Introducing Our Newest Zenoss Master

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Introducing Our Newest Zenoss Master!

Zenoss is very pleased to introduce you to our newest Zenoss Master.
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What Is a Zenoss Master?

Zenoss Masters are crucial longstanding members of the Zenoss Community. They contribute to the success of Zenoss Core and the Zenoss open source ecosystem by authoring ZenPacks and other code and actively participating on the Community Forums and IRC. Additionally, Zenoss Masters frequently serve as lieutenants to the Community Manager and as Forum or IRC channel operators.

Zenoss Masters are chosen by the Zenoss Community Manager with significant input from the Zenoss Community, and especially based on input from existing Zenoss Masters. Qualifications to become a Zenoss Master include authoring ZenPacks or other code for the Community and actively participating on the Forums and on IRC.

And The Newest Zenoss Master Is…

Daniel Rich! Dan is a prolific poster on IRC, and is very active during Dev Hours, leveraging Zenoss resources for building ZenPacks and expanding monitoring where he works. In fact, Dan is the fifth most active poster on IRC, and dedicates a lot of his efforts towards helping other Zenoss users become successful with Zenoss.

About Daniel Rich

Daniel has been a system administrator for over 25 years in industries ranging from telephony to computer systems and networking and even into entertainment.

He was the first person with the title of "Webmaster" at both SGI and Cisco, and brought NASA Lewis Research Center onto the web in the days when the NCSA was still listing new web sites of the day.

He is an avid supporter of open source and has contributed to multiple projects over the years. In his current role, Dan is a senior systems engineer on a team responsible for supporting 8,000 desktop systems and servers. His primary responsibility is for the monitoring infrastructure, including a Zenoss installation that monitors over 1,300 devices.

In his spare time, Dan is currently serving his second term as President of the Board of Directors of the League of Professional System Administrators (LOPSA). He is also active in his local community theater community as both an actor and behind the scenes.

Congratulations, Dan!

On its way to Dan is the coveted Zenoss Master’s jacket. One of our other Zenoss Masters, Eric Edgar, says that it is “just a jacket”, however, Eric himself is rarely separated from it,and has been wearing it every time I’ve ever seen him.

And the Next Zenoss Master Will Be…!

We will announce a new Zenoss Master every quarter with the newsletter. If you are an existing Zenoss community member or Zenoss Master, feel free to reach out and share your thoughts with me about who you think should be the next Zenoss master!