Last week, I attended the one year anniversary party of the Open Cloud Academy, a Rackspace-sponsored educational organization designed to arm students with affordable IT training and industry standard certifications. Tucked away in the same building as Geekdom in downtown San Antonio, this hands-on program is the perfect solution for people who love technology but are unsure how to acquire the skills needed for entry-level IT roles.
When we launched the Open Cloud Academy last year, one of our goals was to help make technology careers and education more inviting to women and minorities. We want to help improve talent diversity in our industry.
It’s been almost five months since we launched the Open Cloud Academy, an educational organization designed to arm students with affordable IT training and industry standard certifications, specifically around open cloud technologies.
If you are just getting started with the cloud, system administration or software development, Rackspace has a number of tools to help you go from a cloud beginner to a cloud expert. In fact, Stackdriver recently gave Rackspace an A+ as one of the best clouds for novices to get started on. We have a lot of resources as you begin your cloud journey.
Organizations are struggling to hire talent with the cloud computing skills necessary for the new world of IT. We see it ourselves. In a recent survey of 1,300 companies, we found that more than half of the organizations we polled suffer from a shortage of cloud computing talent.