IM Local Edition – Northern Virginia
We want to invite you to an event aligned with the Infrastructure Masons “connect” initiative, part of the iMasons mission to unite the builders of the digital age.
Infrastructure Masons will hold our first local meeting of 2018, at the Dominion Power facility on Centerville Road in Herndon, VA on February 27, 2018. We’re calling these meetups “iM Events,” where you’ll get a chance to hear about advanced technologies, network with your fellow Masons, and work on issues important to the Infrastructure Masons’ mission.
Morning iM Workshop:
The morning workshop will consist of 2 Working Sessions.
Working Session 1 – DCIRN Incident Reporting
Attendees will discuss the newly created Data Center Incident Reporting Network, or DCIRN. The iMasons board recently voted to have iMasons become the North American sponsor for DCIRN (pronounced DEE-cern), an open, publicly-available database of infrastructure incidents that is being developed as a tool to help the industry improve safety and reliability of infrastructure systems. Incidents are reported and verified, then “dis-identified” so all information about persons, companies, and manufacturers involved are removed, making it impossible to name the specifics of any one incident, but retaining the lessons learned to be shared with all participants. Jeff Omelchuck will lead this working session, including an overview of the DCIRN process, potential improvements to the process, and how to ensure the process can be trusted.
Working Session 2 – Future of Northern Virginia Local Chapter
What should the Northern Virginia iMasons chapter look like? Attendees will share input and recommendations on the topics of interest for local members. Allen Tucker and Dean Nelson will facilitate this session. The outcome of this session will determine future session topics and ongoing members of the Northern Virginia organizing committee.
Afternoon North Virginia Data Center Interest Group:
The afternoon will consist of 8 rapid fire, 10 minute presentations from selected industry experts or IMasons partners on new technologies and methodologies with briefings that we believe will be of genuine interest to the delegates. The short and punchy format is a key feature and guarantees to hold your interest and attention.
Another key feature is there’s no sales talk, no brochures, no roll up banners, etc. – just a genuine opportunity to learn and share in a peer-to-peer environment.
Delegates often report how much they can learn in a couple of hours at a DCIG with this relevant format.
Dean Nelson, founder of the Infrastructure Masons, and the iMasons’ executive directors will be on site to lead the local session.
|8:30-9:30am||Registration and networking|
|9:45-10:45am||Workshop 1 – DCIRN Incident Reporting|
|11:15-12:15pm||Workshop 2 – Northern Virginia Local Organizing Committee|
|12:15-12:30pm||Wrap Up and Close|
|1:30-4:00pm||iM DCIG and Networking|
Space is limited, so register early. Priority is given to current iMasons members who have a completed profile survey. Non-members may register to attend the event but will be placed on a wait list until closer to the event so we can ensure our member registrations are accommodated. If you need to check your membership status, go to the My Account page on the iMasons.org website. Complete your membership agreement and profile, or sign up as a new member, pay any fees required, and then register for the event.
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