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LISA ’11: Carolyn Rowland on 25 Years of LISA

Since 1995, Carolyn Rowland has attended 10 LISA conferences. "I was involved in '10 as part of the Program Committee," she says. "Before that I just lurked in the hallway track." This year Carolyn, along with Mark Burgess, will be leading A Sysadmin's Guide to Navigating the Business World training.

LISA '11: Adam Moskowitz on 25 Years of LISA

Adam Moskowitz has been teaching since 1977. He started with swimming and first aid classes for the American Red Cross, then as a Teaching Fellow at the Harvard University Extension Program, then full-time for six years with Instruction Set, teaching classes in C and UNIX programming and UNIX system administration as well as "train the trainer" for those same classes. He has given tutorials at LISA and presented several talks at LISA and other conferences.

LISA '11 training: VMWare vCloud

LISA '11's virtualization training series kicks off on Sunday with an all-day session focused on VMWare's vCloud product. vCloud allows administrators to set up internal clouds, run on external cloud providers, or use a mix of the two.

Ben Rockwood Interview

One of the benefits of being the "Blog Team Lead" is that I get to pick who I want to interview. The first person I selected was Ben Rockwood, long time blogger at Cuddletech and DevOps guru / practitioner. I've admired his writing for a long time, and I jumped at the chance to speak with him about his keynote address and DevOps in general.

 


 

LISA '11: Deb Nicholson on 25 Years of LISA

Deb Nicholson has more than 15 years of non-profit management experience and got involved in the free software movement about five years ago. Currently she splits her time between MediaGoblin, a federated media-hosting start-up, Open Hatch, a non-profit dedicated to identifying and mentoring new free software contributors, and Harvard, where she is working on a graduate degree in Information Technology.

LISA '11: AEleen Frisch on 25 Years of LISA

Æleen Frisch has worked as a sys admin for more than 20 years and is the author of Essential System Administration (now in its 3rd edition from O'Reilly). Currently, Frisch looks after a pathologically heterogeneous network of UNIX and Windows systems. Frisch was the program committee chair for LISA '03 and is a frequent presenter at USENIX events, as well as presenting classes for universities and corporations worldwide.

25 Years of LISA: Share your memories

In honor of the 25th annual LISA conference this year, we'll be sharing stories and memories from some of the speakers, organizers, and attendees who make each LISA such a success.  A note from LISA co-chair Tom Limoncelli:

The Limoncelli Test: 32 Questions for Your Sysadmin Team

LISA program co-chair Tom Limoncelli will be teaching a class based on this blog post at LISA 2011 in Boston, Dec 4-9, 2011. From his blog:

People often ask me how they can improve their sysadmin team. It takes only a brief discussion to find fundamental gaps that, when filled, will improve the teams's productivity and the quality of the service being provided.

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LISA ’11: Amy Rich on 25 Years of LISA

Amy Rich has been attending LISA since 1995. Formerly a columnist for Sys Admin magazine and the Senior UNIX Systems Administrator/Team Lead at Tufts University, Rich now works as Special Operations: RelEng Liaison at Mozilla Corporation.