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SUSE Offers Skill-Based Training Program To Create Cloud-Native Practitioners

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There is a huge gap in the demand and supply of talent in the area of cloud-native computing. Shortage of talent impacts adoption of cloud-native technologies as companies struggle to find engineers with hands-on experience and training with such technologies. It’s an industry-wide problem, not specific to any company. To address this problem, SUSE has partnered with Udacity to create a very comprehensive program called Cloud Native Application Architecture Nanodegree program. “This program is really a skill-based training to create cloud-native practitioners,” said Sarah Whitlock, Global VP, SUSE & Rancher Community at SUSE. “At the end of the day, it’s about giving people the skills that they need to do the work that the industry is telling us that needs to be done.”

In this episode of Let’s Talk, Sarah and Katie Gamanji, Ecosystem Technical Advocate at CNCF, joined me to dive deeper into the program to fully understand its scope and benefits.

Here are some of the topics we covered:

  • Intro to the course
  • How open-source helps in exposing engineers to new technologies that they can learn on their own, and programs like these hone their skills for production
  • Why is SUSE investing in the program and why did they choose Udacity?
  • Katie is one of the instructors of the program, she shared her background and what got her interested in the program.
  • What pain points are there that organization feel when it comes to cloud-native computing and how this course will help them
  • We dived deeper into the format and content of the course.
Sarah Whitlock is the Global VP of the SUSE & Rancher Community at SUSE. She has more than 20 years of experience as an educator, evangelist, and innovator in high tech.
Katie Gamanji is the Ecosystem Technical Advocate at CNCF or Cloud Native Computing Foundation. Katie’s focus within this role is to grow and lead the End User Community while bridging the gap with other ecosystem units, such as project maintainers, TOCs, and SIGs.
More about SUSE
SUSE is a global leader in innovative, reliable and enterprise-grade open source solutions. It specializes in Enterprise Linux, Kubernetes Management, and Edge solutions, and collaborates with partners and communities to empower our customers to innovate everywhere – from the data center to the cloud, to the edge and beyond.
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