3. LISA 2017 Preliminary Call for Participation
From the LISA 2017 Chairs:
We are excited to announce that the Preliminary Call for Participation (https://www.usenix.org/conference/lisa17/call-for-participation) for LISA17 (https://www.usenix.org/conference/lisa17) is now available. LISA17 will take place October 29-November 3, 2017, in San Francisco, CA.
LISA is the premier conference for operations professionals, where systems engineers, IT operations, SRE practitioners, and academic researchers share real-world knowledge about designing, building, and maintaining the critical systems of our interconnected world.
We invite both industry leaders and people on the front lines to propose topics that demonstrate the present and future of operations. LISA submissions should inspire and motivate attendees toward action that improves their day-to-day work as well as the tech industry as a whole. We are seeking proposals in the following topics:
- Scalability and resiliency
- Infrastructure design
- Machine learning
- Performance planning
- Strategic vision
- On the horizon
- Building DevOps relationships
- Business communication
- Standards and regulatory compliance
- On-call challenges
- Workplace diversity
- Mentorship, education, and training
- Dynamic service implementation
- Continuous delivery
- Monitoring and instrumentation
- Machine and service hardening
- Analytics of system data
- Release engineering
LISA encourages submissions from people from a wide range of backgrounds. Our early proposal program allows first-time submitters and/or submitters of controversial topics to receive feedback and improve their chances for acceptance. Submit your early proposals by Monday, February 27, 2017. Standard proposals are due by Monday, April 24, 2017.
Please view the complete Preliminary Call for Participation (https://www.usenix.org/conference/lisa17/call-for-participation) for additional details and submission instructions. We look forward to receiving your proposals.
On behalf of the LISA17 Organizers,
Caskey Dickson, Microsoft Azure
Connie-Lynne Villani, Grilled Cheese Invitational
LISA17 Program Co-Chairs email@example.com
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SASAG: Seattle Area System Administrators Guild
Caskey L. Dickson is a Site Reliability Engineer at Microsoft where he is part of the leadership team reinventing operations at Azure. Before that he was at Google where he worked as an SRE/SWE writing and maintaining monitoring services that operate at "Google scale" as well as business intelligence pipelines. He has worked in online services since 1995 when he turned up his first web server and has been online ever since. Before working at Google, he was a senior developer at Symantec, wrote software for various Internet startups such as CitySearch and CarsDirect, ran a consulting company, and even taught undergraduate and graduate computer science at a University. He has a B.S. in Computer Science, a Masters in Systems Engineering, and an M.B.A from Loyola Marymount.
||Thursday, February 9th, 2017
1111 3rd Ave #2500,
||25th Floor, meet in the lobby
Corner of Third and Seneca
||Systems Reliability Engineering – What Does It Mean to Be One?
Dinner will be sponsored by Silicon Mechanics.
SASAG needs speakers. If you are interested in speaking, or have a vendor contact that can give a good technical presentation (no marketing please), contact the organizers through Meetup.com or the email list: firstname.lastname@example.org
LOPSA-LA / UUASC: Los Angeles
Next Meeting: Shell Basics: Under the Hood
Tuesday, January 17, 2017 (today!)7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
- 4th Floor
175 E Olive Ave
Burbank, CA (map)
Consulting sysadmin Mike Weilgart returns to LOPSA LA with a presentation on UNIX/Linux Shell Basics.
We've all heard of the shell, and we've all used it at least a little bit. But what IS a shell, really? What makes shell scripting fundamentally different from any other programming language? What really happens when you type a command into your shell--and how does this relate to the mistake found in over 50% of Production shell scripts? Attend this talk, demystify the shell and learn to use it right!
LOPSA-NJ: New Jersey
The February meeting will be held at Montclair State University. Please note that it will be held on Wednesday, not Thursday. More details will be coming for directions and parking.
Topic: Stealing the Best Ideas from DevOps: A Guide for Sysadmins without Developers Speaker: Tom Limoncelli
Date: February 1st, 2017
Description: DevOps is not a set of tools, nor is it just automating deployments. It is a set of principles that benefit anyone trying to improve a complex process. This talk will present the DevOps principles in terms that apply to all system administrators, and use case studies to explore their use in non-developer environments.
Bio: Tom is an internationally recognized author, speaker, system administrator, and DevOps advocate. His latest book is the 3rd edition of The Practice of System and Network Administration (Addison-Wesley). He is also known for The Practice of Cloud System Administration (Addison-Wesley) and Time Management for System Administrators (O'Reilly). He works in New York City at StackOverflow.com. He's previously worked at Google, Bell Labs/Lucent, AT&T, and others. His blog is http://EverythingSysadmin.com and he tweets @YesThatTom. He lives in New Jersey.
Please RSVP either to the Meetup page that will be updated soon or via email to email@example.com so we know how much pizza to get.
Location: The Center for Environmental and Life Sciences CELS 110 1 Normal Ave Montclair, NJ 07043
Announce mailing list Announce@lists.lopsanj.org http://lists.lopsanj.org/mailman/listinfo/announce
6. Thanks to our Sponsors & Lifetime Members
Thanks to our Lifetime Members: Benjamin Carrell, Philip Kizer, Greg Rose, Todd Taft, Jennine Townsend
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