Here at SUSE we’re always eager to help out the younger generation, especially those preparing for a career in IT. That’s one of the reasons why our colleagues in the Paris office held a SUSE Studio challenge with 50 students from Epitech, a private institution for higher education in computer science that has campuses throughout France.

The challenge was held last month, on 17 October. The original plan was to conduct the session for 500 students, but in the end we decided to first start with a smaller number to see how things go.

Julien Niedergang, our SUSE product sales specialist, gave an introduction to SUSE Studio to all participants before starting the challenge. The task was to build a customised live bootable USB disk with SUSE Studio, all within two hours. It was a great experience for everyone involved and the students asked plenty of questions. And of course, everybody got to win SUSE goodies in the end.

We would like to conduct more of such sessions globally, so if you would like to conduct these sessions or have links to interested educational institutions, do contact us! You can use the feedback link within to reach us.

We hope that the students found this workshop useful, and that there will be many more of these sessions! (Original post)