[SASAG] heads-up / Jacob Farmer / Thursday

James Affeld jamesaffeld at yahoo.com
Sun Jul 19 17:26:44 PDT 2009


I can confirm this assessment of Jacob's presentation skills/style - he's great.  

Stuart - mind if I fwd? 

--- On Sun, 7/19/09, Stuart Kendrick <skendric at fhcrc.org> wrote:

> From: Stuart Kendrick <skendric at fhcrc.org>
> Subject: [SASAG] heads-up / Jacob Farmer / Thursday
> To: members at lists.sasag.org
> Date: Sunday, July 19, 2009, 8:42 AM
> Hi folks,
> 
> Jacob Farmer will offer selections from his Next Generation
> Storage seminar this
> Thursday 10-11:30am, with Q&A + Lunch (provided) from
> 11:30 - 1:00, somewhere on the Fred Hutchinson Cancer
> Research Center campus (South East Lake Union), specific
> location TBD.
> 
> I'm taking advantage of opportunity here.  Jacob
> dropped me a note Friday night
> to say that he would be in town later this week, we
> negotiated schedule & content Saturday, and I'll reserve
> a conference room Monday.  This is free training; lunch
> is on Jacob (likely boxed from Gretchen).
> 
> Jacob is a frequent speaker at Usenix, SNIA, and
> Interop.  For those of you who have not yet had the
> pleasure of spending time with Jacob, I suggest that you are
> in for a treat.  Listening to Jacob is somewhat like
> trying to drink from a firehose.  Bright, hyperactive,
> enthusiastic.  While he is conversant with the theory
> behind storage and related topics, he also gets dirty with
> product and can discuss the pros and cons of particular
> platforms.
> 
> Lighthouse
> http://www.lighthouse-partners.com/linux/presentations09/HPL09-Session6.pdf
> 
> Digital Library Forum
> http://www.diglib.org/forums/spring2009/presentations/Farmer.pdf
> 
> Usenix
> http://www.usenix.org/events/lisa08/training/tutonefile.html#t6
> http://www.usenix.org/events/lisa08/training/tutonefile.html#t13
> 
> SNIA
> http://www.snia.org/images/tutorial_docs/DataProt_Mng/Farmer-Crash_Course_Wide_Area_Replication.pdf
> http://www.snia.org/education/tutorials/2008/spring/data-management/Farmer-J_Eliminating_%20Backup_System_Bottlenecks.pdf
> 
> Interop
> http://www.interop.com/newyork/conference/storage.php#
> 
> I will be sending a more specific announcement, including
> location and request
> for RSVP, Monday evening.
> 
> 
> --sk
> 
> 
> BTW:  Jacob will be leaving at 1pm for another
> appointment but can return at
> 4:30pm and is then free until 8pm, when he heads to Seatac
> for a flight home. If you are interested in hosting him in
> the late afternoon, or would like to join him for dinner
> and/or drinks, drop me a note.
> 
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