Bryan Lunduke's 'Linux Sucks' comes to SCALE 14X

With great fanfare, FOSS raconteur Bryan Lunduke will bring his annual "Linux Sucks" presentation -- complete with film crew and streaming for those who cannot make it here to Pasadena -- at SCALE 14X. Also, if you can't wait for the video in January, Lunduke also announces that his book, "Linux Sucks" (Spoiler alert: It doesn't), will be out soon. So you can read the book and then see the movie in January. It's a win-win.

Call for Volunteers

SCALE 14x is coming up and will be our largest event yet. As we are an entirely volunteer-organized event, we could use your help! We are looking for volunteers who can assist our teams in the areas of registration, A/V, graphics design, room monitoring, speaker introductions and more.

If any of these sound interesting to you, and you would like to help make SCALE 14x our biggest and best year yet please get in touch.


SCaLE 14X – the 14th annual Southern California Linux Expo – takes place on Jan. 21-24, 2016, at the Pasadena Convention Center. As the first-of-the-year Linux/Open Source software expo in North America, SCaLE 14X expects to host more than 100 exhibitors this year, along with nearly 100 sessions, tutorials and special events

SCaLE is a community run open-source and free software conference held annually in Los Angeles.

SCALE 14x Registration now open

Registration for SCALE 14x is now open -- be the first in your neighborhood to register for the largest community-run Linux expo in North America.

The Full Access Pass, which provides access to all SCALE sessions, is $75. The Expo Only Ticket, providing access to exhibit hall only, is $15. The exhibit halls for SCALE 14x are open on Saturday and Sunday only.

To register, click the Register link at the top of this page, or visit

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! Submit a proposal for a session via our call for papers.

Sponsor! Sponsorship and commercial exhibitor opportunities are available, in addition to our Non-Profit/Dot-Org exhibitor opportunities.

Attend! Registration to attend SCaLE 14x.


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?