Next meeting is Today

Scott McDermott scottm at
Thu Aug 8 14:55:29 PDT 2002

The next Seattle SAGE meeting is Thursday, August 8th, 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 August 8th, 2002 at 7:00 PM
         Topic: Promoting Yourself and SysAdmindom: A Panel Discussion
                (or "I thought you just sat there
                     and played nethack all day!")
     Moderator: Lee Damon <nomad at>
      Location: Rosen (McWilliam) Building
                960 Republican St, Seattle, WA 98109
                (Corner of Terry & Republican)
                2nd floor LOUNGE
      Web Site:
Talk Abstract:

This will be a pannel discussion on "getting the word out". Topics
such as how to make sure people know what a systems administrator does
and why it's a good idea to keep one around when things are going
smoothly. Internal-to-your-organization self-marketing, as it were.

If you have anecdotes on what has and hasn't worked for you, please
send them to Lee Damon <nomad at>.

Short Bio:

Lee Damon holds a B.S. in speech communication from Oregon State
University. He has been a UNIX Systems Administrator since 1985, and
has been active in SAGE since its inception. He assisted in developing
a mixed AIX/SunOS environment at IBM Watson Research, and has developed
mixed environments for Gulfstream Aerospace and QUALCOMM. He is
currently leading the development effort for the Nikola project at the
University of Washington Electrical Engineering department. He is a
member of the SAGE Ethics Working Group, and was one of the
commentators on the SAGE Ethics document. He has championed awareness
of Ethics in the Systems Administration community, including writing it
into policy documents.


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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