Top 5 Linux Foundation Webinars of 2016

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This was an exciting year for webinars at The Linux Foundation! Our topics ranged from network hardware virtualization to Microsoft Azure to container security and open source automotive, and members of the community tuned in from almost every corner of the globe. The following are the top 5 Linux Foundation webinars of 2016:

  1. Getting Started with OpenStack

  2. No More Excuses: Why you Need to Get Certified Now

  3. Getting Started with Raspberry Pi

  4. Hyperledger: Blockchain Technologies for Business

  5. Security Top 5: How to keep hackers from eating your Linux machine

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Getting Started with OpenStack

Original Air Date: February 25, 2016

Cloud computing software represents a change to the enterprise production environment from a collection of closed, proprietary software to open source software. OpenStack has become the leader in Cloud software supported and used by small and large companies alike. In this session, guest speaker Tim Serewicz addressed the most common OpenStack questions and concerns including:

  • I think I need it but where do I even start?

  • What are the problems that OpenStack solves?

  • History & Growth of OpenStack: Where’s it been and where is it going?

  • What are the hurdles?

  • What are the sore points?

  • Why is it worth the effort?

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No More Excuses: Why you Need to Get Certified Now

Original Air Date: June 9, 2016

According to the 2016 Open Source Jobs Report, 76% of open source professionals believe that certifications are useful for their careers. This webinar session focused on tips, tactics, and practical advice to help professionals build the confidence to take the leap to commit to, schedule, and pass their next certification exam. This session, covered:

  • How certifications can help you reach your career goals

  • Which certification is right for you: Linux Foundation Certified SysAdmin or Certified Engineer?

  • Strategies to thoroughly prepare for the exam

  • How to avoid common exam mistakes

  • The ins and outs of the performance certification process to boost your exam confidence

  • And more…

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Getting Started with the Raspberry Pi

Original Air Date: December 14, 2016

Maybe you bought a Raspberry Pi a year or two ago and never got around to using it. Or you built something interesting once, but now there’s a new Pi and new add-ons, and you want to know if they could make your project even better? The Raspberry Pi has grown from its original purpose as a teaching tool to become the tiny computer of choice for many makers, allowing those with varied Linux and hardware experience to have a fully functional computer the size of a credit card powering their ideas. Regardless of where you are in Pi experience, this session with guest speaker Ruth Suehle, had some great tricks for getting the most out of the Raspberry Pi and showcased dozens of great projects to get you inspired.

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Hyperledger: Blockchain Technologies for Business

Original Air Date: December 1, 2016

Curious about the foundations of distributed ledger technologies, smart contracts, and other components that comprise the modern blockchain technology stack? In this session, guest speaker Dan O’Prey from Digital Asset, provided an overview of the Hyperledger Project at The Linux Foundation, the main use cases and requirements for the technology for commercial applications, as well as an overview on the history and projects in the Hyperledger umbrella and how you can get involved.

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Security Top 5: How to keep hackers from eating your Linux machine

Original Air Date: November 15, 2016

There is nothing a hacker likes more than a tasty Linux machine available on the Internet. In this session, a professional pentester talked tactics, tools and methods that hackers use to invade your space. Learn the 5 easiest ways to keep them out, and know if they have made it in. The majority of the session focused on answering audience questions from both advanced security professionals and those just starting in security.

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