When we launched the Open Cloud Academy last year, one of our goals was to help make technology careers and education more inviting to women and minorities. We want to help improve talent diversity in our industry.
Yesterday at SXSW we unveiled our newest program designed specifically for women who are interested in pursuing technology careers, specifically in Linux. The program is called “Linux for Ladies.” The goal is to create a fun, safe and inclusive educational environment for women who are interested in Linux-related IT careers and technical opportunities.
All Linux for Ladies applicants will have the opportunity to participate in a series of free prerequisite workshops to help students achieve CompTIA Network+ certification. Following the workshops, the Open Cloud Academy will award 20 scholarships to the top applicants to attend our eight-week Linux Systems Administration track. Completion of this program will prepare students to become an entry-level Linux Administrator.
We are hosting a mandatory information session March 26 at 6 p.m. at the Open Cloud Academy located on the sixth floor of the Weston Centre in downtown San Antonio. You must attend the information session to be eligible for a scholarship. In this session, we will discuss all of the details, including schedule, curriculum, eligibility and more. We hope to see you there.