The Linux Foundation introduced a virtual mentoring series entitled LF Live: Mentorship Series. The main goal of the virtual mentoring series is to continue offering opportunities to learn and re-skill to those that have been displaced from jobs as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and to serve those considering jobs in open source by helping to grow their skills and build their network so they are better set up for successful careers.
To expand the open-source ecosystem
In addition to these goals, the Linux Foundation aims to grow the number of people entering the open-source job market. There is no cost to participate in this program. Each webinar has its own topic but will primarily be technical and applicable to the Linux Kernel, and other open-source projects.
The first webinar was held on October 29 and covered ‘Writing Change Logs that Make Sense, led by Shuah Khan, Kernel Maintainer & Fellow, The Linux Foundation. The recording of the session and the slides can be viewed. Upcoming Mentorship Webinars include:
- How Do I Get Started with an Open Source Project?, with Clyde Seepersad, SVP & General Manager, Training & Certification, The Linux Foundation – December 2
- Best Practices to Getting Your Patches Accepted, with Greg Kroah-Hartman, Kernel Maintainer & Fellow, The Linux Foundation – December 8
- Open Source Licensing, with Steve Winslow, Director of Strategic Programs, The Linux Foundation – January 13, 2021
- Kselftest, with Shuah Khan, Kernel Maintainer & Fellow, The Linux Foundation – Date TBA
- Best Practices to be an Effective Maintainer, with Dan Williams, Linux Kernel Developer, Intel – Date TBA
- Static Analysis & Tools, with Jan-Simon Möller, AGL Release Manager, The Linux Foundation – Date TBA
- Coccinelle, with Julia Lawall, Senior Researcher at Inria – Date TBA
Additional sessions will continue to be added, covering topics like: Smatch (Static Analysis Tool), Dynamic Analysis and Tools, Fuzz Testing, Kunit, and Tracing.
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