We’re just over two months from the Large Installation System Administration (LISA) conference, and the website has recently been updated with details. I’ve never been to this conference before, but as a member of the official blog team, I’ll get to spend the week doing nothing but participating in, and writing about, LISA ’10. Can I write two blog posts and countless tweets every day? It will be a challenge, and I’m sure I’ll be tired of writing by the end, but there should be plenty to write about.
With three days of workshops, 48 training courses, and three days of technical sessions, there’s plenty to choose from. I’m especially interested in the talk “Measuring the Value of System Administration” scheduled for Thursday morning. Of course, each evening there will be Birds of a Feather (BoF) sessions, which I’m told are the most valuable part of the whole LISA experience. BoFs are an informal meeting of the minds, where admins who do similar work compare notes and pick up new ideas to bring home. And drink beer. I’m okay with that. The BoF schedule is still pretty thin, but no doubt it will fill out as November approaches.
If you’re interested in attending LISA, you can register online at http://www.usenix.org/events/lisa10/registration/. Registration is available in half-day increments, so you can pay for exactly the amount of conference you want, and if you register by October 18, you get the “early bird discount.” I hope to see you all in San Jose!