Systemd is a "system management daemon designed for Linux and programmed exclusively for the Linux API" and is widely regarded as a replacement for the traditional SysV init architecture used to manage services running on a Linux system. Systemd is now the default system management tool on Fedora (as of v15), Red Hat Enterprise Linux / CentOS (as of v7), openSUSE (as of v11.4), and Arch Linux (as of Jan 2012), and is available for or coming soon to Ubuntu, Gentoo, Debian, and others.
Doran Barton will explain what Systemd does, how it differs from SysV init and upstart, and how users and administrators may interact with it. Whether you are already using a Systemd distribution or will be sometime in the future, this presentation will provide valuable information going forward.
Just go in the front doors, and follow the signs. We're usually in a conference in the back of the main floor. There will be pizza provided by TekSystems.