Many years ago I was working at a company and our department's administrative assistant was very strict about not letting people call her a "secretary". She made one exception, however, on "Secretary Appreciation Day".
I'm an SRE at StackExchange.com. That's a Site Reliability Engineer. We try to hold to the ideals of what a SRE as set forth by Ben Treynor's keynote at SRECon.
My job title is "SRE". Except one day each year. Since today is System Administrator Appreciation Day, I'm definitely a system administrator... today.
Sysadmins go by many job titles. The company I work for provides Question and Answer communities on over 120 topics. Many of them are technical and appeal to the many things that are system administrators.
- Serverfault.com: professional system and network administrators
- Network Engineering: network engineers
- Security: Information security professionals
- Database Administrators: database professionals
- Superuser.com: computer enthusiasts and power users
- AskUbuntu.com: Ubuntu users and developers
- Unix & Linux: users of Linux, FreeBSD and other Un*x-like operating systems
- Software Recommendations: people seeking specific software recommendations
All these sites are fun places to poke around and read random answers. Of course, contributing answers is fun too.
Happy System Administrator Appreciation Day!
P.S. "The Practice of System and Network Administration" is InformIT's "eBook deal of the day" and can be purchased at an extreme discount for 24 hours.