"LISA is the home of ops people who do ops correctly. I’m always motivated by the conference content and hallway conversations to be better, and I take home the knowledge needed to move closer to that goal. "
Tony Del Porto, Cisco Systems, Inc.
"If you're a sysadmin slaving away in a metaphorical basement and re-inventing the wheel every time your employer's business goals change slightly, LISA will help pull you into the light."
Marc Chiarini, Long-Time IT Admin and Researcher, MarkLogic Corp
"This was my first LISA. It was great attending a conference that focused on my role without trying to shoehorn every challenge into a specific vendor's solution. The same mix of awesome sessions, speakers, and other attendees will bring me back every year."
"In a world where technology changes rapidly, it's hard to find great resources for in-depth expertise. LISA has a terrific combination of people who create the technology and people who implement it effectively for their companies."
Matt Simmons, Northeastern University
"I like seeing where the industry is heading, how SysAdmins/engineers are evolving, tools they are using, common problems and solutions across the world."
"LISA is the best mix of training, talks, and networking of any events I've been to. That's the reason I've been to 11 of them.”
"Great sessions, great presenters, great community. I feel like I can make up a year of following news and forums on the subject in a week."
"No matter if you are dealing with the latest tech or trying to maintain something from the dark ages of the ‘90s, there are people at LISA who are experienced with it. Heck, many of the people who _developed_ this tech attend. This is a great place to get answers and ideas."
Chris "Mac" McEniry is a practicing sysadmin responsible for running a large ecommerce and gaming service. He's been working and developing in an operational capacity for 15 years. In his free time, he builds tools and thinks about efficiency.