[SATLUG] USENIX 2009 Annual Technical Conference - Top 5 Reasons to Attend

Lionel Garth Jones lgj at usenix.org
Thu May 14 15:25:16 CDT 2009


USENIX '09 offers a cost-effective, one-stop shop for the latest in IT
training, breakthroughs, and systems research. Check out the top 5
reasons to join us in San Diego, CA, June 14-19, 2009:

1. Training that keeps you ahead of the game:

The 6-day training program at USENIX '09 provides in-depth and
immediately useful training on the latest techniques, effective tools,
and best strategies to help you stay competitive. Take a full series or
individual classes covering:

-- Solaris: Debugging, administration, and DTrace taught by James Mauro,
Peter Baer Galvin, and Marc Staveley

-- Virtualization: Xen Hypervisor, VMware ESX 3i, and security taught by
Phil Cox, Wenjin Hu, Zach Shepherd, and Dan Anderson

-- Plus classes on cloud computing by Milind Bhandarkar, system
administration by David N. Blank-Edelman, and more

To view the entire training program, see
http://www.usenix.org/usenix09/training

2. Invited Talks that feature luminaries in computing discussing timely
and important topics, such as:

-- Keynote Address, "Where Does the Power Go in High-Scale Data
Centers?" by James Hamilton, VP & Distinguished Engineer, Amazon Web
Services

-- Closing Plenary Session by David Brin, Hugo Award-winning author, on
"Third Millennium Problem-Solving: Can New Visualization and
Collaboration Tools Make a Difference?"

-- Diomidis Spinellis, Athens University of Economics and Business, on
"The Antikythera Mechanism: Hacking with Gears"

-- And more!
http://www.usenix.org/usenix09/tech

3. You'll see it here first:

-- The latest developments in cutting-edge systems research in the
Refereed Papers track:
http://www.usenix.org/usenix09/tech

-- An introduction to interesting new and ongoing work at the Poster
Session:
http://www.usenix.org/events/usenix09/activities.html#poster

4. The chance to mingle with industry leaders and hiring managers:

-- Evening events such as the Birds-of-a-Feather (BoF) sessions offer
additional opportunities to network with peers to gain that
all-important "insider" IT knowledge:
http://www.usenix.org/events/usenix09/bofs.html

5. The opportunity to create your own conference:

Whether your focus is system administration, security, virtualization,
coding, open source,networking, cloud computing, Solaris, or a bit of
them all, USENIX '09 has the information you're looking for. Follow the
icons listed here to create the conference that meets your needs:
http://www.usenix.org/events/usenix09/themes/

And that's just the beginning.

Visit http://www.usenix.org/usenix09/progb to see the full list of
offerings.

Don't forget:

-- Register by June 1 and save up to $300!
http://www.usenix.org/usenix09/registration

-- Additional discounts available: From government and non-profit
employees to groups of 5 or more, USENIX has new ways for you to save:
http://www.usenix.org/events/usenix09/discounts.html

-- Chat with other attendees on the USENIX '09 Facebook page:
http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=29453586085&ref=ts

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2009 USENIX Annual Technical Conference
June 14-19, 2009, San Diego, CA
http://www.usenix.org/usenix09/progb
Early Bird Registration Deadline: June 1, 2009


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