Speaker Interview: Deb Nicholson

Deb Nicholson is going to tell you about trolls -- "Trolls Aren't the Only Threat Under the Bridge" -- in her presentation at SCALE 12X. Deb took a few minutes to answer a few questions for the SCALE Team.

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

A: I'm Deb Nicholson. I live in Cambridge, Massachusetts and I used to work in politics before finding my home in the free software movement. I work on a few projects including the Open Invention Network, OpenHatch and GNU MediaGoblin.

Guest Blog Post - Jaisen Mathai - Trovebox

Southern California Linux Expo Partners With Trovebox

At Trovebox we work hard to provide the simplest way for organizations to work with photos and videos. We’re big fans of SCALE. You might have seen us on the exhibitor floor in years past when we were OpenPhoto.

I reached out to Gareth and Ilan who help organize Scale to get their thoughts on running a photo contest. They thought it was a great idea so I got to work on setting everything up.

Guest Post: Caryl Bigenho - Coders' Corner

New At SCaLE This Year!
The Coders' Corner is a brand new event coming to SCaLE 12X. Inspired by the recent Google Hour of Code, the Coders' Corner is a place to bring your friends and family of all ages, abilities, and interests to find out how much coding can be. You are invited to bring your own laptop, tablet, or you can use one of the machines we will have in the room. It will be a place where coders are welcome to come to share ideas and skills with each other and, especially with people new to coding.

Speaker Interview: Nathan Chan


Nathan Chan took some time with the SCALE Team to talk about his SCALE 12X presentation, “Introduction to Kali tools: nmap and OpenVAS.”

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

A: My name is Nathan Chan, and I currently live in southern California. I have also lived the DC area, Houston and Seattle. My background is in software, most recently testing. I've spent most of my working life in defense and aerospace, with a 4 year stint in commercial software.