Damien Eversmann

Industry Leader of the Year

Damien Eversmann leads Red Hat’s education team in constructing collaborative partnerships with institutions to drive workforce development before students leave the classroom. With Boston University, Damien’s team launched Red Hat OpenShift Data Science to enable 300+ computer science students access to a scalable environment, allowing professors a simplified way to educate students on the critical concepts of computer science. Alongside Damien’s team, Wake Technical Community College and Fayetteville Technical Community College created a four-month program preparing students to take the Red Hat Certified Systems Administrator exam. Since its inception, these programs are making technical skills attainable for nontraditional students.

Jake Williams

Written by Jake Williams

Jake Williams is the vice president of content and community for StateScoop & EdScoop at Scoop News Group. Williams has spent nearly a decade in the government IT market, covering the ins-and-outs of state and local government as well as higher education. Williams started his journalism career in regional journalism in his native Pennsylvania, and also worked as a reporter for Campaigns & Elections magazine.

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