Linux Foundation Kicks off Training Program

Mar 02, 2009

The Linux Foundation, which sponsors the work of creator Linus Torvalds, is now providing a developer training program to be introduced at the Annual Collaboration Summit.

The new training program starts off with three classes on driver and application development, and kernel debugging and performance. The courses will take place at the Linux Foundation's Annual Collaboration Summit in San Francisco (April 8-10, 2009), but begin earlier on April 6 for two days (see the event notice for details). Additional in-person courses are planned for the Linux End User Summit and LinuxCon in cities throughout the U.S. (dates yet to be determined), and as in-house seminars customized for companies. The three classes at the Collaboration Summit cost US$ 1,100 each and include two days of training, course material, continental breakfast and meals at breaks, and an attendee pass to the conference.

The motive behind the training, according to the foundation, is the increasing number of freelance programmers in the Linux and Open Source sector. Industries themselves are showing higher numbers of posted Linux-related jobs, up by more than 1400% since 2006. The foundation plans to address this growth through the training and thus "provide the tools for a new generation of programmers."

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