The Living Open Source Foundation is collaborating with The Polytechnic campus to host the first of it’s kind Malawi Linux Event in Blantyre City, from December 11th-13th at the venue ICT, ODL and Business Centre Blantyre campus, Malawi.
370 Students introduced to open source
Alina Swietochowska opened the event to welcome 370 students to the 3 day training event.
During this event the students are introduced to open source and how the Living Open Source Foundation helps to stimulate the growth of local economies by enabling people to develop themselves as experts in the area of Open Source Software.
Learning and connecting
The program of the event is all about transferring open source knowledge and taking the first steps for creating a local open source community.
Sander van Vugt delivers Linux Foundation Certified System Administrator training sessions to teach Linux system administration and prepare the students for the LFCS exam.
ITGilde (Pieter Izeboud), Living Open Source Foundation Zambia (Santos Venter Chibenga and Edwin Zimba) also join the event to enable local Malawians Tech Professionals and DevOps professionals to work with the Living Open Source network.
Thank you Living Open Source supporters!
This event can only be organized thanks to our volunteers, donors and sponsors.
Last year the foundation has received support from various organizations and individuals who sympathize with the foundation’s mission.
A HUGE thanks to any one who has contributed in some way.
With a special thanks to the Linux Foundation who provided 100 free exam vouchers for students to take the exam and start a career in open source as a Linux Foundation Certified System Administrator.
Support Living Open Source
Help us supporting local talent in African countries to start a professional career and help local economies to accelerate by using the free of use open source software.
Some suggestions how you can help:
1. Sponsor an event
Get in front of the Living Open Source Audience and receive free tickets for the Living Open Source event.
Scheduled events in 2020 are in Rwanda, Cameroon and Nigeria.
More information about sponsor packages: firstname.lastname@example.org
Your gifts will be used to cover the personal expenses of participants in training events in order to make it possible for talent from remote locations to travel in, be lodged and eat and drink.
Ask your accountant about making tax-deductible donations.
Bank account: NL63 RABO 0341 2923 54, Bank account holder name: Stichting Living Open Source
BIC (SWIFT): RABONL2U
3. Hire Sander van Vugt, profit goes to Living Open Source Foundation
Get Linux expertise from Sander van Vugt such as on-site training, consultancy or anything that helps you forward and let Living Open Source Foundation profit from your investment.
To explore opportunities mail to email@example.com
4. Become a friend of Living Open Source Foundation
Becoming our friend is easy. Talk to your friends and contacts in your network about us and find ways to support the Living Open Source Foundation like organizing free publicity, free advertisement etc.. If you are interested in supporting our mission, we would love to connect with you and your connections are invaluable to us to spread the word and the good work.
5. Attend the special training sessions organized by Sander van Vugt (or organize one yourself)
On a regular basis Sander van Vugt organizes online and onsite training sessions for which all registration fees are donated to the foundation.
The first upcoming onsite training session is a 1 day training Introduction to Kubernetes on January 6th. Enroll today as seats are limited.