2. LOPSA-East - Register now!
Get trained top caliber trainers, and hear our amazing keynote speaker:
Tanya Reilly on
Traps and Cookies
Does technical debt turn your small changes into minefields? Does your production environment expect perfect humans? This talk highlights tools, configuration and documentation that set us up for failure. It advocates for removing traps, so that you don’t have to waste brain cycles on remembering where they are. And it offers practical advice for sending your future self (and future coworkers!) gifts, instead of post mortems that just say “human error :-(”.
Includes stories of preventable outages. Bring your schadenfreude.
Tanya Reilly has been a Site Reliability Engineer at Google since 2005, working on low level infrastructure like distributed locking, load balancing, bootstrapping and monitoring systems. Before Google, she worked as a Systems Administrator at eircom.net, Ireland’s largest ISP, and before that she was the entire IT Department for a small software house. She likes writing Go, building Lego spaceships, and predicting how things will break.
3. LOPSA Board Elections ApproachElections are coming up in June and we will have five positions up for election. Please submit your interest or potential candidates to email@example.com.
Thanks to member Adam Boulware, members can post URL's to their LOPSA blogs about interesting system admin news and have it show up on the front page of https://lopsa.org. All you have to do is to log into https://blogs.lopsa.org, choose sysadmin-news as the category, then enter a title and URL.
So anytime you see read something interesting on the web, please take a minute or two
to share it with the rest of LOPSA by doing a quick blog post.
5. LinuxFest NorthwestMeet other LOPSA members, and hear great talks on Linux and open source technology at LinuxFest Northwest, one of the largest FOSS events in the country at 1500 attendees.
LOPSA will table at this event, and we could use some help staffing the table. Sign up here:
SASAG: Seattle Area System Administrators Guild
The topic this month is "A Practical Introduction to Cloud Services" by Ahmed El-Shimi, and we'll be at the usual location, the Altius Institute for Biomedical Sciences / Stam Lab: 2211 Elliot Ave, 1st Floor, Seattle WA
Dinner will be sponsored by Silicon Mechanics.
CBUS: ColumbusLOPSA Columbus got together over pizza to discuss DevOps, technology strategy, and the local community. Big thanks to CoverMyMeds for pizza and drinks! We're meeting in April to review the twelve-factor app methodology. RSVP here: https://lopsacbus201604.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
unique approach to trading in the financial markets. Our company designs, builds and runs a global trading software platform. We take pride in our software craftsmanship and use Python, Cython and C on Linux to run our global trading operations. We also use open-source tools as much as possible - Python, PostgreSQL, numpy, git, Cobbler, Puppet and Ansible are all crucial to our business.
Gold Sponsor Paessler AG
Bronze Sponsor Edgestream Partners is a small group of scientists and engineers with a unique approach to trading in the financial markets. Our company designs, builds and runs a global trading software platform. We take pride in our software craftsmanship and use Python, Cython and C on Linux to run our global trading operations. We also use open-source tools as much as possible - Python, PostgreSQL, numpy, git, Cobbler, Puppet and Ansible are all crucial to our business.
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.
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