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NYC LOCAL: Wednesday 5 August 2009 NYCBUG: Dru Lavigne on BSD Certificat

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Subject: NYC LOCAL: Wednesday 5 August 2009 NYCBUG: Dru Lavigne on BSD Certification: A Case Study in Open Source Community
Date: 5 Aug 2009 00:16:11 -0400

  what="official ORG announcement"

 Date: Mon, 03 Aug 2009 10:58:06 -0400
 From: NYC*BUG Announcements <>
 Subject: [announce] NYC*BUG this week

 This week, Dru Lavigne will be speaking about the BSD Certification 
 Group, plus there will be an SME session on Sunday for those interested 
 in contributing to the exam.

 Also, registration is open for EuroBSDCon 2009, September 18-20, at 
 Cambridge University in Britain.

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 August 05, 2009, Wednesday

 BSD Certification: A Case Study in Open Source Community

 6:45 pm, Suspenders Restaurant

 Since their heydey in the 1990s, IT certifications have gained a bad 
 rap. They are often perceived as money making machines for large 
 companies, havens for braindumps, and certificates which aren`t worth 
 the paper they are written on. We are all familiar with how open source 
 is revolutionizing the proprietary software industry. Open source also 
 has the potential to revolutionize the proprietary certification 
 industry, and the BSD community is leading the way.

 This talk will introduce the BSD Certification Group and their effort to 
 create and maintain certifications that effectively assess the skills of 
 BSD system administrators. It will provide an update on BSD 
 certification, some of the lessons learned along the way, and principles 
 other open source communities can use to provide their own certifications.

 Dru Lavigne is founder and current chair of the BSD Certification Group. 
 She is a sysadmin, technical trainer, author of BSD Hacks and The Best 
 of FreeBSD Basics, maintainer of @bsdevents, board member of the FreeBSD 
 Foundation, and editor of the Open Source Business Resource. She has 
 been actively involved in the BSD community since 1997.

 If you missed the exam, we will look to coordinate another session after 
 the SME session on Sunday.

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 August 09, 2009, Sunday

 BSDA Angoff Session

 Call for BSD Certification Group Subject Matter Experts (SME)

 Are you a working sysadmin?

 Do you manage other sysadmins?

 Want to help the BSD Certification Group?

 If so, bring your laptop and come join us from 10 am to 2 pm on August 9 
 to help improve the BSDA exam. RSVP chair AT bsdcertification DOT org 
 for exact downtown Manhattan event location.

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Jay Sulzberger <>
Corresponding Secretary LXNY
LXNY is New York's Free Computing Organization.

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