Next meeting is Today, April 11th

Scott McDermott scottm at
Thu Apr 11 07:26:02 PDT 2002

The next Seattle SAGE meeting is Thursday, April 11th, 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 April 11th, 2002 at 7:00 PM
        Topic: "CEO of Diddly Squat"
               (or You Want To Be Your Own Boss, Are You Sure?)"
    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:

Who should attend: anyone who is interested in doing some
     consulting on the side or who want to seriously start
     up a growing successful business.

Presentation goals: To provide attendees with the knowledge
     of business basics requirements in areas from starting,
     planning, marketing, sales to legal issues and handling

This is intended to be a practical course aimed at people who wish to start
or are already running a small business and who wish to further develop
their business taking into account the changing needs of businesses in
today's fast moving environment.

We will quickly cover: starting up in business; business planning; practical
financial management for the small business; human resource management;
marketing from A to e; managing change; sales management; business and
professional skills; and effective time management.

I also introduce various topics like: coaching for business and personal
performance; self management and personal effectiveness; negotiating,
persuading and influencing skills; self esteem for peak performance;
effective communication and assertion skills; assertiveness matters, follow
up; mentoring for managers; personal taxation and investments; presentation
skills; relationship dynamics; successful leadership and management; team

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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