[lug] Greetings

Davide Del Vento davide.del.vento at gmail.com
Tue Sep 10 14:07:06 MDT 2013

If you like science and algorithms I strongly recommend checking out
Coursera classes: almost university level classes (slightly easier),
online and for free. There is a Linear Programming (from CU) just
started. Check out also Desing and Analysis of Algorithms from Tim
Roughgarden. He is really a great teacher, his algo class is the very
best of the (many) algorithm classes I've seen.
Good luck.

On Tue, Sep 10, 2013 at 12:27 PM, Dominique
<dominique.ingoglia at gmail.com> wrote:
> David,
>    Well, I have a little over a year practice with networking (mostly with Microsoft but a little with Linux (the phone system)) which was fun, particularly troubleshooting and dealing with configuration issues.  I've started working with the Debian Science Packaging team over the past month or so, figuring out git hub and package building which is really exciting, I love working on math and science related projects.  I guess problem solving is the major draw for me.... so maybe that's best suited to a certain specialization?  analyst? I'm not sure.  My dream job would probably be to work on math or science related projects or networks, problem solving or creating algorithms... if that makes any sense.
>        At this point though, I have a few more months at the job I am with now and would really like to find some kind of position that allows me hands on experience in the field... really doing anything at this point.  So you wouldn't recommend certification really?   I kind of thought that would be the case... plus, it would be so much better if I could learn while I am helping someone work on their project, somehow feels a bit more meaningful...
> Thank you
> Dominique
> Sent from my ASUS Pad
> "David L. Willson" <DLWillson at TheGeek.NU> wrote:
>>Linux needs system administrators (the people that manage servers) and programmers (the people that make software) and analysts (the people that use software).
>>It probably also needs teachers, documenters, business leaders, and therapists. And, many other things. But, I suppose it needs the first three most. Maybe in that order.
>>What do you most enjoy doing with Linux, even after several hours? What do you think you might like to do with Linux, as a Linux professional?
>>And I'll give you the same old advice I give everyone: Volunteer. You can practice and study and get certified all by yourself, but volunteering is critical for a relative newbie. It connects you to the REAL social network, gives you REAL experience, and REAL people become familiar with your REAL work.
>>Nothing on-ramps a free software specialist geek like volunteer work.
>>David L. Willson
>>Teacher, Engineer, Evangelist
>>RHCE+Satellite CCAH Network+ A+ Linux+ LPIC-1 UbuntuCP NovellCLA
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>>This is a good time for a r3VOLution.
>>----- Original Message -----
>>> Well hello,
>>>     I'm new to the Boulder Linux community, though I am hoping to get
>>> more involved.  Sadly,  I am unable to attend meetings at this time
>>> since I work during the meet up hours. =(  I've been using Linux for
>>> some time now and have decided that I would like to pursue it more
>>> seriously as a profession... but I don't know where to start!  Every
>>> position that I find seems to require lots of experience, or a degree
>>> in
>>> CS, neither of which I have... So what am I to do?  I figured I might
>>> see if someone here has some advice for me.  I'm not sure if I'm in
>>> the
>>> right place, but I figured I'll ask.  Either way, I am excited to
>>> join
>>> in the conversations!
>>> Dominique
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