[SASAG] Should we postpone?

Michael T. Halligan michael at halligan.org
Thu Jan 11 12:32:09 PST 2007


But I won't be here next week, *sniff*

Anybody in the south seattle area want to get together for dinner or  
drinks tonight?


On Jan 11, 2007, at 6:17 AM, Scott McDermott wrote:

> This was an automated post... Given weather/road conditions, I'm  
> wondering how everyone feels about postponing the meeting until  
> next week?
>
> --
> Scott McDermott
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: members-bounces at lists.sasag.org [mailto:members- 
> bounces at lists.sasag.org] On Behalf Of Scott McDermott
> Sent: Thursday, January 11, 2007 6:00 AM
> To: members at lists.sasag.org
> 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:
>       http://www.sasag.org/
>
> ------
> Thanks
> ------
>
> 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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