I just spent 16 nights away from home, so it was nice to sleep in my own bed this weekend. Plus, I was home in time to watch the Super Bowl, and although my Steelers didn’t win, it was a good game (the commercials were a little lame, however).
But even though I am back, the calendar is a little busy for the next few months.
Tomorrow (8 Feb) I will be speaking about OpenNMS at the Atlanta Network and Systems Management Technical User Group meeting. It should be a fun, it’s free and I’ll buy the pizza.
On 26 Feb, Jeff will be speaking at the Southern California Area Linux Expo. His presentation is on Large-Scale Systems Management with OpenNMS. SCaLE is one of my favorite events of the year, but unfortunately I have a prior obligation and won’t make it. For those of you who have avoided SCaLE in the past due to the chance of running into me – now you have no excuse not to attend.
One of the reasons I was gone on this last trip was due to the fact that we held our first full training week in Europe. We’ll be repeating that class in the US the week of 28 Feb – 4 Mar 2011. We limit the class size to 10 people and we still have a few seats available, so if you were looking for a great way to get up to speed on OpenNMS from the people who help make it – now is your chance.
Later that month, on 26 Mar, I will be giving a keynote at the inaugural Indiana LinuxFest. I met the organizers at last year’s Ohio LinuxFest and they hope to bring that caliber of show to the Mid-West.
Jump forward to May, and on the 26th and 27th we return to Europe for our annual OpenNMS Users Conference. This year will be a bit different, as we plan to offer a day-long training class on Thursday and more of a Barcamp “unconference” on Friday.
And finally, one of my favorite weeks of the year will be when we hold the sixth annual Dev-Jam, back in Minneapolis at UMN from 19-24 June 2011.
We have a few other things on deck, but I hope to see all of you at at least one of these events.