NSDI '20 Activities

To enhance your symposium experience, several attendee events are planned throughout the week. They are open to all NSDI '20 attendees. Check back here for the latest additions to the activities schedule.

NSDI '20 Preview Session

Monday, 7:00 pm–10:00 pm, Santa Clara Ballroom

Are you new to NSDI? Are you a networking expert but feel bewildered when talk turns to security? Are you interested in engaging more deeply with paper presentations outside your research area? Join us for the NSDI preview session, where area experts will give short introductions to the Symposium's major technical sessions.

NSDI '20 Luncheon and Test of Time Award Presentation

Tuesday, 12:30 pm–1:50 pm, Terra Courtyard

USENIX Women in Advanced Computing (WiAC) BoF

Tuesday, 7:30 pm–8:30 pm, Central Room

Let's talk about women in advanced computing. All registered attendees of NSDI, FAST, and Vault—of all genders—are welcome to attend this BoF.

Students and Young Professionals Meetup

Tuesday, 8:30 pm–9:30 pm, Central Room

Come for the refreshments, stay for the opportunity to meet and network with other students and young professionals attending NSDI, FAST, and Vault.

Board Game Night

Tuesday, 9:30 pm–10:30 pm, Central Room

Join NSDI, FAST, and Vault attendees for some good old-fashioned board games. We’ll have some on hand, but bring your own games, too!

Chameleon Lunch Demo

Wednesday, 12:20 pm–1:20 pm, Camino Real Room
Courtesy of the University of Chicago

Chameleon is an NSF-funded testbed system for computer science experimentation. It is designed to be deeply reconfigurable, with a wide variety of capabilities for researching systems, networking, distributed and cluster computing, and security.

Chameleon is free to use for computer systems and networking researchers and would be a great place to deploy your next research experiments.

Please sign up to join Chameleon for a demo session. A boxed lunch will be provided. Attendance is limited.

NSDI '20 Poster Session and Reception

Wednesday, 6:30 pm–8:00 pm, Cypress Room and Mezzanine

Check out the cool new ideas and the latest preliminary research on display at the Poster Session and Reception. Enjoy dinner, drinks, and the chance to connect with other attendees, speakers, and conference organizers. View the list of accepted posters.

N2Women Luncheon

Thursday, 12:20 pm–1:20 pm, Camino Real Room
Courtesy of Facebook and USENIX

All who identify as women and allies, and who are registered for NSDI, are welcome. Registration is required. Please sign up and be sure to arrive early to secure your seat. Event flyer: here.

There will be interactive sessions during the lunch. Our panelists include:

  • Dr. Dina Papagiannaki, Partner Engineering Manager, Microsoft
  • Dr. Ying Zhang, Engineering Manager, Facebook
  • Prof. Sonia Fahmy, Professor, Purdue University
  • Dr. Deb Agrawal, Senior Scientist, Lawrence Berkeley Labs

About N2Women (Networking Networking Women): N2Women is a discipline-specific community of researchers in the fields of networking and communications. N2Women encourages diversity and aims at fostering connections among under-represented women in this computing sub-field. Founded by Tracy Camp and Wendi Heinzelman, N2Women organized its first meeting at the ACM International Symposium on Mobile Ad Hoc Networking and Computing (MobiHoc) on May 24, 2006, in Florence, Italy. Camp and Heinzelman led the community for over 10 years, during which time it grew to over 1,400 members. N2Women organizes events at major conferences of the field where members or non-members can meet and get introduced to the research community.

N2Women is supported by several major professional associations such as ACM SIGCOMM, ACM SIGMOBILE, and IEEE ComSoc, and by major companies such as Facebook. Thanks to this support, N2Women offers fellowships to graduate students and junior researchers to organize N2Women meetings at a selection of flagship conferences in the networking and communications fields. It also organizes full-day professional development workshops with the additional support of CRA-W and the National Science Foundation.

Birds-of-a-Feather Sessions (BoFs)

Monday, 7:00 pm–11:00 pm
Tuesday, 7:30 pm–10:30 pm
Wednesday, 8:00 pm–11:00 pm

View the current schedule and scheduling instructions on the NSDI '20 BoFs page.