• 10 Nov 2022 7:24 PM | Jackson Smith (Administrator)

    Hey! Im Jackson Smith, current board member and secretary of LOPSA, and Im coming at you live from always sunny Philadelphia to announce my reelection bid. For those who dont know me, Ive been a systems administrator since 2015 and a LOPSA member since 2021 as part of the Leadership Committee. After some work trying to recruit board candidates, I ended up on the board myself.

    As secretary of LOPSA, I’ve spent the past year helping revamp our bylaws and education programs behind the scenes. I also serve as our Technical Services chair and am working on rehoming LOPSA.org! I take the notes at our board meetings and have been migrating minutes from our wiki to Notion. I’ve managed to reduce the backlog on minutes since taking the helm as secretary.

    LOPSA may have seen more active days in the past, but I’m working hard laying groundwork for a league of tomorrow. Systems administration has changed considerably since our foundation. While weve always worn many hats, the field is broader than ever. Demand for a professional organization for sysadmins remains high. Im committed to expanding LOPSA and advancing the practice of systems administration into the future. My commitment to both education and outreach will soon be apparent, if it isn’t already, as our education program continues to gain momentum.

    While I cant promise immediate results or turnaround, I will continue the steady and unglamorous work needed to revitalize our organization if reelected.

  • 29 Oct 2022 10:20 PM | Drew Adams (Administrator)
    The 2022 LOPSA Board Election is coming up in December. This year we plan to open voting on December 5th and close voting on December 30th. We are looking for candidates. A nomination for a candidate may be made by any eligible member either by nominating themselves or by nominating another eligible member. An "eligible member" is one who is a non-student-level member who's membership has remained in good standing since the last Board election (last December). So if you - or someone you know - is eligible and interested in running for a seat on the Board, be sure to send an email to board@lopsa.org by November 5th 2022 stating your intent to run.
  • 08 Sep 2022 9:15 PM | Drew Adams (Administrator)

    This post is quoted from the original published here

    On Sep. 1st the LOPSA Board was notified that on Aug. 26th an administrator's account was used to gain unauthorized access to our member management system. As soon as the vendor detected the suspicious activity, they deactivated the compromised credentials, therefore stopping further access. The credentials were used to initiate a phishing attack, sending approximately 13,000 emails posing as Netflix to non-LOPSA member recipients. At this time we believe this to be the extent of the malicious activity, and we are working with our vendor to determine the full scope. With the credentials compromised it's possible that the attacker had access to all information on each member's profile including:

    •  Name
    •  Address
    •  Phone Number
    •  Email
    •  Job Title
    •  Membership Renewal/Status History
    • T-shirt Size

    The attacker did not have access to password hashes or payment information.

    We are currently working with the vendor to understand if any of our members' information was accessed and/or exported in any way.

    Going forward we are looking into options to tighten security. We apologize for the inconvenience this will cause.

    If you have any questions, please reach out at board@lopsa.org

     - Your LOPSA Board

  • 05 Jan 2022 10:30 AM | Drew Adams (Administrator)

    The 2021 LOPSA Board Election closed on December 31. We are pleased to say that we had one of the best turn outs of any recent election. Thank you to all eligible members who voted and made that happen!

    We had four Board seats up for election and three incumbent candidates. We would like to congratulate the winners of the election:

    • Aaron Haun

    • Drew Adams

    • Matt Butch

    Our next Board Meeting on January 11th 2022 will be the change of the board. Andy Brown will be leaving the board for academic pursuits. We wish him the best in everything, and we thank him for his service to LOPSA over the years. He will be missed!

    This leaves three board seats unoccupied. We have already started exploring options to fill those vacancies. We hope to have news regarding that soon.

    Once again, thank you to all our wonderful members who took the time to lend their voice to this election.

    Your LOPSA Board

  • 06 Dec 2021 8:21 PM | Drew Adams (Administrator)

    We recently asked our membership to nominate candidates for the upcoming election on Dec. 31st, by tonight, Dec. 6th. While we did receive interest, there were no candidates outside of current board members that met the requirements in our current bylaws. In a board meeting tonight, we approved three incumbent candidates:

    • Aaron Haun
    • Drew Adams
    • Matt Butch

    We are exploring options for the consideration of non-qualifying candidates within the boundaries of our current bylaws.

    Members who are eligible to vote will receive an email with voting instructions from OpaVote, the third party conducting polling for our election. These members will have from December 13th until December 31st to vote. 

  • 07 Nov 2021 4:00 PM | Deleted user

    During our regularly scheduled Board Meeting on Nov. 3rd 2021, we approved the changes that we solicited comments on in this post: LOPSA - Bylaw Amendment September 2021

    This will simplify the process for submitting nominees for future elections. Keep an eye out for more information on our upcoming election soon. 

  • 08 Oct 2021 6:48 PM | Drew Adams (Administrator)

    As we look to our future, we want to communicate with you better. So, we want to welcome our members, chapters, and everyone to join us on Discord. Drop by, say hey, get involved, and have fun!

  • 05 Oct 2021 9:34 PM | Drew Adams (Administrator)
    Tonight the LOPSA Board approved a proposal to amend the bylaws


    We invite all LOPSA member to email any comments/feedback regarding these changes to board@lopsa.org.

    The comment period will be open until end of the day October 29th.

    NOTE: Your comments will be a part of the record. The Board will then consider all comments, and will vote on November 2nd to permanently approve or reject the changes.

  • 05 Oct 2021 9:14 PM | Drew Adams (Administrator)

    Recently, the LOPSA Board started meeting every other Tuesday for a working session. It's a space for us to collaborate, brainstorm, and most importantly work on action items that drive progress. We have found these sessions to be productive, rewarding, and quite a lot of fun. They've been a really positive thing for us, so we've opened the invite to everyone! So check out the event calendar, get registered, drop by, lend a voice, or lend a hand. We'll be there and we're excited to see you there too.

  • 05 Oct 2021 6:54 PM | Deleted user

    Below are the communication options available in your user profile, after logging in. We invite you to opt-in to these email subscriptions. Going forward, we will begin to utilize the Event Announcement subscriptions.

    If you do not wish to receive these announcements, you do not need to take any action. If you do not wish to receive any communications (with the exception of membership status notifications), please send an email to board@lopsa.org with the subject of "DO NOT CALL" and we will place you on a permanent opt-out list (For future reference)

    This will allow us to better communicate with our members. 

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