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 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)
The third Thursday of every month (before General Meeting)
Location varies (same as general meeting)
Interested BayLISA members are encouraged to attend board meetings and get involved