Until recently, the opportunity to have a celebrity attend an event, attach themselves to a name-brand or endorse a certain product or idea was untouchable. The thought of paying a person to promote a product was seen as something only Fortune 500 companies could afford. Social media has changed all that with brands and businesses utilizing celebrity influencers to connect directly with their demographics and increase sales and profits.
FCW '14: 2014 USENIX Federated Conferences Week
Back for 2014, USENIX is combining conferences and workshops, both established and new, into one week chock full of research, training, and information. The USENIX Federated Conferences Week offers a unique opportunity to gain insight into a variety of hot topics, while the joint lunches, breaks, and evening events provide cross-topic networking possibilities. Events at FCW '14 include: USENIX ATC '14: 2014 USENIX Annual Technical Conference, June 19–20, 2014 ICAC '14: 11th International Conference on Autonomic Computing, June 18–20, 2014 Feedback Computing '14: 9th International Workshop on Feedback Computing, June 17, 2014 HotCloud '14: 6th USENIX Workshop on Hot Topics in Cloud Computing, June 17–18, 2014 HotStorage '14: 6th USENIX Workshop on Hot Topics in Storage and File Systems, June 17–18, 2014 UCMS '14: 2014 USENIX Configuration Management Summit, June 19, 2014 URES '14: 2014 USENIX Release Engineering Summit, June 20, 2014 WiAC '14: 2014 USENIX Women in Advanced Computing Summit, June 18, 2014