Happy SysAdmin Day!

Happy SysAdmin Day! Here at the OTW, we’d like to take the opportunity to say thank you to our fantastic Systems team!

Systems work tirelessly behind the scenes to make everything work smoothly for the whole organisation.

What you see

Screenshot of a tweet reading 'The #AO3 will have some planned downtime on Thursday 26 July for some software upgrades: http://bit.ly/MCE4Ur'

What Systems do

Maintain the servers for the Archive of Our Own, Fanlore, Transformativeworks.org, Transformative Works and Cultures, Open Doors, and our internal wiki; install server software; arrange the installation of new hardware; find solutions when Fanlore is hit by a wave of spam; optimise performance on the AO3; wake up in the middle of the night to fix things when our servers melt; maintain and administer web development environments for our trainee coders; research and consult on hardware purchases; answer endless technical questions so Communications can post and tell people what’s happening; pull stats to help us understand more details about our projects; set up new software tools; and much, much more.

Because of Systems, fandom can own the servers!

Our Systems committee are super-duper awesome and make it possible for all our projects to exist! <3 THANK YOU for your awesome work and all that you do!
Go go Systems monkeys!

Image of awesome dancing monkey with caption 'Systems mokeys rule, oh yes'

  1. Arrow commented:

    aw, you lolmonkeyed us! \o/

    being a Systems Monkey generally means no one notices you until things go wrong! so thank you!