Speaker Interview: Phil Dibowitz - Building Better FLOSS Community Relationships at Facebook

Q: Could you please introduce yourself and tell us a little about your background?

A: My name is Phil Dibowitz. I'm a Production Engineer at Facebook and I'm a tech
load on the Operating Systems team. I have a passion for figuring out scaling
systems - particularly as it relates to the people managing them, and open
source software.

In addition to technology I spend my time riding my Harley or following
Metallica around the world.

Speaker Interview: Nithya Ruff - Building Bridges across Company and Community

Dennis Rex recenly connected with Nithya Ruff. She is a repeat SCALE speaker and will be joining us to present Building Bridges across Company and Community. Ruff leads the open source practice at Comcast, and is a board member at the Linux Foundation, a SCALE sponsor.

SCALE Could you please introduce yourself and tell us a little about your background?

Christine to be the SCALE 15X Saturday Keynote

The SCALE team  is very pleased to announce our second keynote speaker - Christine Corbett Moran – for Saturday, March 4, as she presents "Open Source Software as Activism". Astronomy and Astrophysics Postdoctoral Fellow at Caltech, Open Source and mobile app developer and NASA finalist are but a few of the achievements Dr. Corbett Moran brings to the party.

UpSCALE Speakers Announced

UpSCALE is a set of lightning talks held at SCALE in partnership with, in the style of Ignite presentations. Speakers will get 5 minutes to enlighten the audience. Slides will auto-advance while chosen speakers deliver their message, a brief story of open source deliciousness. The format makes for a fast paced, fun event for participants and audience.

The UpSCALE talks will take place on Saturday March 4th at 8pm in Ballroom DE. Please join us as members of the Free and Open Source community do their best to beat the clock and get their ideas out!

Bad Voltage Live and The Spazmatics

People of SCALE, have I got some rocking news for you.

For the last few years the Bad Voltage team (a podcast all about technology, open source, Linux, and anything else we think is fun), have delivered a live show at SCALE. This has always been a great time, but this year, well, it is time to turn up the volume with an incredible party sponsored by our friends at Ticketmaster and Linode.

Announcing SCALE 15x Beginner Linux 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 4th, 2017. The class will be held again on Sunday March 5th.

Training will be provided by the Linux Foundation's professional trainers, assisted by skilled SCALE volunteers.