A local sysadmin conference

I had heard of it before, but it looks like they managed to get it off the ground. The Cascadia IT Conference is a LOPSA-sponsored event, focusing on System Administration. It being within driving-range of my house and having a conference fee of under $1000 means that my ability to go is not zero. This is exciting. I haven't been to a conference since my last BrainShare in 2008, people are going to forget I exist.

The training schedule is pretty light, but they're in their first year so attracting both talent and people confident enough to present is tricky at this stage.