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Systems Administration Miniconf


The Systems Administration Miniconf focuses on professional management of real-world Linux and open source environments, both large and small. The miniconf aims to include a diverse range of tools and techniques that will help keep your entire environment functioning smoothly, and accomplish more with less effort. An important goal will be to provide talks directly useful to professional Linux administrators.

More information, including presentation slides and recordings from previous years, is available at the Miniconf website:

Simon Lyall

Simon Lyall is the 2016 Sysadmin Miniconf organiser. Both Ewen McNeill and Simon Lyall have worked together to organise the nine previous miniconfs, and alternated running the miniconf. Both have attended each
year since 2004.

Simon is a fulltime Sysadmin who lives in Auckland New Zealand and looks after 1000 Linux machines for a US company nobody has heard of. He picked his current configuration management software based in it's "cowsay" compatibility.

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