SCaLE 21x – the 21st Annual Southern California Linux Expo – will take place on March 14-17, 2024 at the Pasadena Convention Center in Pasadena, CA.

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.

Volunteer!  Interested in helping to plan and/or to volunteer for SCALE 21x? Get in touch by either filling out this form or sending us an email.

Attend!  Register to attend the conference. Expo is open Friday - Sunday. Talks and workshops are Thursday - Sunday.

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

Stay!  Discounted rooms are available at the Hyatt Place Pasadena and Hilton Pasadena

Where to Eat Around SCALE

It's been awhile since we've been in Pasadena, and some things have changed. Here are some local food, coffee, and drink recomendations from the SCALE team:

Lunch and Dinner Options:

King Taco (0.2 miles, 8am-12am):
Serving delicious and affordable Mexican food, King Taco is a must-visit for those craving tacos or burritos. Good for vegetarians.

UpSCALE - Announcing Speaker Lineup

UpSCALE is a set of lightening talks held at SCALE, in the style of Ignite presentations. Speakers will get 5 minutes to enlighten the audience. Slides will auto-advance every 15 seconds - this format makes for a fast paced, fun event for participants and audience. 
Please join us on Friday evening at 6:30pm as our speakers do their best to beat the clock and get their ideas out!  

Announcing Keynote Speaker: Ken Thompson

The SCALE Team is excited to share that Ken Thompson will be joining us as a keynote speaker at SCALE 20X. Ken Thompson designed and co-created UNIX, UTF-8, Plan 9, and Golang among other technologies that have been foundational to modern technology and computer science. Join him at SCALE 20X on Sunday March 12.

Announcing Keynote Speaker: Dr Kitty Yeung

The SCALE Team is excited to share that Dr. Kitty Yeung will be joining us as Sunday morning's keynote speaker.

Dr. Kitty Yeung is a physicist, engineer and artist, in addition to her role leading incubation projects at Microsoft. To drive integration between science and art, she also founded a sustainable and STEAM fashion brand, Art by Physicist, and founded the fashion-tech initiative at Microsoft.