[SATLUG] need help...everything is popping up Linux!
brad at shub-internet.org
Sat Sep 1 01:24:03 CDT 2007
On 8/31/07, Hector Bojorquez wrote:
> Is everyone here very stoned.. or so independently wealthy that they can
> scoff at job offers?
If you're that hard up for work, then please do subscribe to all the
relevant mailing lists in a hundred mile radius (or greater), where
job postings would be appropriate to the list in question.
This would certainly include the ALG lists at
<http://austinlug.org/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo>, the CTLUG lists at
<http://www.ctlug.org/ctlug_list.html>, the Austin Linux Enthusiasts
list at <http://tech.groups.yahoo.com/group/GWLUG/>, the Austin Linux
Meetup Group at <http://linux.meetup.com/85/?gj=sj10>, and related
groups in the area like CACTUS (Capital Area/Central Texas Unix
Society) at <http://www.cactus.org/> and LOPSA-Austin (Austin Chapter
of the League of Professional Unix System Administrators, see
<http://lopsa.org/mailman/listinfo/lopsa-us-tx-austin>), among others.
Heck, you could even check out the Austin Sun Users Group (see
<http://www.austinsug.org/>), because many shops have a mix of
machines, and given the aggressive stance that Sun has taken towards
moving everything they do towards Free/Libre/Open-Source Software, it
would be a really good idea to at least keep tabs on them.
Then there's the Austin chapter of the Storage Networking User Group
which is going to be having their first official meeting on October
12th, but has already had their first Founders meeting, and looks to
be ramping up to pretty high speed on some highly interesting
subjects. So far as I know, they're OS-agnostic, but of course a
large percentage of their systems are likely to be Linux, just
because of the long-term penetration of that part of the market.
I'm sure there are other groups in the area that I'm overlooking,
these are just the ones that roll off the top of my head.
A single job spam to a list of LUG members over a hundred miles away
is nothing to get excited about. There's no need to go all "Happy,
Happy, Joy, Joy!" just because you actually managed to land a real
live honest-to-goodness job spam message via the list.
Getting hooked into other related groups in nearby areas and learning
about multiple job opportunities as they come up (almost always from
principals as opposed to recruiters), now that would be something to
get excited about.
For example, I recently had an interview for a Sr. Architect position
at Coremetrics, where they have over a petabyte of data on high-speed
rotating storage, and routinely saturate their 4Gb FCSW network for
extended periods of time, have a world-wide clientele of some of the
biggest names in the business, and they have many, many more
interesting things going on behind closed doors.
They ended up hiring someone else, but I got a good look at some
fascinating work that is going on here in Austin that I never had the
slightest clue was going on.
And I never would have even gotten to talk to these guys, if I hadn't
cast my net widely and sent out feelers to various different people
in all the local groups that I know of.
Brad Knowles <brad at shub-internet.org>
LinkedIn Profile: <http://tinyurl.com/y8kpxu>
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