First Ever Malawi Linux Event December 11-13, 2019: Ended

International best-selling author Sander van Vugt and The Polytechnic campus will work together to host the first of it’s kind Malawi Linux Event in Blantyre City, from December 11th-13th at the venue ICT, ODL and Business Centre Blantyre campus, Malawi. ITGilde (Pieter Izeboud ), Alina Swietochowska, Living Open Source Foundation Zambia  ( Santos Venter Chibenga and Edwin Zimba who will join the event to enable local Malawians Tech Professionals and DevOps professionals to work with the Living Open Source network.

Become LFCS Certified

Thanks to the sponsoring of Linux Foundation , 100 exam vouchers will be provided, which allow you to take the LFCS exam for free. Notice that participating in Sanders LFCS sessions is mandatory to qualify for an LFCS voucher.


You can attend the Malawi Linux Event for free! However, if you can afford it, you may make a voluntary donation. The voluntary donations will be used to help promising talent from the Malawi Linux Community to get certified and build a future as an Open Source professional

Registration: STOPPED

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Required course hardware

To participate in the LFCS course, you need to bring your own hardware, capable of running CentOS 7.5 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 now before November 17th, 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.

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

Tentative program:
  • Wednesday Dec. 11
  • 08:00 – 08:30 Alina: Opens the events and brief information about Open Source.
  • 08:30 – 09:10 ICTAM Gracing them event
  • 09:10 – 09: 15 Santos Talk
  • 09:15 – 09:40 Sparc Systems Presentation
  • 09:40 – 10:10 University of Malawi speaks
  • 10:10 – Break
  • 10:30 – Training Starts
  • 12:00 – Lunch Break
  • 13:00 – 17:30: Training Continues
  • Thursday Dec. 12
  • 9-10 AM: Sander LFCS course 5
  • 10-11 AM: Pieter Izeboud: ITGilde talks progress
  • 11-12 AM: Sander LFCS course 6
  • 12-1 PM: Local speaker and lunch
  • 1-2 PM: Sander LFCS course 7
  • 2-3 PM: local speaker
  • 3-4 PM: Sander LFCS course 8
  • 4-5 PM: local speaker
  • 5-6 PM: Sander LFCS course 9
  • Friday Dec. 13
  • 9-10 AM: local speaker
  • 10-11 AM: Sander LFCS course 10
  • 11-12 AM: Local speaker
  • 12-14 AM: Lunch / Sander LFCS exam prep
  • 14-17 AM: On-site LFCS exam open only to Sander LFCS course participants

Thank you and see you.