Confessions of a Sysadmin


Many of us in the technical community have heard the saying RTFM (Read The [Friendly] Manual) as advice given to someone learning a new skill in the tech world. In Confessions of a Sysadmin, Ell Marquez and Allie Barnes aim share a practical approach to learning to navigate the command line along with some of the secrets which they have learned along the way.

 The technical community has often been accused of gatekeeping and being an all boys club. Starting out is difficult when you feel that walls are constantly being built around you. This has often lead those of us trying to find our way to experienced an awkward moment or two… or five. We’re here to get real and hit a few points that we’ve experienced in our careers, from mansplaining to being told that real admins only use arch. Together we will confess the sins of the Linux world in hopes, breaking down walls, swing gates open and inspiring the next generation.

Using our experience to give you a real world practical approach to not only getting started with Linux but the open source comminty as a whole; and along the way we will tell a few stories that we think you *just* might be able to relate to.

Ballroom H
Saturday, March 7, 2020 - 15:00 to 16:00