UbuCon will return to SCALE 9X and will be held Friday, February 25, prior to the main Expo in the Los Angeles A room.

Part unconference, part scheduled sessions, the SCALE 9X UbuCon will cover what is going on within the Ubuntu community and how to improve the community.

Attendees are encouraged to volunteer to discuss any aspect of the community they are interested in.

If you use Ubuntu, are interested in Ubuntu, or want to know more about Ubuntu then check back to pick which sessions you want to be part of, and participate in the SCALE 9x UbuCon!





The Southern California Linux Expo will continue the tradition of providing space to groups to meet and discuss their common interests.  These sessions are commonly referred to as Birds of a Feather sessions, or BOFs.

If your group is interested in meeting at SCALE, reserve a room by contacting Gareth J. Greenaway (gareth@socallinuxexpo.org) with a description for your session as well as a first and second choice time slot from the schedule below.


The UpSCALE talks are held in the style of the Ignite presentations made popular by various O'Reilly sponsored events. Participants are given five minutes to speak on a subject accompanied by 20 automatically-advanced slides, making this a fast paced, fun event for participants and audience.

The UpSCALE talks will take place on Friday the 25th at 8pm in the La Jolla room.  Please join us as members of the Free and Open Source community do their best to beat the clock and get their ideas out!



UpSCALE 2011 Speakers

Advocacy for Advocates: Telling others about Free Software


Splunk Day @ SCALE! Splunk invites everyone to come and be a part of the first Splunk Day at the Southern California Linux Expo on February 26th, 2011. Splunk Day will feature training courses in Splunk usage, administration, and advanced search and reporting. Also, Splunk SE’s will be on hand to discuss geolocation with Splunk and hold open discussion with lots of Q & A.

This is an excellent opportunity to be more successful with Splunk and learn how to achieve better operational visibility. Normally, these training sessions cost hundreds of dollars, but we’re holding this special free session just for SCALE attendees

Registration for SCALE attendees is free, just use the promo code "scale9xfree".



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Where: SCALE 9x, Room TBA
When: February 26, 2011, Time TBA
What: SCALE PGP Keysigning Party

Making PGP keysigning EASIER

Last year we put a lot of work into making it easy for anyone to anyone to ...


The Linux Professional Institute (LPI), the world's premier Linux certification organization, announced promotional exam labs for their Linux Professional Institute Certification (LPIC) at SCALE 9x (Los Angeles, California: February 27, 2011).  All three levels of LPI certification (LPIC-1, LPIC-2 and LPIC-3) will be offered at these events.  The promotional price for all exams will be $99 US (regularly $173), except for LPI-301 (the LPIC-3  certification exam) which will be $219 US (regularly $260). 

Registration for LPI exams at SCALE 9x is available by emailing LPI at events@lpi.org.   Please indicate preferred exam(s) and time slot(s) when registering for exam events. To participate in the exam labs you...


There are many opportunities to use Open Source software in education. Come see what's available! The 4th Annual Open Source Software in Education conference will be held on Saturday, February 26, 2011 at the Los Angeles Airport Hilton in the Los Angeles C conference room.  By popular demand this year's OSSIE conference has been moved to a weekend so educators may attend without missing classes.



"Build a Cloud Day" will be dedicated to teaching users how to build and manage a cloud computing environment using free and open source software. The program is designed to expose attendees to the concepts and best practices around deploying cloud computing infrastructure. Attendees should expect to learn how to deploy a cloud computing environment using Cloudstack CE. In addition Build a Cloud Day attendees will learn about tools( Opscode Chef and Zenoss Core) that can be used to handle the dynamics of a cloud computing environment including automatic provisioning and configuration and monitoring. 




The openSUSE Project invites everyone to come and be a part of the first openSUSE Day at SCALE 9x on February 26th & 27th, 2011. We invite you to experience the latest innovative technologies being developed by the openSUSE Project. Join us as we explore a wide range of topics that will be presented throughout the weekend.


  1. SUSE Studio -- A beginner Guide
  2. How to build your application with OBS
  3. YaST -- A System Administor Guide to how YaST make life easier
  4. Advance SUSE Studio -- Going beyond the basic and learning to take full control

Plus, thru out the day will we be giving mini talks at our booth on openSUSE Edu Life, openSUSE Medical, the new services of Tumble Weed and Evergreen, plus much more...


Many free and open source projects have had success with mentoring programs used to educate people in how to participate in their particular project.   To support these great efforts, SCALE is adding another event to the already impressive list of Friday activities.  The "FOSS Mentoring" event will be held at SCALE 9x on Friday, February 25, beginning at 9 a.m.

This  will be an opportunity to hear about various mentoring programs that are already in place, such as Google's Summer of Code and the mentoring programs organized by both the GNOME & KDE projects.  If you are interested in becoming a mentor for a project, in being mentored, or looking to establish a mentoring program for your project, then this is the event to attend!



DevOps Day Los Angeles is a full day event targeted at development and operations IT professionals, who wish to improve the interaction between these traditional silos. As IT projects grow in complexity it is critical for development and operations teams to collaborate and work toegether more closely in order to maintain velocity and ensure project success. Learn how to remove the wall of confusion between your development and operations teams.

Devops Day Los Angeles will be hosted by SCALE, in conjuction with the SoCal DevOps Meetup team. The event will include a full day of sessions, panels, and lightning talks.

The event will be followed by a happy hour event sponsored by Rackspace and Open Stack.



PostgreSQL is a powerful, open source object-relational database system. It has more than 15 years of active development and a proven architecture that has earned it a strong reputation for reliability, data integrity, and correctness. It runs on all major operating systems, including Linux, UNIX (AIX, BSD, HP-UX, SGI IRIX, Mac OS X, Solaris, Tru64), and Windows.

The Los Angeles PostgreSQL Day will present talks designed for a general audience of web developers, sysadmins, DBAs and open source users. Talks will have significant technical content.

These topics include:

  • Interesting PostgreSQL Case Studies
  • Solutions to common problems
  • Performance, scaling and optimization
  • PostgreSQL Administration
  • ...

The SCALE University training program continues for SCALE 9x. It is presented by the League of Professional System Administrators (LOPSA) in partnership with SCALE. The classes give a more intense and personal learning experience than a 45-minute seminar.

We are offering four half-day classes for system administrators of all skill and experience levels. The SCALE University Pass includes a full day of training (two classes of your choice) and full access to all three days of SCALE. To register, select the "SCALE 9x Full Access Pass" and then the "SCALE University Pass" which will include a $60 discount on your total charge.

The SCALE University classes will be held on Friday,...


The Fedora Project hosts its annual Fedora Activity Day at SCALE 9x on Friday, February 25, beginning at 9 a.m.

Fedora Activity Day will focus on building community resources to educate Fedora community members about System Administration.  This study session is to help those pursuing additional goals, including higher-pay, certifications and much more.