SCALE is not your grandfather’s convention so neither should the experience be. There are a lot of exhibitors to see and too many things you want to get your hands on. Our two full ballrooms of exhibits can be overwhelming to some. All our exhibitors want you to hear about their product, solution or mission and we definitely have worked hard to get the people in front of you that offer the most bang for the open source buck.
We had a chance to sit down with Kyle Rankin, SCALE 11x keynote speaker, to discuss his upcoming keynote as well as a host of other topics including 3D printing, Linux desktops and whether Jorge Castro is the barometer for cool technology.
SCALE: Could you please introduce yourself and tell us a little about your background?
While the 'L' in SCALE stands for Linux, we like to think that as an event and a community we are welcoming to all open-source platforms. We have never been Linux specific. With this in mind, we have invited Dru Lavigne to write a guest post about activities from the BSD community at SCALE 11x. -Ilan
Guest Post by: Dru Lavigne - Chair, BSD Certification Group
Members of the various BSD communities are pleased to announce that there will once again be a strong BSD presence at SCALE 11x.
The Southern California Linux Expo SCALE 11X is pleased to announce that Kyle Rankin will give the second keynote at the expo in February.
Rankin, the System Engineering Lead for Artemis Internet, Inc., will present the Sunday SCALE 11X keynote on “Practical 3D Printing and the Open Source Community.”
Guest Post by: Deirdré Straughan - Community Architect, SmartOS
We are happy to announce that several of us from the SmartOS community/Joyent, as well as our friends at 10Gen, will be at SCALE 11x in LA.
Know any budding teenage computer scientists? SCALE The Next Generation would give them a great opportunity to share their expertise and excitement about Free/Open Source Software and Hardware with other young people at the upcoming SCALE 11X.
Submitting a proposal is fast and easy. Simply register an account on the SCALE web site and then submit your proposal at the following address: https://www.socallinuxexpo.org/node/add/presentation.
Don't be late – the early bird registration discount closes this week on Tuesday, Jan. 8. After that date, the registration kicks up to its normal rate, so don't delay. Register online to take advantage of the reduced rate.
SCALE 11x will be held February 22-24, 2013 at the LAX Hilton. SCALE 11X – the 11th annual Southern California Linux Expo – takes place on Feb. 22-24, 2013, at the Hilton Los Angeles Airport hotel. As the first-of-the-year Linux/Open Source software expo in North America, SCALE 11X expects to host more than 100 exhibitors this year, along with presenting more than 70 speakers.
This year we will be turning your favorite open-conference up to 11 with an expanded set of co-located conferences and special events such as DevOps Day Los Angeles, the MySQL Community Conference, and many more.
- Matthew Garrett - The Secure Boot Journey
- Kyle Rankin - Practical 3D Printing and the Open Source Community
The Southern California Linux Expo is proud to present their second Linux Beginner training class! It's an intensive, one-day training class to be held Saturday, March 3rd, at the LAX Hilton, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Presented by volunteer trainers and presenters, students will come away with the ability to install and maintain a Linux operating system.
Attendees are expected to bring a computer suitable for installing Linux. Laptops are encouraged but desktops are acceptable also.