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All sessions taking place in the San Jose Marriott are denoted by the Marriott logo icon throughout the LISA '10 Web site. All other session locations are in the San Jose McEnery Convention Center.

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Welcome Get-Together and Conference Orientation

Saturday, November 6, 6:00 p.m.–7:30 p.m., Willow Glen

Whether this is your first time at LISA or your twentieth, stop by the Welcome Get-Together and Conference Orientation to learn how to get the most out of the conference. The orientation includes an overview of San Jose, an introduction to LISA, and an opportunity to meet your peers. Refreshments and snacks provided.

Board Game Night

Sunday, November 7, 8:00 p.m.–11:00 p.m., Willow Glen III

Join us on Sunday night for some good old-fashioned board games. Take a step back into the past and test your knowledge playing the Totally 80s edition of Trivial Pursuit. Challenge your fellow attendees to a game of Scrabble or Pictionary. Bring your own games, too!

Vendor Exhibition

Wednesday, November 10, noon–7:00 p.m.
Thursday, November 11, 10:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m.
Exhibit Hall 1

Looking for the latest and greatest? Visit the Vendor Exhibition to find new technologies, products, and services. We encourage our exhibitors to bring their technical staff so that you can learn about products and innovative services from knowledgeable vendors. Get in-depth answers to serious questions.

Exhibit Hall Happy Hour

Sponsored by Oracle

Wednesday, November 10, 5:30 p.m.–6:30 p.m., Exhibit Hall 1

Join us at the Vendor Exhibition for refreshments and take the opportunity to learn about the latest products and technologies. Don't forget to get your vendor passport stamped!

Vendor Passports and iPad Raffle

Don't miss the vendor passport in your attendee bags! Get it stamped during the Exhibition and enter to win an iPad! The prize iPad model is WiFi +3G 16GB. The raffle drawing will take place on Thursday at 1:00 p.m. in Exhibit Hall 1. You must be present to win.

Poster Sessions

Wednesday, November 10, 6:30 p.m.–7:30 p.m., Concourse 1
Thursday, November 11, 5:30 p.m.–6:30 p.m., Concourse 1

Check out the cool new ideas and the latest preliminary work on display at the Poster Sessions. Take advantage of an opportunity to mingle with colleagues who may be interested in the same area. The list of accepted posters is available here.

LISA '10 Reception: Adventure Carnival

Thursday, November 11, 6:30 p.m.–8:30 p.m., Ballroom

Join us for a dinner buffet and games designed to test your inner Indy. Show off your skills in boulder bowling, mingle as you root for your favorite dromedary in the camel races, or challenge your colleagues in the monkey brains shuffle. Collect raffle tickets for winning at each booth for the chance to win fabulous prizes.

Birds-of-a-Feather Sessions (BoFs)

Monday–Thursday evenings, November 8–11

It's not too late to schedule a BoF! Stop by the USENIX Registration Desk to reserve a space for a BoF session. Rooms are available Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday evenings. The always popular evening Birds-of-a-Feather sessions are very informal gatherings of persons interested in a particular topic. Check the BoF Boards in the registration area for the latest schedule and room locations. The schedule is also available here.

Vendor Birds-of-a-Feather Evening Sessions

Share a drink, network with industry experts, and learn more about new products, career opportunities, and the latest technologies. Beer, wine, and snacks provided. The schedule includes presentations by the following:

  • Oracle: Solaris 10 and Beyond
    Tuesday, November 9, 7:00 p.m.–8:00 p.m., Salon I/II
  • Facebook Engineer Panel
    Tuesday, November 9, 7:00 p.m.–8:00 p.m., Salon III
  • Cambridge Computer Beer and Ice Cream Social
    Tuesday, November 9, 7:00 p.m.–9:00 p.m., Salon IV
  • Oracle: Where'd BigAdmin Go?
    Tuesday, November 9, 8:00 p.m.–9:00 p.m., Salon I/II
  • Isilon Systems: Tiered File Systems w/o Tiers
    Wednesday, November 10, 7:00 p.m.–8:00 p.m., Salon I/II
  • Trusted Computer Systems: 'One Click' OS Hardening
    Wednesday, November 10, 7:00 p.m.–9:00 p.m., Salon IV
  • Oracle: Image Packaging System/Installation
    Wednesday, November 10, 7:00 p.m.–8:00 p.m., Blossom Hill
  • Splunk, the Future: 4.2 and Beyond
    Wednesday, November 10, 7:00 p.m.–8:00 p.m., Willow Glen
  • Oracle: DTrace and Performance with Oracle Solaris 11 Express
    Wednesday, November 10, 8:00 p.m.–9:00 p.m., Blossom Hill
  • SIOS: Ensure the Highest Levels of Availability for Applications and Data
    Wednesday, November 10, 8:00 p.m.–9:00 p.m., Salon III
  • Zenoss Open Source Monitoring
    Wednesday, November 10, 8:00 p.m.–9:00 p.m., Salon I/II
  • Oracle: Developer Tools for Solaris 11 Express
    Wednesday, November 10, 9:00 p.m.–10:00 p.m., Blossom Hill
  • Google
    Thursday, November 11, 8:30 p.m.–10:30 p.m., Willow Glen
  • Hewlett-Packard Open Source Programs
    Thursday, November 11, 8:30 p.m.–9:30 p.m., Salon V/VI

Back for LISA '10: Scavenger Hunt

In keeping with the adventure theme at this year's LISA, we've brought back the LISA scavenger hunt. Inside your registration packet you'll find a LISA '10 Scavenger Hunt Card. The 2010 questions contain not only characteristics of folks who help to organize or are participating in LISA, but also questions about your favorite adventure movies and TV shows. Use your finest sleuthing skills to locate people who fit the bill or know the answers to the trivia questions. Take a moment to chat with them, and ask them politely for their signatures. All you need to win are 10 signatures. Once you've got your 10, drop by the USENIX Membership Booth to spin the Prize Wheel. Prizes range from T-shirts to free conference passes and more. Don't miss out on the fun: Join the LISA '10 Scavenger Hunt and spin to win!

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