Past Meetup

"Short but Cool" Talks - All Welcome

This Meetup is past

35 people went


580 N Mary Ave · Sunnyvale, CA

How to find us

This month we're meeting at one of the newer LinkedIn buildings in Sunnyvale (at Mary and Maude where the post office used to be, not the big ones on Mathilda and Maude). Enter through the door on the same side as the parking garage (east side).

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December is our traditional "Short but Cool" meetup with multiple short presentations. We have three lined up this time. They are:

• Data At Rest Encryption (DAR), Ken Ow and Thomas Eckenrode

• Azure Networking Demo (setting up cloud networks for VM deployment, VNET to VNET connectivity, etc.) , Jenelle Crothers

• A Case for Distributed Governance by Stan Klimoff, Founder and CTO, Qubell

Ken Ow-wing is a former Sun/Oracle Enterprise Storage and Server Product Line Manager with updated experience in Flash Memory Arrays, Software Defined Storage, and Virtualization. Starting his career with NCR Financial Systems Division and large $100 Billion + banks, Ken has always considered security throughout his career. While at Sun/Oracle, Ken was a principal in the Sun/HDS Tier 1 Enterprise Storage program and delivered briefings to high end commercial data centers, foreign and domestic militaries, national intelligence, and law enforcement. While product line manager for Sun Enterprise 10000 (aka Starfire) Ken worked on a multi-level secure, compartmentalized systems.

Thomas Eckenrode is ASIC/FPGA design engineer with Over 20 years of experience in designing, architecting and managing complex micro-processor and processor system designs. The last 10 years Tom has been involved in developing Anti-Tamper and secure processing strategy and techniques for Lockheed, BAE and FLASH vendors. Tom has implanted all the AES256 modes of encryption including elliptical, SHA-256/512 hashing algorithms and DSA signature algorithms in hardware. Tom also has experience in key management, authentication, and role separation techniques.

Jennelle Crothers is a Microsoft Technical Evangelist who likes computer networking, server administration, among other things! Spent 15 years as a sysadmin "jack of all trades" overseeing Windows domains, Exchange Server, desktops and other IT systems. Now she supports platform awareness for Windows Server and related technologies.

Our meetings are scheduled for 7:30pm on the third Thursday of each month, we are meeting at LinkedIn this month, but are seeking a location we can meet at every month. If you are interested on hosting BayLISA at your employer or know of a meeting space, please use the "Contact us" link on this page.

BayLISA includes system and network administrators across a range of skill levels. BayLISA meets to discuss topics of interest to system administrators and managers. The meetings are free and open to the public.

We always welcome presentation topics and volunteer speakers. Use the "Contact us" link on this page to get in touch with BayLISA's directors.