Interview by Eric Van Johnson
Guest Post by Phil Dibowitz
We've received a lot questions about the PGP Keysigning Party this year, and I'm happy to report that it is indeed going to happen.
However, your faithful PGP enthusiast is taking a year off. Instead of me standing up and yelling instructions, Aaron Toponce has graciously volunteered to lead this year's event. Aaron has led many PGP keysigning parties and I'm sure he will bring his own unique insights and twist.
The SCALE team is pleased to announce that Leslie Hawthorn has been named as one of our keynote speakers for SCALE 12X, the 12th annual Southern California Linux Expo, in February.
Leslie will speak on “Why Checking Your Privilege is Good for *You*”
Gregg will speak on “What Linux Can Learn from Solaris Performance, and Vice Versa.”
SCaLE 12X – the 12th annual Southern California Linux Expo – takes place on Feb. 21-23, 2014, at the Hilton Los Angeles Airport hotel. As the first-of-the-year Linux/Open Source software expo in North America, SCaLE 12X expects to host more than 100 exhibitors this year, along with nearly 80 sessions, tutorials and special events
SCaLE is a community run open-source and free software conference held annually in Los Angeles.
Attend! Registration for SCALE 12X opens on September 22, 2013.
The Southern California Linux Expo turned their annual event up to 11 this year in more ways than one.
SCALE 11X, celebrating its 11th year as the first-of-the-year Linux/Open Source expo in North America, played host to more than 2,300 attendees visiting more than 100 exhibitors and hearing more than 90 speakers giving a wide variety of presentations during the course of the three-day event.
SCALE 11X attendees voted on their favorite Saturday exhibitors in six different categories, and exhibitors went all out to impress.
The envelope, please . . .
The winners of the SCALE 11X Exhibitor Contest are:
Favorite Clothing Item: Puppet Labs
Most Interesting Swag: HP
Strangest Swag: Zenoss
Most Useful Swag: Silicon Mechanics
Most Passionate .Org: BeagleBoard/PandaBoard
Most Memorable Booth: LinuxChix
Honorable mentions go to: Fedora, RackSpace, O'Reilly Media, Linux Astronomy, OpenStack, M-Go, EFF, So Cal Python.
Jason Brooks took some time to talk to the Scale Team about his presentation, "oVirt: open your virtual data center". Jason is speaking on Saturday at 6PM in the La Jolla room.
Q: Could you please introduce yourself and tell us a little about your background?
The SCALE team wants to generate buzz about exhibitors and provide an icebreaking opportunity for vendors to reach out to attendees in the exhibit hall. So we have a new activity this year to help our attendees appreciate the presentation you've created at your booth, our new Exhibitor Contest.
Every badge sheet this year has a "Favorite SCALE Exhibitors" contest ballot printed on it, for attendees to slip into their badge sleeves. If you want to participate, this is your opportunity: you can ask attendees to vote for you on the spot, anytime, anywhere.