First Ethiopia Linux Event: May 31-June 04, 2021!

The Living Open Source Foundation and Addis Ababa Science and Technology University are hosting the first Linux Training Event in Ethiopia from May 31st to June 04, 2021. The training leads are Patrick Swartz from SUSE, Santos Venter Chibenga and Bill Sangiwa of Living Open Source Africa. The venue for the training is: Red Carpet Training Hall, Addis Ababa Science and Technology University. The event will enable local Ethiopians open source and devops professionals to get trained Linux fundamentals, have opportunity to become Linux Foundation Certified System Admins and network with the ITGilde and Living Open Source Foundation international community.

Become LFCS Certified

Thanks to the sponsoring of Linux Foundation ,exam vouchers will be provided, which allow you to take the LFCS exam for free. Note that participating in the Linux Fundamentals sessions is mandatory to qualify for an LFCS voucher.


You can attend the Ethiopian Linux Event for free! However and you are free to make a voluntary donation. The voluntary donations will be used to help promising talent from the Ethiopian Open Source Community to get certified and build a career as an Open Source professional

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Required course hardware

To participate in the Linux Fundamentals course, you need to bring your own hardware capable of running CentOS 7.5 or new version either on physical hardware, or on a virtual machine. If you do not own a laptop and need help getting a laptop that can run CentOS 7.5, let us know we might be able to organize a laptop for you.


If you are a local Open Source specialist and want to present at this event, please send your proposal to We do accept sessions with a duration of 50 minutes. In your proposal, make sure to include the following:

  • Session title
  • Session summary (3 lines)
  • Target audience
  • Longer session description
  • Explain in one line what the participant will get out of this session

About Sander van Vugt: Sander van Vugt is a best-selling author about Open Source Software. Sander is known from titles such as his RHCSA/RHCE 7 Cert Guide, and Red Hat Certified Systems Administrator with virtual machines video course. Sander is also a trainer, teaching on-site and online courses for customers around the world.

Patrick Swartz has been a Linux and opensource advocate since the mid-1990s working around the globe with start-ups to Fortune 100 companies to develop opensource strategies. As a father of 8 kids he continually looks for ways to engage his kids in the opensource world.

Santos Venter Chibenga an Open Source enthusiast. He is a local Zambian Linux community initiator, team player and helps promoting of Open Source Communities around Africa. He is also Red Hat, Linux Foundation and VMware certified professional.

About ITGilde: ITGilde is a young and fast growing company that has applied the open source development model to its business. ITGilde provides managed services, training and consultancy to customers around the world, with a focus on Open Source and Devops. ITGilde is looking to expand its network of independent Open Source and Devops contractors around the world.

About Linux Foundation: Linux Foundation is an independent organization that was created to foster the growth of Linux. As such, Linux Foundation hosts different projects that are working on development of new open source solutions.

About Living Open Source Foundation:

The mission of the Living Open Source Foundation is to stimulate the growth of local economies by enabling people to develop themselves as experts in the area of Open Source Software. Open Source Software is free to use, access, modify and contribute to anyone. Open Source software does not discriminate against any race, religion or gender and Open Source software is not for the benefit of Fortune 500 Shareholders. Open Source software is for the benefit of humanity. Local economies can flourish because of Open Source Software and individuals can flourish because of Open Source Software as it is free for anyone to use.
Key is to educate people : The Living Open Source Foundation has the mission to educate people, with a focus on individuals and regions that haven’t had their chance to claim their role in the worldwide economy. We are providing training, free of charge for individuals who cannot afford it, and always at a charge that is affordable according to the standards of living in their region

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8 Responses

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