Entries Categorized as 'LOPSA'

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 […]

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, […]

New Local SysAdmin Group in LeHigh Valley Pennsylvania

Date October 10, 2013

Almost exactly a year ago, I mentioned that Craig Constantine, LOPSA member and volunteer, was starting a sysadmin group in the LeHigh Valley, near Allentown, PA. Because of personal time issues, Craig didn't get a chance to launch, although he had interest. I'm happy to let you know that once again, he's launching the LeHigh […]