The LOPSA Board held its annual Face to Face meeting where the old board passed on the leadership of LOPSA to the new board. Your officers for the next year are:
- President: Ski Kacoroski
- Vice-President: George Beech
- Treasurer: Matt Disney
- Secretary: John Boris
For the next year we decided that our primary focus will be on providing education and training at the regional and local levels for current system admins that would like to improve their skills or need to learn a new skill. Skills include the 'hard skills' like learning a new technology and important 'soft skill's like contracts, time management, people skills, etc. We feel that one area that is not being served by existing services such as Serverfault and Google Search are the more complex 'how to' architecture questions such as how to design an architecture to support a particular set of requirements that require more depth and detail than a one paragraph answer.
While the board has several ideas how to facilitate education and training which we will be sharing with you over the next 4 weeks, we also want your ideas.
- How do you improve your system admin skills?
- What can LOPSA do for you to make it easier to improve your skills? *
- What kind of skills are you interested in improving?
Please think about these questions as we will be sending out a short survey within 2 weeks to get your feedback.
Thanks for supporting LOPSA!