All posts by Lee Whalen

February 9th Mtg: Thinking SRE – What Does It Mean To Be an SRE?

Date: Thursday, February 9th, 2017
Time: 7pm
Place:
1111 3rd Ave #2500,
Seattle, WA
98101
Directions:
25th Floor, meet in the lobby
Corner of Third and Seneca
Subject: Systems Reliability Engineering – What Does It Mean to Be One?
Presenters: Caskey Dickson
Caskey L. Dickson is a Site Reliability Engineer at Microsoft where he is part of the leadership team reinventing operations at Azure. Before that he was at Google where he worked as an SRE/SWE writing and maintaining monitoring services that operate at "Google scale" as well as business intelligence pipelines. He has worked in online services since 1995 when he turned up his first web server and has been online ever since. Before working at Google, he was a senior developer at Symantec, wrote software for various Internet startups such as CitySearch and CarsDirect, ran a consulting company, and even taught undergraduate and graduate computer science at a University. He has a B.S. in Computer Science, a Masters in Systems Engineering, and an M.B.A from Loyola Marymount.

January 12th Mtg: Office Hours

Date: Thursday, January 12th, 2017
Time: 7pm
Place:
1111 3rd Ave #2500,
Seattle, WA
98101
Directions:
25th Floor, meet in the lobby
Corner of Third and Seneca
Subject: Pragmatic SystemD
Office Hours: bring your thorniest tech-issue and play Stump The Collective!
Presenters: Jay Faulkner You, me, and anyone else with a tech-issue that needs solving!
This month's esteemed speaker has come down with an illness, and is greedily not sharing his germs with us.  He will present again in April.  
Bio: Jay Faulkner has been a Linux Engineer with Rackspace since 2008. He currently works full time on OpenStack Ironic from his Tacoma home. 

Talk: A pragmatic approach to SystemD

December 15th Mtg: Annual Holiday Party / LISA Wrapup

Date: Thursday, December 15th, 2016
Time: 7pm
Place:
Qumulo
1501 4th Ave. Suite 1600
Seattle WA
98101
Directions: 16th Floor, meet in the lobby
Corner of Fourth and Pike
Subject: Post-LISA Wrap-up
Presenters: None/informal

Generally, SASAG meets the *second* Thursday of each month.  Because of LISA, December is different and we’re meeting the *third* Thursday of December, 12/15/2016.

Thank you to Qumulo, our December Host.