January 17, 2013
SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 17 – The Linux Foundation, the nonprofit organization dedicated to accelerating the growth of Linux, today announced its 2013 event and co-located Linux training schedule. The organization is also opening the Call for Presentations (CFPs) for its 2013 event lineup, which includes LinuxCon conferences in North America, Japan and Europe.
LinuxCon North America and CloudOpen will take place this year in New Orleans, La., where they will be co-located with the Linux Plumbers Conference. LinuxCon Japan will take place in Tokyo in 2013 and will be co-located with the Automotive Linux Summit Spring event. LinuxCon Europe will be in Edinburgh, UK, along with Linux Kernel Summit, the Automotive Linux Summit Fall event, and Embedded Linux Conference Europe.
The Linux Foundation this year will offer a combined 15 events worldwide. These events will include 13 co-located Linux training opportunities, as well as workshops and mini-summits presented by community groups such as Gluster, oVirt, Yocto Project and more. These hands-on classroom training and professional development opportunities allow attendees to add educational events to their conference experience and to maximize travel plans for the coming year.
The Linux training courses are designed to give professionals the hands-on experience and advanced technical skills needed to thrive in their careers today. With all indicators showing an increasing demand for Linux talent, this program helps prepare new and veteran professionals for the best Linux jobs.
To view the 2013 onsite Linux training schedule, please visit: http://training.linuxfoundation.org/ways-to-train/linux-learning-events
New 100 Linux Tutorials Video Campaign to Build Collective Knowledge Base
In an effort to meet the increasing demand to learn Linux, The Linux Foundation today is also announcing a yearlong campaign to build a collective knowledge base for the operating system. The new 100 Linux Tutorials campaign is being hosted on Linux.com at http://video.linux.com and calls on both individuals and organizations from the community to share their knowledge in short Linux video tutorials. Linux.com is the primary resource and online destination for Linux users, developers and enthusiasts and hosts a variety of original content, including Linux tutorials, news analysis, product reviews and videos.
This video campaign is aimed at increasing access to Linux knowledge, removing barriers to learning Linux, and transferring expertise around the globe. The Linux Foundation invites Linux enthusiasts, developers and systems administrators to be part of this worldwide campaign to collect 100 Linux video tutorials on the Linux.com video forum, which anyone can access and learn with the click of a mouse.
To learn more about the campaign and submit a Linux video tutorial, please visit: https://video.linux.com/100-linux-tutorials
Special Early Bird Discounts for 2013 Events and Training
The Linux Foundation is offering a special promotion to those who want to commit early and book their registration for this year’s events and/or co-located training courses. These event and training offers will go quickly, so people who are interested are encouraged to register now.
“Our growing event schedule, Linux training opportunities and effort to build a collective knowledge base for Linux reflect the global demand for Linux knowledge, skills and collaboration,” said Jim Zemlin, executive director at The Linux Foundation. “As Linux moves from the server room to your mobile phone and to your car and your home, we are building our events and training programs to bring leaders from every area together to advance the operating system so that everyone contributing to the platform gets the most out of it.”
About The Linux Foundation
The Linux Foundation is a nonprofit consortium dedicated to fostering the growth of Linux. Founded in 2000, the organization sponsors the work of Linux creator Linus Torvalds and promotes, protects and advances the Linux operating system by marshaling the resources of its members and the open source development community. The Linux Foundation provides a neutral forum for collaboration and education by hosting Linux conferences, including LinuxCon, and generating original Linux research, Linux videos and content that advances the understanding of the Linux platform. Its web properties, including Linux.com, reach approximately two million people per month. The organization also provides extensive Linux training opportunities that feature the Linux kernel community’s leading experts as instructors.
Source: The Linux Foundation
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