Linux Training Scholarships
This week we’ll temporarily skew from Security related items to relay an announcement by The Linux Foundation. As you might imagine The Linux Foundation is a non-profit entity whose sole mission in life is fostering the growth of Linux. On June 6th The Linux Foundation announced they will award training scholarships and host a Linux Learners’ student day at LinuxCon designed to train the developers who will shape the next 20 years of computing.
According to the Linux Foundation’s media release these scholarships will be awarded “to computer science students and Linux developers who show incredible promise for helping to shape the future of Linux but do not otherwise have the ability to attend Linux Foundation training courses.”
Each scholarship will include the cost of a single training course offered by the Linux Foundation. These courses are available online, in-class at various locations around the world or through training workshops. This is significant because it signals the recognition, future Linux growth requires a healthy developer ecosystem. After all what is a computer without applications? ~not much! Therefore if Linux is to thrive over the next 20 years, it will require an army of developers imagining the next great killer Linux application.
In addition they’ve announced Students can attend Linux Learners’ Day for free when they register for LinuxCon at the discounted student rate of $100. To review the program and register to attend Linux Learners’ Day, please visit: http://events.linuxfoundation.org/events/linuxcon/student-program
Scholarship applicants are invited to fill out a brief submission form online at: http://training.linuxfoundation.org/linuxtrainingscholarships Submissions are due by 11:55 p.m. PT on July 12, 2011 and will be reviewed by The Linux Foundation. Recipients will be notified late July or early August, just prior to LinuxCon.
Here are example courses offered by the Linux Foundation:
- Embedded Linux Development
- Embedded Linux Development: A Crash Course
- Embedded Linux Development with Yocto Project/OpenEmbedded
- Developing Device Drivers
- Linux Kernel Internals and Debugging
- Developing Applications for Linux
- Developing with Git
- Introduction to Linux for Developers
- How to Participate in the Linux Community