[Balug-admin] DRAFT ANNOUNCEMENT: BALUG 2006-03-21: Tom Limoncelli, Google: Time Management for System Administrators (and everyone else too)

Michael Paoli Michael.Paoli@cal.berkeley.edu
Tue Feb 28 08:07:41 PST 2006

Anyway, this is what I've drafted for the "announce" list ... anything
else we should add?  I'm thinking of sending this one out quite soon
(like today or tomorrow) ... we could additionally send out a "reminder"
announcement approximatey 7 to 5 days before the meeting itself.


For our March 21, 2006 BALUG meeting, we have as guest presenter
Tom Limoncelli, of Google, on:
Time Management for System Administrators (and everyone else too)

Whether you use Perl, Python or Ruby, whether you use Windows, Linux
or Unix, all system administrators have a problem with time management.

Users interrupt you constantly with requests, your managers want you
to get long-term projects done but flood you with requests for quick-
fixed, and the machines you manage just never behave, causing
problems at the most inopportune moments.

Tom will discuss techniques he has developed over the last 15 years
for dealing with these things --- all of which (and more) can be found
in his new book from O'Reilly, "Time Management for System Administrators".
(The book was the #1 computer book on Amazon on Feb 10, 2006)

Tom Limoncelli has over 15 years of system administration experience
and has been teaching workshops on Time Management at conferences since
2003. Tom has worked for both large and small organizations, including
Bell Labs and AT&T. He speaks at conferences around the world. His
previous book, The Practice of System and Network Administration, is
considered a standard reference in system administration. He now works
at the Google NYC office.  His web site is www.EverythingSysadmin.com


Meeting time, location, etc. (also on the BALUG web site):
2006-03-21 7:00 P.M. PST
$11.00 fee for dinner
Four Seas Restaurant
731 Grant Ave., 3rd Floor Banquet Facility: "The China Room"*
San Francisco, CA 94108-2113
Feel free to join us as early as 6:30 P.M. at the bar for social chat,
etc. before the main meeting.
*Sometimes we eat and/or meet in the main dining facilities on the 2nd
floor, just ask where the BALUG meeting is when you arrive and you'll be
pointed to the appropriate place.


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