The Only Conference By and For System Administrators
Dear System Administrator,
LISA has been a part of more than half of USENIX's twenty-five-year history. In the past fourteen years we have seen the landscape of systems administration change dramatically. The role of system administrators is critical to the success of our economy in this new millennium. These are the people who make technology work. LISA, the only conference by and for system administrators, is designed to teach and develop those critical skills that give system administrators the edge in our wired world.
The breadth and depth of information available at LISA make it a unique experience for system administrators. LISA 2000 tutorials address topics such as building firewalls, DNS and BIND, DHCP, Linux, and Perl. Our instructors are luminaries in their fields--authors and experts who have worked extensively in deploying technology on a large scale.
Our technical sessions combine high-quality refereed papers and invited talks offering case studies, solutions to diverse problems, and the tools we need to make systems work. Our featured speakers include Ed Felten of Princeton University, who served as an expert witness in the Microsoft antitrust case; Leif Hedstrom, who will discuss LDAP at Netscape; Bill Cheswick, talking about his work with Internet mapping; and keynote speaker J. D. "Illiad" Frazer, co-founder and popular creator of UserFriendly. And, since our responsibilities now extend beyond systems administration, we have added two terrific new tracks--Network Administration and Security Administration.
At LISA, attendees have ample opportunities to meet and mingle in informal sessions. The ever-popular Guru Is In track is back with experts on such topics as broadband, wireless 802.11, clustering, and Windows 2000 deployment. Spaces are limited in our eight special-topic workshops for senior administrators. And of course evening Birds-of-a-Feather and Work-in-Progress sessions make it easy to share real-world projects and concerns in a casual atmosphere. Finally, in our vendor exhibition over 100 companies and organizations will be showing new products and giving away cool toys.
We're sure everyone who attends LISA 2000 will walk away with an abundance of new and useful information that will make the job of systems administration easier and more productive. Mark your calendars for the hottest systems administration event of the year: New Orleans, December 3-8, 2000.
Rémy Evard and Phil Scarr