2. LOPSA-East - Call for proposals
The organizers of the LOPSA-East Professional IT Community Conference invite you to submit proposals for presentations at LOPSA-EAST ’16.
LOPSA-EAST ’16 aims to bring together IT professionals from all walks of life in the Mid-Atlantic region and beyond to share war stories, learn for each other’s experiences, and network with industry peers. The conference includes acclaimed speakers and keynotes, expert-lead training designed to build the skillsets and confidence of attendees, lightning talks, and a “Birds of a Feather” track where attendees propose and host their own topics during the event.
Attendance for this year’s conference is expected to be between 200 and 250 IT professionals from companies large and small, local government, and academia. Our attendees are primarily from the Mid-Atlantic region including New Jersey, New York, Delaware, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, Maryland, Virginia, and Washington DC. As IT professionals we go by many titles but everyone is invited: system administrators, network administrators, network engineers, Windows, Linux, Unix, DBAs, security professionals, technical managers, and beyond.
This year’s conference is going to be focused on developing scalable infrastructures through industry best practices, the implementation of cutting edge technologies, a deeper level understanding of the core concepts that enable our work, and ensuring continued operational efficiencies. LOPSA-EAST is OS-agnostic and welcomes presentations on any operating systems whether it be Windows, Linux, Unix, etc.
All presentations should be focused on issues important to our technical community and speakers should assume that members of the audience have at least some industry experience.
Dates and Deadlines
- Deadline for all Submissions – January 13, 2016
- Decisions and Notifications to All Submitters – January 27, 2016
- Schedule Published – February 1, 2016
- Registration Opens – February 15, 2016
- LOPSA-East ’16 Conference – May 6 -7, 2016
For the full CFP go to http://lopsaeast.org/2016/call-for-participation/
3. LOPSA Cascadia - Call for sponsors: your vendors
Proposals are being reviewed and registration will open soon. In order to have a successful conference, both this year and in the future we need sponsors.
Sponsoring LOPSA Cascadia (or LOPSA-East, or LOPSA itself) is unique value to your vendors. They get direct exposure to an extremely savvy technical audience, who more often than not directly make purchase decisions.
Your contact at your vendor is probably a sales person. Let them know that sponsoring events like LOPSA Cascadia gives them far more credibility than the much larger amounts they are spending on other advertising, and that sysadmins will favor their products and services. Ask for a strong positive referral to their marketing department, and send both sales and marketing our sponsor prospectus:
Any questions can be referred to: email@example.com
4. Mentorship - New Student LOPSA members need mentors
We've had a large influx of new student members. Many of them are very excited about our Mentorship program, which is one of our most successful endeavors, providing great value to both mentors and protégés alike. Signing up couldn't be easier, and you manage the amount of time and energy you put into the program. Sign up to be a mentor and/or protégé here:
5. Thank you to our Sponsors
We'd like to thank our sponsors. We're deeply grateful for their continuing support of LOPSA. More information on how to become a sponsor.
Thanks to our individual sponsors:
Platinum: Jennine Townsend, Dan Rich
Gold: Ski Kacoroski
Silver: Matt Disney, Lee Damon, Scott Murphy, Ian Viemeister
Bronze: Gary Studwell
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6. Comments or suggestions?
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