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Looking around us in Awareness

As we come to the close of yet another active year in ict@innovation, its time to take stock again. This is the that time we must look back and take stock. Its the time to look at our successes and failures, at the lost opportunities and the challenges that we surmounted. Yet we must also take time to understand what is happening around us, so that we can encourage ourselves and move forward into the future without any fear.

Its been a momentous year for the FOSS community in Africa.

With the 3rd LPI ToT workshop coming to an end, now looking forward.

We just got back home after a great two weeks in Dar es Salaam. This was the biggest class with about 27 candidates sitting for the Exams 101 and 102. There is a great interest in FOSS from TZ, extending all the way to Zanzibar. I wish I had time to visit the University of Zanzibar.

3rd Linux Admin Training of Trainers workshop kicks off in Dar es Salaam

The 3rd Linux Admin Training of trainers workshop kicked off at the National Institute of Training (NIT) in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. The weather is splendid, slightly cloudy and the humidity is acceptable. This bustling port city on the shores of the Indian Ocean is the commercial capital of Tanzania, with the Government sitting at Dodoma in central Tanzania.

Gracing the opening session was Anne Breuer, the country coordinator at the GIZ East Africa office in Dar es Salaam.

Wanted: Training Consultants for the 3rd Regional Training of Trainers in East Africa

Application Deadline is 24th June, 2011.

  • Do you have over 3 years Linux System Administration Experience?

  • Do you have experience in training others on the LPIC, and/or are you part of a training institution?

The innovation continues - stopping spam while promoting the MDGs

Last Saturday I was able to make time to make a small presentation at the iHub in Nairobi, just in time for me to travel to Addis Ababa that evening where am now attending CODIST II. This was during the Ubuntu 11.04 launch party, which was sponsored by among others the Linux Professional Institute (East Africa).

The best Linux training ever

“Quite simply, the best Linux training ever.”

What defines a fantastic course?

When you learn something useful. When you make connections with fellow students. When the material inspires ideas. When you argue for hours about cron.


Linux Professional Institute (LPI) Proctor Training

e-Learning Africa Conference in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania


30th April 2011

Kenyan University to offer Linux Training

This story was done 6 year ago. It is good food for thought about how a private company/individual can partner with a University or learning institution - private or public, to offer Linux training and certification in a mutually profitable manner.

Second LPI Training of Trainers workshop kicks off in Johannesburg

The second Linux Admin Training of Trainers workshop for Southern Africa kicked off in Randburg, Johannesburg, on Monday, 20th February. This workshop is bringing together 17 participants from South Africa, Mozambique, Namibia, Zambia and Malawi. At the end of the two week training, the participants will be ready to sit the LPIC-1 exams which will be hosted here at the Randburg Youth Chamber of Commerce (Rycob) Technoprenuership centre.

Reflections on FOSS Certification in Africa

As we come to the close of the year, its always time to take stock. It has been an exciting year for ict@innovation, and especially for FOSS Certification. This year, the actual implementation of the FOSS Certification pillar was started. Just at a glance, I can say it was a positive start. The two main milestones were the development of the LPIC-1 training manual, which is now complete.


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