Open Source Technology Skills

Mind The Gap An industry report on open source technology skills in the UK commissioned jointly by non-pro t IT industry bodies LPI, Future Cert and CompTIA, uncovers the depth of the challenge, and indicates that a stronger focus on skills certification could be part of the answer. To obtain a copy of the White[…]

Women in IT: Is hero culture an issue?

Last month ‘Women in IT’ advocate and all round amazing techy lady Andrea Goulet, director of US firm Corgybites, penned a guest blog article for us about ways tech companies could encourage more women to the workplace. It was called The Surprising Strength of Vulnerability (you can read it here) and it provoked plenty of[…]

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Our vision for Linux training over the next 25 years

During October we have celebrated the 25th anniversary of the first Linux Kernel release, and to coincide with this, we are releasing our mission statement for the next 25 years. This anniversary year is a great time to reflect both on the huge growth and success of Linux, as well as the challenges ahead and[…]

Linux: 101… our basic introduction to Linux

We’ve taken this opportunity during National Coding Week, which is bringing IT skills into the wider consciousness, to do a quick and simple, beginners guide to Linux and what it’s used for. We should start off by saying, training in Linux is not learning code. Linux is an Open Source operating system (as we will[…]

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25 Fun and Fast Facts about Linux (plus 5 reasons to get Certified)

As you know, all through August we have been celebrating the 25th anniversary of Linux. We’ve been talking about the best uses for Linux around the world over the last 25 years, and asking you your thoughts – we’ve even been running our competition to adopt Polly the Penguin! To round off the celebrations, we’ve[…]

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Happy birthday Linux – win a penguin!

Linux fans are being encouraged to share their thoughts on ‘amazing uses for Linux around the world’ to be in with a chance to adopt Poppy the Penguin for a year. To celebrate the 25th anniversary of Linux, Future Cert, the UK and Ireland’s representative for the LPI (Linux Professional Institute) is asking everyone to[…]