Program of the LPI Forum, Warsaw Friday, 28 September 2012

Time Title, Speaker and Topic
9.00-10.00 Registration and welcome coffee
10.00-10.30 Opening of the Forum

Dariusz Bogdan, Undersecretary of State, Ministry of Economy
10.30-11.00 New era of the Linux Professional Institute

Jim Lacey, President and CEO, Linux Professional Institute

Jim's speech will discuss the new era of the Linux Professional Institute and its focus on open source careers. Partnerships are critical in today's global economy and LPI continues to bring value to certification holders through these strategic initiatives. Come listen to Jim discuss the value of IT certification and how it will impact Polish open source organizations and IT workers.
11.00-11.30 Linux in the Microsoft cloud

Ryszard Dałkowski, Microsoft Poland

Come learn: how to create and manage Linux Virtual Machines on Windows Azure, how to create a new php & MySQL web site from the OSS gallery, edit locally and re-publish with one click using WebMatrix, basics of how to manage Windows Azure Web Sites and Windows Azure Virtual Machines from a Mac OS or Linux command line
11.30-11.55 Raise your Uptime - How to monitor heterogeneous server environments with Linux

Werner Fischer, Thomas-Krenn.AG

Users expect IT environments to just work, in possibly fastest and most efficient way. In order to meet users' requirements IT administrators must be notified of problems automatically and instantly - before umpteen or hundreds of users start calling and sending e-mails. Nagios and its newer fork Icinga do this job perfectly.
Benefit from this talk by learning how to quickly setup Icinga on Linux to monitor your heterogeneous IT environment. Werner Fischer will show how to monitor network services to keep you and your users happy. Werner will also give details on server hardware monitoring with the IPMI sensor monitoring plugin for Icinga/Nagios.
11.55-12.15 About a Free Poland

Michał "Rysiek" Woźniak, President of the Board, Polish Free and Open Source Software Foundation

Despite popular opinions, Poland is in many ways a worldwide leader in using free technology and solutions. From free software used in ministries through free licenses under which e-books for schools shall be published, to being one of the few countries in which Internet defended itself from preventive censure – let’s see the digital era in Poland from a bird’s-eye view.
12.15-13.00 Coffee break
13.00-13.20 Effective certification planning for staff persons – Personal certification as a profitable investment

Klaus Behrla, LPI Central Europe

In this presentation, Klaus Behrla, CEO at LPI Central Europe, explains how to build and maintain successful plans for personal certification at IT companies. Best practice examples from companies that already maintain such certification plans for their staff will be presented. The examples will show that personal certification is not just an advantage for staff persons but a profitable investment by companies.
13.20-13.30 LDAP – what are the benefits of the central data basis of users

Marek Marczykowski, Director of Administration, ALX (Akademia Linuksa)

Marek will shortly present few examples from a daily work of a system administrator which the central data basis of users in LDAP could make be much easier. Such examples include accounts and email alias as well as access resource management. He will also show how to easily add single sign on through Kerberos technology.
13.30-14.30 To certify or not to certify?

Expert panel discussion with Jim Lacey (Linux Professional Institute), Werner Fischer (Thomas-Krenn.AG) and Krzysztof Mazepa (CISCO)
14.30-15.00 Sponsors lottery

Participants of the LPI Forum can win attractive prices
15.00-16.00 Lunch and networking