The UpSCALE line-up and social media cheat sheet

Join the SCALE 15x conference attendees for an hour of Ignite-style lightning talks. UpSCALE, in partnership, is where speakers get 5 minutes to enlighten the audience. Slides will auto-advance and you get to sit back and listen to a brief stories about open source topics.


The UpSCALE talks will take place tomorrow, Saturday March 4th at 8:00 pm in Ballroom DE.


Speaker Interview: Nina Kaufman

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

A: Hello! My name is Nina and I've been working at Procore Technologies for three and a half years. I'm a senior site reliability engineer, and I help manage the performance, scalability, and reliability of our many services and applications. I also enjoy mentoring engineering college students through programs at universities like UC Santa Barbara. I'm really interested in networking and security, and I'm currently taking the OSCP certification course.


Game Night

Join your fellow SCALE attendees for drinks, games, food and fun at SCALE's 7th Annual Game Night on Saturday.  Here's a lineup:


Brand new, and totally fascinating:  The VR Realm

Enter the VR Realm in one of our back rooms, and find out how open source opens up the third dimension.


It's baack, and gigantic:  Laser Tag

Play all night.  Just don't get run over by a tank.


What About the Nerdy Museum?

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.

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.

Discounts on passes, lodging to end soon

Though it may not be the most appealing of metaphors, the rhetorical early bird does end up with the proverbial worm.

That said, the SCALE 15X “Early Bird” discount for the first-of-the-year North American Linux/FOSS expo ends in four days, on Jan. 22.

Also, you may want to act quickly in making your hotel reservations at the discount rates offered by both the Sheraton and Hilton hotels in Pasadena soon, because both hotels will be closing down the discount rates on Feb. 8.