[KwartzLab] FW: Panel discussion on Employment in Open Source Software
bernierohde at hotmail.com
Thu Nov 22 09:26:34 EST 2012
hi - some people might be interested in this - panel discussion presented by KW Linux User Group...
> The meeting will be held Monday, December 3 at 7pm, at St John's
Kitchen. You can find a meeting description and directions to the
location here: http://kwlug.org/node/876
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Paul Nijjar [mailto:pauln at theworkingcentre.org]
> Sent: November 19, 2012 2:02 PM
> To: Counsellor
> Subject: [counsellors] Panel discussion on Employment in Open Source Software
> Dearest Counsellors,
> As some of you know, The Working Centre hosts a group called KWLUG:
> The Kitchener-Waterloo Linux User Group. Most of our monthly meetings consist of a presentation on some nerdy computer thing. This month is
> different: we are having a presentation on some nerdy computer thing as it relates to employment -- in particular we are hosting a panel discussion with some people who earn their livings because of open source software (also known as FLOSS: Free/Liberated/Open Source Software, which is the terminology we use in the presentation.)
> Currently, we have four panelists lined up:
> - Khalid Baheyeldin, who immigrated to Canada from Egypt and now works
> with Drupal (the web software that runs www.theworkingcentre.org).
> He founded his own company, 2bits.com.
> - Andrew Berry, who also works with Drupal but took a different path.
> He now works for a famous Drupal company called Lullabot.
> - Fernando Duran, who also immigrated to Canada (via Spain) and works
> in the field of computer and network security.
> - Joe Wennechuk, who started working in the manufacturing industry and
> transitioned to IT. He now works for a company that supports the
> OSCAR electronic medical records system (a program we use in
> Psychiatric Outreach at St John's Kitchen).
> We may have one more panelist present on the panel, but I am still working out the details with him. Although the panel is not as diverse as I would have liked (no women volunteered to present) there is still a pretty good range of backgrounds and sectors of IT represented.
> If you are working with people who are looking for work in the IT sector (or looking to move in that field) then feel free to invite them to attend this panel. I believe that Nathan is also going to put this event on the TWC calendar.
> - Paul
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