Entries Categorized as 'Conferences'

Appearance on @GeekWhisperers Podcast!

Date October 29, 2014

I was very happy to visit Austin, TX not long ago to speak at the Spiceworld Austin conference, held by Spiceworks. Conferences like that are a great place to meet awesome people you only talk to on the internet and to see old friends. Part of the reason I was so excited to go was […]

Video Interview w/ me - LOPSA Rhode Island

Date June 24, 2014

Yesterday, I got to sit down and talk with Adam Codega, leader of the fledgling LOPSA Rhode Island group. I'm going to be speaking there on Thursday, July 10. The event is at the offices of Swipely, and is convenient by car or train. I'm going to be speaking on the subject of users. We […]

The difference between Site Reliability Engineering, System Administration, and DevOps

Date June 2, 2014

I wrote earlier that I was going to SREcon14 in Santa Clara, and I did. I also met some readers - hi everyone! Attending this conference where I wasn't automatically part of the target audience was fascinating. I went in with a lot of misconceptions about SRE in general, and without a good feel for […]

#SREcon14, #SpiceWorld in Austin, and #LISA14

Date May 27, 2014

Well, several trends have continued since my last post a month ago, most of which revolve around conferences. Also, you know it's bad when your blog article headline includes three hashtags. First, LOPSA-East went off without a hitch. It was well attended, having over 130 people there, and I think a good time was had […]

LOPSA East #SysAdmin conference in NJ - Early Bird ending soon

Date March 19, 2014

I don't know about you, but I love a good local SysAdmin conference, and LOPSA-East is definitely shaping up to be one. Now in its fifth year, it's being chaired by LOPSA Board Member Evan Pettrey, who also started the Crabby Admin chapter in Baltimore. The training classes look great as always, and include a […]

Interview with Atom Powers, co-chair of #CasIT14 in Seattle

Date February 17, 2014

I've been involved in LOPSA's regional conferences since 2010, when NJ-LOPSA first held the Professional IT Community Conference. The next year, Seattle got in on the act, and the Seattle-Area System Administrators Guild put on Cascadia IT Conference in 2011. This year, helping Lee Damon along is Atom Powers, a gentleman I've not yet had […]