OSDI '16 Activities

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To enhance your symposium experience, several attendee events are planned throughout the week. They are open to all OSDI '16 attendees. Don't miss out on this unique opportunity to network with colleagues working in multiple disciplines. Check back here for the latest additions to the activities schedule.

Welcome Happy Hour

Tuesday, 6:00 pm–7:00 pm, Georgia International Gallery
Mingle with other workshop and conference attendees while ­enjoying beer, soda, and snacks.

USENIX Women in Advanced Computing (WiAC) BoF

Tuesday, 7:00 pm–8:00 pm, Harbor Ballroom A
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

Tuesday, 8:00 pm–9:00 pm, Harbor Ballroom A
Come for the refreshments, stay for the opportunity to meet and network with other students and young professionals.

Board Game Night

Tuesday, 9:00 pm–10:00 pm, Harbor Ballroom A
Join us for some good old-fashioned board games. We’ll have some on hand, but bring your own games, too!

Poster Sessions and Receptions

Poster Session and Reception I: Wednesday, 6:00 pm–7:30 pm, Grand Ballroom, Sponsored by Microsoft
Poster Session and Reception II: Thursday, 6:00 pm–7:30 pm, Grand Ballroom, Sponsored by Google
Check out the cool new ideas and the latest preliminary research on display at the Poster Sessions and Receptions. Take part in discussions with your colleagues over complimentary food and drinks. View the list of accepted posters.

Luncheon on Supporting Diversity in Systems Research

Friday, November 4, 11:50 am–2:00 pm, Chatham Ballroom A
This luncheon, which will include guest speakers, is a forum to support traditionally underrepresented students in systems research. It provides minority and female students at the graduate or advanced undergraduate level with valuable opportunities to network and learn from leaders in the community. However, the luncheon is open to all students within the systems research community. This luncheon is currently at capacity. If you’re interested in attending, please sign up on the waiting list.

Birds-of-a-Feather Sessions (BoFs)

Tuesday, 7:00 pm–10:00 pm
Wednesday, 7:30 pm–10:30 pm
Thursday, 7:30 pm–10:30 pm
View the current schedule and scheduling instructions on the OSDI '16 BoFs page.