|FROM ||Ruben Safir
|SUBJECT ||Subject: [NYLXS - HANGOUT] Training Scholarships
What does a file system engineer living in Minnesota have in common with
a woman from Uganda working on maintaining Linux systems and a research
and computing scientist working at a medical university? They were among
the five Linux Training Scholarship winners in 2013.
Now in its fourth year, the Linux training scholarships from The Linux
Foundation have become highly-sought honors by many of the most talented
up-and-coming Linux pro's in the world. With nearly 700 submissions
received last year we're very excited to review this year's applicants
in September (the submission deadline is Sept 2).
The Linux Training Scholarship Program is one of the ways we're working
to increase access to Linux education. This program is designed to
provide funds to developers, IT professionals and students who show
interest and promise in building Linux careers, but who otherwise do not
have the ability to attend Linux Foundation training courses.
Additionally, we announced new training partners earlier this year who
are helping make Linux Foundation training materials available to more
people in more areas around the world. And, in March we introduced the
first-ever Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) Intro to Linux with edX,
which began August 1. With more than 230,000 people signed up to take
the course, we know more than ever that there is a strong demand to
Not only do young people and mid-career professionals alike know the
value of Linux knowledge, but employers are seeking it out. Our 2014
Linux Jobs Report showed that 93 percent of managers surveyed planned to
make Linux hires this year. But 90 percent also reported finding that
talent is difficult, which is a five-point increase since 2012. It's
getting more difficult to find qualified Linux pro's.
We hope the programs we've put in place can help. Please share the Linux
Training Scholarship details with your friends, families and colleagues
and look for opportunities through the Linux Foundation and others to
demonstrate your know-how.