FAST '19 Birds-of-a-Feather Sessions (BoFs)

Birds-of-a-Feather sessions are very informal gatherings of persons interested in a particular topic. 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.

Vendor BoFs

Want to demonstrate a new product or discuss your company's latest technologies with FAST '19 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. Contact the Sponsorship Department if you're interested in sponsoring a Vendor BoF or for more information about sponsorship opportunities.

Scheduling a BoF

BoFs may be scheduled in advance by contacting Include "FAST '19 BoF" in the subject line and the following information in the body of the email:

  1. BoF title
  2. Organizer name and affiliation
  3. Date and time preference
  4. Brief description of BoF (optional)
Monday, February 25
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
Gardner Room
(A/V Available)
Constitution Ballroom B
(A/V Available)
Tuesday, February 26
ROOM CAPACITY 7:30 pm–8:30 pm 8:30 pm–9:30 pm 9:30 pm–10:30 pm
Gardner Room A 50 USENIX Women in Advanced Computing (WiAC) BoF Students/Young Professionals Meetup Board Game Night
Gardner Room B
(A/V Available)
Grand Ballroom
(A/V Available)
Wednesday, February 27
ROOM CAPACITY 8:00 pm–9:00 pm 9:00 pm–10:00 pm 10:00 pm–11:00 pm
Jefferson Room 30  Private Reception   
Grand Ballroom
(A/V Available)

BoF Descriptions

USENIX Women in Advanced Computing (WiAC BoF)

Tuesday, February 26, 7:30 pm–8:30 pm, Gardner Room A
Let's talk about women in advanced computing. All registered attendees of FAST, NSDI, and Vault—of all genders—are welcome to attend this BoF.

Students and Young Professionals Meetup

Tuesday, February 26, 8:30 pm–9:30 pm, Gardner Room A
Come for the refreshments, stay for the opportunity to meet and network with other students and young professionals attending FAST, NSDI, and Vault.

Board Game Night

Tuesday, February 26, 9:30 pm–10:30 pm, Gardner Room A
Join FAST, NSDI, and Vault attendees for some good old-fashioned board games. We'll have some on hand, but bring your own games, too!

Private Reception

Wednesday, February 27, 8:00 pm–10:00 pm, Jefferson Room