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Ask Candidates your Questions (UPDATED)


Please email your questions to instead of posting them here. We found out that we cannot with our current software allow anonymous comments.

This year we are going to try something different. Instead of a LOPSA-Live with people asking and candidates frantically typing answers, we ask that you post your questions in the comments. The Leadership committee will pick out the best questions and the candidates will create postings with their answers to the questions. Open period for asking questions runs until June 5th.



aelios's picture

Atom Powers announces his candidacy for Board Member.

I am Atom Powers, apowers on IRC, and I am running for the Board (and from the velociraptors).

You can see my full statement here: (Evernote Document)

ski's picture

Candidate Statement for LOPSA Board 2015

Two years ago, I felt that LOPSA was poised for growth.  I was a bit early in that assessment as LOPSA was still burdened by debt that limited its ability to focus on the future.  That debt is now paid off and LOPSA can focus on the future - our future as system admins.  If relected, my goal is to help LOPSA re-align itself with where system administration is now and will be in the future; to support system admin education and new system admins just starting out; and to help LOPSA find a voice for itself.

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Candidate Statement for LOPSA Board 2015

There's been a change at LOPSA recently.  Less talking, more doing.  My name is William Bilancio and I am proud to be part of that change. 
Recent accomplishments:

  • 5 successful conferences: I chaired the inaugural PICC 2010, mentored Cascadia IT 2011, 2012 and 2013 and coordinated the hotel/food and audio visual contracts and getting all the trainers for PICC 2011, 2012, LOPSA-East ‘13 and LOPSA-East ‘14.  All three were profitable before the doors opened.  A combined total of more than 150 new LOPSA memberships were gained and put over $9,000 in LOPSA's bank account.
  • Working on getting the LOPSA web site looking more modern and upgraded to Drupal 7 as well as getting forums up and running as well
  • Hosted the LOPSA board retreat at my office in NJ to save money for the past 4 years.
  • Member and chair of the LOPSA Education Committee since 2005, coordinating our efforts at SCALE, OLF and more.


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Candidate Statement for LOPSA Board 2015

A few months ago, it was announced that Matt Simmons and Steve Murawski resigned from the board and a call was sent out for potential replacements.  I was honored to be one of the two selected to serve until elections could be held to replace them.  



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