2. Happy Sysadmin Day - LOPSA Contest & Meetups
Friday, July 29, 2016, is the 17th annual System Administrator Appreciation Day. If you're a sysadmin, your boss might need a reminder that there is a special day to celebrate your often quiet accomplishments. Get this day on your boss's calendar and ensure that you and all future sysadmin hires get properly acknowledged each year. And if you manage system administrators, now is a time to show them your appreciation.
Help us celebrate #sysadminday on the last Friday in July, July 29th 2016. Show us your top 10 pictures that showcase your day as a sysadmin, tweet to @lopsa with #SAtop10. Contest closes at midnight July 27 (EDT). Winners to be determined by retweets and favorites.
Don't feel like posting pictures? Big brother won't let you? Tweet us your favorite Sysadmin tool or Online resource with #SAfaveTool. Winners of the Favorite tool will be decided by a vote of the board. Same deadline. Good luck to all.
Let us know if you are having a #sysadminday celebration and how you are celebrating. If you set up a meetup and 6 or more people sign up, send an email to email@example.com with the meetup link and LOPSA will send you 6 t-shirts to help celebrate SysAdmin day.
LOPSA will maintain a list of System Administrator Appreciation Day meetups:
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4. Leadership Committee Update & Election ResultsThe elections for the 2016 LOPSA Board of Directors have concluded. The winners are George Beech, Brian Globerman, Scott Suehle, Thomas Uphill, and Steven VanDevender.
Big thanks to the Leadership Committee team and the candidates for their time. Without them, we would not have had an election.
5. Member Tech Blog Highlight - Standalone SysadminMany will already be familiar with member Matt Simmons' blog at http://www.standalone-sysadmin.com/, but did you know about the handy Sysadmin Calendar feature? With events of interest to system administrators, in a handy Google Calendar to which you can subscribe, or submit your own events:
Do you have a technical blog you'd like featured in the LOPSAgram? Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
SASAG: Seattle Area System Administrators GuildOn Thursday July 14th we'll hear from Brian Globermann on " Implementing Zabbix in Azure for network and server monitoring."
Dinner will be sponsored by Silicon Mechanics.
LOPSA-LA / UUASC: Los Angeles
The next LOPSA LA meetup will feature Brian Bennett of Joyent presenting "Running Containers in Production, no really" Thursday, August 4, 2016 at Q. RSVP http://www.meetup.com/lopsala/events/231964739/
LOPSA Columbus met on June 21 and Bill Sempf presented about Why the Web is Broken. LOPSA Columbus is partnering with DevOpsDays Ohio for a Sysadmin Day celebration on July 29.
RSVP here: https://sysadminday2016.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
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Silver: Matt Disney, Lee Damon, Scott Murphy, Ian Viemeister
Bronze: Gary Studwell
Gold Sponsor Paessler AG
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8. Comments or suggestions?
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