[lug] May 10, 2001 - Boulder Linux User Group Meeting

J. Wayde Allen wallen at its.bldrdoc.gov
Wed May 9 08:39:15 MDT 2001

                       Linux User's Group Meeting

Where:   NIST Auditorium, 325 Broadway, Boulder
         (If you want to arrive early, join us at the Dark Horse for a
          bite to eat around 5:30 P.M.)

Time:    7:00 P.M.

Date:    May 10, 2001      

Software Demo:  gschem from the gEDA package, a schematic capture program
                for electrical circuits - Ryan Kirkpatrick <linux at rkirkpat.net>

Presentation: Managing Networks for Less Than a Million Dollars

Speaker: Shane O'Donnell <shaneo at opennms.org>


Level: Suitable for all
Duration: 50 minutes - 1 hour


We discuss the effect of the open source revolution on network/systems
management and compare technology in commercial platforms to open source
alternatives. Emphasis is on the four value cornerstones of open source
network management; speed, price, customizability and technology.

Demonstration of OpenNMS.org software is available if desired.

Prerequisites:  Attendees are expected to understand basic data networking
concepts, basic network management concepts, and relate to the problem of
managing networks.

Biography:  Shane speaks regularly on network management and business
topics at international user groups and industry events. Shane's recent
focus is on leveraging Open Source tools in network management and
building the Open Source developer community at OpenNMS.org.

Received a M.S. degree in Applied Computer Science from Illinois State
University in 1998.  Began his IT career in data processing with the US
Census Bureau in 1989.  Shane moved on to work in network support with
Illinois State University and in network design and network management
automation with State Farm Insurance.  While at State Farm, Shane designed
and deployed the network and systems management solutions for the largest
private network in the world, including over 17,000 routers and over
20,000 NT & Unix servers.  Shane was an avid follower of the OpenNMS
project since its inception, and joined OpenNMS.org in March 2000.

Shane is a certified OpenView consultant and has created and taught
network & systems management classes for clients such as Hewlett-Packard,
Wal-Mart, and State Farm Insurance, as well as creating and deploying the
latest network management platform configuration for AT&T's Global
Customer Support Center.

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