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First regional training of trainers for LPI Certification in East Africa

Location

Strathmore University
Ole Sangale Road
Nairobi
Kenya
The first regional LPI training of trainers for East Africa will be held from 1st November to 12th November 2010. This training will bring together about 2o participants who will undergo a rigorous selection process. This will culminate with LPI exams on the 13th November. These exams will be open to the general public
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LPI materials development workshop

Location

Strathmore University
Ole Sangale Road
Nairobi
Kenya
The materials development workshop for the LPI certification will take place at Strathmore University in Nairobi. This is essentially the first step towards the support in increasing the number of fully certified Linux system administrators in the East African region under ict@innovation. The goal of this workshop is to come up with up to date and open training manuals that will be used by our trainers to support their training efforts in their countries. The material will be placed online for ease of access.
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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

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.

Idlelo 4 conference in Accra, Ghana

The Idlelo conference on FOSS and the Digital Commons took place from May 17th – May 21st, 2010 in  Accra, Ghana. The IDLELO Conference, themed „Development with Ownership“, is a premier international forum on Free and Open Source Software in Africa and is therefore an especially important event for any ICT programme. It presents the opportunity to discuss new issues, tackle complex problems and find advanced enabling solutions able to shape new trends in FOSS and related technologies on the African continent.

Linux Admin trainers

This group is meant for experienced Linux users who intend to participate in this project as trainers. There are two categories in this group, which will both work together.

The first category is the Linux Power users who have already been delivering training on Linux, most likely leading to a certification like LPI or Red Hat etc. These individuals will participate in our training of trainers where we will deliver training to increase the number of Linux trainers in the target countries. Their level of experience is 5 years and above with Linux

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.

ict@innovation @ IDLELO

This years Idlelo conference on FOSS and the Digital Commons is taking place from  May 17th – May 21st, 2010 in  Accra, Ghana. The IDLELO Conference, themed „Development with Ownership“, is a premier international forum on Free and Open Source Software in Africa and is therefore an especially important event for any ICT programme. It presents the opportunity to discuss new issues, tackle complex problems and find advanced enabling solutions able to shape new trends in FOSS and related technologies on the African continent.

FOSS training Institutions

This group consists of organizations and institutions that offer FOSS training. This may be training in Linux and Linux certification like LPI, Red hat etc. There are also other FOSS trainings like OpenICDL, PHP, MySQL, Python etc.

If your organization is interested in participating in our project with the intention of offering trainings on open source, then we encourage you to join this group so that you can keep up with the discussions and plans.

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