Calendar

October – December 2014

Oct
7
Tue
2014
Best Practices for Active Directory Groups and Permissions @ Cafe 4
Oct 7 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

NOTE: The room opens at 6pm, but the speaker does not begin until 7pm, with the hour between for socializing.

Speaker: Stephen Rea

Topic: Best Practices for Active Directory Groups and Setting Permissions

In this discussion we will talk about best practices for managing access and permission to files and devices using Active Directory Groups to simplify administration and reduce the headaches caused by access issues for users. The discussion should take about 20-25 minutes and there will be time for Q/A during and after.

About the Speaker

Stephen is a Subject Matter Expert for Active Directory and Citrix XenApp at AT&T as a Principal Technical Architect in its Hosting & Applications Services Division, building custom High Availability and Disaster recovery solutions for Enterprise Scale Citrix implementations as well as dozens of Custom Windows Based solutions. He has as well designed ESSO Solutions including one for a major hotel chain that collapsed more than 150 Active directory Domains across several countries with more than 100,000 users. Over the last 18 months he has been managing a small team of SharePoint SMEs; designing Microsoft SharePoint environments for Fortune 500 and 100 companies specializing in Disaster Recover

Nov
4
Tue
2014
System Administration Skill Tiers @ Cafe 4
Nov 4 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

NOTE: The room opens at 6pm, but the speaker does not begin until 7pm, with the hour between for socializing.

Speaker: Matt Disney

Topic: System Administration Skill Tiers

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About the Speaker

Matt Disney is the group leader for R&D Systems Engineering in the Information Technology Services Division at Oak Ridge National Laboratory. He has a background in systems and security administration with particular interest in intrusion detection, scalable automation, and configuration management. Matt’s education includes a Computer Science degree from the University of Tennessee and a master’s degree from the University of Oslo in Network and Systems Administration. He is also on the LOPSA Board of Directors where he is currently the treasurer.

Dec
2
Tue
2014
Don’t Panic! (a.k.a ‘What’s new in RHEL7′) @ Cafe 4
Dec 2 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

NOTE: The room opens at 6pm, but the speaker does not begin until 7pm, with the hour between for socializing.

Speaker: John Wynkoop

Topic: Don’t Panic! (a.k.a ‘What’s new in RHEL7′)

There’s been a lot of talk surrounding the changes RedHat has made in the
latest release of it’s flagship operating system, RedHat Enterprise Linux
(RHEL). In changing key components, many worry that RedHat has affected
the reliability, manageability, and scalability of the core components of
this popular operating system. This talk will focus on separating fact
from FUD by highlighting some of the key differences between RHEL 6.5 and
RHEL 7. We’ll also provide some resources to help the busy SysAdmin
better understand their RHEL 7 upgrade path.

About the Speaker

John is a Customer Engineer for Peak Hosting; responsible for supporting
thousands of customer systems deployed in multiple data centers across the
US an Europe. Over the past 15+ years John has used various RedHat
distributions, starting with RedHat Linux 5.1 in 1998, to deploy
everything from embedded systems for the military to some of the fastest
supercomputers in the world. John has a B.S. from Florida Gulf Coast
University and multiple industry certifications in security and systems
administration.