Red Hat Certifications

More than two years had been passed since I have met Red Hat in the GNOME Documentation Hackfest 2012.  After the event, I came back to my Perú and doors were opened to work as a system administrator in GMD. There, I gained skills in handling files, working with the command line and using system documentation, along with managing systems (boot-up, identifying processes, starting/stoping virtual machines, controlling systems), configuring storage partitions and logical volumes, and more…

After almost a year, IBM Perú gave me the opportunity to manage Red Hat servers, and I now I am pleased to announce that I got the best Red Hat certifications on May, 31th 2014: RHCSA and today, the most expected: RHCE.

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I am still learning, unexpected situations can happens even if you have the best plan for servers maintenance.

Thanks to GOD, family, friends, GNOME, Fedora and everyone who supports my career and fun in the Linux world :)

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Going to GUADEC 2014!

This year I am also go to the GUADEC thanks to the sponsorship of the GNOME Foundation. Every year GNOME members share their experiences about how they contribute with the project. I am so glad in being part of this event, because we are there for the same cause: improving GNOME. Expectation to see again GNOME friends, finishing the Evolution documentation I started in Norwich, UK., and  do my best to guide newbies in the community are my reasons to go. It is important that they can see personally how the community works, the face to face is a strong connection after long time of working remotely on IRC - GNOME channels. I will be again a volunteer this year!

Thanks GNOME!

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Ofimática para los alumnos BECA 18 [Comunidades Andinas]

En estos últimos años en Lima, Perú, la gente de clase media, media-alta y alta han adquirido la costumbre de pagar 49.9 soles para apoyar a organizaciones de la sociedad civil con diferentes objetivos sociales (cuidado de niños abandonados, con cáncer, quemados, etc); a través de las maratones. Esto además trae como beneficio una buena costumbre para muchos, ejercitarse con la consigna “mente sana en cuerpo sano”.

Quiero compartir que, por otro lado en estas tres últimos Domingos, he estado en la Universidad San Ignacio de Loyola a las 8:00 a.m. frente a un grupo de becados “Beca18″ de las comunidades andinas, para poder capacitarlos en herramientas de Ofimática, que les servirá desempeñar una satisfactoria carrera universitaria.

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Fuente:  www.andina.com.pe

Vivimos en una realidad capitalista por lo que la idea de Adam Smith y su teoría en la riqueza de las naciones viene a mi mente con una variable super poderosa en mi punto desde mi punto de vista, como lo es “la educación”, la misma que nos hará libres a nosotros mismos y a la nación en conjunto en diferentes campos algún día.

Agradezco a USIL por apoyar esta causa del gobierno y de darme la oportunidad de tener esta experiencia como su maestra. Curiosamente Smith y yo fuimos becados en educación.

El primer día de clases mis alumnos de las comunidades andinas expresaron que no tenían computadoras, que no tenían en muchos casos electricidad pero tenían muchas ganas de aprender, lo cómico de este primer día fue que les pregunte si tenían Facebook o si tenían idea de lo que era y me respondieron que sí.

A la fecha ya todos mis alumnos cuentan con correo electrónico en GMAIL, ya saben manejar su profile de GPlus, comparten sus tareas con GoogleDrive y les he comentado de las alternativas tecnológicas de Sistemas Operativos como Linux y Mac, y sus aplicaciones.

Durante mis años de cátedra me ha pasado que algunos alumnos aprenden más rápido que otros y como tengo que cumplir con el programa no puedo seguir sin que todos completen las experiencias. Por ello estoy aplicando con ellos la consigna de enseñar lo aprendido a los compañeros que tienen alguna dificultad. Aquí una foto de las clases:

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Hoy califiqué a mi grupo y dos de mis alumnas sacaron 20, las mujercitas siempre son las más aplicadas en este grupo. Son las primeras que entregan las tareas y las que más comparten con buena actitud lo aprendido. Aquí una toma de “Katita” y “Elizabeth”:

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Tengo que cumplir un año con este grupo y espero que aparte de completar el plan curricular, pueda ser de gran ayuda en cada una de las vidas de estos nuevos profesionales.

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#GNOMEPERUFEST2014 was celebrated in IBM Perú

I’m pleased to announce that the GNOME PERU FEST 2014 has been held in the IBM Perú campus according to the plan I presented to the GNOME Foundation at the beginning of this year. “Let’s use Linux” was the mark for this year. I want to thank to all the people who helped me to accomplished this project, my family and friends in Lima were so kind to support the job. The GNOME Foundation, IBM and INFOPUCP were the organisations that sponsored this year the event. Thanks also La Republica, a well-know newspaper in Lima, because they published a post of our event in their Webpage :D

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This year we had a formal open, Sergio Sotelo (Chief of Technology and Innovation Officer of IBM Perú) presented WATSON which runs over Bluemix. He also announced the Limuna project that will be launch today on June, 30th.

During the talks we expressed the importance of Linux in different projects around the world, we posted that IBM is one of the power technology that use Linux and it is demanding more professionals with this profile. Aaron Castanon, architect of Technology in IBM said “Every engineer student has no know Linux as a second language.”

A quickly reviewed of our speakers this year:

- Maite Brignetti (Branding IBM) -> Applying to IBM Perú

- Richard Miguel (IT Specialist of IBM) -> High Availability in Linux

- Aaron Castanon (Architect of IT technologies IBM) -> Linux is the future

- Jonathan Campos (T Specialist – Software Services IBM) ->  Middleware Applications

- Alberto Guerrero Cardenas (IT Specialist Unix IBM) -> Raspberry PI with Fedora 20

- Marco Villegas (GNOME Peru and GSoC 2009) -> Participating in the GSoC program

- Workshop of Installation of Ubuntu and Fedora 20 -> Michael Garrido (Ubuntu Perú) and Rodolfo Pimentel (Red Hat training in Peru and IT Specialist of IT in IBM Perú)

- Valentin Barros Puertas (4 times GSoC, twice with GNOME) -> Experiences in the GSoC

- Fabian Orccón (Peruvian winner of GSoC with Pitivi – GNOME) -> Participating in GSoC

- José Antonio Rey (member of Ubuntu Perú) -> Cloud Services, he is 17 years old and he presented his project juju in Amazon EC2. It was a very impressive presentation.

We did not have any presentation of any women involved with a Linux project as we had last year with Giohanny. I hope next year we can present something.

* Because of the World Cup penalties, we shared pizza during the break watching the football game before starting the workshop of installation.  This was our cake of the event:

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I have shared all the pictures and I want to thank again to GOD, family, friends, coworkers, speakers, participants  and of course,  GNOME <3

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Almost ready for the #GNOMEPERUFEST2014 event

This year, the event called GNOME PERU FEST 2014 is going to be held in the IBM Peru campus. Thanks to the GNOME Foundation for the sponsorship, and I want to thank all the support that I received from my team leader Aaron, it is an effort of many months ago.

The event was posted in “EmpleosIBMlatam” social networks, like Facebook and Twitter. The post was very welcomed by many people. Workers and students were asking about the registration and fees (I did not imagine the quantity of  “likes” and “shares” in the post in an hour, you can see it in the image below :D )

The registration of previous editions of the GNOME PERU FEST event had no charges, neither this year. We are invited to any person who wants to know about GNU/Linux. The purpose is sharing, educating and spreading the GNOME word in the country.

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This is the template we have for the banners, t-shirts, notebook and stickers this year! :)

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nous avons approuvé!

Aujourd’hui nous avons reçu nos grades des examens finaux

Après deux mois et je suis très content avec les leçons: le passé composé, le heur, le future.

C’est un photo de mon class du Français: Liz, Andrea, Benjamin, Julita et Violeta <3

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J’aime ZAZ chansons: la pluie, les passants, je veux et dans ma rue

Merci beaucoup Alliance Française!!!

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Planning the GNOME PERU FEST 2014 :: Let’s use Linux

We (Giohanny, Mario, Fabian,  and me) are planning to do an event at the end of March: The GNOME PERU FEST 2014. Students from many Lima’s universities are going to start classes those days and it will be a good opportunity to get a great audience.

groupI proposed this idea in IBM because the event is going to be held in its campus and they offered me support for it. The purpose of this event is to present GNOME and Fedora projects. It is going to be divided in two parts:

  • Install  both projects in laptops participants (any person that wants to use Linux)
  • Share the way to contribute with both projects.

Mario is in charge of the installation part, and some IBM Linux specialists are going  to help. Aruna is going to participate remotely with her OPW GNOME testimony and Fabian with his testimony about how he got in touch with the Pitivi developers since last year.

* Luis Bazan and Echevemaster are tentative options for Fedora.

This is the design of the logo of our event:

aficheSo far, you can see pictures from previous events that we did before in order to spread the GNOME and Fedora word. You will also see t-shirt and banners of GNOME PERU FEST 2014 :)

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