BBLISA was founded in July 1992 to provide a forum for meetings and presentations of interest to system and network administrators in Boston, MA, and the surrounding areas.

While "LISA" stands for Large Installation System Administration, BBLISA is for administrators of both large and small networks.

Membership in the group is free and becoming a member is as easy as subscribing to one of our mailing lists.

The name Back Bay LISA was adopted after the sister organization "Bay LISA", in the San Francisco bay area. Back Bay is an area of Boston, and Boston being back east and also on a bay made the name seem appropriate.

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Upcoming Meeting

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

The Future of System Administration
(and What You Should Do to Prepare)

Adam Moskowitz, MathWorks
(Originally scheduled for February 2015)

System Administration is changing faster and more radically that at any time in its history. Like it or not, your job is probably going to be very different in 10 years (and maybe even in 5 years); come hear where the field is headed and what you should do if you want to stay on the leading edge of system administration. (Sneak preview of the recommendation: "stop being a sysadmin.")

Adam Moskowitz is a Senior Tools Developer at MathWorks in Natick MA; in the past he has also been a system administrator, and his current project marries those two disciplines and if it works, will make a significant change in how system administration is done. Adam has been in the field since 1978 but claims he keeps working "to keep food in his puppy's bowl" (and to support his barbecue habit).

MIT E-51, Room 145
7:00 - Announcements & Introductions
7:25 - Door prizes (worth anywhere from $43.99 to $2.99)
7:30 - Formal presentation

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BBLISA is a LOPSA local chapter. LOPSA is the League of Professional System Administrators.
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LISA is a Special Interest Group of USENIX, the Advanced Computing Systems Association.
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