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2001 USENIX Annual Technical Conference, June 25-30, 2001, Boston, MA
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Conference Activities
Birds-of-a-Feather Sessions (BoFs)
Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday evenings, June 27–29
Do you have a topic you'd like to discuss with others? Our Birds-of-a-Feather sessions may be perfect for you. BoFs are very interactive and informal gatherings for attendees interested in a particular topic. Schedule your BoF in advance by contacting the USENIX Conference Dept.: email, or call 1.510.528.8649. BoFs may also be scheduled on-site at the registration desk. You can view the current BoF Schedule; it is updated regularly.
Guru Is In
View the current Guru Is In schedule!
Have a question that's been bothering you? Try asking a guru!
Experts from the USENIX and SAGE community will be available to spark controversy and answer questions. These are informal discussions among participants, one more way to transmit information at the conference. If you would like to volunteer your expertise, please contact Lee Damon at
Social Activities
Meet the conference speakers and connect with your peers in the community.

Sunday, June 24, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm:
Welcome Get-Together

Friday, June 29, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm:
Reception/Party "Streets of Boston"

Saturday, June 30, 5:15 pm - 6:45 pm:
Quiz Show

Work-in-Progress Reports (WiPs)
Friday, June 29, 4:00 pm–5:30 pm
Short, pithy, and fun, Work-in-Progress reports introduce interesting new or on-going work. If you have work you'd like to share or a cool idea that's not quite ready for publication, send a one- or two-paragraph summary to We are particularly interested in presenting students' work. A schedule of presentations will be posted at the conference and the speakers will be notified in advance. WiPs are five-minute presentations; the time limit will be strictly enforced.
AFS Workshop
Tuesday, June 26

AFS is seeing a flurry of development in the wake of it being open-sourced, and ARLA is becoming a viable, stable project. There is more change in the AFS community than has been seen in recent years.

The AFS workshop is the perfect place to discuss with other AFS-interested folks the current and future progress of AFS. Attendees are expected to suggest topics of discussion—these may be as developed as a mini-talk or as simple as questions for the group. Topics discussed may direct AFS's future progress.

The workshop will be coordinated by Esther Filderman [Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center], Derrick Brashear [Carnegie Mellon University], and Ted McCabe [Massachusetts Institute of Technology]. Both Derrick and Ted are on the OpenAFS Council of Elders, the advising board for OpenAFS development.

Interested in attending the workshop? Send email to suggesting a topic for discussion. All workshop attendees must be registered for the Annual Technical Conference.

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