Entries Categorized as 'Conferences'

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 […]

Cascadia IT Conference for Seattle-area SysAdmins: March 7

Date February 4, 2014

Although winter has yet to be banished, and here in Boston, we're waiting for another big snowfall, in Seattle they're gearing up for another great Cascadia IT Conference! This is the third year for Cascadia, and they just keep working harder and harder to bring a really impressive conference schedule. There are a couple of […]

SSD Tutorial Video & Slides Available

Date November 19, 2013

At LOPSA-East 2013, I was lucky enough to present a half-day tutorial on Solid State hard drives that got a lot of positive feedback. The talk was recorded, but wasn't available until now! I've uploaded it to YouTube, and I'm embedding it below: Note that it is three hours long. If you already know about […]

LISA13 Conference Review / Overview Thing

Date November 11, 2013

I'm used to being worn out after LISA, but I feel especially hard hit after this one. It's kind of expected, what with the whole week-long-conference thing, but it seems like this year, it's even more-so than normal. I attended several sessions and classes, only one of which I've written about so far (incidentally, it's […]

The LPR Program is going to change everything!

Date November 7, 2013

Last night, I got to present a really great new program at the town hall meeting at LISA13. It's called the LOPSA Professional Recognition Program, or LPR, and there's nothing like it in the world.  Here's the deal: You and I are both system administrators, and I'm willing to bet you're a relatively decent one, […]