LinuxFest Northwest 2013

Bellingham, WA April 27th & 28th

Platinum Sponsors

Preparing for a Fantastic Career in Linux and Open Source

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A dual-edged HowTo Presentation focused on informing and assisting those preparing students to enter the Open Source Workforce, as well as those preparing to enter the field.

The increasing opportunity in the I.T. Workforce for making a career out of Linux and Open Source has gone critical in it's need for qualified and experienced System Administrators.  The presentation will show to successfully prepare students to enter this path, with solid and proven steps to take, tips, advice and lots of resources for students, career-changers and I.T. workers who want a career in Open Source, as well as those preparing them for their career.

This presentation will show how Linux and other Open Source technologies have clearly moved beyond the "Early Adopters" to the "Early Majority" phase, leading to increased demand for IT professionals and causing a rise in pay, benefits and career opportunities for qualified candidates.

This informative and inspiring session will help de-mystify the lucrative Open Source work environment, show concrete examples of how to counsel students to engage, get involved and begin to both provide value and experience the benefits of this massive and exciting area of employment. Included is a step-by-step process of how anyone with the right motivation and access to skills-development can get a job and make a career in the Open Source Workforce.



Session Time Slot(s): 

Sunday, April 28, 2013 - 13:30 to 14:20