2. LOPSA Board Elections - Candidate Slate & LOPSA Live
Your Leadership Committee (LC) has been hard at work preparing our candidates for the upcoming election. Incumbent Board Members John Boris and Matt Disney will not be running for re-election.
For this election, we have five seats to be filled and six candidates running. Our candidate slate follows:
The LC actively sought candidates who have management and leadership experience as well as who bring new skills and experience to the team. We hope that you are as pleased with our candidates as we are!
Please mark your calendars for our first LOPSA Live session on May 17 at 6:00PM PST / 9:00PM EST. We will hold a second session before the ballots open, watch for a later announcement.
The ballots will open on June 9.
3. Call for Volunteers: Conference Organizers & AssistantsWe want to continue to improve conference programming to ensure it meets the changing needs our membership. The success of our conferences relies on dedicated members and volunteers –– CascadiaIT is already gearing up for next year! We are in need of people to help organize, promote, and run all of our conferences. If you would like to help out with CascadiaIT, or are interested in organizing a LOPSA conference in your area, please email email@example.com and let us know!
4. William Bilancio Board Resignation
William has resigned from the Board because of other commitments. Being a board member is a great way to help out the system admin community. If you are interested in helping out by being a board member, please contact the leadership committee at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
5. Member Tech Blog Highlight
Member Warner Moore and fellow team members post to https://www.scriptscribe.org great technical content for sysadmins and our peers in QA and dev. For instance, this recent post from Jesse Throwe talks about challenges in Multi-Factor Authentication:
Do you have a technical blog you'd like featured in the LOPSAgram? Email: email@example.com
Don't have a blog yet? You can always use your LOPSA blog at https://blogs.lopsa.org. Choose sysadmin-news as the category if it is recent news item for the https://lopsa.org front page.
6. Looking for Information on Sysadmin Education
The Education committee maintains the Education and Training portion of the LOPSA Website.
If you know of a College/University that offers such a program send the information to firstname.lastname@example.org so we can add it to our list.
We are also building a new page that we hope can be built into a one stop place for you to find the latest information on conferences and local training events. Again if you know of any send the info to email@example.com and we will add it to the page.
7. LISA Conversations
Every month Lee Damon and Tom Limoncelli chat with a LISA conference presenter in LISA Conversations. In May they will be chatting with Clay Caviness & Edward Eigerman from Google about Managing Macs at Google Scale.
Are you responsible for making more than one computer work? Join us as we chat with Clay and Edward about how Google manages their fleet of Macs. This will not, by any means, be a Mac-centric conversation. Things done here will apply to any OS you might encounter in this kind of situation.
The conversation will be live at:
on Tuesday, 31 MAY at 3:30pm PDT, 6:30PM EDT.
Past LISA Conversations can be found at:
SASAG: Seattle Area System Administrators Guild
Officer elections for SASAG will be held next at our June meeting on Thursday June 8. Watch our website for a speaker and talk topic announcement: https://sasag.org
Dinner will be sponsored by Silicon Mechanics.
CBUS: ColumbusLOPSA Columbus met on April 28 at CoverMyMeds. Matt Williams presented about the 12 factors for application development. Following, there was lively discussion about the past way to scale technology platforms. The next meeting will be May 19. RSVP here: https://lopsacbus201605.eventbrite.com
9. 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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10. 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