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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.
Want to demonstrate a new product or discuss your company's latest technologies with NSDI '15 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 firstname.lastname@example.org if you're interested in sponsoring a Vendor BoF. Click here for more information about sponsorship opportunities.
Scheduling a BoF
BoFs may be scheduled in advance by contacting email@example.com with "NSDI '15 BoF" in the subject line and the following information in the body of the email:
- BoF title
- Organizer name and affiliation
- Date and time preference
- Brief description of BoF (optional)
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|Monday, May 4|
|OCC 202||50||Students and Young Professionals Meetup||USENIX Women in Advanced Computing (WiAC) BoF
Sponsored by Craigslist
|Board Game Night|
|Tuesday, May 5|
|OCC 202||50||Vendor BoF: Open vSwitch Community Forum|
Vendor BoF: Open vSwitch Community Forum
Ben Pfaff and Justin Pettit, VMware
Tuesday, May 5, 8:00 pm–9:00 pm, OCC 202
Open vSwitch (OVS) is an open source project with a growing community. Besides its industrial popularity in OpenStack clouds and other uses, OVS is often used in academic research. Furthermore, the Open vSwitch development community continues to diversify. In 2012 and 2013, about 19% of Open vSwitch commits were from contributors outside of Nicira or VMware (the project founders), in 2014 that grew to 24%, and in 2015 that figure continues to rise. This session will highlight the Open vSwitch community and how researchers and others can participate in it and benefit from it.
Beer, wine, soft drinks, and light snacks will be provided.
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