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Internet Access/Wireless Network

USENIX is pleased to offer Internet connectivity at LISA '08 via an open, unsecured 802.11a/b/g WiFi network. Customs confiscated your laptop? No problem! Our registration computers are available for general use when not engaged in registering attendees. Prefer the peace of mind only CAT5 can bring? Visit one of our Laptop Lounges for an Ethernet connection and power outlet. The NOC features a laser printer and pretty graphs on a big LCD.

Thanks to our wireless sponsor Xirrus, Inc. If you're curious about the strange, round wireless devices, visit their booth on the show floor, #17.

Thanks also to Managed and Monitored Network Services, LLC, for monitoring and redundant DHCP and DNS.

The wired and wireless networks provided by USENIX at this conference are for the use of conference attendees only, subject to the following conditions:

  • USENIX may monitor these networks.
  • Any illicit or intrusive use of the network, including packet sniffing, is expressly forbidden.
  • The wireless network is open and insecure. USENIX strongly recommends that all users encrypt their transmissions. Users are solely responsible for the security of their passwords and data.
If you have any questions or concerns about the use of these networks, please contact any USENIX staff or Board member immediately.

Laptop Lounge: NOC (Terrace Salons 2 and 3)

Open daily, 7:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

Laptop Lounge: After Hours (Galleria 2)

Open daily, 10:00 a.m.–2:00 a.m.

IRC and Facebook

There's lots of good chat on #lisa08 is a good place to start. Also, check out the LISA '08 Facebook page here.

Power Outlets

Power strips will be available in the first three rows of the Invited Talks and Refereed Papers rooms on a first-come, first-served basis.

Message Desk

If someone needs to reach you, please have the person call the USENIX Registration Desk at (510) 528-8649, ext. 100. Messages will be posted in the Atlas Foyer.

Conference Proceedings

Those registered for the technical sessions will receive a complimentary copy of the Proceedings, either in print or on CD-ROM. Additional copies of the Proceedings and the CD-ROM will be available for purchase at the conference. To order copies after the conference, click here.

Bulletin Boards/Vendor Materials

Bulletin boards in the registration area hold messages for attendees, the latest schedule of Birds-of-a-Feather sessions, and postings of job opportunities. You can pick up information on products, services, and special offers from the literature tables in the Atlas Foyer.

Live Streaming of the Technical Sessions

Linux Pro Magazine will be streaming live video of portions of the Tech Sessions. All LISA '08 attendees will have free access to the program. See the signs posted near the USENIX Registration Desk, or check here for more info.

USENIX/SAGE Membership Booth (a.k.a. "The T-Shirt and Bingo Place")

Atlas Foyer
Saturday, November 8: 4:00 p.m.–6:30 p.m.
Sunday–Thursday, November 9–13: 7:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Friday, November 14: 8:00 a.m.–noon

N.B. No items will be available for purchase after 10:30 a.m. on Friday.

Fun stuff: This is the place to pick up your conference T-shirt and fun badge ribbons. Turn in your bingo card here and spin the Bingo Prize Wheel. (Hey, some of the famous faces on your bingo card might just be found at the booth!)

For sale: LISA '08 proceedings, in print and on CD-ROM; tutorial materials; SAGE Short Topics booklets and USENIX publications; and USENIX, SAGE, and past conference T-shirts.

Membership: If you have questions about your USENIX/SAGE membership benefits, we'll be glad to help.

Come by and say hello.

New in '08: Meet Up for Dinner Board

Looking to meet other attendees while enjoying a good meal? Sign up on the Meet Up for Dinner board. Check here for more info.

LISA Bingo Is Baaaack . . .

Back by popular demand, LISA Bingo provides the perfect opportunity to get to know the LISA organizers and leaders of USENIX. Inside your registration packet you'll find a LISA Bingo Card with photos of many of the energetic bunch who organized LISA '08, led the training program, and keep the wheels turning at USENIX. Take a moment to chat with these folks and ask them to sign their photos. All you need to win is three signed faces in a row: across, down, or diagonal. The center space is a free space. Once you've completed the bingo, drop by the Membership Booth to spin the Bingo Prize Wheel. Prizes range from T-shirts through key chains to USB hubs and more. Don't miss out on the fun: Play LISA Bingo and spin to win!

Tell Us What You Think

Got a favorite session? Want new topics? Tell us! Your input is vital to creating a LISA conference that meets your needs. Please take a moment to fill out the attendee survey. You will be entered to win a Flip Ultra Video Camera! The survey deadline is noon PST on Tuesday, November 25. Please remember, your feedback is greatly appreciated and directly shapes future conference content and promotions.

Training Program Attendees: Please remember to complete your tutorial evaluations.

Thanks in advance for your help!

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