As many of you know, at nearly every SCALE I've organized a PGP keysigning party (if you're not familiar with PGP, see my PGP Guide). They've grown every year and we are now the biggest part of the "BoF" section of SCALE. Two years ago we broke our record with over 50 attendees and this year we hope to further strengthen the web of trust by breaking 100!
Have you booked your travel for SCALE yet? The Hilton LAX is offering SCALE attendees a discounted room rate of $109/night as part of this year's show. That is one of the best rates in the LAX corridor!
Even if you are local, consider spending the night! Its a great way to avoid traffic and there are always plenty of evening activities at SCALE once the main conference program ends.
The Southern California Linux Expo is proud to announce a conference for the next generation of free and open source community enthusiasts. “SCALE: The Next Generation” — lets the FOSS community leaders of tomorrow spotlight their talents and ideas today. Open to kids 10 and older, the goal of conference is to be as “kid driven” as possible, offering a unique opportunity to see and experience the inner workings of planning a conference. Kids will be able to determine the content and help steer the direction that this mini-conference will take.
Runners-up in the contest are Jennifer Rosenberg and Sirko Kemter in third. We will be posting a gallery of the entries in the next few days to show case the impressive designs submitted by the FLOSS community.
The fall and winter may turn our attention to the holidays — pick whichever one you choose to celebrate in your own way — but the folks at the Southern California Linux Expo are busy putting together what could turn out to be a landmark FOSS event for North America.
The Southern California Linux Expo — SCALE 10X — celebrates its 10th year when it opens on the Martin Luther King holiday weekend (Jan. 20-22). As this is a month ahead of the usual February date for SCALE, things seem to be coming together for the event.
The SCALE call for papers will be closing this Thursday on November 17, 2011. If you still wish to be consired for presenting at this years event, head over to our call for papers and submit your proposal today!
From Guest Blogger and Ubucon organizer Nathan Haines:
Open Source software is alive and well. However, if you asked a member of a PC Club (ie Windows) about Linux, he or she might or might not know about it. Even if they did and were interested, they'd probably have no idea how to get started with it
Want a free trip to SCALE 10X in Los Angeles this January?
In marking 10 years of the Southern California Linux Expo (SCALE) and 20 years of Linux, the SCALE team wants to incorporate an open-source approach to this year’s expo logo designs for publications and for swag.
With this in mind, the SCALE team announces a contest to select the artwork for use on this year's t-shirts, attendee bags, and other conference materials.
The SCALE team has started ramping up towards SCALE 2012 next January. SCALE 10X (January 20-22) will be the tenth anniversary of the Linux Expo, and we hope to make it a special one! SCALE started 10 years ago with a single day event at USC with two tracks and 400 attendees. Considering that SCALE 10X will be a three day event, with as many as a half-dozen tracks and possibly as many as 2,500 attendees, it's clear that Open Source software is alive and thriving in Southern California! Even though the CFP has only been open for 10 days, we've already had a strong response.