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Wanted: Training Consultants for the 2nd Regional Training of Trainers in South Africa

Wanted: LPI Trainers of Trainers for the FOSS Certification pillar of the ict@innovation project

Application Deadline is 21
st December, 2010.

Wanted: Training participants for the second regional Training of Trainers for LPI in Southern Africa

CALL FOR PARTICIPANTS

Second Regional Training of Trainers for Linux Professional Institute (LPI) Level 1 for Southern Africa (Code: LToT2)


DEADLINE OF APPLICATION:

5th December 2010

Linux administration training of trainers

FIRST ICT@INNOVATION LINUX SYSTEM ADMINISTRATION (LPI) TRAINING OF TRAINERS TAKES OFF IN NAIROBI

ict@innovation's first regional training of trainers course on Linux system administration has taken off in Nairobi. The training which started on Monday, 1st November, brings together about 20 participants from across the East African region, that is Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania and Ethiopia.

The ict@nnovation LPIC-1 Training Guide - coming soon

lpic_material_workshop_s.jpgAfter a very busy week at the Strathmore University in Nairobi, a small group of 7 African Linux experts made probable History by producing the first LPIC training manual done in Africa, by Africans. In the group was a veteran Linux and Unix Engineer and writer from the UK, Dr Chris Brown.

Wanted: Training participants for the first Regional LPIC-1 Training of Trainers

CALL FOR PARTICIPANTS

First Regional Training of Trainers for Linux Professional Institute (LPI) Level 1 for East Africa (Code: LToT1)

Second Regional training of Trainers for Linux Professional Institute (LPI) Level 1 for Southern Africa (Code: LToT2)


DEADLINE OF APPLICATION:

22nd September 2010 for Eastern African participants

5th December 2010 for Southern African participants

Wanted: Learning material developers and training consultants for LPI

Wanted: LPI training manuals development consultants and Trainers of Trainers for the FOSS Certification pillar of the ict@innovation project

Application Deadline is 27th August, 2010.

LAYING A FIRM FOUNDATION TO PROMOTE FOSS IN AFRICA

Many people wonder why we need to carry out advocacy activities targeted at Government policy when it comes to promoting FOSS. Those whose interests are put on the line by the rapid march of FOSS argue that we should let the government decide for itself what kind of software it will use in its departments. They say that if government should develop and adopt FOSS policy, then it will be going against the principles of having a level playing field.

Lessons from Idleo4

In my wildest dreams, I never thought that I would ever get to sit down with Jon ¨maddog¨ Hall over breakfast and discuss open source. This happened during the just concluded Idelo4 conference in Accra, Ghana. I was totally blown away by his humility, taking into consideration that he is one of the foremost open source evangelists in the world. I got to discuss many issues with him and his presentations at the conference were extremely inspiring. In terms of the Idlelo being a time and place for the open source community to refresh and refuel, this one was way up there.

The challenge of promoting FOSS in Africa

I have been involved in FOSS advocacy in Kenya for the last 7 years. My love affair with FOSS started when I was looking for a content management system (CMS) for a sports portal I was proposing to develop back in 2003. I looked around and what I saw was not impressive. The figures that were being quoted for applications like octigon were basically far out of reach for me as i was just starting out in my consulting business (BTW, just google that name and see what happened to them).

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