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Cartel 2008 at Stanford University
July 14–16, 2008

Cartel was held at Stanford University from July 14th to July 16th. This page preserves the agenda, slides, and notes for historical interest.

Complete notes as a text file (60KB).

Conference Location

On Monday and Tuesday (July 14th and July 15th), the conference will be in the Hartley Conference Room in the Mitchell Building on the Stanford University main campus. Here is a link to the Stanford campus map and Google Maps.

On Wednesday (July 16th) morning, the conference will be in the Alway building, room M108. Here is a link to the Stanford campus map and Google Maps. Also see the detailed medical school map.

On Wednesday (July 16th) afternoon, starting at 13:30, the conference will be in Forsythe, room 246 (second floor). Here is a link to the Stanford campus map and Google Maps.

Travel

Hotel

Space was held at the Stanford Guest House under the group name: Cartel at the rate of $89 per night. This group block has since expired, but rooms may still be available if you hurry.

Reservations can be made by calling the hotel at:

The hotel address is 2575 Sand Hill Road, Menlo Park, CA 94025.

Local Airports

Palo Alto is served by two major airports. Stanford University is roughly equidistant between the two airports.

Ground Transportation

SuperShuttle (The Blue Van) has shared rides for $26 from SFO and SJC, $75 for exclusive rides. You can make reservations at: www.supershuttle.com or call 1-800-258-3826

Stanford Yellow Cab Company also has a special of $49–$59 (depending on airport; gratuity not included). Reservations are required; call 650-289-0200. Be sure to ask for the Stanford University flat rate.

Meals

Breakfast and lunch will be provided all three days of the Conference as well as coffee service.

Stanford will host a dinner Monday night (July 14th) at Taipan Restaurant (map). If you have any dietary restrictions please notify Lucrecia Kim-Boswell. Shuttle service is available from the Stanford Guest House to the Palo Alto Transit Center, from which Taipan is five blocks up University Avenue and then a half-block to the right on Waverley.

Getting Around

For guests staying at the Stanford Guest House, the Stanford Marguerite Shuttle SLAC line will take you very close to the meeting location for Monday and Tuesday. It stops in front of the Stanford Guest House and stops on the corner of Panama Mall and Panama Street (near Roble Gym and Terman Engineering), which is very close to the Mitchell Building.

For Wednesday, to reach Alway, get off of the SLAC line of the Marguerite Shuttle at the Serra Mall / Via Ortega stop. Then walk across Campus Drive and through Clark Center to the main medical center building. We are in the first segment of that building, which has the separate name of Alway.

The SLAC line runs every 20 minutes from 7:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m., and every 40 minutes from 5:30 p.m.–8:30 p.m. See the Marguerite Shuttle schedule for more information.

Parking on campus is extremely limited and metered, so driving from elsewhere is somewhat difficult. However, there is all-day pay parking that isn't particularly expensive at the Palo Alto Transit Center just off-campus, and the Marguerite runs multiple lines between the Transit Center and campus. For information about on-campus visitor parking, see Stanford Parking and Transportation. For on-campus parking, the best spot for Monday and Tuesday is the metered parking in the parking structure on the corner of Panama Street and Via Ortega, just down the road from the Mitchell Building. There is no particularly close metered parking for the location on Wednesday.

Network

Both wireless and some wired network connectivity will be available in the conference meeting sites. The wireless access will require a guest wireless password, which we will set up at the beginning of the session Monday morning for each attendee.

The Stanford Guest House has wired and wireless connectivity in its rooms.

Agenda

See the agenda for the 2008 Cartel meeting, held from July 14th to July 16th at Stanford University.

This year, we're trying a slightly different format. Each session will start with a presentation by someone (often, but not always, from Stanford) who has done work in this area, followed by Q&A on that work, which can range into the more traditional round-table discussion. Depending on the session and what work people have to share, there may be more than one presentation.

We've identified several speakers from Stanford and are looking for people who want to share work in areas that aren't yet covered. Please contact Russ Allbery and Jon Pilat, who will be facilitating the whole conference, if you are interested in speaking on a topic. The presentations need not be formal or accompanied with slides.

Cartel Attendees

Sorted By School

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First Name Last Name Position School
Jeffrey Hutzelman Systems Programmer Carnegie Mellon University
Jim Foraker Systems Programmer Carnegie Mellon University
Tom Link Systems Programmer Carnegie Mellon University
John Friar Associate Systems Engineer, Unix Systems Columbia University
Matt Selsky Senior Systems Engineer, Unix Systems Columbia University
Rimma Ashkinadze Senior Systems Engineer, Unix Systems Columbia University
Tracy Di Marco White Unix Systems Engineer Iowa State University
Jonathon Weiss Root Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Patrick Whitney Systems Programmer Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Bill MacAllister System Software Developer, Unix Systems Stanford University
Calvin Hom Software Developer, Administrative Systems Stanford University
Digant Kasundra Technical Lead, Unix Systems Stanford University
Fred Lee Windows System Administrator, Administrative Systems Stanford University
Ian Ward Comfort System Administrator, Student Computing Stanford University
Jean Lucker System Software Developer, IT Services Stanford University
Jon Pilat Manager, Unix Systems Stanford University
Martin Parkhurst Technical Consultant Stanford University
Meei-You Lee System Software Developer, Unix Systems Stanford University
Nelly Chien Sr. Systems Admin, Windows Systems Stanford University
Noah Abrahamson Technologist Stanford University
Ross Wilper Technical Lead, Windows Systems Stanford University
Russ Allbery Technical Lead, Unix Systems Stanford University
Sean Hoffmann Sr. Systems Admin, Windows Systems Stanford University
Stacy Lee System Software Developer, Windows Systems Stanford University
Tim Skirvin Systems Software Developer, Unix Systems Stanford University
Tony Chu Server Administrator, Administrative Systems Stanford University
Xueshan Feng Technical Lead, Unix Systems Stanford University
Gabrielle Singleton Senior Software Engineer, Email Systems University of Michigan
Steve Simmons Moose Herder University of Michigan
Last modified: Tue, 19 Aug 2008 18:03:05 -0700

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