[volunteers] (forw) Re: Inquiring if Michael J. Clarkson is available to give a talk

Rick Moen rick at linuxmafia.com
Sun Feb 28 23:17:01 PST 2016

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Date: Mon, 29 Feb 2016 06:51:43 +0000
From: Flakjacket Inc <info at flakjacketlinux.com>
To: Rick Moen <rick at linuxmafia.com>
Subject: Re: Inquiring if Michael J. Clarkson is available to give a talk

Rick, I'm honored. This is Michael. Sadly I'm in New Jersey teaching
OpenStack at Verizon, so no luck this week, but I'd love to discuss
presenting at a future event. My email is michael at flakjacketlinux.com.

On Sun, Feb 28, 2016, 9:36 PM Rick Moen <rick at linuxmafia.com> wrote:

> This past April 2015, Michael Clarkson gave a well-received talk for my
> friends at the Silicon Valley Linux Technology Meetup, on 'Linux
> Security Dimensions', and I've been a fan of Michael's blog entries on
> your site and that of Ravello Systems, ever since.  (I'm a DevOps guy.)
> Am wondering if Michael might wish to speak to Silicon Valley Linux User
> Group (http://www.svlug.org/) in Mountain View, CA this coming Wednesday
> evening?  Pretty much anything Michael enjoys talking about, the intro
> to RHEL7 / CentOS 7 talk, the Linux security in the cloud one, and so on
> would be of interest to our mixed-interests audience (typically about 30
> attendees).
> I have to confess I'm not totally sure Michael's in the S.F. Bay Area,
> but I was hoping.
> Yes, this is a ridiculously last-minute query.  Just before I left on a
> month-long Pacific Ocean cruise, SVLUG's Wednesday, March 2nd speaker
> backed out.  I implored the other volunteers to work on the problem in
> my absence, and they didn't -- and I just got back from the cruise.
> If Michael is interested, great.  It's a terrific venue (Symantec's
> vCafe at its corporate headquarters).  They have a good overhead system
> that connects via VGA.   Further details are on www.svlug.org -- or, of
> course write or call me (650-283-7902).
> Or, if not March, perhaps later instead?

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