Last week was Usenix LISA '11 in Boston. This was the 25th year of the conference, and the final reception included a perusal of the last 25 years of LISA, highlighting the history of the long-standing community. Old friends reuniting brought the conference center to a rolling boil of laughter and conversation. The past experiences of LISA and its participants helped make the latest conference great. If you’re feeling nostalgic, check out the LISA site archive.
If you attended LISA you were hopefully able to visit us at the DevOps, Intro to Config Management, or our Puppet Birds of a Feather Sessions. If not, we hope you caught Eric Shamow's presentation of his paper "Getting to Elastic: Adapting a Legacy Vertical Application Environment for Scalability," or Luke Kanies' talk on DevOps, or got a chance to chat and watch a Puppet Enterprise demo at our booth. If you couldn’t make it to LISA, catch us at SCALE 10x in Los Angeles in January, where we'll have a half-day training session at SCALE University and the LA Puppet User Group will host a BoF if we can find a good time (stay tuned).
We've also announced a Call for Papers for The Configuration Management Room at FOSDEM. Get your abstracts in by December 31, and join us in Brussels, Belgium this February for all things configuration management.