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LOPSA Cbus: Five Essential Traits of a Great Sysadmin

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There are a lot of good systems administrators, but the truly great "sysadmins" are few and far between. Those that are great at this they do make it look easy, but in reality they work very hard to manage and maintain their systems and to keep their SLAs in check. Learn how to be an excellent system administrator from the perspective of someone who has both been one and who currently manages systems administrators on a day to day basis. The scope of this talk will be at a general level not tied to any specific technology or OS. It will apply to sysadmins in every sized organization.

6:00PM - Introductions, food, drink, and networking
6:30PM - Presentations begin

Jared Price has been with American Municipal Power since 2011 and is currently the Senior Director of Technology Operations. In this role Jared is responsible for maintaining Enterprise IT Architecture, SCADA and Plant Systems across AMP's portfolio of generation assets. Jared has over 10 years of experience directing IT staff, managing projects, and providing support and guidance for both enterprise and mid-sized IT departments. Prior his current role Jared worked for a large healthcare provider in central Ohio as a systems administrator and then as an IT manager. Jared's experience spans across multiple business sectors with an emphasis on public power, banking and healthcare.

Jared holds a Bachelor of Science in Computer Information Systems from DeVry University and a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Keller with a focus on information systems management. He also holds a number of technical certifications.

Outside of work Jared has taught IT and security courses at local colleges and has collaborated with the community group "IT Martini" to put on educational IT based conferences in and around central Ohio.

Food will be provided by:

Thanks to CoverMyMeds for sponsoring! They're hiring all sorts of technical folks, check out their job postings.


You can park in the Weisheimer lot at Chestnut and Lazelle streets lot after 5:15PM, they only call to tow during the day. The entrance is to the side of the building. Alternatively, street parking is free after 6PM.


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The League of Professional System Administrators (LOPSA) is a professional organization for System Administrators, looking to further the profession. We will be hosting events with topics relevant to System Administrators and those interested in the topic of System Administration.


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  • Philena F.

    Awesome meetup.. greatly appreciate the pow wow of geekiness. LOL

    April 28, 2014

  • Philena F.

    Great IT meetup!

    April 28, 2014

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