Where did I find out about the Linux scholarship?
I learned about the Women Who Code and Linux Foundation scholarship in July 2021 from Its FOSS News here. I applied via the WWCode Google Form link and received the good news on 28 September 2021. I signed in a few days later to the Linux Foundation Training Portal and completed it on 28 July 2022.
I dropped out of my science degree at the University of Cape Town in 1994 due to illness. I had tried to complete a different bachelor’s degree via UNISA & Nelson Mandela University, but due to my epilepsy, I have special needs regarding exam format,s which the local university did not offer.
Able people decide disability rights, I presume. I read through White Paper 6 of the South African government regarding my rights but had to deal with ignorant administrative processes. They gave us an extra half hour, not alternative exam formats. Standardized testing methods are too much pressure for me. I have written about higher institutions lacking empathy on GitHub here.
I taught Islamic Studies for 25years. I had my brand of tutoring called FUN WITH MATHS. My current projects are to run a South African Python Study Group, an ice breaker for transitioning into tech, I write fiction and do stats reports for a local school.
My Experience with the Linux SysAdmin Course
I appreciate the lecturer, Dr. Jerry Cooperstein, for giving us his time. I wanted to start my learning journey with the Linux terminal, so it is a dream come true for me. At first, everything seemed grueling, but after a month or two, the content became clearer. The course is “how you can solve problems via the terminal.” I am a lifelong learner. Thus, my study technique has developed better than a new learner of Linux courses. New learners will need a study method & techniques section added to the course as they may find it too overwhelming.
My career goals
I am happy in temp jobs as a virtual assistant doing school reports. However, I am preparing to run my own coding school here in Gqeberha, South Africa.