To:"LUGs and JUGs" <>
From:"Ken Graves" <> 
Date: Tue, 17 Sep 2002 15:43:31 -0400
Subject: Leap into Linux! a series of free workshops in the Chicagoland area (offered in Chicago and Rolling Meadows)
Please pass this on to anyone you know who might be interested. If you 
the ability to post the info (and/or the PDF) to any Chicagoland LUG or 
web site or newsletter, that would be great!

(See attached file: Leap into Linux Chicago.pdf)
                        Leap into Linux!  a series of free educational
workshops in the Chicagoland area.

Linux adoption is growing at an exponential rate.  International Data
Corporation (IDC) forecasts that during the next three years, Linux
shipments will
grow faster than those of any other operating system.  Linux is real
business.  Linux is here to stay.  Businesses and organizations in all
industries are embracing  the reliability, scalability, performance and 
cost of Linux solutions.

IBM has  a significant commtiment to the open source community, and is
offering those who wish to become more familiar with Linux  a series of
free workshops in the Chicagoland area.

1. "An Introduction to Linux"
October 9:  One IBM Plaza (Confirmation #115592)      October 10:  IBM,
Rolling Meadows (Confirmation #740213)
A quick history and status of Linux, including examples of how 
are using Linux. The intent is to provide attendees with ideas and 
of how they can get started with Linux today.

2.  "Java and Linux "
October 16:  One IBM Plaza  (Confirmation #796363)  October 17:  IBM,
Rolling Meadows (Confirmation #709945)
The Java-Linux combination is uniquely positioned to create an 
where applications can be developed once, and deployed across a broad 
of servers and environments.Come to this session to learn about the 
synergies between Java and Linux and what tools and resources are 
today to help you get started.

3. "Linux in Unix Environments"
October 23:   One IBM Plaza (Confirmation #460470)  October 24: IBM,
Rolling Meadows (Confirmation #112189)
Since Linux has a natural affinity to Unix, the introduction of a Linux
environment is less challenging for Unix professionals than might be
expected. Join us for an evening and you'll leave with an understanding 
what skills are transferable, as well as some of the differences and
similarities you'll find in the production and administrative 
The material covered is based on the very popular "Linux for Solaris"
course offered by IBM.

These workshops are being offered free of charge at 2 of  IBM's 
      One IBM Plaza,  330 N. Wabash  Classroom 3 (3rd floor)
      IBM, Roling Meadows, 1701 Golf Road  Classroom 105

Each workshop provides the information needed to get you started. 
for all workshops is as follows:
                                               Registration:  3:30PM -
                                          Workshop:    4:00PM - 5:30PM
                                     Q&A:               5:30PM - 6:00PM

Please register via phone by calling 800/289-0579 and referencing the
confirmation code for the session(s) you wish to attend.
Any questions can be directed to Barbara Heflin (