2. LOPSA-East - Registration is Open
The “please fasten you seatbelt sign” is on and LOPSA-NJ is happy to announce that registration for the 2016 LOPSA-East conference is OPEN. Early Bird pricing is a great deal and will be available till March 25th. We have some great classes and talks this year and we hope you all can joinus. There are discounts that you can find out about at
We are in talks with a great Keynote speaker for the Friday Night Keynote given before we release you to the wilds of New Brunswick, New Jersey for dinner so stay tuned for that.
We will be announcing some new things going on later as the conference gets closer. One of the things that was brought up in the feed back from the past few years is a get together on Thursday night for those in the area or arriving early so we will be opening up the bag stuffing party to all. More details on this will be added to the website as the time gets closer. Friday night we will have the Birds-Of-a-Feathers again this year as well as a Cards Against Humanity game for anyone who wants to join and a few more fun things that make LOPSA-East different from other area conferences.
We are still looking for volunteers to help with promotion, manning the registration desk, and being room monitors on Saturday to help speakers get set up and to make sure they stay on time as well as some other duties. So to volunteer please fill out the questionnaire athttp://lopsaeast.org/2016/lopsa-east-16-volunteer-interest/ or send me an email with LOPSA-East volunteer in the subject line to email@example.com.
We can’t wait to see you all in May at the LOPSA-East Conference. Remember to reserve your room at the Hyatt Regency New Brunswick at the group rate of $129 single/double plus tax. When the rooms in the LOPSA-East block are sold out, requests will be handled on a space-available basis at the hotel’s standard rate. Make your reservations early! To reserve your room on the web go to https://aws.passkey.com/g/51094713
If you have any questions or ideas you would like to ask or discuses please email me firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.Conference schedule will be posted, and registration open soon at: http://lopsaeast.org/2016/
3. LOPSA Cascadia - See you there
If you're down to the last minute, you can still register at:http://casitconf.org/casitconf16/register-now/
Instead of our usual monthly SASAG meeting, there will be a free Meetup at the Hotel Deca on Thursday March 10. RSVP: http://www.meetup.com/Seattle-Area-Systems-Administrators-Guild-SASAG/events/228073381/
4. USENIX LISA SIG being retired at end of 2016USENIX has announced that they will be retiring the LISA SIG at the end of 2016. LOPSA has reached out to USENIX to see what we can do to make sure the materials and services of the LISA SIG are kept available and promoted to the system admin community. We will keep you posted as we find out more. For more information see:
5. Job Opening - Wordpress / HTML ProgrammerI have a small project for a member who has experience with Wordpress sites. What I need is a html page on our Wordpress blog site that displays all Wordpress blog posts with a special tag on them. The idea is that this page can be embedded into our main website. This will allow members to post about current system admin events on their blogs and have it show up on the front page of our website. If you are interested, please contact email@example.com
LOPSA-NJ: April 7th, 7pm
An introduction to no-sql databases
April 7th 7pm
While many folks are familiar with relational databases, there are many exotic cousins that fall under the moniker of NoSql. This talk will give a overview of the concepts behind these unusual databases and explain the trade-offs that give these databases their unusual characteristics, flexibility and performance. Key-value databases, columnar databases, document databases and graph databases will be covered.
SASAG: Seattle Area System Administrators Guild
LOPSA Cascadia IT Conference Thursday Evening meetup will also be our monthly meeting at the Hotel Deca, instead of our usual location. Meet and chat with instructors and speakers from the conference! This event is free of charge.
RSVP for Thurs, March 10, 7pm-9pm: http://www.meetup.com/Seattle-Area-Systems-Administrators-Guild-SASAG/events/228073381/
LOPSA CbusWhile we've been behind on updates, we've had a busy few months at LOPSA Cbus.
At the end of 2015, we collaborated with nearly 20 other local user groups. Our event sold out with 250 RSVPs. It was a social event with limited agenda and charity collection. Finally, we had quick pitches for community leaders and music from DJ Bobsan. An amazing party with an exceptional community!
In 2016, we resumed presentations. Beginning in January, David Mortman presented about Docker security. In February, JP O'Donnell presented about collaboration between database and development teams. We've stuck to our home base at CoverMyMeds and they've continued to be a gracious host!
On March 2, LOPSA Cbus collaborated with Pair Columbus and several other user groups to host a special event with Michael Feathers. Mike flew in from Miami and presented about technical debt. Warner Moore acted as MC.
Our next meeting will be on March 24 and be related to DevOps practices. Register here:https://lopsacbus201603.eventbrite.com
7. 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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8. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org