Open Stack Workshop Concludes at ITU


Open Stack Workshop Concludes at ITU
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October 1, 2014

Information Technology University’s department ITU Trainings organized the Open Stack Training Workshop on the 30th of September. This one-day free-of-cost workshop introduced participants to Open Stack; an open-source cloud-computing platform which is often deployed as an infrastructure service solution.

The workshop was conducted by Mr. Horst Dumcke who has years of consultancy experience in various softwares and is also the Founder and President of Marlysys, a consultancy company registered in France.  Mr. Dumcke did this workshop on a pro-bono basis as he hopes to help Pakistani professionals enter the international job market.

Open Stack is a relatively new offering in cloud computing and as it is an open-source software, its use ultimately leads to human capital development. For this reason, it is extremely relevant to introduce the use of this software in Pakistan as it could not only contribute to workforce skill development but can also help create employment opportunities for the local workforce in the international market.

Mr. Sami Khan, head of ITU Trainings, said that this workshop was an excellent opportunity for professionals to broaden their familiarity with cloud computing through open-source softwares and develop a lucrative skill set. Mr. Zaheer Sarwar, the Registrar of ITU, said that this workshop is in line with ITU Trainings’ mission of helping working professionals enhance their skill set.

The workshop was facilitated by Mr. Nabeel Nawaz, the CEO of Techknox Systems; a cutting edge IT company of Pakistan. This collaboration is also indicative of ITU Trainings’ goal of creating a platform where private companies can work synergistically with the public sector to help improve professional development skills in the local job market. ITU Trainings looks forward to working with such industry players to create a healthy ecosystem for professional skill development opportunities in the country.

 
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