Later last week I attended 24th LISA conference by USENIX at San Jose Convention Center. The name LISA stands for Large Installation System Administration. It’s a great conference focusing on technology, training, and professional development for system administrators.
I am not a system administrator, but wanted to know more about system administration in general because of devops movement. So I attended many technical sessions covering from storage, networking, release engineering, cloud computing, social network website management, to career development as a system admin. I will blog some of these sessions I attended based on my notes.
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Unlike other conferences, LISA is vendor neutral and presenters shared their real world experiences – good and bad. You can rarely hear anything bad about a product or tool these days, but it’s important to know from a user and customers’ perspective.
The conference also came with an exhibition. As you can expect, it’s mostly about products for system administrations. Both Google and Facebook had a booth there, probably for recruiting purpose.
Next year, the 25th LISA conference 2011 will be in Boston from Dec 4 to 9. Here are other events organized by USENIX.