Linux Foundation Announces New Android and MeeGo Developer Training Courses

New Linux Foundation courses reflect increasing demand for mobile and embedded Linux expertise

SAN FRANCISCO, February 1, 2011 – The Linux Foundation, the nonprofit organization dedicated to accelerating the growth of Linux, today announced six new training courses dedicated to the development of Linux-based mobile operating systems Android and MeeGo.

Linux has become the dominant operating system (OS) for mobile and embedded computing devices, and Android and MeeGo today represent two of the leading platforms in this market. Android is the leading OS for smartphones in the United States and powers millions of phones around the globe. MeeGo is providing the foundation for next-generation computing devices, from mobile PCs and netbooks to tablets and mediaphones, connected TVs and in-vehicle infotainment systems.

The Android and MeeGo developer courses will help meet new demands for Linux training and help to fill open positions at a variety of The Linux Foundation’s member companies. These courses will give professionals lucrative job skills while helping to advance Linux in this space.

The Linux Foundation’s Training Program consists of corporate, custom, compliance, virtual and in-person courses. It also includes a free training webinar series. Built in collaboration with the Linux Foundation’s Technical Advisory Board (TAB), which comprises leading maintainers from the Linux community, the Training Program provides a vendor-neutral, technically advanced learning opportunity.

“We continue to see unprecedented demand for Linux expertise from our members and the industry at large. The Linux Foundation Training Program gives professionals a unique learning opportunity to build their resume with the most sought-after skills,” said Jim Zemlin, executive director at The Linux Foundation. “We’re happy to be able to offer Android and MeeGo developer training to equip professionals with the best skills to further their careers and to accelerate development efforts of Linux in the mobile computing market.”

To help kick off the new series of courses, The Linux Foundation is offering a MeeGo-specific course at its Linux Foundation Annual Collaboration Summit (http://events.linuxfoundation.org/events/collaboration-summit). The first 20 people to register for the following class by March 1, 2011 will receive a special invitation to also attend all three days of the Collaboration Summit, which is an exclusive, invitation-only event usually reserved for members and the Linux development community.

LF361: Hands-on Approach to MeeGo Internals and OBS Build System
http://training.linuxfoundation.org/courses/meego/building-meego

Additional new courses include:

Android Developer Courses
LF329: Introduction to Android
http://training.linuxfoundation.org/courses/android-developer/introduction-to-android

LF315: Android Internals
http://training.linuxfoundation.org/courses/android-developer/android-internals

LF295: Android Bootcamp
http://training.linuxfoundation.org/courses/android-developer/android-bootcamp

MeeGo Developer Courses
LF363: Portable Application Development for MeeGo Devices
http://training.linuxfoundation.org/courses/meego/portable-application-development-for-meego-devices

LF273: MeeGo Training for Non-Developers
http://training.linuxfoundation.org/courses/meego/meego-training-for-non-developers

For more information on The Linux Foundation’s Training Program, including custom onsite training packages, please visit our Linux training website.

About The Linux Foundation
The Linux Foundation is a nonprofit consortium dedicated to fostering the growth of Linux. Founded in 2007, the organization sponsors the work of Linux creator Linus Torvalds and promotes, protects and advances the Linux operating system by marshaling the resources of its members and the open source development community. The Linux Foundation provides a neutral forum for collaboration and education by hosting technical events, including LinuxCon, and generating original Linux research and content that advances the understanding of the Linux platform. Its web properties, including Linux.com, reach approximately two million people per month. The organization also provides extensive Linux training opportunities that feature the Linux kernel community’s leading experts as instructors. Follow The Linux Foundation on Twitter.

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