LISA: Where systems engineering and operations professionals share real-world knowledge about designing, building, and maintaining the critical systems of our interconnected world.
The LISA conference has long served as the annual vendor-neutral meeting place for the wider system administration community. The LISA14 program recognizes the overlap and differences between traditional and modern IT operations and engineering, and has developed a highly-curated program around six key topics: Systems Engineering, Security, Culture, DevOps, and Monitoring/Metrics. The 6-day program includes:
22 half- and full-day Training Sessions, all geared towards helping you create, maintain, and monitor efficient and secure networks.
10 Workshops, where you'll interact with fellow attendees in moderated and highly participatory sessions.
Over 50 Invited Talks, Panels, Refereed Paper Presentations, and Mini-Tutorials, all included in the Conference Program, which cover all aspects of IT operations and engineering.
Join us at LISA14, where you'll be inspired by forward-thinking ideas, and gain practical skills and takeaways for the office.
Highlights from the LISA14 program include:
The Training Program, November 9-11:
“Linux Performance Tuning” from Theodore Ts’o, Google
"SDN Essentials I and II” from Saurav Das and Aseem Parikh, SDN Academy
“Hands on Security for System Administrators” from Branson Matheson, Blackphone
“Introduction to Ceph” from Jean-Charles Lopez, Inktank
“Non Abstract Large Scale Design” from John Looney, Site Reliability, Google
The Conference Program, November 12-14:
"Open Compute Project and the Changing Data Center" from Ken Patchett, Director of Data Center Operations, Western Region, Facebook
"DevOps Patterns Distilled: A Fifteen Year Study Of High Performing IT Organizations" from Gene Kim, Author and Researcher
"Robots in Space, Politics on Earth: Behind the Scenes on NASA’s Robotic Spacecraft Missions" from Janet Vertesi, Princeton University
"Distributing Software in a Massively Parallel Environment" from Dinah McNutt, Google Inc
"Radical Ideas from the Practice of Cloud Computing" from Thomas A. Limoncelli, StackExchange, Inc
"One year after the healthcare.gov meltdown: now what?" from Mikey Dickerson, U.S. Citizen
"DON'T PANIC: Managing Incident Response” from Abe Singer, Laser Interferometer Gravitational Wave Observatory, Caltech
“Handling the Interruptive Nature Of Operations: A World Of Squirrels And Shiny Objects” from Avleen Vig, Etsy, Inc. and Carolyn Rowland, NIST
“Introduction to Docker” from James Turnbull, Jerome Petazzoni, and Nathan LeClaire, Docker
“Establishing IT Project Management Culture: Nerdherding On The Frontier” from Adele Shakal, Metacloud
Refereed Paper Presentations, Poster Sessions, and Evening Events For Students and Young Professionals
The Workshop Program, November 9-11:
“Improv: Think, React, Go!” led by H. Wade Minter, TeamSnap
"Ally Skills Workshop: Learn Everyday Ways to Support Women in Computing" led by Valerie Aurora, Ada Initiative
"DevOps in the Workplace" led by Mandi Walls, Chef
Top Five Reasons to Attend LISA14
Face Time with Your Community and Industry Leaders
Network and compare notes with peers and luminaries in the "Hallway Track" and evening activities.
Highly respected experts uncover new information and skills you can take back to work.
Invited Talks and Panels
Key members of the community discuss timely and important topics.
You'll Hear It Here First
Check out the latest research in the paper presentations and poster sessions.
Learn About All of Your Options
Solutions that work for other organizations may not work for you. LISA itself is vendor-neutral, so visit the Vendor Expo and Vendor Talks to learn about the best solutions for your company.
On the Fence?
Learn why other attendees have found it to be such a valuable experience.
Attention Managers: Why You Should Send Your Employees to LISA14
Help your employees become more effective! Geared towards those working in IT operations and engineering, LISA14 will give attendees the knowledge to keep your organization current and secure, as well as limit downtime.
With 22 full- and half-day tutorials, LISA14 provides an unparalleled opportunity to gain access to, and learn from, the most respected leaders and researchers in the field. These intensive tutorials cover a multitude of topics, including culture, DevOps, Monitoring and Metrics, Security, and Systems Engineering.
Combine the training with the Conference Program, which includes Invited Talks, Panels, Mini-Tutorials, and research presentations, and learn about the newest tools to keep your company running efficiently. Additionally, the poster sessions, Thursday evening reception, and Birds-of-a-Feather sessions provide your staff with a chance to network and collaborate with peers and industry leaders to gain that all-important “insider” IT knowledge. Keeping up with technology can be costly and time-consuming: take full advantage of this opportunity to have your staff learn from the top researchers, practitioners, and authors in a vendor-neutral manner.