Nov 7 – 9, 2022
Prague, Czech Republic
Europe/Prague timezone

The Problem of "Street Cred"

Nov 8, 2022, 5:00 PM
Karlin 2 (Hilton Prague)

Karlin 2

Hilton Prague

25 Minute Talk Community


Adrianna Frick (she/her)


For decades, the Linux community has been considered difficult to enter, even as market demand for Linux skills continues to increase. How can we address this perception – particularly in the Ubuntu community – and create pathways for newcomers, hobbyists, non-technical contributors, or those learning new skills outside of their traditional occupation?

At Canonical, the Credentials & Curriculum team (Cred for short) is working to create a new programme to help the Ubuntu Linux community prove their existing knowledge and overcome the usual pitfalls of traditional certification programmes. Join team lead Adrianna Frick and learn how her personal experiences in and out of the open source world have shaped this exciting new initiative. Community members will also learn how they can contribute to this emerging project.

Session author bios

Born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area, Adrianna Frick has been steeped in telecom and computing since her earliest memories and started working in open source and Linux back in the 1990s. Since then, she's worked in a variety of positions in and out of tech before coming to Canonical to spearhead their latest certificate, credential, and curriculum development initiatives.

Social Media @AdriannaFrick
Level of Difficulty Beginner

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