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New at LISA '05: The Hit the Ground Running Track
We all know that staying ahead of the game in this dynamic industry is always a challenge. New technologies mean spending hours researching what they do and how best to use them.

This year, technical sessions attendees have the opportunity to get a head start on key technologies with 15-minute talks in the new Hit the Ground Running Track. Imagine someone coming up to you and saying, "OK, here are the top 5 things you have to know to get started with topic x. Here are the acronyms you'll encounter, here are the two basic concepts, and here are some good Web sites and books you'll want to look at to get deeper into this topic." You'll get that and more from this new track.

With three different sessions covering multiple topics, the Hit the Ground Running Track provides ample opportunities to get a jump start on the must-know topics.

Presentation slides in PDF are now available for selected topics:

Wednesday, December 7, 4:00 p.m.–5:30 p.m.

  • AFS
    Esther Filderman, Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center
  • Backups
    W. Curtis Preston, GlassHouse Technologies
  • Cfengine
    Edward Brown, Los Alamos National Laboratory
  • Storage Networking
    Jacob Farmer, Cambridge Computer
  • VoIP
    Robert Sparks, Vice President, Research and Development, Estacado

Thursday, December 8, 11:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m.

Friday, December 9, 2:00 p.m.–3:30 p.m.

  • Certificates
    Greg Rose, VP of Product Security, QUALCOMM Inc.
  • Network Security Tools
    Rik Farrow, Security Consultant
  • NFSv4
    Michael Eisler, NetApp
  • Mac OS X
    Leon Towns-von Stauber, Occam's Razor
  • Time Management
    Tom Limoncelli, Cibernet Corp.

Take advantage of this excellent opportunity to get a quick heads-up on the latest technologies heading your way.

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