments on medium-scale, "bare metal" computer and network resources. In operation since 2000, it is a central resource in the networking and systems research communities. It is Internet-accessible 24/7 and available to researchers and educators worldwide at no cost. Hundreds of research papers and dozens of classes have been based on experiments conducted within Emulab. For inexperienced users, this BoF will describe what Emulab is and how researchers can use it to perform experiments. For experienced users, this BoF will highlight new features including profiles, geni-lib, versioning, reservations, and the "portal" web interface.