LinuxChix is many things to many people, but primarily focuses on supporting women in computing, specifically in Open Source/Free Software/Software Libre computing. LinuxChix is a community that encourages participation by allowing the quieter voices a place to speak without being drowned out by a vocal minority by holding fast to the two core tenets within the LinuxChix community: "be polite" and "be helpful." The international community of LinuxChix has been active for over nine years and the Los Angeles chapter of LinuxChixLA was established in 2002.

LinuxChix Los Angeles will be presenting a few of the more useful of the open source portable apps, but will mainly focus on the convenience of having the complete Linux environment available either as a boot option or in a virtual machine via the flash drive. For those stuck in the propriety world at work, school, or elsewhere, portable free and open source software is available on a convenient USB drive.

With the LinuxChix booth presentation focus on portable open source computing, we hope to both increase the convenience factor and visibility of open source software, and thus increase the penetration of open source software use. In addition, LinuxChix can contribute to increasing the diversity within the Los Angeles open source community as impressively promoted in past SCALE events.

To learn more about the LinuxChix of Los Angeles plesse visit booth 18.