What we're about

BayLISA is the premiere system administration user group in Silicon Valley and the San Francisco Bay Area. Founded in the very early 90s after the fourth Large Installation System Administration (LISA) conference, BayLISA has supported and educated systems, network, storage, virtualization, and other technology professionals in the Bay Area for over 20 years.

We use Meetup to coordinate meeting attendance, announcements, and reminders. We have our official organizational presence on the web, including links to membership, sponsorship, and mailing lists, at www.baylisa.org (http://www.baylisa.org/).

Our legacy description:

One way to put it is that there are many user groups, but we are the sysadmins group. BayLISA includes system and network administrators across a range of skill levels. BayLISA meets monthly to discuss topics of interest to administrators and managers of sites supporting more than 100 users and/or computers. The meetings are free and open to the public.

BayLISA grew out of an after-hours discussion among attendees of the USENIX LISA IV conference. The idea was to provide a forum for Sysadmin professionals in the San Francisco Bay area to get together and exchange ideas, hear speakers address topics of interest and most importantly, socialize.

BayLISA stands for: Bay Area Large Installation System Administrators

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Upcoming events (5+)

Monitoring Docker, Kubernetes, and more with the Elastic Stack.

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While Kubernetes can dramatically simplify the task of application deployment in containers, its dynamic nature adds new levels of complexity. Tasks such as log collection and metrics aggregation can be daunting within Kubernetes and Docker deployments. Fortunately, the open source Elastic Stack (formerly known as the ELK Stack) provides effective methods to collect and store a wide variety of operational data to simplify these and similar problems. In this meetup, we will discuss ways to monitor your applications, keep an eye on Kubernetes metrics and events, and analyze the performance of Docker containers. Visualize and search through them all in a UI built for infrastructure operations. Metrics and logs live here, together. Speakers: Alona Nadler, Kibana product manager, is a member of the Product Management team and focuses on Kibana. Prior to joining Elastic, she has spent nearly the last decade in the big data and security analytics space. Most recently, she was at ArcSight building out their next-generation security analytics solution. Alona is passionate about data analytics, design, and user experience. Alvin Chen, Ingest product manager, is a tech geek by passion and travel addict by devotion. As a member of the product management team at Elastic, he focuses on the data ingest platform inclusive of Beats, Logstash, and ES-Hadoop. Previously, he was responsible for the Hadoop portfolio at Teradata and hacked Big Data solutions at HP. He holds a Computer Science B.A. from UC Berkeley and apatent in distributedsystems. ---- BayLISA meetings are scheduled for 7:30pm on the third Thursday of each month. BayLISA includes system and network administrators across a range of skill levels. BayLISA meets to discuss topics of interest to system administrators and managers. The meetings are free and open to the public. We always welcome presentation topics and volunteer speakers. Use the "Contact us" link on this page to get in touch with BayLISA's directors.

BayLISA Monthly General Meeting - All Welcome

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Details for this meeting are still under development. Check back for more details as they become available. Our meetings are scheduled for 7:30pm on the third Thursday of each month. BayLISA includes system and network administrators across a range of skill levels. BayLISA meets to discuss topics of interest to system administrators and managers. The meetings are free and open to the public. We always welcome presentation topics and volunteer speakers. Use the "Contact us" link on this page to get in touch with BayLISA's directors.

BayLISA Monthly General Meeting - All Welcome

Paypal (TownHall Bldg)

Details for this meeting are still under development. Check back for more details as they become available. Our meetings are scheduled for 7:30pm on the third Thursday of each month. BayLISA includes system and network administrators across a range of skill levels. BayLISA meets to discuss topics of interest to system administrators and managers. The meetings are free and open to the public. We always welcome presentation topics and volunteer speakers. Use the "Contact us" link on this page to get in touch with BayLISA's directors.

BayLISA Monthly General Meeting - All Welcome

Paypal (TownHall Bldg)

Details for this meeting are still under development. Check back for more details as they become available. Our meetings are scheduled for 7:30pm on the third Thursday of each month. BayLISA includes system and network administrators across a range of skill levels. BayLISA meets to discuss topics of interest to system administrators and managers. The meetings are free and open to the public. We always welcome presentation topics and volunteer speakers. Use the "Contact us" link on this page to get in touch with BayLISA's directors.

Past events (98)

Oil: The Design and Implementation of a New Unix Shell

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