[nycbug-talk] Special note to NYC-area folks about PICC http://picconf.org (May 7-8, 2010)

Tom Limoncelli tal at lopsanj.org
Sun Apr 11 08:30:11 EDT 2010

Special note to NYC-area folks about PICC http://picconf.org  (May 7-8, 2010
at the Hyatt Regency, New Brunswick, NJ).

Don’t be afraid. It’s just New Jersey!  The economy sucks. Training budgets
are non-existent. That national conference you usually attend? Not going to
happen.  But your boss will probably let you attend a 2-day conference if it
is inexpensive, has many of the nationally recognized speakers you would
normally attend, and since it is a Friday/Saturday conference you’ll only
miss one day of work. Heck, point out that staying nearby is more "green"
than flying to a distant conference.

We know you don’t love New Jersey. But we promise that except for a 3-block
walk from the train station to the hotel, you can stay indoors the entire
time and pretend you are still in the city. We promise! (There are some
amazing restaurants within 1 block of the hotel. It’s a shame that the
registration fee includes all meals.)

Special NYC travel directions here:

Speaker schedule and more at: http://picconf.org

See you there!

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Tom Limoncelli <tal at whatexit.org>
Date: Sat, Mar 20, 2010 at 3:48 PM
Subject: LOPSA PICC: Speakers and topics announced (sysadmin conference, May
7-8, 2010, Hyatt Regency New Brunswick, New Jersey)

What is LOPSA PICC?  http://picconf.org
    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.

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

* "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
* "In Search of "Senior"",
    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

* 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

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

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

* 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 ($399 until March 22!  Register

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:

Twitter: @picconf
Facebook: http://picconf.org/facebook
Email: http://lopsanj.org/mailman/listinfo/picc2010-announce
RSS: http://lopsanj.org/events/picc10/feed

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      LOPSA New Jersey Professional IT Community Conference
      New Brunswick, NJ, May 7-8, 2010 -- http://picconf.org
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