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ALE-NW@SPSU meeting Thursday May 8th, 2014 at 7:30pm

Filed at 10:46 am May 5, 2014 under by JD P

ALE-NW Meeting

This ALE-NW@SPSU meeting is being held Thursday May 8th, 2014 at 7:30pm in room J-202 of the Atrium (J) building on the SPSU campus. This is an open meeting. Everyone is invited, students, non-students, old and young.

Topic: Gettin’ Paid with Linux Skilz
Date: 5/8 @ 7:30p – 9:30p-ish
Where: SPSU J-202 (normal room)
Presenter: JD et al
Presentation: Will not be posted.

Notes from Presentation:
* EMail options: Zimbra, SOGo, Xchange, Groupwise, Zarafa, iRedmail, Kolab, Citadel, postfix, qmail, sendmail
* CRM options: vTiger, SugarCRM
* Linux Talent
Linux Careers
* Linux Salaries
Linux skills are HOT!

People with Linux skills receive almost 2x the average annual raises compared to other technology workers.
Which Linux certificates payback 3x almost immediately (at your next job)?
Which skills are the hottest, highest paid, based on recent research?
Which F/LOSS skills are NOT high paying, on average?
How to migrate from the lowest paying positions and get the career you really want.

Plus assorted musings about careers in IT and the odd paths that people take to get Linux into their daily job. YMMV.

JD has been a Linux user since 1993 and started performing DevOps in 1996 while leading a team of cross-platform software developers. For the last 15 yrs, he has been working as a systems, infrastructure and enterprise architect in government, manufactoring, publishing and telecom industries.

ALE-NW **usually** meets the 2nd Thursday of the month at the SPSU campus. Please mark this on your calendar as a reoccurring meeting. The group usually adjourns to the Marietta Diner after the formal meeting.
Simple Directions to ALE-NW Meetings
ALE-NW@SPSU meetings are open events and we hope you will join us! We generally meet on the 2nd Thursday of the month, but always watch the ale.org email list for specifics. Also remember that topic suggestions and presentation offers for the meetings can be emailed to [ jdp (at) algoloma (dot) com] or [griggs (dot) andy (at) gmail (dot) com]
ALE-NW works closely with the GA-400 Linux Group: http://www.meetup.com/GA-400-Linux-Group/ Meets most Sundays to discuss Linux. Very newby friendly group.