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Help Us Find OTN's New Systems Community Manager!

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After 5 years of managing BigAdmin (under the watchful eye of Robert Weeks) and almost as much time managing the Systems Communities of OTN, I'm getting back with my ex. No, not her. I'm not that crazy. I'm returning to writing. A coupla novels, a little technical writing, maybe a blog or two.

I asked for a parade in honor of my departure, but my boss's response was unequivocal:

"Um. No."
Parade or no parade, this means you get a chance to select the new head honcho (or honchess) of OTN's Systems Communities. There are several of them, and they will eventually encompass these topics and technologies:

  • Application Development in C, C++, and Fortran
  • Systems Management Tools
  • Oracle Solaris
  • Linux
  • Virtualization
  • OpenStack
  • Systems Configuration Support
  • Engineered Systems
  • Optimized Solutions
  • Servers
  • Storage
  • Networking

If you know someone who is comfortable with these technologies, loves to hang out with system admins and developers, and is comfortable writing about, interviewing technical experts about, and generally horsing around with these technologies and the technical trends surrounding them, point them to:

Most Excellent Job Posting for Manager of Systems Communities

Our system admins and developers in the community, and our Oracle technical experts, are a fun and fascinating bunch of people. The best part of the job is rubbing elbows with them. Give the job a try. Or tell a friend about it. If you do nothing, you might end up with someone who doesn't know how to use grep.

- Rick

P.S. My last day at Oracle will be May 31. If you'd like to stay in touch, use the links on the left, below:

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Comments ( 3 )
  • Gustavo Gonzalez (Argentina) Thursday, May 21, 2015


    Best of the best with your ex! It was great meeting you and hope to cross our roads again.



  • Rick Ramsey Thursday, May 21, 2015

    Gracias, Gustavo! Fue un gusto conocerte en OOW. Fue en OOW, no? :-) Ojala nos juntemos otra vez. Un gran abrazo a tu bello pais.


  • Brian Bream Thursday, May 21, 2015

    Saddened by the announcement but I understand life continues to move on.

    I wish you noting but the best, I hope all of your future endeavours are successful and that you find enjoyment in your new direction.

    My personal thanks to you for all of your collaboration and most importantly the friendship that our association spawned.

    Best wishes friend


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