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Introduce yourself to the Community

Welcome to the Red Hat Learning Community! As we build a diverse community dedicated to collaborative, open source learning, let's get to know more about each other. Reply to this post with details about yourself, your background,  the skills you want to develop (or have developed ), career stories, favorite Red Hat courses, fun facts and anything else you may want to share with your fellow RHLC community members! 

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Hello Everyone,

glad to be here, joining from Budapest. Father of three, long term teaching and training enthusiast. Spent years in Europe and Asia on mostly systems integration and solutions introduction projects with background in management, programming, application architecture and devops.

Never given up teaching at university in the meantime, currently operating systems and protocol engineering for MSc. My opensource client projects work feed me the ammo for storytelling in RH and other courses I give.

Hobbies include teaching kids for microelectronics for robots and home automation, applications and game development with python, javascript, sql and alike, solving codewars katas, chess programming, UI, also developing teaching aid for my courses (e.g.

You can lead a horse to water but you can't make him drink...
Starfighter Starfighter

Who am I? I am a serious word nerd. I studied engineering at college and then at uni I studied languages and translation. I started working as a Tech Writer part time in my final year of uni. That was over 20 years ago. Far out. I joined Red Hat in 2006 as a Tech Writer in Brisbane, and for the last couple of years I've been working as an editor for all our training courses.

I don't really have a fav course; I like the whole learning experience.

Current OS: Fedora 27

Sports? I was pretty good at table tennis in my day, and I enjoy clay and target shooting.

Mission Specialist
Mission Specialist

Who I am:

Just a Linux Enthusiast!, Now more focused on home task trying to be a good dad and does not let be an Engineer on the way, I'm trying to learn all of this amazing world again.

I'm and older Red Hat Certified Engineer, and we are here in order to  renew this, and improve  knowlege on the most products as possible.


Where I'm based:

Bogota, Colombia

My workstation:

An older i5 6000 Lenovo with 1 external and very wide monitor so I see a video course and keep deploying it and some times deply a lab in the other screen!

The discipline I enjoy the most is:


My favorite course to lean:

Ansible Automation, Red Hat deploying services

My favorite toy as a kid:

Some other brics like Lego toys.

Sports I played:

Soccer, Tennis table and some routes on bicycle.


Hello. My name is Michael Pipkin and I am in Fayetteville, NC.  I am currently taking classes at Fayetteville Technical Community College.  This is my first experience with Red Hat.  I am very interested in learning more about this flavor of Linux.  

Mission Specialist
Mission Specialist

Greetings; I'm still at FTCC, with two more semesters to go. I have gotten
those Linux classes out the way. It was a battle! I'm now taking NOS-125 &
Flight Engineer Flight Engineer
Flight Engineer

Greetings!  My name is Jim and I am a curriculum architect for Red Hat Training.  Currently my gig is OpenShift training.  I've been around Red Hat for 11 years now and really enjoy the culture and work with the best team of people a guy could ever be associated with.

I'm always open to hearing about new ideas for training, so send them my way.

"You must be the change you wish to see in the world."  -- Mahatma Gandhi

Community Manager
Community Manager

Hi @jim_rigsbee! What are your favorite OpenShift courses you have worked on thus far?  

Flight Engineer Flight Engineer
Flight Engineer

I really enjoyed designing, participating in the writing, and teaching Introduction to Containers, Kubernetes, and Red Hat OpenShift (DO180).  I like to see how students react when they create their first containerized application. Of course, it is fun to work with OpenShift and I enjoyed creating the student's first experience working with this important platform.

My next favorite class is Red Hat OpenShift Development I: Containerizing Applications (DO288). It is full of use cases for developers to make the most of the OpenShift Container Platform.


From an instructor's perspective, I love you reply. I think that DO180 and DO288 is the perfect combination. Why? I get to see that "the penny has dropped" moment. When students get why containers are insufficient for enterprise requirements. I have a video idea on this, and this has inspired me to put my idea forward. Cheers mate!

Flight Engineer Flight Engineer
Flight Engineer

I second your comment on DO288. Its a fantastic class for developers and I truly enjoyed delivering that class.

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