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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Compliance as code: Using automation to turn compliance and security into tests

Brief Session Abstract: Regulatory compliance is a fact of life for every enterprise. At the same time, competitive pressures are increasing with the advent of game-changing new technologies and customer expectations for digital services. This session will discuss a new approach to maintaining compliance for businesses of all sizes to deliver new products and services at speed. Speaker: Niamh (Pronounced “Neeve”) Cahill, Senior Manager, Solutions Architects Session Abstract: Compliance as Code is the backbone driving our IT systems and services. At the same time, competitive pressures are increasing with the advent of game-changing new technologies and customer expectations for digital services. In this session, Lead Cloud Automation Engineer, of H&R Block and Galen Emery, Lead Security and Compliance Architect at Chef Software will discuss how enterprises can deliver new products and services at high velocity while still maintaining compliance, along with providing a unique real-world approach to compliance as code. The management of all business services, applications and infrastructure exists in feedback loops that require constant optimization around cost, availability, performance, security and usage. This rapid acceleration can place IT teams in a reactive, “fire drill” mode that fosters mistakes, makes it hard to drive standardization and best practices, and detracts from the overall success of the business. In this highly decentralized world, manual compliance is no longer sufficient; organizations must find automated ways to maintain compliance without sacrificing agility. Making compliance an integral part of the deployment process is possible when compliance is expressed as code. Just as the configuration of systems have shifted toward infrastructure as code, you can manage compliance using a programmatic language. This lets users define compliance requirements in a human- and machine-readable language. Once you’ve codified your requirements, you can run them as automated tests that audit your systems. Attendees can expect to learn how to deliver consistent, efficient and highly repeating business outcomes at the lowest possible cost, with the maximum availability and security, while also allowing users to expand into new and higher value-add roles across businesses. RSVP and join the GoToMeeting or watch the stream LIVE on YouTube: https://youtu.be/9B01WpWnHSs Our meetings are scheduled for 7:00pm 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

Online event

Details for this meeting are still under development. Check back for more details as they become available. Our meetings are scheduled for 7:00pm 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

Online event

Details for this meeting are still under development. Check back for more details as they become available. Our meetings are scheduled for 7:00pm 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

Online event

Details for this meeting are still under development. Check back for more details as they become available. Our meetings are scheduled for 7:00pm 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.

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