Welcome to NaSPA!
We are making big improvements for YOU! For those of you unfamiliar with NaSPA, here is the short scoop on our proud 30 year history: In 1986, NaSPA was originally founded as the National Systems Programmers Association. It operated under that name until 1997, when the name was changed to the Networks and Systems Professional Association in appreciation of the continually evolving nature of IT, Networking, Telecommunications, Disaster Recovery and other related disciplines.
Over the past 30 years, thousands of technology professionals have coursed through NaSPA training programs, subscribed to its publications, supported its educational foundation, and have attended its technology conferences and trade shows. Way back in 1987, NaSPA began publishing Technical Support magazine, a comprehensive how-to publication that focused on mainframe systems. In the 1990s the publication was expanded to include more diverse topics including Disaster Recovery, Virtualization, Career Development and Technical Management. Technical Support is currently an E-Publication, to provide faster and fresher content delivery to its readers and members. Our magazine is always looking for new authors with something to say in order to stay fresh, relevant and current. Contact us if you have an interest in writing!
There is an avid interest to bring back NaSTEC, NaSPA’s annual conference. NaSTEC allows members to meet face-to-face, attend educational sessions, and share ideas and issues that shape the IT profession. WHAT an opportunity it could be for both potential attendees and exhibitors! We encourage you to frequent the NaSPA website for a future announcement. If there is sufficient interest we hope to host something this Fall in Chicago, even if it’s just a modest NaSPA reunion. If you are a potential corporate sponsor or exhibitor, reach out to me at firstname.lastname@example.org because we count on folks like you for a successful exhibition.
In summary, NaSPA’s advocacy on behalf of technology professionals has never been as important as it is right now. Today, technologists and organizations on all fronts are stressed by slumping economic conditions, adapting careers to reflect new technology, and looking for new, cost effective technical solutions that work for their companies. NaSPA can help. Join us for all the excitement and be an active part of our dynamic plans for 2016 and beyond!
Leo A. Wrobel