It's that time again, to celebrate excellence in IT and software development in New Mexico. Join members of the industry as NMITSA convenes the third annual IT Excellence Awards on Thursday, November 15th at the Embassy Suites.
Finalists in eight Solutions categories and four Achievement categories were announced last week, click here for details.
Amazon.com's Jeff Barr will keynote the event, while local talent Jim Villanucci shall emcee the event.
About Jeff Barr
Web Services Evangelist, Amazon.com
As Web Services Evangelist for Amazon.com, Jeff Barr focuses on creating developer awareness for the Amazon software platform. He has a longstanding interest in Web services and programmatic information interchange. Jeff has held development and management positions at KnowNow, eByz, Akopia, and Microsoft, and was a co-founder of Visix Software. Jeff's interests include collecting and organizing news feeds using his site, www.syndic8.com. He holds a Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science from the American University and has done graduate work in Computer Science at the George Washington University.
SAVE THE DATE: December 11th is the Technology Industries Holiday Networking Event
Join the members of NMITSA, NMBio, NMOIA for the biannual Technology Industries Networking Event, hosted this December 11th at Hotel Albuquerque, starting at 5:30pm.
Register soon, ticket prices go up December 3rd!
New Technology Infrastructure and Architecture SIG Announcement
Several technology groups exist in New Mexico. I attend and participate in groups such as NMITSA, TVC, SPIN, AgileNM, Java, Ruby... They all provide great inputs for software developing organizations in New Mexico. However, there is an area that is not explicitly covered in these groups: Infrastructure and Architecture. For the last few months I have spoken to several people about creating such a group and exploring different options. Today NMITIA is born.
Like any users group, success is driven by the members. To make sure that the group serves a need, monthly meeting topics will be selected by the group members. Before the meeting, a poll will be opened to define the next meeting's topics. This is a format we adopted with the AgileNM group with great success.
Examples of possible topics:
- Server Virtualization technology (VMWare, XEN, etc.)
- Comparison of Web Frameworks across languages
- Backup systems
- Security systems such as SELinux
- Open Source options
- Scripting languages
- Corporate IRC
- Service Oriented Architecture and Web Services
Emphasize will be on real life solved problems, so please volunteer to share your experiences, pieces of code, tools.
The first meeting will be held 11/28/07 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM at the UNM Continuing Education, 1634 University Blvd. NE, Albuquerque, New Mexico.
The Yahoo users group facility is used for now. If interested, please register to the group (see below) and start sending your topics of interest to myself at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The topics will be posted at: tech.groups.yahoo.com/group/nmitia/polls
Because it might take few meetings to start some momentum, I can volunteer two presentations if needed:
1- Lessons learned implementing a backup solution for a small business using the open source package Amanda, the new Logical Volume Management (LVM) snapshoot of the Linux operating system and the Ruby scripting language.
2- Experience implementing a virtual server using VMWare for isolating a risky application component on Windows platform.
Email addresses for the group:
If you have any questions, please contact me directly at email@example.com