LISA18 Birds-of-a-Feather Sessions (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 (BoFs) 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 LISA18 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. More information about sponsorship opportunities is available here.

Scheduling a BoF

To schedule a BoF, simply write the BoF title as well as your name and affiliation on one of the BoF Boards 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 "LISA18 BoF" in the subject line.

All rooms are equipped with an LCD projector, screen, and lavalier microphone unless otherwise indicated in the grid below.

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Sunday, October 28
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
Music Row Room 3
(No A/V)
20 USENIX Women in Advanced Computing (WiAC) BoF Students and Young Professionals Meetup Board Game Night
Music Row Room 4 94        
Music Row Room 5 100 Cambridge Computer Beer and Ice Cream Social    
Cumberland Room
1-2
120        
Cumberland Room
3-4
120        
Monday, October 29
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
Music Row Room 3
(No A/V)
20        
Music Row Room 4 94 Auristor Vendor BoF Teradactyl Vendor BoF    
Music Row Room 5 100 Elastic Vendor BoF      
Legends Ballroom
ABC
275        
Legends Ballroom
D
275 Lightning Talks Bloomberg Vendor BoF    
Cumberland Room
1-2
120 Squarespace Vendor BoF  5-Minute Horror Stories     
Cumberland Room
3-4
120        
Tuesday, October 30
ROOM CAPACITY 8:00 pm–9:00 pm 9:00 pm–10:00 pm 10:00 pm–11:00 pm
Music Row Room 3
(No A/V)
20    Board Game Night 2.0 
Music Row Room 4 94 Facebook Vendor BoF    
Music Row Room 5 100 Not Available Google Beer and Ice Cream BoF
Legends Ballroom
ABC
275      
Legends Ballroom
D
275      
Cumberland Room
1-2
120      
Cumberland Room
3-4
120      

BoF Descriptions

USENIX Women in Advanced Computing (WiAC) BoF
Sunday, October 28, 7:00 pm–8:00 pm, Music Row Room 3
Let's talk about women in advanced computing. All registered attendees—of all genders—are welcome to attend these BoFs.

Students and Young Professionals Meetup
Sunday, October 29, 8:00 pm–9:00 pm, Music Row Room 3
Join students and young professionals to network, discuss issues in the field, and the latest happenings in the community.

USENIX Board Game Night
Sunday, October 28, 9:00 pm–11:00 pm, Music Row Room 3
Join us for some good old-fashioned board games. We'll have some on hand, but bring your own games, too!

Cambridge Computer Beer and Ice Cream Social
Sunday, October 28, 7:00 pm–9:00 pm, Music Row Room 5
Join us for beer, ice cream, and conversation as we get ready to start LISA18!

Squarespace Vendor BoF
Monday, October 29, 7:00 pm–8:00 pm, Cumberland Room 1-2
Have you ever participated in an on-call incident? Was it stressful? The Wheel of Misfortune simulates a disaster scenario where participants role play to resolve the incident using communication skills, a bit of scripted luck, and some light-hearted humor to get things back on track.

5-Minute Horror Stories
Monday, October 29, 8:00 pm–9:00 pm, Cumberland Room 1-2
Come riff about the worst/funniest/strangest situations you've had with work. Share the lighter side of Sysadmin. Keep it short, we all have ours to tell.

Board Game Night 2.0
Tuesday, October 30, 9:00 pm–11:00 pm, Music Row Room 4
Moar Board Games!

Google Beer and Ice Cream BoF
Tuesday, October 30, 9:00 pm–11:00 pm, Music Row Room 4