Unigroup's November 2005 Meeting Announcement

Time Management for System Administrators

Tom Limoncelli,
Cibernet Corp.

Thursday, 17-NOV-2005      (** 3rd Thursday **)

Alliance for Downtown NY Conference Facility
104 Washington Street      (Between Rector and Carlisle Streets)
South West Corner of Wall Street Area
Downtown, New York City
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6:15 - 6:25 PM Registration
6:25 - 6:35 PM Ask the Wizard - Questions, Answers and Current Events
6:45 - 7:00 PM Unigroup Business
7:00 - 9:30 PM Main Presentation


Tom Limoncelli was the speaker for Unigroup's May 2002 meeting on Internet Collaboration which discussed the various processes that Tom experienced/invented while writing his first book (with his co-author Christine Hogan) "The Practice of System and Network Administration". This book encapsulated years of practical experience into a comprehensive text that many administrators would find a useful source of knowledge and experience.

As System Administrators, we have all felt the time management problem, especially when supporting people from multiple groups, departments, or companies. At our November 2005 meeting, Tom will share some of his insights into the time management problem, and we hope to learn useful information that spans both Tom's books.


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	Alliance for Downtown NY Conference Facility
	104 Washington Street
	Wall Street Area
	Downtown, New York City

This building is located on the West side of the street. Cross Streets: Between Rector (South) and Carlisle (North) Streets.

Our meeting location is in the Lower West Corner of Downtown, North of the Battery Tunnel, South of the Downtown Hotel, North of the Resturant, East of West Street, and West of Greenwich Street. Walking West on Rector Street from Broadway, you pass Church, Greenwich then Washington Streets.

There are multiple blocks of parking lots right there, between Washington and Greenwich Streets, starting at the Battery Tunnel and extending North for a number of blocks.

Nearest mass transit stations, in order, are the '1/9' (Rector Street), 'R/W' (Rector Street) and the '4/5' (Wall Street).


TOPIC: Time Management for System Administrators

Tom will be presenting tips from his new book, "Time Management for System Administrators," published by O'Reilly.

Who has the time for time management!? Users interrupt you constantly with requests, your managers want you to get long-term projects done but flood you with requests for quick-fixed, and the machines you manage just never behave, causing problems at the most inopportune moments. Tom will discuss techniques he has developed over the last 15 years including:

Tom's new book is due out late in November, and it can be pre-ordered at Amazon (see below, for a 30% off coupon): http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0596007833/tomontime-20

Web Resources

   Tom's first book "The Practice of System and Network Administration",
   and his blog:


Tom Limoncelli is the co-author of The Practice of System and Network Administration and author of Time Management for System Administrators. He has more than 15 years experience as a sysadmin and has been invited to speak around the world on many topics. Tom is a co-founder of $GROUPNAME, NJ's Unix Users Group. You can read his blog on http://www.EverythingSysadmin.com.




O'Reilly has been kind enough to provide us with some of their books, which we will continue to raffle off as giveaways at our meetings.

Addison-Wesley Professional/Prentice Hall PTR has been kind enough to provide us with some of their books, which we will continue to raffle off as giveaways at our meetings. Addison-Wesley also has a new end-user discount, available through their User Group program. We will be announcing the details at our next meeting!

Unigroup would like to thank both companies for the support provided by their User Group programs.

Note: The chances tend to be about 1 in 5, that any attendee of our meeting will walk away with a fairly valuable giveaway (ie. many of these books are valued between $30 and $60)!

We also still have some Sun Solaris 10 DVDs from our friends at the NYC Sun Office.

Tom will bring O'Reilly t-shirts and books to give away, as well as a copy of his first book. Since his Time Management book is not in print yet, he will give out coupons for a 30% discount on pre-orders of his book.


         Yearly Membership (includes all meetings):      $ 50.00
       * Non-Member Single Meeting:                      $ 20.00
         Student Yearly Membership:                      $ 20.00
         Non-Member Student Single Meeting (with ID):    $  5.00
         Cash, Check, American Express.


Complimentary Food and Refreshments will be served.

Please join us for this meeting, you won't want to miss it!

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