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Welcome to the 11th Annual Southern California Linux Expo!

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.

Keynote Speakers

  • Matthew Garrett - The Secure Boot Journey
  • Kyle Rankin - Practical 3D Printing and the Open Source Community

 

Yet Another Linux Beginner's Class!

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. 

Speaker Q-and-A: Mark Burgess

[Blogger's Note: SCALE 10X will be asking some of the speakers to weigh in on their presentations for the expo. This is the Q-and-A for Mark Burgess, who will give a talk on “3 Myths and 3 Challenges to Bring System Administration out of the Dark Ages” on Friday.]

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

About that Training Class...

At SCALE, in spite of having a lot of content for developers and sysadmins, we've always had a soft spot in our collective hearts for the newbie.   Sadly, we've not been able to muster a lot of material oriented towards the raw beginner in Linux and Open Source. 

Speaker Q-and-A: Alison Chaiken

[Blogger's Note: SCALE 10X will be asking the keynoters and some of the speakers to weigh in on their presentations for the expo. This is the Q-and-A for Alison Chaiken, who will be giving a presentation on "Automotive: The Next Frontier for Mobile Linux" at 6 p.m. Saturday.]

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

Keynote Q-and-A: Greg DeKoenigsberg

[Blogger's Note: SCALE 10X will be asking the keynoters and some of the speakers to weigh in on their presentations for the expo. This is the Q-and-A for Greg DeKoenigsberg, who will be giving the SCALE 10X keynote on Saturday.]

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

A: My name is Greg DeKoenigsberg; I'm VP of Community for Eucalyptus Systems. Before that, I spent many years with Red Hat, working to build the Fedora community.