LISA16 Program at a Glance

What's what at LISA16:

Training Program

Tutorials in the LISA Training Program are half-day or full-day sessions taught by industry experts. These sessions offer a highly curated selection of instructor-lead tutorials, all geared towards helping you create, maintain, and monitor efficient and secure systems.

Conference Program

The Conference Program, previously known as the Technical Sessions, includes Invited Talks, Paper Presentations, and Mini Tutorials. Each of these sessions is designed to provide guidance from industry leaders, while offering actionable takeaways to immediately apply the knowledge and ideas gained.

Invited Talks
Come listen to speakers from a variety of backgrounds share their knowledge and stories from the frontlines. Invited Talks cover an array of topics including Culture, Monitoring & Metrics, SRE & Software Engineering, and Systems & Network Engineering.

Mini Tutorials
Want to learn more about a new or emerging technology, but not ready to commit to intensive training? Our Mini Tutorials offer 90-minute overviews designed to give you a taste and let you figure out if you want to learn more.


Workshops are half-day or full-day sessions for small groups (typically no more than 30 people) to share ideas and knowledge. Workshops are intended to be participatory, not instructional, and familiarity with the specific topic/area is expected of the attendees.

LISA Build

In cooperation with the hotel, LISA Build participants will help create a portion of the conference network, thus providing you with wireless access and providing them with a hands-on experience building a network from the ground up. The LISA Build room is next door to the LISA Lab and open the same hours as the Lab, so come by and see how and what they did. Or you can seek out those LISA Build orange badges and ask about the experience—perhaps we’ll see you helping build the network next year!


Back for its fourth year, LISA16 will feature a lab available for informal mini presentations by seasoned professionals, participation in live experiments, tutoring, and mentoring. Attendees can investigate and test new technologies, and interact with other attendees in a participatory technical setting.

Co-located Events

SESA ’16, Mars Data Challenge Hackathon from {code} by Dell EMC, and Data Storage Day from Cambridge Computer are all co-located events taking place alongside LISA16. Please visit each event's Web page to learn about the program and registration details.

Vendor Track

LISA16 will feature one track of vendor talks on ­Thursday. Come listen to and interact with companies related to your industry. Learn about the latest technology and products available to professionals in the field.