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Zigging while others are zagging

7 May, 2019 - by Evan Leibovitch

These days, at least in the US, it’s common for airline safety announcement to conclude with something like, “We know you have a choice of carriers and we appreciate that you chose us today”. It’s a nice sentiment, but it would be great if that message wasn’t so often undermined by the usually miserable experience of getting on the plane.... Read more

Open Source Journeys: In Conversation With Carla Schroder

8 April, 2019 - by Marcel Gagné

Today's podcast features Carla Schroder, a self-described "tool nerd" who went on to become a big name in the world of open source articles, blogs, and actual paper books. Specifically, Carla has written "Linux Cookbook", "Linux Networking Cookbook", and "The Book of Audacity", all for O'Reilly. She's been an auto mechanic and a farmer and she loves Linux and open source software.... Read more

Doing It For The Right Reasons: Millennials, Open Source, and Philosophy

19 March, 2019 - by Marcel Gagné

By Marcel Gagné Congratulations on choosing a carreer in Linux and Open Source! If you're just starting on the journey, I wish you all the best. I'm thrilled to hear that you've decided to pursue a career in Linux and open source software, and I hope that it brings you lots of success, both financially and professionally. However, and you knew that was going to be a "however", I hope you've decided to do this for the right reasons.... Read more

Will A Robot Eat Your Job?

11 March, 2019 - by Evan Leibovitch

One of my favourite news shows did a depressing story about jobs and careers, that somehow made me feel better about mine.... Read more

Are you ready to be a DevOps Engineer?

5 March, 2019 - by Marcel Kornegoor

Congratulations! You have just passed the LPI DevOps certification exam. You are now ready for action when it comes to the tool- and tech-side of DevOps. To become an even better DevOps Engineer, there are three topics that will help you during your daily work, but have only little to do with IT: mindset, learning, and communication.... Read more

Why are Beta Exams Important for the Certification Development?

26 February, 2019 - by Jasmina Jocic

In the fall of 2018, LPI held beta exam labs for the updated LPIC-1 certification.  Exam development is a complex process, both when it comes to updating existing certifications, and when it comes to developing new ones, such as the DevOps Tools Engineer which we released a year ago. ... Read more