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  • Into Africa: A visit to Kenya on Software Freedom Day, 2012

    By maddog on September 12, 2012

    The first thing you notice about Kenya is that everyone wants to know your name. When you first meet a person from Kenya you ask their name, and you tell them your name. You shake their hand and ask them how they are doing. You ask about their family, and they ask about your family. Then they smile...

  • LPI@SUSECon 2012

    By slamberton on August 22, 2012

      LPI invites all alumni and registered candidates to join us at SUSECon 2012 and openSUSE Summit in Orlando, Florida: SUSECon--September 18-21/openSUSE Summit September 22-23.    During SUSECon 2012 LPI will host an exhibitor and information booth (all LPI alumni are welcome to drop by...

  • Free Education (As In Beer)

    By maddog on July 2, 2012

    */ Recently I gave a talk about how to obtain a free university education at a conference in Brazil, and it was well received, so I thought I would blog about it here.   I have known several young people who have done very well for themselves in computer science without having a university degree...

  • 2012 Future of Open Source Survey: Get your LPIC now!

    By slamberton on May 23, 2012

    Announced last month at the Open Source Business Conference in San Francisco were the results of the "2012 Future of Open Source Survey Results".  This is the sixth annual report on Open Source produced by North Bridge Venture Partners and Black Duck Software. The survey, conducted in partnership...

  • Global Knowledge: 2012 IT Skills and Salary Report

    By slamberton on May 22, 2012

    In April, Global Knowledge and TechRepublic released their "2012 IT Skills and Salary Report".  The report surveyed some 9,500 IT and other professionals from around the world (although 76% of the respondents were from North America).  Despite the continuing impact of a shaky economic recovery in...

  • Be a Linux Essentials "Hero"

    By slamberton on May 10, 2012

    Last month (http://www.lpi.org/news/linux-essentials-beta-exams-call-volunteers) LPI issued a call for volunteers for the first "beta" exams for the Linux Professionals Institute's "Linux Essentials" program during LinuxTag, May 23-26 in Berlin, Germany. To date 20 "...

  • Guidance

    By maddog on May 7, 2012

    By Jon "maddog" Hall Recently one of the members of my Linux user's group sent me email and said that they had found a prodigy. A young person was installing the GNU/Linux system on everything in sight, and was very interested in learning more. Not only was this young person technically gifted, but...

  • LPI@Southeast LinuxFest, June 8-10

    By slamberton on April 26, 2012

    The Linux Professional Institute will be offering promotional examlabs and an LPIC-1 "examcram" session at the Southeast LinuxFest (SELF: http://www.southeastlinuxfest.org/), June 8-10 in Charlotte, North Carolina. The LPIC-1 Examcram session will be all day on Friday, June 8th and are...

  • LPI Facebook Page Growing Rapidly!

    By rbrunson on April 2, 2012

    We're delighted with all our social media efforts, we have over 8,000 members representing 40 countries connected with us through LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, Google Plus and Pinterest! We were very happy to get an infographic done that shows the Facebook Fan Page statistics and growth over the...

  • Think Globally, Act (and employ) Locally

    By maddog on March 27, 2012

    I was recently in Nigeria for the first time, at the fifth edition of a meeting named Idlelo: the fifth African Conference on FOSS and the Digital Commons. Idlelo is an Southern African word for “common grazing ground”, and is a meeting held every two years in some country of Africa,...

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