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SCALE 16x logo
Pasadena Convention Center
March 8 - 11, 2018


SCALE: The Next Generation a youth focused STEM event will return to Pasadena on March 10th.  This is an event where the free & open source community leaders of tomorrow will be able to spotlight their ideas, projects and talents!  This year's program will include sessions on everything from security, to big data and video editing.  All sessions are presented by K-12 students.

Linux Professional Institute Certification Exams

Linux Professional Institute will offer discounted certication exams at SCaLE 16x.  Please register in advance for any exams. While at SCALE, write the Linux for $65 USD,  DevOps Tools Engineer for $99 USD or a LPIC for $99 USD.  

Register now for one of the exam times and take advantage of the discount exclusive to SCALE attendees on all LPI certifications. 

Not ready for the tests just yet? Instructors will be offering exam prep courses on Friday March 9th.

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. 




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.