Few people know just how pervasive Linux has become, and that is causing a big problem for companies that increasingly rely on it. “There is a shortage of software developers in the U.S. The employment rate for these jobs is down to 2.3 percent in the last quarter. The opportunity for jobs is now there for people who come in to get this training,” said Vice President Shravan Goli.
Help Wanted: computer programmers needed to code and maintain Linux systems.
The Linux operating system and Linux servers are so widely used today that not enough Linux-trained coders and system techs exist. Software developers and enterprise IT departments have jobs but no takers.
To fill this shortage, the Linux Foundation has partnered with edX to offer a free online course to help computer engineers learn Linux.