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  • Job interview advice for sys admins

    As a hiring manager of systems administrators (sys admins) for the past three years, I know the kind of candidates I'm looking for to join my open source team. My responsibility, of course, is to try to hire the best and brightest from around the world. The candidate's responsibility is to tell me what they've done and how, and what they want their future to look like. I am also looking for that spark. That thing that tells me this candidate is dedicated to the success of open source.

    I start my interviews with, "Thanks for taking the time to meet with us. Don’t be nervous, and remember to breathe." An interview is about finding the right match on both sides, so intimidation is a bad practice on my end, but it should also be a bad sign to the candidate about the culture of a company if they are made to feel scared.

  • IoT can be hard, but Red Hat and Eurotech are teaming up to make it easier

    Getting IT to work smoothly is a challenge even when all the parts are in-house, but that's nothing compared with the widely dispersed Internet of Things. Enter Red Hat and Eurotech, which on Tuesday announced a new partnership aimed at simplifying the integration of all those IoT pieces.

    Italy-based Eurotech offers machine-to-machine platforms and other IoT products. Red Hat plans to combine its open-source Red Hat Enterprise Linux and Red Hat JBoss middleware with Eurotech's Everyware Software Framework and Eurotech Everyware Cloud to create an end-to-end architecture for IoT. This will let enterprises integrate operational data from computing equipment at the edge of the network with cloud-based back-end services.

  • Red Hat Inc. (RHT) Pops 4.33% for March 01

    One of the S&P 500’s big winners for Tuesday March 01 was Red Hat Inc. (RHT) as the company’s stock climbed 4.33% to $68.18 on volume of 1.47 million shares.

  • First Citizens Bank & Trust Co. Takes Position in Red Hat Inc (RHT)
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