SNIA Tutorials are educational materials developed by vendors, training companies, analysts, consultants, and end-users in the storage networking industry. They are intended to present technical and business issues covering Information Technology in a fair and unbiased manner, and designed to give a consensus view of particular topics, from the viewpoint of the entire industry or a significant segment (i.e. IP Storage).
SNIA Tutorials are often requested at other IT industry events, and have been delivered at venues including SNW, SNIA’s owned and produced Storage Developer Conference, Networld+Interop, Linux World/NGDC, Infrastructure Management World, ARMA, and many others. Note that the event does not have to be exclusively focused on storage! All requests for presentations of SNIA Tutorials at other venues should be made via email to the SNIA Education program manager.
The call for proposals (CFP) is announced twice a year. Answering this call simply requires an abstract submitted online with the intent to develop the abstract into a full 45-minute presentation, and speakers agreeing to the SNIA Tutorial policy and guidelines described in “The FAQ for SNIA Tutorials” located at http://www.snia.org/education/tutorials/faq_agreement Topical areas of particular interest are listed and tutorials are categorized by tracks. On how to submit a proposal go to http://www.snia.org/education/tutorials/speakers
The volunteer "Track Managers" (a.k.a. “Track Chairs”) oversee their own area of interest (e.g. Data Protection and Management). Track Managers are appointed by the SNIA Tutorial Chair in conjunction with the SNIA Education Committee. The appointment is based on demonstrated competency in developing and delivering their own SNIA Tutorial, and on their demonstrated ability to provide useful review comments and guidance to others. The Track Manager is expected to be a secondary source of conflict resolution, if the Tutorial author(s) cannot resolve an issue.
Tutorial Program Manager: Nancy Clay
Tracks & Track Managers
Big Data: Marty Foltyn, BitSprings Systems
Describe the ratings system, outstanding speaker, and 4.5 club.