The Board has said many times that we need to produce more content for the benefit of our members and for the sysadmin community in general. As a start to this, I would like to propose that LOPSA develop a recommended reading list. This would be a list of books that we as an organization recommend for someone trying to gain an understanding of our field and/or specific technologies in our field. It would be published on lopsa.org, maintained as a living document, and updated as technologies change and new books are published.
Your never too old to learn.
I took the family out to dinner yesterday and our resident hacker (my eight year old granddaughter) taught everyone at the table about a tool in Windows. My two oldest children are in the computer field and computer related field. I go to both of them when I need some formula in Excel (other than c1+b2).
In recent blog entry I wrote abou the Sessions I attended at the reent PETE&C onference (www.peteandc.org). Since coming back from the conference I tried to get some time to sit with my granddaughter and start teaching her programming on the code.org site. I got her for a few minutes shortly after returning and started with the Elsa course where you can program Elsa to skate on the ice.
LOPSA thanks all the hard work that the organizers, speakers, and vendors put it to making Cascadia 2015 a successful conference for the attendees. They were able to choose from a smorgasbord of great training classes and interesting technical sessions while participating in converstations at meals and breaks about the latest topics in system administration. If you would like to help out next year, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.