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Professional IT Community Conference (PICC) May 7-8 New Brunswick, NJ

From: Pamela H.
Sent on: Monday, April 5, 2010 10:36 PM
What is LOPSA PICC?
!- Presentations, education, and fun.
!- IT and syadmin (Linux/Unix, Windows, Networking & storage).
!- 2 days, 1 night, conference.
!- Low price/high value. Community-based, non-profit.
!- May 7-8, 2010 @ Hyatt Regency New Brunswick, New Jersey.

http://picconf.org

KEYNOTES:
* David Blank-Edelman, "How SysAdmins Are Portrayed in Pop Culture"
* Thomas A. Limoncelli, "Smooth Operations: Stopping the spiral of Emergency System Admin"
* Eben Haber, IBM, "System Administrators in the Wild: What we've learned from watching you!"

HALF-DAY TRAINING SESSIONS:
* "Automating System Administration with Perl", David N. Blank-Edelman
* "Essential IPv6 for Linux Administrators", Owen DeLong
* "Help! Everyone hates our IT department", Thomas A. Limoncelli
* "IT Policies: Why IT Policies are needed and how to develop them", David Parter
* "Seeking Senior and Beyond: The Tech Skills That Get You Promoted", Brian Jones
* "Intro to Powershell: Automate like a Wizard", Joseph Kern
* "Introduction to Virtualized Storage Management", Jesse Trucks
* "Next Generation Storage Networking: Beyond Conventional SAN and NAS", Jacob Farmer
* "Time Management for System Administrators: A New Approach", Thomas A. Limoncelli
* "What's New in IIS 7.0/7.5?", Steve Heckler

45-MINUTE TALKS AND PRESENTATIONS:
* An overview of Google's technologies: GFS, MapReduce, etc.
* Budgeting for System Administrators
* Drupal On-Demand
* High Performance Computing across the WAN at NOAA
* How to stop hating MySQL: Fixing common MySQL myths and mistakes
* Job-Hunting Skills for System Administrators
* Keeping Nagios Sane
* Mentoring: It's for everyone!
* Panel: Tech Women Rule! Creative Solutions for being a (or working with a) female technologist
* Technical Community Response for the Haitian Earthquake
* Using Hierarchical Protection Domains for Network Security

THE "UNCONFERENCE":
* 12 timeslots where YOU pick the topic! ("unconference")

PLUS all attendees receive:
* a 12-month LOPSA membership/renewal
* a license for Admin Arsenal (a $1000 value)
* the awesome conference bag

FUN STUFF TOO:
* Friday night banquet and movie festival!
* All meals! (Friday lunch only for people attending training classes)

$249 without half-day tutorials (all meals except Friday lunch)
$475 with half-day tutorials and all meals

Where else can you find a regional conference with national speakers, hot topics that will help you advance your career, all meals included, and not have to travel 3,000 miles to get there?

Find out more and register:
http://picconf.org

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