NOTE: The room opens at 6pm, but the speaker does not begin until 7pm, with the hour between for socializing.
Speaker: Jesse Trucks
Topic: Community in Context
Jesse Trucks, co-founder of LOPSA East Tennessee (ETENN), will kick-off the beginning of ETENN’s fourth year talking about community in context. This organization, its members and attendees, and its topics exist within multiple larger contexts, such as LOPSA, the international parent organization of which ETENN is just a part; the various employer organizations supported and managed by the members and attendees; and the broader IT industry as a whole, along with its multitudes of conferences, user groups, and technology or vendor specific meetings. Trucks will discuss these interrelationships and often overlooked perspectives about the importance of local community and professional relationships.
About the Speaker
Minister of Magic at Splunk
Jesse Trucks is a Security Strategist (his official position) for the Splunk Global Security Practice team, with a primary focus on designing and implementing large-scale, multi-tenant architectures leveraging Splunk as a platform for security and operational analytics, monitoring, and incident response. He has over 18 years experience in information technology and security. Trucks is a founding member of LOPSA; founder of the LOPSA Madison local chapter; and a co-founder of the LOPSA East Tennessee local chapter. He has experience in non-profit governance, having served on many non-profit organizational committees, including being a senior member of freenode staff for a number of years; serving on the LOPSA Board of Directors for six years; and various SANS and GIAC Advisory Board positions.