Guest Post: Dru Lavigne - BSD at SCALE 11x

While the 'L' in SCALE stands for Linux, we like to think that as an event and a community we are welcoming to all open-source platforms. We have never been Linux specific. With this in mind, we have invited Dru Lavigne to write a guest post about activities from the BSD community at SCALE 11x. -Ilan 

Guest Post by: Dru Lavigne - Chair, BSD Certification Group

Members of the various BSD communities are pleased to announce that there will once again be a strong BSD presence at SCALE 11x.

Second Keynote Selected

The Southern California Linux Expo SCALE 11X is pleased to announce that Kyle Rankin will give the second keynote at the expo in February.

Rankin, the System Engineering Lead for Artemis Internet, Inc., will present the Sunday SCALE 11X keynote on “Practical 3D Printing and the Open Source Community.”

SCALE TNG: Call for Speakers

Know any budding teenage computer scientists? SCALE The Next Generation would give them a great opportunity to share their expertise and excitement about Free/Open Source Software and Hardware with other young people at the upcoming SCALE 11X.

Submitting a proposal is fast and easy.  Simply register an account on the SCALE web site and then submit your proposal at the following address:

Welcome to the 11th Annual Southern California Linux Expo!

SCALE 11x will be held February 22-24, 2013 at the LAX Hilton.   SCALE 11X – the 11th annual Southern California Linux Expo – takes place on Feb. 22-24, 2013, at the Hilton Los Angeles Airport hotel. As the first-of-the-year Linux/Open Source software expo in North America, SCALE 11X expects to host more than 100 exhibitors this year, along with presenting more than 70 speakers. 

This year we will be turning your favorite open-conference up to 11 with an expanded set of co-located conferences and special events such as DevOps Day Los Angeles, the MySQL Community Conference, and many more.

Keynote Speakers

  • Matthew Garrett - The Secure Boot Journey
  • Kyle Rankin - Practical 3D Printing and the Open Source Community


Yet Another Linux Beginner's Class!

The Southern California Linux Expo is proud to present their second Linux Beginner training class!   It's an intensive, one-day training class to be held   Saturday, March 3rd, at the LAX Hilton, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Presented by volunteer trainers and presenters, students will come away with the ability to install and maintain a Linux operating system. 

Attendees are expected to bring a computer suitable for installing Linux.   Laptops are encouraged but desktops are acceptable also. 

Speaker Q-and-A: Mark Burgess

[Blogger's Note: SCALE 10X will be asking some of the speakers to weigh in on their presentations for the expo. This is the Q-and-A for Mark Burgess, who will give a talk on “3 Myths and 3 Challenges to Bring System Administration out of the Dark Ages” on Friday.]

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

About that Training Class...

At SCALE, in spite of having a lot of content for developers and sysadmins, we've always had a soft spot in our collective hearts for the newbie.   Sadly, we've not been able to muster a lot of material oriented towards the raw beginner in Linux and Open Source.