Entries Categorized as 'Conferences'

New Technologies to Study from #LISA14

Date November 14, 2014

Well, I'm just now ending my first LISA as part of the program committee. This has been a long, long process (over a year, actually!) and I'm exhausted, but really happy that we had an awesome team and made a great conference come together. We had the highest attendance at a LISA conference since 2007 […]

Checking things over before LISA

Date November 4, 2014

Tomorrow is my last day in the office for a week and a half, so I'm going through the various things that I manage, making sure that stuff is going to be alright while I'm away. You see, next week, I'm at LISA'14 in Seattle, and Wednesday afternoon, I'm flying to Chicago. "But Matt", you […]

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 […]