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Pasadena Convention Center
March 8 - 11, 2018

SCALE 16x

SCaLE 16X – the 16th annual Southern California Linux Expo – will take place on March. 8-11, 2018, at the Pasadena Convention Center. SCaLE 16X expects to host 150 exhibitors this year, along with nearly 130 sessions, tutorials and special events.

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.

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

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

Get Involved! Interested in helping to plan and/or to volunteer for SCALE 16X? Get in touch by either filling out this form or sending us an email.

Linux Installfest and Beginner Training

Linux is a robust and secure operating system with a rich array of applications.  The Southern California Linux Expo is once again providing those who want to start using Linux an opportunity to learn how.  SCALE will provide an Installfest + basic system administration class on Saturday, March 10th, 2018. 

Training will be provided by the Linux Foundation's professional trainers, and assisted by skilled SCALE volunteers.

HAM Track

 

For the last two years, we have had a HAM presence at SCALE, and this year, we are taking it a notch higher. Introducing a HAM themed track! Our first speaker is Ben Kuo and he's going to talk about 'How Social Media, The Internet, and Ham Radio Saved The Day After Hurricane Maria In Dominica'. 

We'll also have our special event call sign (N6S) active during the event, and a couple of HAM radio booths as well. 

 

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SCALE adds hardware hacking focused Badge Track

Electronic badges are the "in thing" these days and some of the more elegant ones garner a lot of attention. Last Defcon, some of the most sought after badges were the Mr. Robot badge and the Darknet badge. We are happy to announce that the creators of both these badges will be at SCALE presenting their creations, and the process of design. Who knows, we might even get a preview of the next badge!

DC Darknet will also be running a game at SCALE and offer a completely different badge for sale at their booth.