[Semibug] Jon "Maddog" Hall talk on LPI Certification

Jonathan Drews jondrews at fastmail.com
Mon Jul 17 14:08:42 EDT 2023

SEMI-bug will have a presentation on July 18th at 1900 hours EDT, by
John "Maddog" Hall, about the Linux Professional Institute.
The Jitsi URL is:


Title: The Linux Professional Institute and you

Abstract:  Founded in 1999, the Linux Professional Institute (lpi.org)
is a non-profit that is dedicated to improving the professional landscape
of Free and Open Source Software.

This talk will discuss how certificates are different from a university
training, why LPI is different from other certifications, how the
certifications are developed and why they may be the best path for
many people.

About Jon "Maddog" Hall:

During his career in commercial computing which started in 1969 (over
a half-century ago), Mr. Hall has been a programmer, systems designer,
systems administrator, product manager, technical marketing manager,
educator, author, CEO and consultant.

Mr. Hall has worked for such companies as Western Electric Corporation,
Aetna Life and Casualty, Bell Laboratories, Digital Equipment Corp.,
VA Linux Systems, IBM, SGI, Futura Networks (Campus Party) and Linaro
as well as being a private consultant for other companies.

Mr Hall has worked on many systems, both proprietary and open, having
concentrated on Unix systems since 1980 and Linux systems since 1994
(over a quarter century ago), when he first met Linus Torvalds and
correctly recognized the commercial importance of Linux and Free and
Open Source Software.  Mr.  Hall served, and continues to serve, as
the Executive Director of Linux International.

Needless to say, this should be a really good presentation.

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