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:
Don't miss the famous LINUX BoF with Linus Torvalds and Ted Ts'o on Friday, June
14 from 10pm- midnight.
- 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?
These sessions are open to all attendees and can be scheduled during the
conference at the registration desk or in advance by contacting USENIX (email@example.com); 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
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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!
Tuesday - Wednesday
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
To attend the AFS Workshop, (1) send email to email@example.com; (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
- A list of topics you would like discussed, time permitting
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
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.