December 21, 2011
I'd love to have written this entry last week, but I just didn't have time.
Two weeks ago, I got the chance to head to Boston, MA and attend LISA'11, the 25th LISA Conference...or was that the 25th Anniversary? I always get those confused...
Anyway, I had a really great time, got to sit in on some great sessions, meet some great people (and see some old friends, too!). You can see the blog entries that I and my fellow conference bloggers made at blogs.usenix.org.
Also, I was humbled and honored to be given the Chuck Yerkes Award for outstanding individual contributions on member forums:
I can't tell you how special that is to me. Chuck Yerkes was a gentleman who contributed greatly to the SAGE mailing list, who helped people, and was, by all accounts, a friend to everyone. He was killed in 2004 in a motorcycle accident, and this award was established in his name. It means a lot to me that the leaders of LOPSA thought so much of my efforts that they decided to honor me like this. Thank you, everyone.
Over the course of the week, I attended several Birds of a Feather sessions (BoFs) as well. At the LOPSA Mentorship BoF, I won a drawing for something really cool:
Now, there's a slight wrinkle...I'm a USENIX conference blogger...so I'll be going for free anyway...this is where you come in.
I am going to give away this pass to someone who reads this blog. The only real challenge is how to decide. I need your help figuring that out. Think about it, and let me know how you think I should decide to give away my free pass to the LISA'12 Technical Sessions in sunny San Diego, CA!