My introduction to the Cisco Networking Academy was … unconventional

26 May, 2021 - by Evan Leibovitch

The cabanas, deck chairs, and hotels that line Alexandria’s coast carry a strong Miami Beach vibe, and I’d prefer its street Shawarmas over Cuban sandwiches any day. But my 2015 visit to the Egyptian city had nothing to do with sand or sun; it had become an unexpected home for two very separate communities of distress.... Read more

Simone "Simo" Bertulli: Stressing the system

26 May, 2021 - by Simone Bertulli

This article follows up on an earlier article on this site, where I explained the core values ​​and fundamental goals of the LPI community. It's time to get closer and make the acquaintance of the actual Membership platform!... Read more

Open Knowledge, The Internet Archive, and the History of Everything

13 May, 2021 - by Andrew Oram

Digital storage is simultaneously the most fragile medium ever invented and the most robust. A change in the magnetization of a few microscopic bits on a hard disk can wipe out content forever. Furthermore, anyone who causes mischief on their web site or social media can expunge the embarrassing evidence with a few keystrokes. But in compensation, the ability to make digital copies at essentially no cost allows content to be replicated and stored in safe places.... Read more

Simone "Simo" Bertulli: Beta Certification and Membership

29 April, 2021 - by Simone Bertulli

I often ask myself whether it is possible to define a fundamental characteristic that can make an IT professional satisfied with their career path, with an eye to the future and their own growth process. In my opinion, the most appropriate and necessary trait is continuity. Continuity as a mindset, a challenge, an objective: whatever specific interpretation we want to give it, the basic message that this concept carries is very consistent.... Read more

The People behind the Learning Portal: Nicolas Kovacs, French translations

15 April, 2021 - by Andrew Oram

Linux Professional Institute (LPI) launched the Learning Portal in June 2019. The Learning Portal is the repository of all the Learning Materials for our exams. The whole project is managed by Dr. Markus Wirtz, manager Education Programs at LPI. We designed it as an international endeavour - learning is easier in your mother tongue!... Read more