It's the last Friday of July and that means it's SysAdmin Day .  The Linux Foundation is so pleased to call some of the world's best SysAdmins its employees and colleagues and we want to thank them as well as the millions of men and women who put up with the rest of us throughout the year.
The job of the SysAdmin today is one of the most important jobs in any company or organization. The human race wakes up around the globe every day to a world that runs on servers and networks and these smart, patient people make sure it hums right along.
These jobs are getting more complex with big data, cloud computing and security putting additional strain on these people and the companies they support. With these new complexities, Linux is being used by more SysAdmins than ever before and demand for SysAdmins who know Linux is on the rise. In this year's Linux Jobs Report, 73 percent of hiring managers said they would be hiring SysAdmins this year , more than any other kind of hire. Cloud and big data were cited as drivers for those hires.
Today we celebrate all SysAdmins- yes, even those that have to use Windows in their environments. Regardless of your technology platform(s), today is your day and we celebrate you.
For 24 hours, beginning right now, we are offering 40 percent off of LinuxCon and CloudOpen in both North America and Europe. These events include tracks tailored specifically for SysAdmins with sessions ranging from “Segments to Services: A Guide to OpenStack Networking”  to “Be My Guest: A Story About the Middleman in the Cloud”  to “Increasing Sanity in Chef Cookbook Development ." 
Just use the following code when you register: LCSYS40. And, we invite you to thank your fellow SysAdmins by sharing the code on Twitter and Identi.ca with the #linuxcon and #cloudopen hashtags. See you soon!
LinuxCon/CloudOpen North America  takes place September 16-18 in New Orleans. LinuxCon/CloudOpen Europe  is in Edinburgh October 21-23, 2013. You can read the complete LinuxCon/CloudOpen North America program  on the events website.
If you're looking for inspiration on which event to choose, here's a tour of New Orleans given by none other than Tux himself.