[Ubuntu Chicago] Looking for Entry-level position in Chicagoland area

Andrew Brooks andrew.brooks85 at gmail.com
Sat Nov 7 18:05:53 GMT 2009


I too avoid CentOS like the plage, however, that's pretty much all I work on :(

I don't think it's the OS itself I dislike so much as it is yum...yum
is a piece.

On Sat, Nov 7, 2009 at 11:59 AM, W. Scott Lockwood III
<scott at guppylog.com> wrote:
> And yet, we avoid RHEL and derivatives like the plague, and have in
> excess of 300+ Debian and Ubuntu servers.
>
> There are lots of people out there using something other than RHEL and
> the like. There are lots using something that isn't RHEL OR Debian, for
> that matter.
>
> On Fri, 2009-11-06 at 18:14 -0600, Tim Potter wrote:
>> Steve,
>>
>> I have to agree with Andrew.  If you limit your search to debian based
>> distribitions, you will be looking alot longer for a job.  I can tell
>> you first hand that it is not difficult to learn to work in a CentOS
>> and Red Hat Enterprise Linux environment coming from a ubuntu/debian
>> background.
>>
>> Unfortunately my company is looking for a full time support person,
>> already with a degree, otherwise I would suggest sending your resume
>> our way.
>>
>> That being said, I know that I would have not gotten my job, unless I
>> had some experience, and so the internship I worked in prior to
>> getting this job was invaluable.
>>
>> I happened to find my internship on carreerbuilder, and although I
>> still get spam from fake companies, I would still recommend putting
>> your resume there.  As well, make sure you have a presence on
>> linkedin; my company looks there first when evaluating potential
>> candidates.
>>
>> Regards,
>> Tim Potter
>>
>> Sent from my mobile.
>>
>> On Nov 6, 2009, at 5:53 PM, Andrew Brooks <andrew.brooks85 at gmail.com>
>> wrote:
>>
>> > Let me know if you want to learn CentOS as it's not a Debian
>> > derivative.  It is however the industry standard.
>> >
>> > There's a decent chance I can get you in the door somewhere.
>> >
>> > On Fri, Nov 6, 2009 at 4:34 PM, Steve Woodruff <swoody at ubuntu.com>
>> > wrote:
>> >> I'm not sure if this is the best place to post this, but I figure
>> >> you guys
>> >> may be able to help me out.
>> >>
>> >> I am looking for an entry-level position to get my foot into the IT
>> >> door. I
>> >> am currently a student at DeVry University, and am working on my
>> >> degree in
>> >> Computer Information Systems. My school schedule is very flexible,
>> >> and will
>> >> not be of concern to a full-time postion. I will also be working on
>> >> my LPIC
>> >> certification, as well as my A+ certification in the near future. I
>> >> am truly
>> >> hoping to find a company with whom I can stay with after
>> >> graduation, and am
>> >> more interested in a long-term career than just a 'job'. I am very
>> >> interested in finding a position with a company who uses Debian or a
>> >> derivative thereof, but am open to any IT related positions that are
>> >> available.
>> >>
>> >> While I don't have any professional experience in this field, I
>> >> have been
>> >> using Debian and Debian based distributions for about two years
>> >> now. More
>> >> specifically, I have given much time back to the Ubuntu community.
>> >> I have
>> >> helped countless users with issues on IRC, mailing lists, and
>> >> forums, and am
>> >> hoping to put my knowledge to good use.
>> >>
>> >> If you know of any positions of this type, please don't hesitate to
>> >> let me
>> >> know. For more information, please email me directly. Thank you all
>> >> for
>> >> taking the time to read this, and I look forward to your feedback.
>> >>
>> >> --
>> >> Steve Woodruff
>> >> swoody at ubuntu.com
>> >> swoody on FreeNode
>> >> - A morning without coffee is like something without something
>> >> else...
>> >>
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