[SASAG] Next Meeting is Thursday, April 12

Scott McDermott scottm at sasag.org
Sun Apr 1 07:40:01 PDT 2007


The next Seattle Area System Administrator's Guild meeting is
Thursday, April 12, 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.

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  Next meeting: Thursday April 12, 2007 at 7:00 PM
         Topic: Big Lies in System Administration: Truths That Aren't
    Presenters: Lee Damon
      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/

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Talk Abstract
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A discussion, and in many cases a denunciation, of some closely held
meta-beliefs in System Administration.  This talk makes the argument
that just because we are told something by our mentors, or just because
it is funny, or just because we're a bunch of burned out cynics doesn't
mean it is true.  We will examine some of the oldest dogma we have, in
the process some truths will be revealed while others are reviled.

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Speaker Bio
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Lee Damon has a B.S. in Speech Communication from Oregon State
University. He has been a UNIX system administrator since 1985 and has
been active in SAGE (US) & LOPSA since their inceptions. 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. Among
other professional activities, he is a charter member of LOPSA and SAGE
(US) and past chair of the SAGE Ethics and Policies working groups as
well as chairing LISA '04.

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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/

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Special Thanks
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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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