February 2012 Archives

Congrats to Ralph Loura for being named one Computer World's Premier 100 IT Leaders.

Premier 100 IT Leader profile: Ralph Loura

Ralph Loura was my second manager at Bell Labs. I can't tell you which of the anonymized stories in The Practice of System and Network Administration are secretly about him, but I can say that he was the manager that encouraged me to start writing papers for conferences like Usenix LISA, which lead me to being noticed by Addison-Wesley, which got me my book deals, and the rest is history.

Congrats, Ralph!

Posted by Tom Limoncelli

Congrats to Ralph Loura for being named one Computer World's Premier 100 IT Leaders.

Premier 100 IT Leader profile: Ralph Loura

Ralph Loura was my second manager at Bell Labs. I can't tell you which of the anonymized stories in The Practice of System and Network Administration are secretly about him, but I can say that he was the manager that encouraged me to start writing papers for conferences like Usenix LISA, which lead me to being noticed by Addison-Wesley, which got me my book deals, and the rest is history.

Congrats, Ralph!

Posted by Tom Limoncelli in Community

Register now and avoid the rush! http://picconf.org Space is limited!

Registration is open for the 2012 LOPSA PICC conference, May 11-12, 2012 at the Hyatt Regency hotel in New Brunswick, NJ. Sysadmins and IT workers from Maine to Virginia are expected to attend the most talked about, community-driven, sysadmin conference of 2012! We're excited to announce our slate of speakers and world-class tutorials for 2012. Complete details at http://picconf.org

FRIDAY is all about world-class training:

This 2-day conference starts on Friday with long-format tutorials on a wide variety of topics by world-class instructors: Topics include PowerShell, Puppet, Amazon Web Services, WordPress, DNSSEC, IPv6 and much, much more! (Tutorial schedule: http://www.picconf.org/picc12-training-classes )

SATURDAY adds invited speakers on a wide variety of topics:

  • Learn how Google does backups, how Etsy manages DevOps, and how Mozilla has radically revamped their software release process.
  • Windows users will love the talks on MS Small Business Server and tutorials on PowerShell (requested back for a 2nd year).
  • Linux users will love the talks about high performance computing, the Ganeti free virtualization project, and advanced monitoring techniques.
  • DevOps will be impressed by speakers from "the big three" configuration management vendors: CFEngine, Chef, and Puppet.
  • Cloud computing training from speakers with "from the trenches" experience. (Speaker list: http://www.picconf.org/picc-12-talkspapers )

LAST YEAR'S attendees said:

  • "The talks were all technical; no marketing hype, no sales people!"
  • "Small enough to have a community feeling, big enough to draw big name speakers."
  • "Next year I'm sending my entire team!"

REGISTER soon. You're boss will approve!

Priced right! Being a non-profit, community-based conference the registration fee is what you'd pay just to travel to the big conferences. We bring world-class speakers to you; saving you money and travel time. Registration packages from $334 to $621 (with extreme discounts for students and unemployed). Save up to $125 by registering before Friday, March 30, 2012!

For more information and to register visit http://picconf.org

Posted by Tom Limoncelli in ConferencesLOPSANYC

Nothing is changing except the name.

https://www.usenix.org/lisa

I think this is a good thing. There's too much confusion over what is SAGE and what is LISA. Now people can focus on what LISA does, not figuring out which name to use when.

Tom

Posted by Tom Limoncelli in Conferences

 
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