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USENIX’s LISA conference

Date and time

Full Conference: December 4-9, 2016

Expo: Dec 7-8, 2016 (Fedora is only attending expo)

Fedora will be co-hosting the table with Red Hat like last year. Red Hat has also made a Full Conference attendee pass available for Fedora Contributor, which nb is using.


Sheraton Boston. Located at: 39 Dalton Street Boston, MA 02199


Team members show up throughout the evening of the 7th early morning of the 8th.

Man the booth for both expo days rotating demos for audiences.


Red Hat has taken care of sponsorship and all members will receive expo / exhibitor badges / creds on arrival, likely from mattdm.

For non ambassador attendees a expo only ticket is $50, Early bird pricing ends Nov 10, 2016.


  • Showing Cockpit
  • Showing Fedora Spins


Possible Topics

  • Using Cockpit ( Linuxmodder will have his personal laptop set for cockpit and spins demos for both days -- Including a STIG demo)
  • What Spin is right for me ?
  • Securing your Home Server or Infrastructure like the pros ( mattdm,linuxmodder, ?nb? )
  • Automating with Ansible / Ansible Tower
  • Using Python to work in a Fedora Developer / Tester Environment
  • GPG Key Signing Party -- If you have multiple keys you wish to be signed, let the team know ahead of time.

Event volunteers

  • Corey Sheldon (FAS:linuxmodder)
  • Matthew Miller (FAS:mattdm)
  • Mike DePaulo (FAS: mikedepp33)
  • Nick Bebout (FAS: nb)
  • Beth Lynn Eicher (FAS: bethlynn)


  • At least 2 demo laptops planned, one from RH and the usual Fedora laptop.
  • linuxmodder to make a test account on his personal laptop available for demos as needed.
  • Tech write papers, ambassador info possibly


Item Details Budget Actual
Travel for Corey Bus Fare $75
Travel for Mike Amtrak Fare $100
Reg for Beth Lynn expo only pass $50
Shipping Banners / Event Box / Swag $200
Lodging for Mike / Corey Conference rate ($240+tax) x2 nights $500 (estimates $480)
Totals: ~ $900 (Approved 12-01-2016 up to $1k

Transportation to and from the event

Arrivals and Departures

Chart for knowing when folks are arriving or departing, by plane, train, car, roller skates, or otherwise.

Who Arrive (Flight-Time) Departure (Flight-Time) Comments
linuxmodder 7th (late evening -bus) 9th (likely last to leave) Sharing room with mikedep333
mikedep33 Sharing room with linuxmodder
mattdm Local / commuting from home?
bethlynn 8th @ ~6:30 commuter rail 9th after conference happy hour flying into PVD and staying with aunt
Local Contributor? Put down a contact method times you are free to help out

  • Room reservations: linuxmodder / mikedep33 to share room at venue

If you are local (cover travel / lodging) and wanna help us staff booth / showcase Fedora, please reach out to Corey or Matt: or


Local contribs welcome to join us. Swag and event box tickets #429 (swag) / #430 (Banners /Event Box) Pending approval at Nov 1 mtg.

Blogs and reports

Corey will do the main event report on his blog: Additional report from mikedep33 on his blog: