SCALE 8x Blog http://www.socallinuxexpo.org/scale8x/blog en Interview with a SCALE attendee http://www.socallinuxexpo.org/scale8x/blog/interview-scale-attendee <p>At lunch on Friday at SCALE, I struck up a conversation with an attendee.&nbsp;&nbsp; It was illuminating, and as a result I asked Steve Garcia from CSU Bakersfield how he came to be at SCALE. &nbsp;This interview was the result.</p> <p><strong>Steve, what's your educational background? </strong></p> http://www.socallinuxexpo.org/scale8x/blog/interview-scale-attendee#comments Sun, 11 Apr 2010 05:46:13 +0000 orv 2537 at http://www.socallinuxexpo.org/scale8x Interview: Thomas Williams at Google Santa Monica http://www.socallinuxexpo.org/scale8x/blog/interview-thomas-williams-google-santa-monica <p>Google has been a sponsor and/or participant at SCALE events for over 5 years now.&nbsp; Leading up to SCALE 8x we had the opportunity to speak with Thomas Williams at their Santa Monica office to learn a bit about the types of positions Google recruits for at SCALE, as well as tips for potential candidates.&nbsp;&nbsp; </p> <p><strong>SCALE: Can you share a little about your background and current position with<br />Google?</strong></p> http://www.socallinuxexpo.org/scale8x/blog/interview-thomas-williams-google-santa-monica#comments Wed, 10 Mar 2010 12:06:28 +0000 ilan 2536 at http://www.socallinuxexpo.org/scale8x SCALE 8x: The Video http://www.socallinuxexpo.org/scale8x/blog/scale-8x-video <p><object width="400" height="300"><param name="allowfullscreen" value="true" /><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always" /><param name="movie" value="http://vimeo.com/moogaloop.swf?clip_id=9965585&amp;server=vimeo.com&amp;show_title=1&amp;show_byline=1&amp;show_portrait=0&amp;color=&amp;fullscreen=1" /><embed type="application/x-shockwave-flash" width="400" height="300" src="http://vimeo.com/moogaloop.swf?clip_id=9965585&amp;server=vimeo.com&amp;show_title=1&amp;show_byline=1&amp;show_portrait=0&amp;color=&amp;fullscreen=1" allowfullscreen="true" allowscriptaccess="always"></embed></obj</object></p> http://www.socallinuxexpo.org/scale8x/blog/scale-8x-video#comments Sun, 07 Mar 2010 02:34:26 +0000 ilan 2533 at http://www.socallinuxexpo.org/scale8x From the SCALE Archives http://www.socallinuxexpo.org/scale8x/blog/scale-archives <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_blog_image" width="1920" height="2560" alt="" src="http://www.socallinuxexpo.org/scale8x/sites/socallinuxexpo.org.scale8x/files/P2222721.JPG?1266902373" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_blog_image" width="314" height="209" alt="" src="http://www.socallinuxexpo.org/scale8x/sites/socallinuxexpo.org.scale8x/files/SCALE1X_tote_bag_0.jpeg?1266902481" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Since I'm involved with the SoCal Linux Expo, I'm there every year.&nbsp; Sometimes my wife Beth comes, sometimes she doesn't. &nbsp; She decided to pass on SCALE8X and&nbsp; stay at home.</p> <p>When I returned home, I found a totebag from the first SCALE laying on the bed. She had decided to clean out some stuff, and discovered it buried in the inner depths of some&nbsp; closet.</p> http://www.socallinuxexpo.org/scale8x/blog/scale-archives#comments Tue, 23 Feb 2010 05:15:19 +0000 orv 2516 at http://www.socallinuxexpo.org/scale8x Saturday Evening Update http://www.socallinuxexpo.org/scale8x/blog/saturday-evening-update <p>Two of SCALE8X's three days are complete.&nbsp; Attendance has been excellent; somewhat more than last year, although we'll have to wait until Registration has closed Sunday to do the final year over year comparison.</p> <p>And the weather cooperated - while we had showers overnight Friday into Saturday, Saturday dawned clear with scattered clouds.</p> <p>Traffic on the Expo floor has been so heavy that several of the vendors had run out of their giveaway items by Saturday midafternoon.</p> http://www.socallinuxexpo.org/scale8x/blog/saturday-evening-update#comments Sun, 21 Feb 2010 07:46:13 +0000 orv 2507 at http://www.socallinuxexpo.org/scale8x Interview with Russell Miller on Automated Deployments http://www.socallinuxexpo.org/scale8x/blog/interview-russell-miller-automated-deployments <p>Submitted by guest interviewer Matthew Sacks, of <a href="http://www.thebitsource.com/">TheBitSource</a>.</p> <p>Russell Miller has been a systems administrator and engineer for 12 years, and has worked in every IT environment from mom-and-pop companies up to multi-datacenter high-traffic Internet companies having up to 4 thousand servers.</p> http://www.socallinuxexpo.org/scale8x/blog/interview-russell-miller-automated-deployments#comments Fri, 19 Feb 2010 18:30:23 +0000 orv 2506 at http://www.socallinuxexpo.org/scale8x Interview with Don Marti on git and the SCALE Git Panel http://www.socallinuxexpo.org/scale8x/blog/interview-don-marti-git-and-scale-git-panel <p>Submitted by guest interviewer Matthew Sacks, of <a href="http://www.thebitsource.com/">TheBitSource</a>.</p> <p>Don Marti has been a writer for Linux Weekly News, Linux Journal, and other publications. He co-founded the Electric LIchen Consulting firm, which he and Jim Gleason sold to VA Linux Systems.</p> http://www.socallinuxexpo.org/scale8x/blog/interview-don-marti-git-and-scale-git-panel#comments Fri, 19 Feb 2010 18:16:46 +0000 orv 2505 at http://www.socallinuxexpo.org/scale8x Eric Hammond on Deploying Linux on EC2 http://www.socallinuxexpo.org/scale8x/blog/eric-hammond-deploying-linux-ec2 <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_blog_image" width="622" height="350" alt="" src="http://www.socallinuxexpo.org/scale8x/sites/socallinuxexpo.org.scale8x/files/scale-eric-hammond-featured.jpg?1266540788" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>By SCALE Guest Blogger Matthew Sacks, <a href="http://www.thebitsource.com/">The Bitsource</a></p> <p>Eric Hammond is an expert in the practical aspects of running <a href="http://alestic.com/">Ubuntu on Amazon EC2</a>. Since 2007, Eric has supported this platform creating public Amazon Machine Images (AMI's), publishing articles, guiding users in public forums, and occasional private consulting.</p> http://www.socallinuxexpo.org/scale8x/blog/eric-hammond-deploying-linux-ec2#comments Thu, 18 Feb 2010 23:16:32 +0000 orv 2502 at http://www.socallinuxexpo.org/scale8x SCALE registration surges ahead of previous years http://www.socallinuxexpo.org/scale8x/blog/scale-registration-surges-ahead-previous-years <p>While it's always dangerous making predictions about attendance at SCALE, the SCALE staff watches pre-registrations closely.&nbsp; That's not only for revenue purposes, but to get a sense of how successful the Expo may be (we really CARE about the show - can you tell??)</p> http://www.socallinuxexpo.org/scale8x/blog/scale-registration-surges-ahead-previous-years#comments Thu, 18 Feb 2010 04:07:40 +0000 orv 2500 at http://www.socallinuxexpo.org/scale8x Hitchhiker's Guide to the Linux Desktop with SCALE UpSCALE Speaker Christian Hergert http://www.socallinuxexpo.org/scale8x/blog/hitchhikers-guide-linux-desktop-scale-upscale-speaker-christian-hergert <p>SCALE had the <span id="main" style="visibility: visible;"><span id="search" style="visibility: visible;"><span class="med">priviledge</span></span></span> to sit down with long time free &amp; open source software contributor Christrian Hergert.&nbsp; Christian shared his views &amp; opinions on the current state and future of the FOSS desktop, as well as what the FOSS community can learn from the commercial powerhouses.</p> http://www.socallinuxexpo.org/scale8x/blog/hitchhikers-guide-linux-desktop-scale-upscale-speaker-christian-hergert#comments Tue, 16 Feb 2010 05:00:38 +0000 gareth 2471 at http://www.socallinuxexpo.org/scale8x