Zambia Linux Event


Date: Dec 17, 2018

Location: Lusaka, Zambia

by Santos Chibenga


International best-selling author Sander van Vugt and Santos Venter from the local Zambia Linux community will work together to host a Linux event in Lusaka, Zambia from December 17th-19th at the venue Geography Lecture Theatre GLT of the university of Zambia. ITGilde will join the event to enable local Zambia open source and devops professionals to work with the ITGilde international customer network.

The exact contents of this event is yet to be completed and is dependent on your input! If you have any ideas, please email Santos at with your proposal and we'll get back to you as soons as possible.

Become LFCS Certified

Thanks to the sponsoring of Linux Foundation , 100 exam vouchers will be provided, which allow you to take the LFCS exam for free. Notice that participating in Sanders LFCS sessions is mandatory to qualify for an LFCS voucher.

No registration fees

You can attend the Zambia Linux Event for free! However, if you can afford it, you may make a voluntary donation. The voluntary donations will be used to help promising talent from the Zambia Linux Community to get certified and build a future as an Open Source professional

Required course hardware

To participate in the LFCS course, you need to bring your own hardware, capable of running CentOS 7.5 either on physical hardware, or on a virtual machine. If you do not own a laptop and need help getting a laptop that can run CentOS 7.5, let us now before November 17th, we might be able to organize a laptop for you.


If you are a local Open Source specialist and want to present at this event, please send your proposal to Santos: We do accept sessions with a duration of 50 minutes. In your proposal, make sure to include the following:

  • Session title
  • Session summary (3 lines)
  • Target audience
  • Longer session description
  • Explain in one line what the participant will get out of this session

About Sander van Vugt: Sander van Vugt is a best-selling author about Open Source Software. Sander is known from titles such as his RHCSA/RHCE 7 Cert Guide, and Red Hat Certified Systems Administrator with virtual machines video course. Sander is also a trainer, teaching on-site and online courses for customers around the world.

About ITGilde: ITGilde is a young and fast growing company that has applied the open source development model to its business. ITGilde provides managed services, training and consultancy to customers around the world, with a focus on Open Source and Devops. ITGilde is looking to expand its network of independent Open Source and Devops contractors around the world.

About Linux Foundation: Linux Foundation is an independent organization that was created to foster the growth of Linux. As such, Linux Foundation hosts different projects that are working on development of new open source solutions.

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