Entries Categorized as 'LOPSA'

Leaving the LOPSA Board

Date December 10, 2014

It’s with some amount of sorrow and trepidation that I begin this blog entry. One of the things that I often need to be reminded of is my own limitations. I think we all can forget that we’ve got human limits and sometimes we take on more than we can deal with. I am a […]

Adam Moskowitz’s video: The Future of System Administration

Date August 6, 2014

My friend Adam Moskowitz presented a topic at LOPSA-East this past year that is one near and dear to my heart – the Future of System Administration. I’ve written a blog entry with something very close to that title twice: The Future of System Administration – August, 2009 The Coming Future of System Administration – […]

Reminder: Tomorrow in Providence, RI – MeetUp

Date July 9, 2014

Just a reminder, tomorrow evening I’ll be in Providence, Rhode Island at the LOPSA-RI group speaking on the topic of user management. People are way harder than computers, so come down and we’ll discuss what we can do about it. Leveraging Good User Mojo to Simplify your IT Day-to-Day Thursday, Jul 10, 2014, 6:00 PM […]

#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 […]