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Professional IT Community Conference - Call for Participation

New Brunswick, NJ, December 7, 2010 - The New Jersey Chapter of the League of Professional System Administrators has announced the Call for Participation for the 2011 Professional IT Community Conference (PICC).

This is the second year for the conference, which caters to system administrations in the New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and New York region. Last year's conference was attended by over eighty administrators representing an array of organizations.

The backbone of any conference is its technical program, and the PICC organizers are announcing that the conference's Call for Participation is open. This is an open invitation to all interested parties to email an overview of content that they are interested in presenting at the conference to the address [email protected] before the deadline of January 28th, 2011.

The conference program committee encourages interested people to submit proposals for experience reports, posters, panels, and papers. In order to be considered, the email should contain 2-3 paragraphs describing the content, format, and length of the proposed presentation (either short, at 30 minutes, or long, at 60 minutes).

PICC Chair Matt Simmons spoke about the increased availability of lengths and formats, saying, "This is a community conference, and we're trying to encourage more members of the community to participate. By being open to presentations of varying time and content, we're really hoping to get a wide array of people presenting for the first time. We want to know what people are doing, and to learn from their failures and successes. Only by sharing our experiences can we all learn from each other."

Brian K Jones, co-author of "Linux Server Hacks, Volume 2" recalled participating in last year's conference, remarking, "As rewarding as it is to participate in any conference, being able to do it in front of your local community makes it that much better. It's always fun to present technical information, and I'm looking forward to the coming conference in April."

The conference itself will take place from Friday, April 29th to Saturday, April 30th, and more information can be found online on the conference homepage,

Matt Simmons
PICC Conference Chair
Email: [email protected]
Tel: +1 (740) 403-9997

Posted by Tom Limoncelli in Community

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