[SASAG] Should we postpone?

Scott McDermott scottm at octaldream.com
Thu Jan 11 06:17:24 PST 2007

This was an automated post... Given weather/road conditions, I'm wondering how everyone feels about postponing the meeting until next week?

Scott McDermott

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Subject: [SASAG] Next meeting is TONIGHT @ 7PM

The next Seattle Area System Administrator's Guild meeting is
Thursday, January 11, 2007 at 7pm.

There will be dinner sponsored by Silicon Mechanics.  Check them out
at http://www.siliconmechanics.com/

There will also be several CACert assurers present.

The meeting will be at the Electrical Engineering building on the University
of Washington Campus, aka EE1. Directions are linked to the EE Department's
web site below. Parking is $5 after 4pm.

  Next meeting: Thursday January 11, 2007 at 7:00 PM
         Topic: Effectively Standing Out
     Presenter: Leeland Artra <nwsailer at gmail.com>
      Location: EE1 Building (Electrical Engineering)
                Room 403
                University of Washington Campus
    Directions: http://www.ee.washington.edu/directions.html
      Web Site: http://www.sasag.org/

Talk Abstract

This time you didn't dodge fast enough and you've been asked to give a
presentation in front of the staff or at a seminar or possibly in
front of a much larger audience. Or maybe you give lots of talks, but
you wonder about how you can make your talks more effective?

This presentation is to present some ideas about effect presentations.
The material is all about organizational, appearance and other
surface. We will not cover the actual content of your presentations
(because it is, of course, too spectacular and would distract from the
how to do it bits).

Who Should Attend?

Honestly, everyone. This presentation will provide a refresher for the
seasoned professionals who haven't really thought about why they are
so good at presentations in years. It will provide a few nuggets of
knowledge that will boost those who are comfortable giving
presentations to be a tad better. It will provide enough information
to feel like you tried to drink from the fire hose of how to present
well for those who are just coming to the realization that they will
present something sometime soon.

Speaker Bio

Leeland G. Artra is a senior computing researcher and programmer
currently working full time for Nintendo of America in Redmond
Washington. He has been working and teaching in the computer industry
for over 20 years. In addition to having held positions like Systems
Administrator, Network Administrator, Database Administrator, Janitor
of All Things Electronic and Systems Researcher he has also personally
designed and implemented a number of new computer technologies some of
which not only got used but also won awards. He helped envision,
design and implement the US Navy's Top Quality Leadership training
courses for Systems Operators. He has received advanced training in
creating training courses, writing tests and giving presentation. He
has taught invited courses ranging from a couple of hours to week long
classes for the US Navy, USENIX/SAGE, SANS, University of Washington,
Boeing, SAIC, ACM and others.

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

The Seattle Area System Administrator's Guild (SASAG) is a local group
for system & network administrators in Greater Seattle Area.  We are a
local chapter of both SAGE and LOPSA, but membership in either 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:


Special thanks to Silicon Mechanics (www.siliconmechanics.com) for providing
our server and to Blue Gecko (www.bluegecko.net) for giving it a home!

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