SCALE 19x logo
Los Angeles, CA
July 2022


SCaLE 19X – the 19th annual Southern California Linux Expo – will take place  July 28-31, 2022 at the Hilton Los Angeles Airport in Los Angeles, 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 19X? Get in touch by either filling out this form or sending us an email.

Attend! Attendee registration will be available this coming summer.

Present! The SCALE 19x call for proposals is now open.

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

Stay!  Join us for all 4 days of SCALE.  Book a hotel room onsite to avoid traffic and commuting.

SCALE 19x and COVID-19

Update (June 28, 2022)

In August we published our plans (below) to keep SCALE staff and attendees as safe as possible from the COVID-19 pandemic. Much has changed in the last 10 months, but the two best ways to defend against the virus are still vaccines and masks. We wanted to update everyone on the specifics of our COVID-19 policy for SCALE 19X.

Game Night


Join your fellow SCaLE attendees for drinks, games, food and fun at our Game Night reception on Saturday with music provided by MC Frontalot!


Casino Night

Beat the odds and enjoy gambling fun with our Casino Night theme this year.  We have Poker, Blackjack, Roulette, and Craps. Join us for the opportunity to test your gamblin' skills. 

Escape Rooms

Why I'm going to SCaLE 19x

My first SCaLE was 16x where I popped-down to speak at UpSCaLE via an invite from Jason Hibbets (@jhibbets). How could I say no? I left the LF Member Summit, flew down to LA and had my first SCaLE experience.

My second was 18x. Representing CNCF, we had a table, I got to be interviewed by Jill Bryant Ryniker (@jill_linuxgirl) and introduced to the Trial by Trolley game by Jeffrey Sica (@jeefy) and Bob Killen (@MrBobbyTables). We used a lot of hand sanitizer at that event. ;)

My point (and I do have a point!) is that once you go to SCaLE, you come back because the content is amazing, people in the open source community are the best, and it’s a fun, down-to-earth conference.