Certification revolution

So lately I have engage mostly on the certification aspect of the OpenOffice.org space civilization, or should I say cloud civilization? These past two weeks a lot of things have come through mainly on the OpenOffice.org end toward the stabilization of a certification and many meetings have been addressed on skype calls, IRC and other mediums. The work we have been doing has suddenly got attention from some of the OOo leads and their will to contribute has been sometimes more than needed. However this post is more about what open questions are still out there and how can the alternatives address such challenges.

  1. Quality of the syllabus and qualification standards
  2. Documentation such as study guides and trainer guides, and who should bare the responsibility for such.
  3. Testing skills vs. knowledge of the application
  4. Relationship with testing centres and entrepreneurial centres

The list could go on and on but these have been some of the topics that have been debated (once more) and some of the ideas have been solidify under better light. One of the biggest conclusion would be that we can finally decide on approving a ground level material for OpenOffice.org Certification so we can start doing the implementation from Core. Another is that we need to start extrapolating on the syllabus even if this doesn’t go as far as student guide, make it in a sense of action items so the contributors and publishers understand the points we need to achieve.Evan points out to the reference that LPI holds and notice some great ideas to adopt it into the syllabus. Other goals can be see on the Red Hat camp and this could add us into going to a different place. Solveig wrote about certification a while back and explains an interest model but don’t really touch these questions however she post new questions regarding the cicles which the certification should be produced and how indepth we could get it.Another dimension is going into where people are already implementing a large training program for their population in OpenOffice.org. These program includes OpenOffice.org training and a certification could pose a great tool for further developing their training and support. So the Spanish population into and trainers that fuel these deployments could be great resources to make the certification listen to their needs. Andalucia and Valencia each have programs to train their teachers that go into the regional schools to train them in OpenOffice.org and their view could be very valuable to qualify them as trainer. Getting all these points together and checking all the point of views would make it very hard to come to a consensus. But as opposed that in the past, this time there will be deadlines and timelines and will close upon a certain point of the discussion also modifications would be expected as any other certification and we hope tha we can get also a great certification revolution for OpenOffice.org finalize by the end of 2008.

Lebron James is Happy!!!

So Lebron is one of the smartest players on the court right now. He portrays a cool, in-control dude that knows analyze and is focused on the ultimate goal. He doesn’t mind about sweeping teams but to get to the championships. However Nike has another idea on what Lebron should be. Making his alter-ego waaay too excited about his recent achievements, taking the Cleveland Cavaliers to the number 1 spot in the NBA even thought they failed a very nice mark, wining and MVP and classifiying into the playoff.This hillarious commercial takes the rivality between Kobe and Lebron to a whole new angle. This hillarious commercials show a puppet (or muppet) of Kobe and Lebron getting ready for the playoff. And while Kobe is all cool and relaxed, muppet LeBron is in extacy, running around the room from corner to corner yelling about the MVP and getting excited is playoff season. A complete opposite of what LeBron is right now, focused and even too serious and unanimated about his achievements.

However this couldn’t be a blog if there was no ranting going on. I wonder what was the point of Nike? I mean LeBron is very collected, and even thought he is just 24, he still very collected and not making passionate remarks, so why portray him as inmatture? Maybe is like the relationship between Penny Hardaway and Lil’ Penny which was a more wilder version of Anfernee “Penny” Hardaway.Comment if you find this commercial funny 🙂

Bulls on Celtics series

Yesterday there was an awesome game of basketball, probably the most incredible I have ever seen. These series has been great all around, however yesterday probably the biggest game of the series went into an astonished 3 overtimes where the baby Bulls rocked the United Center with a game that had it all. From fights to runaway dunks to last minute made shots to last minute blocked shots.Ray Allen was great, shooting 2 incredible shots, Miller was also amazing with his 3 pointer shots and 100% free throw shooting just as the clock was going down. There are many images and many memories from that game. Is kinda hard to remember what happened first and next just because the game was so long.Pierce was out of his game for the most part however it was Allen who was the leader of the Celtics on this game but what I found funny was the performance of Big baby Davis who played an incredible game and I feel that nobody want to give credit for the big chubby guy. Davis shoot and made critical shots down the stretch.For the Bulls side, I am really not liking Gordon, I think he helds back the Bulls. He never pass and his shooting looks more like a product of his stoborness than an actual talent. I just dont see the planning ahead on his plays. Bulls might not have won if Gordon was not fouled out.My prediction is that Bulls has a serious opportunity to win the series but I think that Celtics even with their injuries can overcome the Bulls. Then again I wont like it and I will try my best to be wrong. Go BULLS!!!!