SCALE 20x venue
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Pasadena, CA
March 9-12, 2023



SCaLE 20x – the 20th Annual Southern California Linux Expo – will take place on March 9-12, 2023 at the Pasadena Convention Center in Pasadena, CA

SCaLE is the largest community-run open-source and free software conference in North America. It is held annually in the greater Los Angeles area.

Volunteer!  Interested in helping to plan and/or to volunteer for SCALE 20X? Get in touch by either filling out this form or sending us an email.

Attend!  Register to attend the conference.

Present! The SCALE 20x call for proposals will close on December 2, 2022.

Sponsor! Sponsorship and exhibitor opportunities are available for commercial and non-profit exhibitors. Email us for details.

Stay!  Book a hotel room onsite to avoid traffic and commuting. We've arranged a discounted rate at the Hilton Pasadena.

Why I'm going to SCaLE 19x

My first SCaLE was 16x where I popped-down to speak at UpSCaLE via an invite from Jason Hibbets (@jhibbets). How could I say no? I left the LF Member Summit, flew down to LA and had my first SCaLE experience.

My second was 18x. Representing CNCF, we had a table, I got to be interviewed by Jill Bryant Ryniker (@jill_linuxgirl) and introduced to the Trial by Trolley game by Jeffrey Sica (@jeefy) and Bob Killen (@MrBobbyTables). We used a lot of hand sanitizer at that event. ;)

My point (and I do have a point!) is that once you go to SCaLE, you come back because the content is amazing, people in the open source community are the best, and it’s a fun, down-to-earth conference.