[volunteers] Speak about Zabbix

Rick Moen rick at linuxmafia.com
Mon Jun 8 10:16:21 PDT 2009

Quoting Brendon Baumgartner (brendon at netcal.com):

> I'm interested in speaking about the Zabbix project. I've been using it
> for about 4 years and thought it would be useful to others and would
> love to share my experiences and more details about it.
> www.zabbix.com is the project site.
> Please get back to me on how to make this happen!

Hi, Brandon!  Yes, my firm's been using Zabbix for monitoring and
alerting, too.  Small world.  

I actually am glad you wrote in, because there are two venues I'd like
to propose to you, if you're up for it:  One is SVLUG's Wednesday,
September 2nd general meeting, which will be in our regular location at
Symantec in Mountain View (350 Ellis Street near E. Middlefield, a few
blocks off US-101).  Meetings are 7 - 9 pm.

I'm aware that September's quite a ways off, but, you'll see on
http://www.svlug.org/meetings.php that it's the first speaker slot we
have open.  Would you like to do that?  We generally have a set of 20-30 
attendees, and Symantec's VCAFE is a pretty nice lecture venue.  Web
farm / compute farm monitoring is, I should mention, on the technical 
side for SVLUG's mixed audience of coders, sysadmins, network people,
and just plain end-users, but we do like to have some meetings that
are a change of pace for the "desktop" people.

The other venue is BayLISA, the local system administrator guild, which
(likewise) meets monthly, in their case nearby at Yahoo's classroom
building, at its main campus:  701 First Avenue @ N. Mathilda Ave. Bldg.
E, Classroom 9, Sunnyvale.  (That's in Moffett Industrial Park, not far
from the Bay.)  Meetings are 7:30 - 9:30 pm on 3rd Thursdays.

Not only would a Zabbix talk be absolutely perfect for BayLISA's
audience, but also I'm 99% sure that BayLISA still has an opening for
June.  That'll thus be June 18th, a week from this Thursday.  Would 
you consider doing that?

If interested, please let me know, and I'll firm things up for you.
(In addition to being an SVLUG person, I'm on BayLISA's Board of

Either way, I look forward to seeing your talk.  Thanks!

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