[RndTbl] Fwd: Top 5 Reasons to Attend USENIX '08

Gilbert E. Detillieux gedetil at cs.umanitoba.ca
Tue May 20 14:04:11 CDT 2008


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Subject: Top 5 Reasons to Attend USENIX '08
Date: Mon, 19 May 2008 15:05:06 -0700
From: Lionel Garth Jones <lgj at usenix.org>
To: info at muug.mb.ca, gedetil at muug.mb.ca

Top 5 Reasons to Attend the 2008 USENIX Annual Technical Conference
June 22-27, 2008, Boston, MA

USENIX '08 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 Boston, MA, June 22-27, 2008:

1. Top-notch training: Highly respected experts provide you with new
information and skills you can take back to work tomorrow. Topics

-- Bruce Potter on Botnets: Understanding and Defense
-- Peter Baer Galvin on Solaris 10 Administration
-- Phil Cox on Securing Virtual Environments
-- Alan Robertson on Configuring and Deploying Linux-HA

To view the entire training program, see:

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

-- Keynote Address by David Patterson, Director of the U.C. Berkeley
Parallel Computing Laboratory, on "The Parallel Revolution Has Started:
Are You Part of the Solution or Part of the Problem?"

-- Plenary Closing Session by Matthew Melis of the NASA Glenn Research
Center on "The Columbia Accident Investigation and Returning NASA's
Space Shuttle to Flight"

-- Drew Endy, Cabot Assistant Professor of Biological Engineering at MIT
and a co-founder of the BioBricks Foundation (BBF), on "Programming DNA:
A 2-bit Language for Engineering Biology"

-- And more!


3. You'll see it here first:

-- The latest developments in cutting-edge systems research in the
Refereed Papers track.


-- An introduction to interesting new or ongoing work at the Poster


4. Answers to your toughest questions:

-- Guru Is In sessions feature experts who come prepared to respond to
your most burning technical questions on hot topics. The full list of
topics will be announced soon!


5. The chance to mingle with industry leaders:

-- 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.


And that's just the beginning. Visit http://www.usenix.org/usenix08/progb
to see the full list of offerings.

Don't forget:

-- Register by June 6 and save up to $300!


-- Take advantage of the multiple employee discount for groups sending 5
or more:


-- Chat with other attendees on the USENIX '08 Facebook page:

2008 USENIX Annual Technical Conference
June 22-27, 2008, Boston, MA
Early Bird Registration Deadline: June 6, 2008

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