OSDI '18 Activities

To enhance your symposium experience, several attendee events are planned throughout the week. They are open to all OSDI '18 attendees. Check back here for the latest additions to the activities schedule.

Welcome Happy Hour

Sunday, 6:00 pm–7:00 pm, Edge Pool/Terrace

Mingle with other symposium attendees while ­enjoying beverages and snacks.

Preview Sessions

Sunday, 7:00 pm–8:00 pm
Monday, 7:30 pm–8:30 pm
Tuesday, 7:30 pm–8:30 pm

Costa Del Sol Salon D–H

Are you new to OSDI? Are you a networks 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 OSDI preview sessions, where area experts will give short introductions to the symposium's major technical sessions.

Session 1: Sunday

  • OS: Yiying Zhang, Purdue University
  • Scheduling: Siddhartha Sen, Microsoft Research
  • Reliability: Haonan Lu, Princeton University

Session 2: Monday

  • Verification: Jay Lorch, Microsoft Research
  • File Systems: Steve Swanson, University of California, San Diego
  • Debugging: Xu Zhao, University of Toronto

Session 3: Tuesday

  • ML: Shivaram Venkataraman, University of Wisconsin—Madison
  • Networking: Simon Peter, The University of Texas at Austin
  • Security: David Lazar, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

USENIX Women in Advanced Computing (WiAC) BoF

Sunday, 7:00 pm–8:00 pm, Las Palmas Room II

Let’s talk about women in advanced computing. All registered attendees—of all genders—are welcome to attend this Birds-of-a-Feather session.

Students and Young Professionals Meetup

Sunday, 8:00 pm–9:00 pm, Las Palmas Room II

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

Board Game Night

Sunday, 9:00 pm–10:00 pm, Las Palmas Room II
Join us for some good old-fashioned board games. We’ll have some on hand, but bring your own games, too!

Symposium Luncheon

Monday, 12:10 pm–2:00 pm, Costa Del Sol Patios
Sponsored by Google

Poster Sessions and Receptions

Poster Session and Reception I: Monday, 6:00 pm–7:30 pm, Costa Del Sol Foyer and Salon A–C
Poster Session and Reception II: Tuesday, 6:00 pm–7:30 pm, Costa Del Sol Foyer and Salon A–C

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.

Symposium Luncheon

Tuesday, 12:25 pm–2:00 pm, Costa Del Sol Patios

Birds-of-a-Feather Sessions (BoFs)

Sunday, 7:00 pm–10:00 pm
Monday, 7:30 pm–10:30 pm
Tuesday, 7:30 pm–10:30 pm

View the current schedule and scheduling instructions on the OSDI '18 BoFs page.