June 2015 LOPSAgram

12 Jun 2015 10:29 PM | Anonymous

Please email board@lopsa.org with any questions, comments, or ideas.
We always want to hear from our membership.

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In this memo:
01. Election Update
02. Questions for Candidates?
03. IT Paleontology: Digging for the Oldest Software in Your Shop
04. SysAdmin Day Coming Soon
05. Conference Speakers
06. Job Openings
07. From the Mailing Lists
08. LOPSA Columbus
10. LOPSA-Seattle 
11. Thank you to our sponsors!
12. Comments or suggestions?

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01. Election Update
   The Leadership Committee is diligently working to finalize the candidate 
   slate by June 9. Following shortly, we will be opening elections. 
   Meanwhile, there's still a little bit of time to nominate yourself or a 
   fellow LOPSA member. Please contact the LC at leadership@lopsa.org to 
   nominate someone!

02. Questions for Candidates?
   The elections are approaching quickly and we're trying something new with 
   this election. Do you have questions for the board candidates? Send your 
   questions to the Leadership Committee (LC) for them to be considered and 
   answered by prospective candidates! Please submit your questions to  
   leadership@lopsa.org by June 15 to ensure that they're considered.

03. IT Paleontology: Digging for the Oldest Software in Your Shop
   A while back Esther Schindler asked for help with a article on the oldest 
   software used today and included a shout out to LOPSA.  You can see it at:


04. SysAdmin Day Coming Soon
   SysAdmin will be held on July 31st this year so start planning your party 
   now.  If you set up a meetup and 10 or more people sign up, send an email
   to communications@lopsa.org with the meetup link and LOPSA will send you 
   3 t-shirts to help celebrate SysAdmin day. Look for more next month on LOPSA
   and SysAdmin Day.

05. Conference Speakers
   If you are speaking at a conference and would like to help spread the word 
   about LOPSA, send an email to communications@lopsa.org with a link to your
   talk and LOPSA will send you a t-shirt you can wear at the conference.

06. Job Openings
   These are a few of the recent postings to our sajobs mail list...

   WAN Technician - Philadelphia
   VOIP/SIP Linux Admin - Los Angeles
   DevOps - Seattle

   For details on these jobs please check out the jobs list archives at:

07. From the Mailing Lists
   Last month there were discussions on how to manage loaner equipment, 
   VOIP monitoring, the future of OpenStack, and privacy policies among
   other items.  The longest discussion was by Matt who asked for advice 
   in finding a job that will use the skills adn knowledge he has developed
   over several years as a system admin.  You can read the details at

08. LOPSA Columbus
   LOPSA Columbus met in May at CoverMyMeds where Bill Schwanitz presented 
   about tuning and troubleshooting Java from an operations perspective. Keep
   an eye on the mailing list for an upcoming announcement about a presentation
   about automating database schema changes. Rob Ball has volunteered to help
   organize the club and he officially began helping in April. He has been a
   big help so far between helping folks get checked in and getting speakers
   organized in advance of their presentations. Welcome Rob to the team!

   LOPSA LA will be "the sysadmins who lunch" on Tuesday June 9th with our 
   very first LunchOps.  RSVP http://www.meetup.com/lopsala/events/222469769/

10. LOPSA-Seattle 
   SASAG completed its elections with Paul English elected President and 
   Thomas Uphill elected Vice-President.  On June 11th, Peter Godman, CEO and
   founder of Qumulo, will share his expert view on how to work your way 
   through the storage landscape of today in order to support the digital 
   workflows of tomorrow.  For more details check out http://www.sasag.org/

11. Thank you to our sponsors!
    We'd like to thank our sponsors. We're deeply grateful for their
    continuing support of LOPSA. For more information on how to become a
    sponsor visit https://lopsa.org/Become-a-Sponsor

    Thanks to our individual sponsors:
   Platinum: Jennine Townsend, Dan Rich, Ski Kacoroski
   Gold: Steve VanDevender
    Silver: Matt Disney, Lee Damon, Scott Murphy, Ian Viemeister
   Bronze: Gary Studwell
   Sponsor: John Boris

   Bronze Sponsor O'Reilly Media spreads the knowledge of innovators 
   through its books, online services, magazines, and conferences. Since 
   1978, O'Reilly Media has been a chronicler and catalyst of cutting-edge 
   development, homing in on the technology trends that really matter and 
   spurring their adoption by amplifying "faint signals" from the alpha 
   geeks who are creating the future. An active participant in the 
   technology community, the company has a long history of advocacy, 
   meme-making, and evangelism.  Check them out at http://www.oreilly.com/

   LOPSA's website is hosted by ServerBeach, check them out at http://www.serverbeach.com/

12. Comments or suggestions?
    As we close out this month's LOPSAgram, we want to make sure we're
    giving you the information you want or need. If you have any comments or
   suggestions, please feel free to send them to communications@lopsa.org

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