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Advocate for the use of open source

At Linux Professional Institute (LPI), we are a team of open source supporters working to help people turn their passion into profession. Through certification and membership programs we’re helping to develop the personal and professional talents that build careers and grow the global open source talent pool.

We’re looking for people who share our social mission to grow and advocate for the use of open source software, one person at a time. We are excited to provide a number of opportunities to showcase your talents while serving a greater mission.

Join the Community!

We are here to help promote your involvement as a local authority in open source, offering networking and other opportunities. Participation will also count towards your membership PDUs.

Share Your
Voice

 

 

If you have something to share and you’d like to write about it, pitch us your ideas!

 

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Help out at Community Events

 

 

Are you looking to grow your network and build your resume? Volunteer your time at events by helping out at our booth.

 

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Contribute to Translations

 

 

Are you multilingual? Help out your community through translating and reviewing Linux and open source material.

 

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Additional opportunities

Linux Professional Institute will always encourage the support of open source advocacy and community, have a look at other opportunities below where you can get involved.

    Mental Health Matters

    Mental health is a growing concern for everyone with the WHO estimating almost half a billion people currently struggling with some form of mental illness.  We’re always on the lookout for organizations that are active in mental health issues and urge everyone to get involved or, at least, informed on this topic.  If it isn’t you, chances are someone close to you is suffering. 

    Opportunities:

    Debian

    The Linux Professional Institute’s platform of choice is Debian.
    It’s a great distribution and community and they are always looking for new people to help out.

    Opportunities:

    Exercism.io

    Do you write code?  In any language?  The Exercism project is a 100% free and volunteer-driven organization where people can hone their programming craft under the guidance of volunteer mentors.  The project is always looking for language track maintainers and mentors.

    Opportunities:

    Rails Girls Summer of Code

    Bringing more diversity to open source.

    RGSoC offers scholarships and community support to beginner-level programmers who identify as female or non-binary to help them get started in tech. Working on three-month FOSS projects, students develop technical skills, collaborative practices, and professional networks. All a great basis for a career in programming.

    The program invites new projects, coders and organizers to get involved.

    Opportunities: