Entries Categorized as 'Conferences'

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 […]

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 […]