[TriLUG] Reminder - NC*SA presents Tom Limoncelli, TONIGHT,
7pm at Red Hat HQ
mattfrye at gmail.com
Mon Sep 13 10:47:41 EDT 2004
This is a reminder that next meeting of the North Carolina System
Administrators will be TONIGHT, Monday, September 13, 2004, at 7pm.
Details about this special meeting and directions are provided in this
Topic: "Where the Heck is My Flying Car?"
Speaker: Tom Limoncelli, Co-author, The Practice of System and
Time & Date: 7:00 p.m., Monday, September 13, 2004
Location: Red Hat Corporate HQ
1801 Varsity Dr
It's 2004 and we still don't have moving side-walks or flying cars,
and computers aren't nearly as cool as they were on The Jetsons. Tom
has visited many sites in the last few years and observed a lot of
really bad IT practices. He will discuss what he saw and some recent
epiphanies he's had about "best practices" in system administration.
The second half of the talk will be about his current project to
update a small company's IT infrastructure. It has forced him to
rethink what constitutes the "basic infrastructure" of an IT
organization, and how big companies are held back when they forget the
basics. He's also working on a new book about "time management for
sysadmins", and will be treating us to some excerpts!
Tom Limoncelli is Director of IT Services at Cibernet Corp. A
sysadmin and network wonk since 1987, he has worked at Dean for
America presidential campaign, Lumeta Corp, Bell Labs, Lucent, AT&T,
Mentor Graphics and Drew University. A frequent speaker at Usenix and
LISA conferences, he holds a B.A. in C.S.
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