NSDI '18 Activities

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Symposium Luncheon and Test of Time Award Presentation

Monday, 12:25 pm–1:50 pm, Lake Washington Ballroom
The 2018 NSDI Test of Time award will be presented during the luncheon.

USENIX Women in Advanced Computing (WiAC) BoF

Monday, 7:00 pm–8:00 pm, West Seattle Room
Let’s talk about women in advanced computing. All registered attendees—of all genders—are welcome to attend this BoF.

Students and Young Professionals Meetup

Monday, 8:00 pm–9:00 pm, West Seattle Room
Come for the refreshments, stay for the opportunity to meet and network with other students and young professionals.

Board Game Night

Monday, 9:00 pm–11:00 pm, West Seattle Room
Join us for some good old-fashioned board games. We’ll have some on hand, but bring your own games, too!

Poster Session and Reception

Tuesday, 6:00 pm–7:30 pm, Lake Washington Ballroom
Check out the cool new ideas and the latest preliminary research on display at the Poster Session and Reception. Take part in discussions with your colleagues over complimentary food and drinks. View the list of accepted posters.

Birds-of-a-Feather Sessions (BoFs)

Monday, 7:00 pm–11:00 pm
Tuesday, 7:30 pm–10:30 pm
View the current schedule and scheduling instructions on the NSDI '18 BoFs page.




Microsoft Data Center Tour

Do you plan to attend NSDI '18? If yes, Microsoft Azure and Microsoft Research invite you to apply for a guided tour of one of Microsoft’s largest data centers.

The tour will take place on April 12th and will depart from our Redmond campus around 8:00 am and return around 6:00 pm. We can accommodate a total of 20 students or faculty. The tour will be led by Dave Maltz, Microsoft’s Distinguished Engineer and Engineering Lead of the Azure Physical Networking team.

If you would like to join us for this unique learning experience, please send email to nsdi18tour@microsoft.com with your CV and a brief paragraph on why you would like to take the tour.

Preference will be given to graduate students with an existing research agenda in data center networks and systems, and those seeking internships or full-time positions in this area in the near future. The deadline for applying is: Friday, March 23, 2018. Priority will be given to those who apply early.

Microsoft actively seeks to foster greater levels of diversity in our workforce and in our pipeline of future leaders, and encourages all individuals to reach out.