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.
The organizers of the LOPSA-East Professional IT Community Conference invite you to submit proposals for presentations at LOPSA-EAST ’16.
LOPSA-EAST ’16 aims to bring together IT professionals from all walks of life in the Mid-Atlantic region and beyond to share war stories, learn for each other’s experiences, and network with industry peers. The conference includes acclaimed speakers and keynotes, expert-lead training designed to build the skillsets and confidence of attendees, lightning talks, and a “Birds of a Feather” track where attendees propose and host their own topics during the event.
Attendance for this year’s conference is expected to be between 200 and 250 IT professionals from companies large and small, local government, and academia. Our attendees are primarily from the Mid-Atlantic region including New Jersey, New York, Delaware, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, Maryland, Virginia, and Washington DC. As IT professionals we go by many titles but everyone is invited: system administrators, network administrators, network engineers, Windows, Linux, Unix, DBAs, security professionals, technical managers, and beyond.
This year’s conference is going to be focused on developing scalable infrastructures through industry best practices, the implementation of cutting edge technologies, a deeper level understanding of the core concepts that enable our work, and ensuring continued operational efficiencies. LOPSA-EAST is OS-agnostic and welcomes presentations on any operating systems whether it be Windows, Linux, Unix, etc.
All presentations should be focused on issues important to our technical community and speakers should assume that members of the audience have at least some industry experience.
Potential Presentation Topic Ideas
The following will NOT be accepted:
Previously Accepted Presentations
We are actively seeking proposals for presentations at LOPSA-EAST ’16. We have openings for:
Submissions and questions should be sent to: email@example.com
Tutorial instructors will receive one free admission, travel expenses, and an honorarium; speakers (for talks), panelists, and panel moderators will receive a registration discount. Lightning Talk presenters receive no discount.
Each presentation is only entitled to a single discount so if there are multiple presenters you will need to determine how you’d like to split this.