Update 2 (wherein my daughter chimes in): As I said, my daughter is in India for a year, so she didn't see this article until Wednesday, September 11. I wasn't sure how she'd feel about me sharing her story and all the attention it received. Luckily, my daughter thanked me for writing about her experience. I asked her whether she had any corrections for the article. "Um, maybe tell them that I did actually talk to the teacher and I tried to tell the guys to quit being jerks," she said.
Branson is a systems architect for SGT working at NASA and has 25 years of system administration and security under his belt, so he knows a thing or two about the topic. In this interview, Branson answers a few questions about system administration and security.
Registration for LISA'13 is open. Here's a quick overview of some of the new and returning things you'll see when you attend the largest gathering of system administrators in the world. Training, tech sessions, mini conferences, Hack Space, and much, much more!
It's one of those moments that stays with you. Where you were when you heard Evi Nemeth, one of the original Unix Graybeards (she didn't actually have a beard, but the honorific still seems appropriate) being declared "lost at sea." I was, as I usually am in the mornings, at a computer. It was an especially bittersweet moment for me, being one of the few technical women in a landscape dominated by men.
At USENIX Security '13 tonight (Wednesday, August 14), attendees are invited to celebrate the life of Evi Nemeth. Attendees are encouraged to share their favorite memories and happy stories at tonight's Tribute to Evi.
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