LOPSA-East is an annual conference held in NJ put on by the League of Professional System Administrators (LOPSA) New Jersey chapter LOPSA-NJ with the goal of providing a forum where system administrators can come together, network with their industry peers, share war stories, and learn from some of the greatest minds in the profession.
LOPSA-East is aimed at providing value to a wide variety of IT professionals including system administrators, system engineers, DevOps professionals, IT managers, support technicians, educators, and entrepreneurs — with a special focus on junior and mid-level practitioners.
Chief Security Officer,
Tenable Network Security, Inc.
Marcus J. Ranum is a world-renowned expert on security system design and implementation. He is a pioneer in security technology who was one of the early innovators in firewall, VPN, and intrusion detection systems.
Thomas A. Limoncelli is an internationally recognized author, speaker, and system administrator.
Director of Technology,
Northeastern University College of Computer and Information Science
Author of the O’Reilly book Automating System Administration with Perl (the second edition of the Otter Book)
National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
She currently leads an IT operations team, driving innovation and supporting research projects for the Engineering Laboratory. She believes we need to increase the value of IT operations by engaging senior leadership, implementing better working methodologies such as DevOps and agile, and tying our efforts to the priorities of business.
College of Computer and Information Science at Northeastern University at Boston
Matt Simmons is a 10+ year system administrator who works at the College of Computer and Information Science at Northeastern University. You can follow him on twitter with @standaloneSA and read his blog at http://www.standalone-sysadmin.com
Thomas enjoys building packages, fixing spec files and maintaining repositories. He’s spent the last year migrating all his Perl and bash scripts to python.
Steven is a Senior Windows Systems Engineer for Edgenet and a Microsoft MVP in PowerShell. He is an active participant in his local IT community. Steven is the founder of the Greater Milwaukee Script Club
Aleksey has been a UNIX/Linux system administrator for 13 years. he has developed an abiding interest in improving the lot of system administrators through configuration management, documentation, and personal efficiency training.
Director of Engineering, Research, & Development,
University of Pennsylvania
Shumon serves as the Lead Engineer for the MAGPI GigaPoP. He is involved in network engineering, systems engineering, and the design and operation of key infrastructure services at Penn(DNS, DHCP, Authentication, E-mail, Web, VoIP, Directory, etc).
Technical Community Manager,
Nathen Harvey is a Technical Community Manager at Opscode, the company behind Chef. Nathen is the co-organizer of the Washington DC MongoDB Users’ Group and DevOpsDC and co-host of the Food Fight Show, a podcast about Chef and DevOps
Nick has been a SysAdmin for over 10 yers. He is active in the LOPSA Mentorship Program and the CFEngine community. You can follow him on twitter with @cmdln_ and read his technical mutterings at http://www.cmdln.org
Nicole Forsgren Velasquez is considered an expert in the work, tools, knowledge sharing, and communication of technical professionals and has served as co-chair of WiAC ’12 and CHIMIT ’10, and on several LISA program committees