TechnoparkToday.com(Nov, 2017): The first session on the Red Hat – GTech technology series was held on Monday at Technopark. Amel Mathai, Manager – Technical Delivery, delivered the talk on DevOps, for the CXOs of companies in Technopark.
Group of Technology Companies (GTech), the industry body for IT companies in Kerala, had partnered Red Hat, a leading global open source software company, to create enhanced awareness on various open source technologies, amongst Information Technology (IT) professionals in the state. According to a Memorandum of Undemanding (MoU) between the two, Red Hat will organise events in the IT parks across the state to achieve the goal. The IT policy recently brought out by the Government of Kerala recognises adoption of open source and open technologies in public domain, and promotion of the same among SMEs as a key objective.
The series includes lectures, seminars and presentations spanning internet of things, artificial intelligence, analytics, development tools, content management systems, desktop publishing and other connected topics.
“It is our endeavour to provide IT companies with platforms to move up the value chain through new skill acquisition and enhanced value creation. Partnership with Red Hat will not only contribute to building a pool of highly skilled open source software technology professionals in Kerala but also drive companies into new business opportunities”, says Suri Amarnath, Convenor of the technology focus group of GTech and CEO of Thoughtline Technologies.
“Educational events include workshops and coding events like hackathon which enable professionals gain an introductory knowledge of a relevant technology. Long format programmes will have multiple sessions and different modes of engagement”, says Thomas P Thomas, Co-convenor of the technology focus group of GTech and CEO of Zyxware Technologies.
The MoU will facilitate partnerships between Red Hat and GTech Member companies around commercial services, research and product development in open source software technologies. The next talk on the series will be held on 22 December 2017.