On Monday, The OpenStack Foundation launched a Training Marketplace that provides a centralized platform for developers to locate Foundation-approved, high quality OpenStack training vendors and materials. The launch of the training marketplace is in keeping with the Foundation’s purpose as noted by Jonathan Bryce, executive director of the OpenStack Foundation:
The goal of the Foundation is to eliminate barriers to OpenStack adoption, create more OpenStack experts and ensure that OpenStack has a positive impact on the careers of our community members. We want to grow the community, accelerate the availability of training programs worldwide and help close the OpenStack job gap.
Aptira, hastexo, The Linux Foundation, Mirantis, Morphlabs, Piston, QSTC, Rackspace, Red Hat and SwiftStack represent the list of organizations offering OpenStack training that are currently featured in the training marketplace. Users can search OpenStack training by topic, course location and level of difficulty. The training marketplace additionally contains links to documentation by OpenStack about topics such as OpenStack installation, configuration, application development, operations and security. The next OpenStack Summit in Hong Kong is also expected to provide hands on workshops and training sessions from November 5-8, 2013.