Welcome to OpenSI
OpenSI is a not-for-profit open source foundation focusing on open source training, certification, and research and development, to boost job-ready skills in the IT sector.
Through OpenSI, the University of Canberra and Instaclustr will collaborate on the development and delivery of professional courses designed to advance software engineering skills.
Online Training and Certification
The first online course to be delivered, titled Developer Training and Certification for Apache Kafka®, will help budding software engineers, developers, and system administrators acquire the fundamental skills required to develop and operate one of the world’s most advanced and influential technologies, Apache Kafka.
Course content will include hands-on workshops, webinars, online forums, self-paced assignments, and assessments. Upon completion of the course, students will be able to take an optional exam to become an OpenSI certified developer for Apache Kafka.
Future courses are being developed on other open source technologies including Apache Cassandra®, PostgreSQL®, and Cadence.
The Future of Open Source
Technology jobs will be in high demand over the next decade, and there is a significant skills gap that needs to be filled when it comes to technology and digital literacy skills. Many businesses are only just starting to recognise the benefits of open source technologies despite their widespread adoption and use by Fortune 100 companies.
Instaclustr recognises just how important developing these skills will be not only to companies’ future success but also to providing IT professionals with job-ready skills that are highly sought after.
The University of Canberra is committed to working with industry partners in an effort to improve the employability outcomes for students.
Using industry leaders like Instaclustr provides students with access to expertise and practical workforce skills as well as academic oversight that will give graduates a competitive edge when they enter the workforce.
Instaclustr delivers reliability at scale through an integrated data platform of open source technologies such as Apache Cassandra®, Apache Kafka®, Apache Spark™, Redis™, and OpenSearch. Instaclustr allows companies to focus internal development and operational resources on building cutting edge customer-facing applications. Instaclustr now has more than 100 million node hours and 7 PB of data under management across its open source technology suite.
About the University of Canberra
The University of Canberra is a young university with fierce ambition. Its continued success in research and education has resulted in UC becoming Australia’s fastest rising university and one of the fastest rising in the world. (QS, 2021). UC has been ranked number one in the world for its activities aimed at reducing inequalities in the Times Higher Education (THE) Impact Rankings (2021).
December 10, 2021
Instaclustr and the University of Canberra continue to build on their existing partnership and are pleased to announce the formation of the Open Source Institute.
February 9, 2022
Advance your software engineering or system administration career with this short 6-week course, where you’ll acquire the fundamental skills required to develop and operate one of the world’s most advanced and influential technologies.