Unigroup's January 2007 Meeting Announcement

Site Reliability at Google

Tom Limoncelli,

Thursday, 18-JAN-2007      (** 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
** Please RSVP (but its not required) **

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


Unigroup is pleased welcome back Tom Limoncelli for our first meeting of 2007.

Unigroup Board of Director Elections also will take place at this meeting. All interested Unigroup members should contact the board immediately.


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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).


Tom will speak about what it's like to be on the team that runs www.google.com's services and explore some of the technologies that enable Google's Web services to maintain their high uptime. Google's "service oriented network" (SON) enables the creation of new products that are scalable and maintainable. Tom will give a sysadmin's view of Google technologies such as GFS, MapReduce, Sawmill, and more. He will also describe how to make a policy that is "Googley."

Web Resources

   Tom's first book "The Practice of System and Network Administration",
   and his blog:
http://www.EverythingSysadmin.com Google: www.google.com


Tom is the author of O'Reilly's Time Management for System Administrators and co-author of The Practice of System and Network Administration from Addison-Wesley. He joined Google in January 2006. A sysadmin and network wonk since 1987, he has worked at Cibernet, Dean for America, Lumeta, Bell Labs/Lucent, Mentor Graphics, and Drew University. He is a frequent presenter at LISA conferences and joint recipient of USENIX and SAGE's 2005 Outstanding Achievement Award.



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)!


         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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