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Wednesday, September 13 • 11:00am - 11:40am
Growing Open Source Talent via Certification - Clyde Seepersad, The Linux Foundation

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Open source software has traditionally relied on individuals taking the initiative to become a developer or a user. The expectation was that people would 'teach themselves' and use fora such as IRC to get advice. In today's world of rapid adoption we need a better way. This session shows how performance based certification programs can contribute to the growth of the technical talent pool for open source projects. It will draw on the experience gained by The Linux Foundation over the past few years in developing programs for Linux, Cloud Foundry, Kuberetes, Node.js and OpenStack.

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Clyde Seepersad

General Manager, Training, The Linux Foundation
Clyde Seepersad leads the training & certification arms of The Linux Foundation. Over the past decade Clyde has held leadership positions in the education space, including head of operations at 360training.com and as a senior executive with Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. Previously, Clyde... Read More →

Wednesday September 13, 2017 11:00am - 11:40am PDT
Plaza III