Thursday Feb 18, 2010

Peer Financing for Developers

Half Day Event on March 19, 2010

Learn how developers and entrepreneurs can fund their ideas. Turn innovative ideas into valuable products for customers, from concepts to prototypes to finished products. The conference brings together leading industry experts to discuss key funding questions facing developers and entrepreneurs. More Info at

Monday Nov 02, 2009

Sun Booth at LISA (Sys Admin Conference)

News flash: Our BigAdmin guy wasn't able to come out to LISA (Sys Admin Conference this week in Baltimore, Maryland). So please go say "hi" to the Solaris folks at the Sun booth. (p.s. Rumored possibility of BigAdmin swag...)

Monday Oct 26, 2009

Sessions on the Solaris OS at LISA'09

Check out the schedule of Solaris related activities at the 23rd Large Installation System Administration Conference (LISA '09), Nov. 1-5, 2009.

Tuesday Oct 06, 2009

Free Event: Solaris Security Summit on Nov. 3rd

Join us at the Solaris Security Summit on Tues. Nov 3rd, co-located with USENIX LISA in Baltimore, Maryland.

Monday Sep 28, 2009

Solaris OS Demos and Sessions at Oracle OpenWorld

Check out the Solaris demos and sessions at Oracle OpenWorld. Among the demos is Advanced Data Services for Oracle Applications, with Solaris. The sessions include Solaris Virtualization for Application Consolidation as well as Managing Physical and Virtual Sun Systems with Ops Center.

Friday May 29, 2009

Technical Stuff for Sys Admins at CommunityOne West

Going to CommunityOne next week? Good stuff for sys admins includes:

\* The free Deep Dive on Tuesday, June 2: Deploying OpenSolaris in Your Datacenter

\* Solaris 10 Certification Cram Session (Part 1), designed to help students prepare for the two-part Sun Certified System Administrator (SCSA) certification for Solaris 10 OS (Tuesday, June 2)

\* Deep Dive Virtualization: From Server Consolidation to Cloud Computing, covering virtualization technologies like hypervisor design, network and storage options, and virtual system management, as well as cloud computing standards (Wed. June 3)

\* Technology Sessions such as Open Storage with the Solaris ZFS File System and COMSTAR, Open Networking with Crossbow, Secure Deployment, and What's New in the OpenSolaris 2009.06 Operating System

Friday May 01, 2009

Demystifying MySQL for Solaris Administrators (in Second Life)

Join us for Demystifying MySQL for Solaris Administrators, Tuesday, May 5th at 9-10am PDT, Sun Solaris Campus in Second Life (SLURL).

George Trujillo (Ty Valdez) and Steve Jones will offer a very detailed technical presentation designed for experienced UNIX/Linux administrators. The goal is to understand the installation, configuration, and management of MySQL on Solaris platforms. Also included are best practices for MySQL database, along with Solaris features that can leverage database management such as ZFS.

Wednesday Apr 29, 2009

OpenSolaris Summit for Open HA Cluster in San Francisco, May 31, 2009

Join us as we explore the latest trends in High Availability Cluster technologies, as well as key insights from HA Cluster community members, technologists, and users. Learn how to increase the availability of your favorite applications from blogs to enterprise-level infrastructure. It will be a full day of speakers, panel discussions, technical tracks, food and prizes. The event is free.

Thursday Jan 15, 2009

New Free Online Course: JavaFX Programming (With Passion!) Begins Jan. 30

Java technology evangelist Sang Shin will begin teaching the 15-week free online course JavaFX Programming (With Passion!) on January 30, 2009.

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Tuesday Nov 18, 2008

Follow-up on LISA BigAdmin BOF

BigAdmin hosted a BOF at LISA and learned a lot from the sys admins who came -- thanks to all those who attended. Unfortunately, the USB sticks we had promised didn't make it, sorry. If you attended the BOF and were expecting your USB stick, please comment here with your email address and a few things you remember from the BigAdmin BOF. (Assuming anyone can remember anything by 8 pm at a conference...) 

Call for Participation: CommunityOne East and West

Share your knowledge at CommunityOne 2009 in New York (March 18-19) or San Francisco (June 1-2).

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Monday Nov 03, 2008

Event: Cloud Computing Expo (Nov. 19, San Jose, Calif.)

In this intensive one-day hands-on training program, learn how to take advantage of the cloud -- and whether it is right for you. Join Java Champion Alan Williamson and other developers at the Cloud Computing Expo on November 19.

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Wednesday Oct 29, 2008

Stop by BigAdmin BOF at LISA and Pick Up a Stick

If you're at the LISA Conference, BigAdmin will be handing out 2GB USB sticks (while they last) at our BOF: Tuesday, November 11, 7-8 pm. The BOF will take a tour of the BigAdmin site and wiki, to get your feedback. (For a picture of the USB stick, see the wiki.)

You can still register for LISA training and tracks: The online pre-registration deadline is Monday, November 3, noon PST. Lots of good stuff going on at LISA: San Diego, CA, November 9-14, 2008.

Tuesday Oct 28, 2008

Speakers and Tracks at LISA Conference for Sys Admins

The 22nd Large Installation System Administration Conference offers six days of in-depth training by experts such as Mark Burgess on Cfengine and Tom Christiansen on Perl. Sign up for the Virtualization or Solaris tracks. (San Diego, CA, November 9-14, 2008.)

Tuesday Oct 14, 2008

Blog on LISA '08: What Every Admin Needs to Know About Solaris

Josh Simons blogs on LISA '08. The 22nd Large Installation System Administration Conference should be jammed with useful and interesting technical content. Come find out in San Diego, CA, November 9-14.


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