The Eleventh Annual Southern California Linux Expo
February 22-24, 2013
Hilton Los Angeles International Airport

That's Entertainment, SCALE-style

Release date: 
Monday, February 18, 2013

After a long day of sessions, presentations and classes, attendees at
SCALE 11X really know how to let their hair down. With more than 100
exhibitors and 90 speakers during the day, SCALE 11X puts aside
digital business when the sun goes down.

On Friday, John Willis will be playing the role of Richard Dawson for
DevOps Family Feud. Help us collect answers for the game show by
filling out a survey for DevOps Day LA by visiting

The game show will be streamed, but it's something you may not want to

Then on Friday evening, the UpSCALE talks take place. Patterned after
the Ignite talks given at O'Reilly events, participants in the UpSCALE
talks are given five minutes to speak on a subject while accompanied
by 20 automatically-advanced slides. This makes for a fast-paced talk
where anything can happen.

The UpSCALE talks will take place on Friday the 22nd at 8pm in the La
Jolla room. Participants can be found by visiting

Not to be outdone by Friday night's festivities, Saturday night is
home to two entertaining post-expo events.

First, SCALE 11X brings back the annual Weakest Geek competition,
which pits members of the Free/Open Source Software community face off
against each other, determining who has the greatest knowledge of geek

Contestant line up for Weakest Geek: Dawn Foster, Kyle Rankin, Joe
Brockmeier, Jorge Castro, Matthew Garrett and Ruth Suehle

For more information on the Weakest Geek, visit

Last but not least, SCALE wouldn't be SCALE without its legendary
Games Night to wrap up Saturday night.

Located in the ballroom in the basement of the Hilton Los Angeles
Airport hotel, Games Night features kids crafts and games, laser tag,
console video games, pool and air hockey, Nerf weaponry, massage
stations to help you relax, and the weekend's SCALE Poker Contest
finals – bring your poker cards to find out what the mystery
questions were and, if your hand is hot, then you could win prizes.

Game Night hours are 8-9 p.m. for family hour that features special
activities for the kids, and 9-12 midnight for adults.

Game Night is sponsored by CFEngine, Google, MediaTemple, Perforce and

For more information, visit

SCALE 11X, the annual Southern California Linux Expo, takes place on
Feb. 22-24 at the Hilton Los Angeles Airport hotel. Discount hotel
rates are still available by visiting
and attendees can register for the event by visiting

For more information on SCALE 11X, visit