Speaker Bios


Don Crawley: The Compassionate Geek: Mastering Customer Service for I.T. Professionals

Don R. Crawley is President/Chief Technologist at soundtraining.net, the Seattle-based I.T. training firm. He holds multiple technical certifications and is the author of five books on various topics for I.T. professionals, including “The Compassionate Geek: Mastering Customer Service for I.T. Professionals”. He has spoken before audiences in all 50 states, throughout Canada, the United Kingdom, and Australia.

Owen Delong: Essential IPv6 for Linux Administrators

Owen DeLong is an IPv6 Evangelist and Director of Professional Services at Hurricane Electric and a member of the ARIN Advisory Council. Owen brings more than 25 years of industry experience. He is an active member of the systems administration, operations, and IP Policy communities. In the past, Owen has worked at Tellme Networks (Senior Network Engineer), Exodus Communications (Senior Backbone Engineer) where he was part of the team that took Exodus from a pre-IPO start up with 2 data centers to a major global provider of hosting services, Netcom Online (Network Engineer) where he worked on a team that moved the internet from an expensive R&E tool to a widely available public access system accessible to anyone with a computer, Sun Microsystems (Senior Systems Administrator), and more. He can be reached as owend at he dot net.

Garrett Honeycutt: Advanced topics in Puppet

Garrett Honeycutt has been hacking *nix based systems and spreading the merits of open source software for over ten years. He began using Puppet in 2007 while building out a national carrier grade VoIP system, where he wrote many Puppet modules and acted as release engineer for Puppet code. Previously he has worked on such things as building core internet infrastructure for an ISP and creating mobile media distribution platforms. Currently he works as a Professional Services Engineer for Puppet Labs where he teaches, consults, and presents around the world.

Stuart Kendrick: Root Cause Analysis

Stuart Kendrick has been working in IT support since 1984: as a developer, desktop support tech, sys admin, network engineer, and IT architect. He specializes in device monitoring, trouble-shooting, and the design plus testing of highly-available systems. He has spent his career working in academia and research: at Cornell University in Ithaca, Weill Cornell Medical College in Manhattan, and the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle.

David Lang: How to make Wireless work in a conference setting

David Lang is a Staff IT Engineer at Intuit, where he has spent the last decade working in Security Department for the Banking division. David was introduced to Linux in 1993 and has been making his living with Linux (and using it as his desktop) since 1996. During his career he has built and managed a 100k log/sec logging and reporting system, and worked in Security for one of the largest networks in the financial industry. In addition David is a contributer to rsyslog, a frequent participant on the linux-kernel mailing list and runs the wireless network for SCALE.

Tom Limoncelli: Time management for System Administrators, The Limoncelli Test, Ganeti

Tom Limoncelli is an internationally recognized author, speaker, and system administrator. His best-known books include Time Management for System Administrators (O’Reilly) and The Practice of System and Network Administration (Addison-Wesley). He received the SAGE 2005 Outstanding Achievement Award. He works at Google in NYC and blogs at http://EverythingSysadmin.com/.

Nadine Miller: Technical Resume Writing

Nadine Miller currently works as a system administrator focussing on Solaris Java-based enterprise web sites. She has previously worked in various ares of information technology ranging from first line manager to desktop support. Her career also includes stints as a technical trainer and an undergraduate technical writing instructor at Texas A&M University. Nadine is currently serving on the LOPSA Board of Directors, and authors and maintains several web properties including http://nadinemiller.org.

Steven Murawski: PowerShell FundamentalsPowerShell Tips and Tricks

Steven Murawski is a Senior Windows Systems Engineer for Edgenet. He is an active participant in his local IT community. Steven is the founder of the Greater Milwaukee Script Club, a board member for the Greater Milwaukee IT Pro User Community, and an executive committee member for the Wisconsin INETA user group. Steven has been a member of LOPSA since 2006. Steven blogs at http://blog.usepowershell.com.

Mike Pennacchi: Deep Packet Inspection using Wireshark, Using Open Source Tools to Troubleshoot your Network

Mike Pennacchi is the owner and lead network analyst for Network Protocol Specialists, LLC.  He has over 16 years experience as a full time troubleshooting consultant and trainer. Mike spent 9 years with PACCAR working as an application developer, LAN administrator, and Network Technology Manager.  The next 6 years was spent at Pine Mountain Group, Inc. as a senior network analyst and trainer.  During this time he traveled around the United States troubleshooting critical network problems.  At InterOp 2005 Las Vegas Mike led the team of networking professionals responsible for patching and troubleshooting the event network.

Paul Sanford: Data, Be Like Water

Over the past 12 years, Paul has paid the rent as a developer first COBOL, then Java, led post-sales for a startup (eventually acquired by Salesforce) and worked on BPM, SOA, cloud and developer tools offerings for Microsoft. Paul is now leading the developer platform product management efforts for Splunk. http://dev.splunk.com/

Leon Towns-von Stauber: Centralized Logging

Leon has been using and administering UNIX systems since 1990, and been employed as a full-time sysadmin since 1995. While he’s worked extensively with Solaris, AIX, HP-UX, Mac OS X, and too many other flavors of UNIX, lately he’s been spending a lot of time with Linux at Big Fish Games.

Aleksey Tsalolikhin: Automating System Adminstration with CFEngine 3, Sysadmin Basics: Power Editing with vi

Aleksey is a UNIX/Linux system administrator with 13 years experience wrangling EarthLink’s server farms by hand during growth from 1,000 to 5,000,000 users, he developed an abiding interest in configuration management and in improving the lot of system administrators. Aleksey is a recognized CFEngine Community Contributor and authorized CFEngine trainer.

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