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There's no such thing as "just a Linux sysadmin," which is what makes Linux professionals so incredibly valuable. We've all been hearing that the demand for Linux professionals is "at its highest ever!!!" for years. In recent years, though, it hasn't just been Linux nuts like me saying it. You may... Read more
3 comments Posted 5 Jun 2014 by Shawn Powers Feed
open source on the job
If you work in an organization that isn’t focused on development, where computer systems are used to support other core business functions, getting management buy-in for the use of open source can be tricky. Here's how I negotiated with my boss and my team to get them to accept and try open source... Read more
27 comments Posted 12 May 2014 by Robin Isard Feed
OpenStack jobs
Whether you love living in the cloud or still cling to your desktop applications whenever possible, it has become increasingly clear in recent years that the cloud is where computing is headed. And if you’re seeking to keep your skills relevant to the IT jobs of today, and tomorrow, understanding... Read more
4 comments Posted 13 Mar 2014 by Jason Baker (Red Hat) Feed
Open source lessons for life
For most students, an internship presents a major opportunity to learn and grow in a real-world environment. Interns who join an open source company or project also seem to learn a lot about themselves along the way. Recently, I asked some former Red Hat interns—both newly hired and long-time Red... Read more
2 comments Posted 30 Jan 2014 by Rebecca Fernandez (Red Hat) Feed
CodeDoor: get a job based on your contributions to open source
One night, after reading the Who’s Hiring Freelance thread on HackerNews, I decided there had to be a more efficient way to match programmers with freelance jobs. While sites like oDesk and eLance are general-purpose marketplaces for freelance workers, they seem to have more of an emphasis on price... Read more
8 comments Posted 3 Dec 2013 by Ronnie Cheng Feed
What I've learned the open source way
During my second year at Shreemati Nathibai Damodar Thackersey (SNDT) Women's University, the first of its kind in India as well as in South-East Asia, I attended a workshop on Python and Orca by Krishnakant Mane. My classmates and I were novices to free and open source software (FOSS) and... Read more
0 comments Posted 25 Apr 2013 by Trupti Rajesh Kini Feed
Event report
For an audience composed primarily of open source programmers, developers, and system administrators gathered at SouthEast LinuxFest, Robin Miller's message might be tough to swallow. "You cannot be a 'Linux sysadmin' in today's world," he said. "Not if you want to maximize your income and job... Read more
2 comments Posted 12 Jun 2012 by Bryan Behrenshausen (Red Hat) Feed