SOURCE: BigFix, Inc.

BigFix, Inc.

September 25, 2009 15:32 ET

Sysadmin Rock Star Status Has Its Perks, Including a Discount to the LISA '09 Conference

Long Overdue Respect and Recognition for the Unsung Rock Stars of Information Technology

EMERYVILLE, CA--(Marketwire - September 25, 2009) -

News Facts

-- BigFix, Inc., in conjunction with the Large Installation System Administration 2009 (LISA '09) Conference, is offering $50 off LISA conference registration for all 2009 System Administrator of the Year nominees and nominators.

-- The 2009 System Administrator of the Year contest is rallying the sysadmin nation, with a rapidly growing Twitter following and a rising tide of nominations that highlight sysadmin rock star performances turned in 24 x 7 in cubicles, server closets and data centers everywhere.

-- BigFix proudly sponsors the 2009 System Administrator of the Year contest, which acknowledges the under-recognized rock stars of information technology who are vital to the smooth functioning of business, government and public services.

Background and Context

-- Sysadmins are the unsung heroes of information technology, keeping computers up and running, defending infrastructures from malware and hacking attacks, and helping end-users maximize their productivity.

-- The contest is also an opportunity for the sysadmin community to share information on best practices and new ways to deliver value to their constituencies.

-- The Sysadmin of the Year judging panel includes AEleen Frisch (author, "Essential System Administration"), Doug Hughes (sysadmin community luminary), Ben Kus (founder, BigFix User Group), Thomas A. Limoncelli (sysadmin author,, Johnny Long (founder, Hackers for Charity,, Ryan Russell (author, "Stealing the Network"), Robert Scoble (blogger,, and Amrit Williams (blogger,

-- Nominations are open between August 25 and October 23, with contest winner and runners up announced on November 4, 2009 at the USENIX Large Installation System Administrator 2009 (LISA '09) Conference at the Baltimore Marriott Waterfront Hotel.

-- Qualified System Administrator of the Year 2009 nominees and nominators are eligible to receive a maximum of one $50 LISA '09 discount each regardless of the number of nominations received by a nominee or made by a nominator.

Supporting Quotes

Anne Dickison director of marketing for USENIX and the LISA '09 conference said: "LISA focuses on creating a community for sysadmins that allows them to share all of the practical information they need for success. We're pleased to make the conference even more accessible to these rock star sysadmins and their fans, who create and transmit the tribal knowledge that make sysadmins indispensible to modern society."

Information Resources

-- System of the Administrator of the Year home page:

-- Twitter: @SysAdRockStar09

-- LinkedIn:

-- Facebook:

-- Take it to 11 blog:

-- LISA '09 Conference:



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