Aleksey Tsalolikhin

Aleksey is system administrator with 12 years experience, including 7 years at EarthLink, experiencing growth from 1,000 to 1,000,000 users in less than 4 years and eventually on to 5,000,000 users. Wrangling EarthLink's server farms by hand, Aleksey developed an abiding interest in configuration management and in improving the lot of system administrators everywhere.

Aleksey is a longstanding UUASC (Unix Users Association of Southern California) member and presenter and a member of LOPSA (the League of Professional System Administrators), USENIX (The Advanced Computing Systems Association - an international Unix User Group), ACM (Association for Computing Machinery) and the IEEE Computer Society.