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Free training webinars feature Linux luminaries

Jan 26, 2010 — by Eric Brown — from the LinuxDevices Archive — 1 views

The Linux Foundation announced a free webinar series on topics ranging from Linux administration to performance tuning. The Linux Training Webinar Series will launch with a webinar on Linux contributions on March 1 by Jon Corbet, while future sessions feature Linux Foundation technical advisory board (TAB) members and leading community developers.

The Linux Training Webinar Series is developed in conjunction with the Linux Foundation (LF) Training Program (see farther below) and the LF's TAB, which comprises leading kernel maintainers from the Linux community. The webinars feature speakers from the TAB, as well as other "notable technical leaders from the Linux community," says the nonprofit Linux advocacy organization. Confirmed webinars are said to include:

  • "An Introduction to Git," by kernel maintainer and TAB chair James Bottomley
  • "Linux System Troubleshooting and Tuning" and "Linux Administration 101," by Linux author and community manager Joe "Zonker" Brockmeier (pictured at right)
  • "How to Work with the Linux community," by editor and kernel developer Jon Corbet (pictured below, left)
  • "A Linux Filesystem Overview," by kernel developer Christoph Hellwig
  • "Btrfs: An Intro and Update" to the new file system for Linux, by project lead and TAB member Chris Mason
  • "Linux Performance Tuning," by North America's first kernel developer Ted Ts'o (pictured below, right)

The webinar series is said to complement the LF's Training Program, which now offers classes in Boston, London, Ottawa, San Francisco, Sydney, Tokyo, and Washington, D.C. The program provides a vendor-neutral, technically advanced learning opportunity, says the LF.

The Linux Foundation also today published its Winter/Spring 2010 course catalog for its training sessions. New course offerings available in the training program are said to include embedded Linux, Linux device drivers, kernel internals and debugging, application development, performance and tuning, and Git essentials.

Some of the classes are co-located with the organization's 2010 events. These include the invitation-only Collaboration Summit, to be held on Apr. 14-16 in San Francisco, and the open LinuxCon conference.

In addition to offering Linux training, the LF recently launched a jobs site devoted to Linux. Hosted on Linux.con, the Linux Jobs Board is free to job-seekers and charges potential employers $100 for 15 days of postings, and $200 for 30 days. The LF also offers a tie-in with the JobThread Network, which charges additional fees to reach 50 niche publishing sites.

Stated Jim Zemlin, executive director at the Linux Foundation, "All industry research points to the fact that demand for Linux talent is outpacing the supply. Our training program helps this by providing highly-technical training that provides job seekers with the skills they need to both grow their careers and advance the increasingly competitive Linux platform."


Free registration is available now for the initial Mar. 1 webinar by Jon Corbet on Linux contributions, here. The Linux Foundation has not yet posted specific times for the event, nor has it published dates or times for the future webinar events.

More information on the LF's training program may be found here.

The LF has opened a call for participation for the invitation-only Collaboration Summit, to be held Apr. 14-16 at the Hotel Kabuki in San Francisco. More information may be found here. The event is being co-located with the CE Linux Forum (CELF) Embedded Linux Conference scheduled for Apr. 12-14 at the same venue. The call for presentations is open for the CELF show, here.

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