[announce] NYC*BUG Tonight
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Wed Aug 5 09:07:33 EDT 2009
Tonight Dru Lavigne will be speaking about the BSD Certification Group,
plus there will be an SME session on Sunday for those interested in
contributing to the exam.
Also, registration is open for EuroBSDCon 2009, September 18-20, at
Cambridge University in Britain.
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August 05, 2009, Wednesday
BSD Certification: A Case Study in Open Source Community
6:45 pm, Suspenders Restaurant
Since their heydey in the 1990s, IT certifications have gained a bad
rap. They are often perceived as money making machines for large
companies, havens for braindumps, and certificates which aren`t worth
the paper they are written on. We are all familiar with how open source
is revolutionizing the proprietary software industry. Open source also
has the potential to revolutionize the proprietary certification
industry, and the BSD community is leading the way.
This talk will introduce the BSD Certification Group and their effort to
create and maintain certifications that effectively assess the skills of
BSD system administrators. It will provide an update on BSD
certification, some of the lessons learned along the way, and principles
other open source communities can use to provide their own certifications.
Dru Lavigne is founder and current chair of the BSD Certification Group.
She is a sysadmin, technical trainer, author of BSD Hacks and The Best
of FreeBSD Basics, maintainer of @bsdevents, board member of the FreeBSD
Foundation, and editor of the Open Source Business Resource. She has
been actively involved in the BSD community since 1997.
If you missed the exam, we will look to coordinate another session after
the SME session on Sunday.
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August 09, 2009, Sunday
BSDA Angoff Session
Call for BSD Certification Group Subject Matter Experts (SME)
Are you a working sysadmin?
Do you manage other sysadmins?
Want to help the BSD Certification Group?
If so, bring your laptop and come join us from 10 am to 2 pm on August 9
to help improve the BSDA exam. RSVP chair AT bsdcertification DOT org
for exact downtown Manhattan event location.
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