Speaker Interview: Dan Walsh

Red Hat's Dan Walsh will be speaking on Sunday, Jan. 24 at 3 p.m. on “A Fresh Look at SELinux.” The SCALE Team caught up with him to ask him about his presentation.

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

A: My name is Dan Walsh, I have been working for Red Hat Base Engineer team for the last 15 years in Security engineering, mainly working on process isolation technologies like SELinux and containers (Namespaces). I am now the lead of the Container/Docker team at Red Hat.

Updates on Amateur Radio at SCALE 14x

Boy do we have a treat in store this year. SCALE's teaming with the local amateur radio (aka HAM) community to bring you a host of amateur radio based activities. We will have a HAM radio booth, which will show case neat equipment, and demos, including one using the ham digital or MESH network. The goal is to stream video from the show floor over a MESH network - that means not going over wifi or the wired lines on the show floor.


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, January 23rd, 2016.  The class will be held again on Sunday January 24th.

 Training will be provided by the professional trainers of One Source Course, assisted by skilled SCALE volunteers.

Amateur Radio at SCALE 14x

SCALE's getting into amateur radio in a big way this year, starting with offering HAM exams. The tests will be conducted on Sunday, from 11 AM to 3 PM, at our PCC venue. Walk-in's welcome.

We also have a special treat for all the HAM's and wannabe HAM's in attendence. The Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARES) of Southern California will demonstrate their mesh network and how that facilitates emergency communication.

SCALE will also have it's own channel for the duration of the event, so if you have a licence and a radio, bring it over. Come be a part of the HAM community.

Birds of a Feather Registration Open for SCALE 14x

Have a passion you'd like to share? Is there a community you want to connect with at SCALE? Want some open discussion on a topic?

If so, create or join a BoF as SCALE 14x will continue the tradition of providing space for groups to meet and discuss their common interests.

BoFs will run on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights, the 19th, 20t, and 21st of January.

Birds of a feather are informal meet-ups or discussions, where SCaLE attendees can get together with others who share an interst without a pre-designated agenda.