Next meeting is Thursday September 12th

Scott McDermott scottm at
Mon Sep 2 14:53:27 PDT 2002

The next Seattle SAGE meeting is Thursday, September 12th, 2002 at 7pm.

The UW Rosen/McWilliam Building facility is a secured building. So a
SAGE member will be at the Republican Street entrance until 7:15 P.M. to
open the door for meeting attendees. After that a phone number will be
posted on the door for the SAGE meeting specifically. There is an
"internal extensions only phone" at the Republican Street entrance to
allow you to call building extensions. The posted phone number will be
monitored until at least 7:45 P.M. However, please make every effort to
arrive by 7 P.M.

Directions can be found at:

Next meeting: Thursday September 12th, 2002 at 7:00 PM
          Topic: Make Your Time
                 or "Gee, it'd be nice to see home sometime..."
      Presenter: Leeland Artra <leeland at>
       Location: Rosen (McWilliam) Building
                 960 Republican St, Seattle, WA 98109
                 (Corner of Terry & Republican)
                 2nd floor LOUNGE
       Web Site:
Talk Abstract:

Rushing around putting out fires is very exciting for the first few months. 
Then the stress level starts getting in. Years of poor time management build 
up mountains of missed dead lines, seeming no progress on the "big tasks" 
and a lot of frustration.

Self management is not something that comes naturally to anyone. Some of us 
are lucky to have parents who taught us by example some good habits. But, 
the majority of us have no clear idea on how to meet technical dead lines 
every time, nor how to keep the mountains of work from burring us alive.

This work shop is part of the "Things Systems Administrators Should Know But 
Are Not Taught" series. Although targeted for SAs this session will be 
applicable to anyone who wishes to achieve more and overcome 
procrastination. Participants will learn how to end a lot of problems with 
time management. The ideas present will provide a treasury of time-saving 
advice that will work for postponers and workaholics alike.

Short Bio:

Leeland Artra is the President of Hero Network. He is currently trying to
deny that he has long since moved into management roles and therefore
remains very active in all the technology and systems development efforts.
He is actively working to keep Hero Network's systems and technologies at
peek performance.

He is also actively involved with the International Systems Administrators
Guild and jumps at most opportunities to promote that organisation. Leeland
remains an ever vigilant information systems researcher. He has personally
designed and implemented a number of new computer technologies. Currently
Leeland's efforts are on creating a new Java based Object Oriented database
architecture to store, access, mine, and analyze information to improve Hero
Network's services.

Previously he was the Director of Computer Systems Technology for the Cell
System Initiative (CSI) at the University of Washington. CSI is a combined
biological research program and information systems research & development
program focused on bringing the power and technologies available in today's
computer industry to the biology research laboratory environment. The
primary goal of the information systems research component of CSI is to
develop an optimal computing environment for collaborating, distributed
groups of biologists.

Prior to that Leeland was the Senior Researcher for the Cellworks Project at
the University of Washington (CWP). The CWP has nearly the same goals as CSI
and at CWP Leeland was the inventor of numerous database Java technologies.
One of which was the Moulage System, which was highly recognized as an
important research step in data mining and sharing. The Moulage System was
nominated by Oracle for the Computer World Smithsonian 1998 award and became
one of the finalists for that award. Leeland was also named an Oracle
Futures Development Partner.


This is FREE and open to the public and a wonderful opportunity.

The Seattle SAGE Group (SSG) is a local group for systems & network
administrators in the Seattle and Pacific northwest areas (North
Western Washington). We are a local chapter of SAGE, but SAGE / USENIX
membership is not a requirement.  We sponsor a regular monthly meeting
open to the public on the second Thursday if each month at 7 p.m.

Check out our Web site for more information:

Scott McDermott
Executive Vice President
Hero Network LLC

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