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Moving Uptown: SCALE 14x at Pasadena Convention Center

The Southern California Linux Expo continues to grow with each passing year. So SCALE 14X – the 14th annual Southern California Linux Expo – opens a new chapter in the SCALE saga by changing venues: SCALE 14X will be held at the Pasadena Convention Center from Jan. 21-24, 2016. As the first-of-the-year Linux and Free/Open Source Software (FOSS) expo in North America, SCALE 14X opens with a larger venue which will accommodate more exhibitors, as well as more sessions, tutorials and special events. 

Held annually in Los Angeles, SCALE is the largest community-run FOSS conference in North America.

Present! The SCALE 14x Call for Papers will be announced shortly.

Sponsor! Sponsorship and Non-Profit/Dot-Org exhibitor opportunities are available.

Attend! Registration for SCALE 14X opens soon.

 

Get Involved! Interested in helping to plan and/or to volunteer for SCALE 14X? Get in touch!

Speaker Interview: Michael Dexter

Michael Dexter will be giving the talk, "FreeBSD Virtualization Options" on SCALE 13x Saturday at 4:30. A long-time BSD user, Michael comes down from Portland to speak, and the SCALE Team caught up with Michael to ask him a few questions about his presentation.

Q: Could you please introduce yourself and tell us a little about your background?

Keynote Interview: Ruth Suehle

The odyssey that brought Ruth Suehle to the keynoter's post for SCALE 13x is . .  how can we put this? . . . unique. But we'll let her tell the tale while we inform you that Ruth is keynoting on Sunday at SCALE 13x. The SCALE Team caught up with Ruth to talk to her about Sunday's keynote.

Q: Could you please introduce yourself and tell us a little about your background?

Speaker Interview: Justin Mayer

Justin Mayer speaks at SCALE 13x Saturday at 1:30 on Rise of the Static Site Generator. The SCALE Team caught up with Justin to talk about his presentation.

Q: Could you please introduce yourself and tell us a little about your background?

A: My name is Justin Mayer. I design and build software for the web and mobile devices. For a few years I lived and worked in Japan, which was a fun experience. I only came back to my hometown of Los Angeles because I missed breakfast burritos. And my family. But mostly the burritos.

Speaker Interview: Sarah Novotny

SCALE 13x media sponsor Opensource.com has graciously pitched in with writing some of the speaker interviews for those giving presentations at SCALE 13x. Opensource.com's Jason Hibbets (who is also a SCALE 13x speaker) interviews Sarah Novotny, who is speaking on SCALE 13x Saturday at 4:30 on "NGINX 101 - Now with More Docker."

The link to the opensource.com article is here: http://opensource.com/business/15/2/interview-sarah-novotny-nginx

Speaker Interview: Cody Ashe-McNalley

Savoring every aspect of technology, Cody Ashe-McNalley has progressed from newbie to capable programmer and sysadmin, now working at UCLA. Cody's talk, "Little Big Data," will be held on SCALE 13x Sunday at 1:30. The SCALE Team caught up with Cody and talked to him about his presentation.

Q: Can you please introduce yourself and tell me a little bit about your background?

A: I’m from Southern California and have wonderful family and friends. I've been fortunate to spend a decade in data science, scaling up Linux at UCLA and USC.

Speaker Interview: Gina Likins

Gina -- it's pronounced "Jenna" -- Likins has been doing web strategy for intranets and external web sites for over 20 years, so she would know a thing or two about this. "This," of course, is "How to Thoroughly Insult and Offend People in Your Open Source Communities, or 'Your #$%@ $%@&ing sucks and I $%@&ing hate it.' " -- the topic of her presentation given on SCALE 13x Friday at 1:15. The SCALE Team caught up with Gina to talk about her excessive use of symbols in the title of her talk and other things.

Speaker Interview: Dan Hopkins

Lights, camera . . . wait. Dan Hopkins talks about "Actors: Not Just for Movies Anymore," on SCALE 13x Sunday at 3, and deals with clusters getting bigger, yet we continue to use architectures that worked for websites built during the '90s Internet scale. The SCALE Team took a few minutes to talk with Dan about his presentation.

Q: Can you please introduce yourself and tell me a little bit about your background?