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How to Join USENIX and SAGE

You can indicate you wish to become a USENIX member when registering for the Atlanta Linux Showcase at the Cobb Galleria (On-line registration is closed).


USENIX, the Advanced Computing Systems Association

The USENIX Association is a not-for-profit society of scientists, engineers, and system administrators from around the world. Since 1975, USENIX conferences and workshops have been bridging research and the practical on the cutting-edge of software and systems.

USENIX supports the community and its members' professional and technical development through a variety of on-going activities, including:

  • Annual technical, security, and system administration conferences, plus specific-topic symposia such as Windows NT administration, electronic commerce, network management, Tcl/Tk, object-oriented technologies, operating systems, and programming.
  • ;login: membership magazine featuring technical articles, system administration techniques, practical columns, book and software reviews, reports from various standards efforts, and summaries of USENIX conferences.
  • Proceedings--on-line, on CD-ROM, and in print--from USENIX conferences and symposia.
  • Participation in various IEEE and Open Group standards efforts.
  • "Good Works" program generously supporting open source software development, minority, women, and pre-college participation in computer science, the Software Patents Institute, Incident Cost Analysis and Modeling Project, and many other community-building projects.
  • Member discounts on a variety of books, software, and periodicals.
  • Student programs that include scholarships, stipends to attend conferences, low student member fees, best paper awards, and research grants.

SAGE, The System Administrators Guild

Dedicated to the advancement of the profession, its practitioners, and the state of the art in the practice of system administration, SAGE is the premiere international society of system administrators. It brings together system and network managers supporting platforms of all kinds and from sites of all sizes. It answers the widely felt need for an organization to serve as the focal point of this rapidly growing profession and to promote awareness of the irreplaceable contribution of system administrators to the success of the enterprise.

System professionals have greeted the Guild with enthusiasm, and currently SAGE has thousands of members. There are active SAGE- affiliated local groups in all regions of the USA and sister groups internationally. SAGE has rapidly gained recognition by users, management, and vendors as providing responsible leadership on system administration issues.

SAGE is a Special Technical Group within the USENIX Association. USENIX membership is a prerequisite of SAGE membership, and SAGE members receive all USENIX member benefits plus technical and professional resources exclusive to SAGE membership. Beyond direct benefits, however, joining SAGE allows system administrators to contribute to the system administration community as a whole.

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