Our June and December meetings are scheduled to be "short topics" presentations, featuring several 15 minute presentations on topics of interest to production system administrators. Contact us if you would like to give a short presentation at one of these events.

If you would like to present at an upcoming BayLISA meeting, or would like to suggest a topic/presenter/event, please feel free to contact us at [email protected] or through our Meetup page.

About BayLISA

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.

3 of the BayLISA founders

3 of the BayLISA founders at the BayLISA 10th Anniversary Meeting

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 General Meetings:
The 3rd Thursday of every month
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Free and open to the public

BayLISA Board Meetings:
The first Monday of every month (generally)
7:00 pm
Location varies

The third Thursday of every month (before General Meeting)
6:30 pm
Location varies (same as general meeting)

Interested BayLISA members are encouraged to attend board meetings and get involved