The Linux Foundation, the nonprofit organization dedicated to accelerating the growth of Linux, has announced the Linux Foundation Training Program. The Linux server market is predicted to reach $50 billion in three years, and the embedded and mobile Linux markets continue to explode, which increases the demand for developers and users with Linux expertise.
The Linux Foundation, the nonprofit organization dedicated to
accelerating the growth of Linux, has announced the Linux Foundation
Training Program, which will kick off with courses taught at the Linux
Foundation's Annual Collaboration Summit April 8-10 in San Francisco.
The effort comes at a time when developers in other sectors are
being cut from work rosters and laid off due to the recession. Yet the
Linux server market is predicted to reach $50 billion in three years,
and the embedded and mobile Linux markets continue to explode, Linux
Foundation officials said.
In fact, the freelance marketplace Odesk recently reported that the
number of Linux-related jobs posted on its boards has increased more
than 1,400 percent since 2006. The Linux Foundation's Training Program
will help meet this demand for industry and provide the tools for a new
generation of programmers.
"We've received consistent feedback from companies worldwide that
the rising number of Linux deployments is putting new demands on a
talent pool that needs more Linux-related developers," said Jim Zemlin,
executive director at the Linux Foundation. "We believe the Linux
Foundation can provide a vendor-neutral forum in which students can
learn from the community's most influential contributors in order to
drive their careers in more lucrative directions."
Built in concert with its Technical Advisory Board -- which
comprises leading maintainers from the Linux community -- the Linux
Foundation's Training Program will feature courses taught by some of
the community developers. The Linux Foundation's Training program will
be vendor-neutral. The Training Program will debut with the following
classes: Essential Linux Device Driver Development Skills,
Creating Applications for Linux and Kernel Debugging and Performance.
The Training Program will consist of in-person courses at the Linux
Foundation's events, including its Collaboration Summit, End User
Summit and LinuxCon, in-person classes in cities around the United
States and onsite, custom courses for companies that want to ensure
their developer core remains current.
Students who register for these first program offerings will get an
automatic attendee pass for the Collaboration Summit. For more details,
please visit: http://events.linuxfoundation.org/training.