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+)

Latency SLOs Done Right

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BayLISA is fortunate to have Fred Moyer present his talk he gave at USENIX SRECon this past March in Brooklyn, NY. Please join us to hear him speak and answer your questions live. Details: Median, average, 90th, 99th percentile. We've all seen these metrics on our monitoring systems, both open source and from commercial vendors, but often they are used incorrectly when constructing Service Level Objectives. This session will show three different approaches to correctly calculating latency SLOs, and how histograms can be used to calculate mathematically correct quantiles and set SLOs based on those. Bio: Fred Moyer is a Developer Evangelist for Circonus, where he likes to apply math to ridiculously large sets of data. Fred is a recovering Perl and C programmer, and these days likes to hack in Go and is learning Lua. He is a 2013 White Camel award winner, Apache Software Foundation member, and has worked in software engineering and reliability roles for the last 18 years. ---- 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

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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

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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

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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.

Past events (101)

BayLISA Mixer

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