Keynote speakers finalized: Jane Silber joins Leigh Honeywell as the 2011 SCALE 9X keynoters

Jan 19, 2011

LOS ANGELES -- Canonical Chief Executive Officer Jane Silber has been added as a keynote speaker, with Leigh Honeywell, for the Southern California Linux Expo SCALE 9X in February.

Silber will give her keynote on "Cloud for Human Beings" during SCALE 9x, which runs from Feb. 25-27 in Los Angeles.

"We're fortunate and honored to have a speaker of Jane Silber's caliber joining Leigh Honeywell as the keynote speakers for SCALE this year," said, Ilan Rabinovitch, the chairperson for SCALE 9X. "These two outstanding speakers lead an impressive roster of people presenting at SCALE this year."

Silber started her career as a software developer and has continued to rely on that foundation in her years of business development, strategy, operations and product development experience. She served as Canonical's Chief Operating Officer from its founding and became its CEO last year.

Her work at Canonical has included leading the Ubuntu One project and ensuring that large organizations find Ubuntu "enterprise-ready."

Honeywell, co-founder and current president of HackLab TO in Toronto, will speak on "Hackerspaces and Free Software" in her keynote.

Traditionally, one keynote is given on Saturday and the other on Sunday. The order in which the two keynotes will take place has yet to be determined, and an announcement will be forthcoming once it is decided.

There are 64 speakers joining Honeywell and Silber in giving presentations at SCALE. Among the presenters are OpenSUSE's Alan Clark, speaking on the topic "Create appliances with your own customized Linux OS;" PostgreSQL's Josh Berkus, speaking on "The Elephant Scales Out;" Cfengine's Mark Burgess, speaking on "The Future of Open Source Configuration Management;" and Meego advocate Quim Gil, who will speak  on "The Foundations of the Meego Project."

A complete list of speakers can be found at /scale9x/speakers

SCALE 9X will be held on the weekend of Feb. 25-27 at the Hilton Los Angeles Airport hotel. To register, or for more information, visit /scale9x/

Contact Information

For more information about the 2011 Southern California Linux Expo (SCALE 9x) please contact:

Larry Cafiero

Sponsors and Commercial Exhibitors:
Ilan Rabinovitch

Non Profit Exhibitors:
Gareth Greenaway