[svlug] Who is your *nix mentor?

kevin dankwardt kevin.dankwardt at gmail.com
Wed Jun 7 09:17:06 PDT 2017

One of the goals of LUG's is to provide a place for people to meet in
person and chat about all things Linux. Can we make the SVLUG meetings
better for this?


On Tue, Jun 6, 2017 at 1:39 PM, Dan Ritter <dsr at randomstring.org> wrote:

> On Tue, Jun 06, 2017 at 07:56:56PM +0000, Robert Freiberger wrote:
> > Hello,
> >
> > I've been pretty much a lone wolf in the world of my career. While I have
> > friends in the same field, I never had someone who was really senior to
> > myself that was a good person to try out ideas or suggestions. This
> wasn't
> > much of a problem before as the Internet started to bring solutions to
> all
> > of my questions, then Reddit and this mailing list, assisted in the other
> > 50% of my knowledge gaps.
> >
> > But in the last year, I found myself starting to get stuck on more
> > difficult issues, career questions and general encouragement to keep up
> the
> > drive. Things which I don't think you can get from the disconnected
> distro
> > list, or posting. Not to stay I'm looking for someone to do my work but
> > it's more about suggestions and insight to my ideas.
> >
> > I wonder if anyone else has faced this issue in their journey with open
> > source and Linux? What tricks or suggestions would you pass down?
> Apologies
> > if this is off topic for the group and if so, please email me directly to
> > keep the mailing list clean.
> LOPSA - the League of Professional Systems Administrators - has
> an official mentorship program.
> Participation in several user groups and technical mailing lists
> has given me a number of acquaintances who are willing to go
> in-depth on particular problems, when they feel competent and
> have the time.
> reddit.com/r/sysadmin and /r/linux are pretty welcoming of both
> general and specific questions. I rather like /r/ZFS, but that's
> not a problem everyone has.
> -dsr-
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