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2002 USENIX Annual Technical Conference, June 10-15, 2002, Monterey Conference Center, Monterey, CA
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Birds-of-a-Feather Sessions (BoFs)
Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday evenings, June 12 - 14
Do you have a topic you'd like to discuss with others? Our Birds-of-a-Feather (BoF) sessions may be perfect for you. These informal and highly interactive evening gatherings are a great way for you to present new work, meet with your peers and maximize your time at the conference. Topics range from highly technical, to fun! Past BoF sessions include:

  • BoF Schedule

    • Getting Plugged into Sendmail
    • BSD Users, Unite!
    • UWIN-UNIX for Windows
    • Oldtimer's BoF
    • Sun-Manager's BOF
    • Workplace Issues for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgendered Sysadmins & Friends
    • How do YOU manage to not get spammed?
    Don't miss the famous LINUX BoF with Linus Torvalds and Ted Ts'o on Friday, June 14 from 10pm- midnight.

    These sessions are open to all attendees and can be scheduled during the conference at the registration desk or in advance by contacting USENIX (; please include preferred day and time, title of the BoF, and the name, email address, and phone number of the moderator. Check back here closer to the conference for BoF schedule information.

  • Exhibition Happy Hour, De Anza Ballroom, DoubleTree Hotel
    Thursday, June 13, 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

    Enjoy refreshments and light snacks while visiting the Exhibition.
    Free Pizza and Soda!
    Visit the exhibition on Friday at 12:30 pm and enjoy a slice of pizza and soda on us.
    Dessert Reception at the Aquarium
    USENIX '02 offers many opportunities for attendees to socialize and get to know each other. Don't miss our special dessert reception on Friday, June 14, at the Monterey Bay Aquarium. The Aquarium features a new special exhibit on jellyfish that you can read about in this SF Chronicle article.
    Work-in-Progress Reports (WiPs)
    Friday, June 14, 2:00 p.m.–3:30 p.m.
    Short, pithy, and fun, Work-in-Progress reports introduce interesting new or ongoing work. If you have work you would 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. Work-in-Progress reports are five-minute presentations; the time limit will be strictly enforced.

    USENIX Annual Meeting
    San Carlos I & II, Marriott, Friday, June 14, 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
    Meet the USENIX Association Board of Directors and staff. Get an update on USENIX activities. Let's explore new ideas on how best to serve you!

    AFS Workshop
    Tuesday - Wednesday
    June 11-12

    The AFS Workshop, co-located with the USENIX Annual Technical Conference, brings together administrators and programmers to discuss the development and progress of AFS software, which is growing rapidly both in use and usability.

    Previous AFS Workshops have covered such topics as methods of authentication, Multi-Resident AFS [MR-AFS], backups, client stability and configuration, replacing ubik, and future work on OpenAFS and Arla. As some of the key players in both OpenAFS and Arla attend the Workshops, these discussions can and do affect the course of development.

    Attendance is limited to 50 people. The cost is $100 for those who register for the technical sessions at USENIX, and $350 for those who wish to attend the workshop only. Breakfast pastries, lunch, and beverages will be provided.

    To attend the AFS Workshop, (1) send email to; (2) register for the workshop. Your email must contain at least one of the following:

    • A proposal for a short talk to present about work done, in progress, or being considered
    • A list of topics you would like discussed, time permitting

    Workshop Co-ordinators
    Esther Filderman has been working with AFS since its infancy at CMU, before it was called AFS. She is currently Senior Systems Mangler and AFS administrator for the Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center.

    Ted McCabe started working with AFS at CMU in the mid-'80s. After a 5-year stint studying mathematics in Boston University's graduate program, he returned to working with AFS at MIT in '96. Ted also represents MIT on the OpenAFS Council of Elders.

    Derrick Brashear works for CMU and is an OpenAFS Elder.

    World Juggling Day!
    Saturday, June 15
    In celebration of World Juggling Day on Saturday, June 15th, join fellow attendees on Jeffers Plaza (off the Steinbeck Lobby) during the lunch break (12:30 pm - 1:30 pm) to juggle together and attract some new converts to the sport.

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