LISA ‘12: 26th Large Installation System Administration Conference

December 9-14, 2012, San Diego, CA

Early Bird Registration Deadline: November 19, 2012

Sponsored by USENIX in cooperation with LOPSA

LISA is coming to San Diego, CA, December 9-14, 2012. As always, the breadth and quality of this year’s tutorials, paper presentations, invited talks, and participants are excellent. Learn more at

New for 2012 are themes, which allow you to follow a specific topic through tutorials, workshops, technical sessions, and the refereed papers track. The LISA ‘12 themes focus on cloud computing, IPv6 and DNSSEC, and Super Sysadmin.

Take advantage of 47 half- and full-day training sessions from industry leaders, including:

  • John Arrasjid, Wade Holmes, David Hill, Ben Lin, and Mahesh Rajani on virtualization with VMware

  • Eric Shamow on Puppet

  • Shumon Huque on Using and Migrating to IPv6

Take anywhere from 1 to 6 full days of training and create the curriculum that meets your needs.

The LISA ‘12 technical program offers practical information on a variety of key topics, such as:

  • Vint Cerf’s Keynote Address on “The Internet of Things and Sensors and Actuators!”

  • Invited Talks such as Matt Blaze’s "NSA on the Cheap," Geoff Halprin’s Closing on "15 Years of DevOps," and Selena Deckelmann’s Plenary on “Education vs. Training"

  • Paper Presentations on practical concepts such as storage and data, tools you can use, and building and infrastructure

  • Practice and Experience Reports that give you real-life experiences on topics ranging from iOS configuration management to optimizing a news Web site

Interactive sessions, including:

  • Full- and half-day intensive workshops geared towards senior sysadmins

  • Guru Is In sessions, led by experts such as Tom Limoncelli on time management and Owen DeLong on IPv6, which allow you to pose your toughest questions and get answers

  • The Vendor Exhibition provides insight into new products and services and a look at who is hiring.

  • The "Hallway Track" offers ample opportunities to meet and mingle with colleagues and industry leaders during breaks, BoFs, and other social activities:

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WHAT: LISA ‘12: 26th Large Installation System Administration Conference

WHEN: December 9-14, 2012

WHERE: San Diego, CA

WHO: System administrators, network administrators, CIOs, CTOs, researchers, tool providers, support and help desk personnel, etc.

WHY: Get the practical information you’ll need to succeed in these uncertain economic times.