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Internet Access/Wireless Network

USENIX is pleased to offer Internet connectivity at LISA '09 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 our Laptop Lounge (Falkland) for an Ethernet connection and power outlet. Printing is available in the Laptop Lounge.

Thanks to our wireless sponsor, Xirrus Inc. If you're curious about the strange, round wireless devices, visit their exhibition booth, #101.

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.

Power Outlets

Power strips will be available in the tutorial, 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 on the bulletin board in the Harborside Foyer.

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 Harborside Foyer.

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USENIX Membership Booth (a.k.a. "The T-Shirt and Scavenger Hunt Headquarters")

Saturday, October 31: 4:00 p.m.–6:00 p.m., Grand Registration AB
Sunday, November 1: 7:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m., Grand Registration AB
Monday–Thursday, November 2–5: 7:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m., Harborside Registration AB
Friday, November 6: 8:00 a.m.–noon, Harborside Registration AB

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 scavenger hunt card here and spin the Prize Wheel. (Hey, some of the signatures can be had at the booth!) Grab a copy of ;login:. For sale: tutorial materials, Short Topics booklets, and T-shirts. Membership: If you have questions about your membership benefits, we'll be glad to help. Come by and say hello.

Print on Demand

In our efforts to green this meeting, we have provided you with conference materials in electronic form. There are several print stations in the Laptop Lounge, should you prefer to print some conference materials. Attention, Training Attendees! Training materials will be provided to you on a 2GB USB drive. If you'd like to access them during your class, please remember to bring a laptop. If you need printed materials for your class, please select the option to receive them on the registration form or use the print stations to print your materials prior to your class.

Back for '09: USENIX Dinner Board

Sunday, November 1–Thursday, November 5
Looking to meet other attendees while enjoying a good meal? Simply write your name and the restaurant you'd like to go to on the board in the Harborside Foyer. Meet back at the board at 7:30 p.m. to join your chosen group and then head out for conversation, food, and drinks.

Dining Options in the Hotel

Rigano's Bakery and Deli

  • Open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner
  • Offers take-out, snacks, deli items, baked goods, and Starbucks coffee
Grille 700
  • Open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner
  • Contemporary American cuisine featuring soups, salads, sandwiches, pizzas, steak, crab cakes, seafood, and more
Kozmo's Lounge
  • Open for lunch and dinner
  • A martini bar featuring a light fare menu

Within Close Walking Distance of the Hotel

Less than 5 minutes away:

  • James Joyce Irish Pub & Restaurant
  • Taco Fiesta Mexican Food
  • Della Notte (Contemporary Italian)
  • McCormick & Schmick's
  • Fleming's Steak House
  • Roy's Restaurant

A Little Further from the Hotel

Less than 10 minutes away–head toward Pratt St.:

  • Houlihan's Restaurant
  • Chipotle
  • Blu Bambu (fresh Asian eats)
  • Potbelly Sandwich Works
  • Hard Rock Cafe
  • ESPN Zone
  • P.F. Chang's China Bistro
  • Panera Bread
  • Capital Grille

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