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As Tech Jobs Increase, Linux Skills Top Priority List for Hiring Managers

US News & World Report recently published its annual ranking of the world's "100 Best Jobs," which orders the best occupations by demand, salary and employment rate, among other factors. For the very first time, Software Developer ranked #1 on the list, and systems administrator positions, from computer systems analyst to database administrator and more, ranked among the top 20.

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How Linux Foundation Events Have Evolved

Today we released our 2014 global event schedule. Back in 2007, we created The Linux Foundation Collaboration Summit because I could see a unique opportunity to bring together the developers, industry leaders and end users (largely from the enterprise) who were creating this thing we called Linux.

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A New Open Cloud Directory: Free Whitepaper

As the Foundation for the operating system for the cloud and organizer of the CloudOpen conferences, we frequently get requests from members, investors and analysts for a guidebook for the open cloud: something detailing who are the top open source cloud projects, who are the top contributors and how to find them. We were asked so often for this that Jennifer Cloer and I decided to produce a white paper available to all. 

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Google and IBM Team Up to Work On Next Generation Data Center Technology

Earlier this week, Google, IBM, Mellanox, NVIDIA and Tyan announced plansto form the OpenPOWER Consortium – "an open development alliance based on IBM's POWER microprocessor architecture." According to the release, the Consortium will collaborate on both hardware and software to build out new hyperscale and cloud data centers.   
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LinuxCon Program Announced: Join the Most Technical Mardi Gras Parade In History

I’m pleased to announce the schedules for LinuxCon and CloudOpen happening this September in New Orleans. We had more submissions than ever and narrowing them down was probably the most difficult process we’ve ever had. And yes we will have a parade from the conference to one of the parties; I bet it will have more C developers marching than any other Mardi Gras parade in history.

The full schedule can be found here.

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New Linux Training Courses Address OpenStack, Enterprise Automation Needs

It's graduation season and every day there are articles about the shortage of computer scientists. This includes a shortage of entry-level engineers, but also experienced SysAdmins, IT Architects and DevOps professionals in the enterprise IT market, especially as the market is undergoing a shift to cloud and highly automated IT environments.

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New Paper: How Engineering Leaders Can Use the Yocto Project to Solve Complex Problems

Last month we held the 7th Annual Collaboration Summit and as usual, there was a lot of interest in The Yocto Project.

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Join Us For the KVM End User Technical Summit at the New York Stock Exchange

KVM and open virtualization are being rapidly adopted as end users look for lower-cost, enterprise hypervisors. One the major use cases for KVM is to virtualize and consolidate Linux workloads, and the pre-integration of KVM in major Linux distributions makes it easy for Linux enterprise endusers to adopt KVM. 

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Announcing Outreach Program for Women Internships for the Linux Kernel: Please Apply

I am pleased to announce The Linux Foundation is funding three Linux kernel internships through the Outreach Program for Women administered by the GNOME Foundation. These internships have a $5,000 stipend and come with a $500 travel grant to attend and speak at LinuxCon this fall. This is a great opportunity to work with a mentor and get started with kernel development, which as many articles report, is a great way to land a high-paying job. 

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