just read this news article about how an ottawa company sent out their recruiters dressed up as penguins to try and find 20 new linux developers. sounds strange and even kind of silly? it is. but, as the title of that news piece says: "Linux talent scarce as penguins' teeth".
wow. the opportunities are out there and growing. i keep hearing of more of them all the time, and now it's even hitting the mainstream press in canada.
i think this bodes well for events like open source desktop workshops as well as the entire open source development ecosystem in general.