Discounts on passes, lodging to end soon

Though it may not be the most appealing of metaphors, the rhetorical early bird does end up with the proverbial worm.

That said, the SCALE 15X “Early Bird” discount for the first-of-the-year North American Linux/FOSS expo ends in four days, on Jan. 22.

Also, you may want to act quickly in making your hotel reservations at the discount rates offered by both the Sheraton and Hilton hotels in Pasadena soon, because both hotels will be closing down the discount rates on Feb. 8.

Currently, the cost of a Full Expo Pass for SCALE 15X is $75, and can be purchased by visiting the SCALE site at

Procrastination? That will cost you a Hamilton, as prices go up $10 to $85 for a Full Expo Pass on Jan. 23. But that pales in comparison to the difference in price you’ll pay for not reserving a hotel room before Feb. 8.

As far as lodging goes, both the Sheraton and Hilton hotels in Pasadena are offering SCALE 15X discount rates of $169/night plus tax. Both are within walking distance of the Pasadena Convention Center.

For more information on how to make reservations at either hotel, visit the SCALE 15X Hotel Information page at

To recap: The discount rate for the Expo Passes closes in four days, on Jan. 22, and the aforementioned hotels curtail offering a SCALE 15X discount on Feb. 8.