Win a Linux training course in 300 words or less

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Attention Linux developers: If you’ve ever wanted to take a class with the Linux Foundation but have been held back by enrollment costs, then here’s your chance to win a scholarship.

The Linux Foundation is now accepting entries for its annual Linux Training Scholarship Program, which will cover the registration fees for a Linux training course. One winner will be selected from each of the following five categories:

  • Whiz Kids: High school or college grads already familiar with Linux but who want to prepare for their career with extra training. Applicants must be 18 years or older.
  • Women in Linux: Women who have demonstrated leadership or want to take initiative in creating opportunities for themselves or other women in Linux.
  • SysAdmin Super Stars: SysAdmins who have already begun using Linux in their workplace but want to take their work to the next level with additional training.
  • Developer Do-Gooder: Developers who use Linux for good and who are looking to expand that good work while enhancing their Linux skills.
  • Linux Kernel Guru: Individuals who have already contributed to the Linux kernel community and show promise of becoming a Linux maintainer.

Winners will be selected, in part, based on need, but also based on demonstrating an interest in Linux and open source software. The Foundation hopes to find developers who want to contribute to advancement of the Linux operating system and help influence its future.

To enter the contest, head over to the Foundation’s website and describe your experience using or developing Linux in 300 words or less. You’ll also be asked to write about how you anticipate using the knowledge you gain from the training course. Submissions are due by midnight PT on July 23, 2013.

Ginny Hamilton was a community manager for, an online publication and community focused on how CIOs and IT leaders create business value through information technology. A former journalist, Ginny is passionate about local politics, journalism, technology, and social media.

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Thanks for publicizing this scholarship. This is a great opportunity for high school seniors interested in IT careers and open source software!

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