Hakim Weatherspoon has been nominated and selected by the community as Vice President of the Board of Directors for USENIX: https://www.usenix.org/board/2016-election-results.

Since 1975, the USENIX Association has brought together the community of engineers, system administrators, scientists, and technicians working on the cutting edge of the computing world. The USENIX conferences have become the essential meeting grounds for the presentation and discussion of the most advanced information on the developments of all aspects of computing systems. The Board of Directors oversees all conferences and businesses dealings of the USENIX organization.

Some of the influential USENIX conferences include the Operating Systems Design and Implementation (OSDI), Networked Systems Design and Implementation (NSDI), File and Storage Technologies (FAST), USENIX Security Symposium (Security), USENIX Annual Technical Conference (ATC), and Large Installation Systems Administration (LISA) conferences.