About Crabby Admins
Crabby Admins is the Baltimore chapter of the League of Professional System Administrators (LOPSA), a local group created for system administators in the area. LOPSA is a nonprofit corporation based out of New Jersey with members throughout the world with the mission of advancing the practice of system administration; to support, recognize, educate, and encourage its practitioners; and to serve the public through education and outreach on system administration issues.
While membership in LOPSA is encouraged it is not required to attend meetings.
LOPSA (and Crabby Admins) aims to bring together system administrators who are experienced with both *nix and Windows systems. Speakers at the meetings, and their topics, will cover both operating systems, with many of the topics being OS agnostic.
Meetings are hosted in Columbia, MD on the first Wednesday of each month at facilities provided by OmniTI. Each meeting will give attendees an opportunity to learn more about one or more topics of interest in the IT/sysadmin community. Members of the Crabby Admins are encouraged to present topics they have experience which they feel will be of interest to others in the group. Requests for topics will also be accepted at each meeting and we will do our best to fulfill those requests.
Why “Crabby” Admins? Well, we’re based in Maryland. And if you’re in Maryland, you’re in the know: we love our crabs!