Linux Expo of SoCal | 13 May 05:34 2011

Linux Expo to Sponsor Software Freedom Day Activities

The Linux Expo of Southern California, parent organization of the popular Southern California Linux
Expo, announced today that it will sponsor events during the observation of Software Freedom Day 2011, to
be held Sept. 17, 2011.

By doing so, the Linux Expo expands its efforts to popularize the use of Free and Open Source Software beyond
the Southern California Linux Expo, which is held annually in February.

The Linux Expo will accept proposals from Southern California groups for events observing Software
Freedom Day, and will issue five grants of up to $500 each to support each event.  The funding may be used for
space rental, media duplication, printing costs or other expenses related to their event.

Groups from San Luis Obispo County south to the California-Mexico border, and from the Pacific Ocean east
to the California-Nevada border, are encouraged to apply.

Interested groups can send their proposals to
press@...  All proposals must be received by July
31, 2011.

SCALE Team | 4 Mar 05:08 2011

SCALE Report: SCALE 9X ends on a high note

SCALE REPORT - 3 March 2011

SUMMARY: Successful SCALE 9X ends on a high note; higher attendance numbers translate into healthy
forecast for Linux and Free/Open Source Software (FOSS) in 2011

LOS ANGELES -- The 9th annual Southern California Linux Expo wrapped up three days of sessions and speakers
-- and two days of exhibits -- on Sunday afternoon with a new record for attendance.

By the end of the three days, SCALE had printed over 1,800 badges, an increase over last year of
approximately 20 percent. Some of the sessions were standing-room only while over 100 exhibitors got to
meet the record-breaking crowd.

“Because SCALE is the first large Linux and FOSS show in 2011, it serves as an indicator of how the year may
go,” said Orv Beach, the SCALE 9X publicity co-chair. “From what we’ve seen this weekend at SCALE,
the upcoming months look very bright for FOSS.”

SCALE 9X links at a glance:

- Speaker survey: www.socallinuxexpo.org/speaker_survey/

- SCALE 9X photos: http://bit.ly/gqHIHC

- Compilation of tweets from SCALE 9X: http://chirpstory.com/li/829

The SCALE 9X presentation video and audio is currently being compiled and will be available soon. The
location will be provided in the final SCALE 9X wrap-up to come soon.

We look forward to seeing you again at the Hilton Los Angeles Airport hotel for SCALE 10X in February 2012.

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SCALE Team | 27 Feb 12:35 2011

SCALE Update: More people attend improved expo

SUMMARY: SCALE 9X lifts off on Saturday; Leigh Honeywell kicks off Day 2 as attendance numbers rise

LOS ANGELES -- The 9th annual Southern California Linux Expo started its second day on Saturday with a
keynote by Leigh Honeywell as the attendance numbers showed a significant increase over last year.

Honeywell, who spoke on the topic “Hackerspaces and Free Software,” headlined a wide variety of
sessions that included a standing-room only crowd for Owen De Long’s “IPv6 Basics for Linux
Adminstrators” and various education-related talks in the Open Source Software in Education (OSSIE) track.

Attendance figures for the show are up from last year, according to SCALE 9X staff. According to SCALE 9X
chair Ilan Rabinovitch, last year’s show in 2010 had more than 1,300 registrants attend by Saturday.
This year, SCALE 9X has had nearly 1,600 attendees get badges for the show, with 300 paid tickets still outstanding.

The day wrapped up with a conference reception and the “The World’s Weakest Geek” competition.

For those who attended talks on Saturday, SCALE 9X would like to know what you thought of them. Please
consider filling out the SCALE speaker survey at
www.socallinuxexpo.org/speaker_survey/

Sunday’s SCALE 9X kicks off with Jane Silber’s keynote on ‘Cloud for Human Beings’ at 10 a.m. in the
La Jolla room, for those of you at the show. For those who cannot attend, the keynote will be streamed live.
To watch the keynote, visit http://www.ustream.tv/discovery/event/all?q=socallinuxexpo

The other sessions on Saturday will be streamed live by ConferenceByWire, a video-conferencing and video
content distribution solution that brings live and on-demand conferences and conventions directly to
one's computer.

Non-keynote sessions will be streamed at http://swarm.conferencebywire.com/web/guest/conference-page?cnid=55810

SCALE 9X is being held at the Hilton Los Angeles Airport hotel from Feb. 25-27, and registration is still
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SCALE Team | 26 Feb 18:54 2011

SCALE UPDATE: SCALE 9X gets a head start

SUMMARY: SCALE 9X hits the ground running on Friday; hundreds kick off Friday sessions

LOS ANGELES -- The 9th annual Southern California Linux Expo got off to a rousing start on Friday, with a
significant number of registrants opting to come to the expo on Friday to participate in a variety of
sessions appealing to a wide range of users at various levels.

By 11 a.m. on Friday, nearly 600 attendees had registered for SCALE, with more registering throughout the
afternoon. This is a significant rise in the number of Friday attendees, according to SCALE 9X staff, who
are cautiously optimistic that the number of attendees could break a record.

For those who attended talks on Friday, SCALE 9X would like to know what you thought of them. Please consider
filling out the SCALE speaker survey at
www.socallinuxexpo.org/speaker_survey/

Saturday’s SCALE 9X kicks off with Leigh Honeywell’s keynote on ‘Hackerspaces and Free
Software’ at 10 a.m. in the La Jolla room, for those of you at the show. The keynote will be streamed live.
To watch the keynote, visit http://www.ustream.tv/discovery/event/all?q=socallinuxexpo

The other sessions on Saturday will be streamed live by ConferenceByWire, a video-conferencing and video
content distribution solution that brings live and on-demand conferences and conventions directly to
one's computer.

Non-keynote sessions will be streamed at http://swarm.conferencebywire.com/web/guest/conference-page?cnid=55810

SCALE 9X is being held at the Hilton Los Angeles Airport hotel from Feb. 25-27, and registration is still
open. Visit http://www.socallinuxexpo.org for details.

SCALE Team | 24 Feb 18:50 2011

SCALE UPDATE: In the starting blocks -- ready for SCALE 9X?

SCALE UPDATE - 24 February 2011

SUMMARY: In the starting blocks -- ready for SCALE 9X?

LOS ANGELES -- The flights have been confirmed for some time and they're now being boarded. Speakers are
packing and heading to Los Angeles, ready to rehearse their presentations before they go on sometime
between Friday and Sunday. Exhibitors prepare to set up their booths. Registrations for the expo
continue to roll in.

Are you ready for some Linux?

The 9th annual Southern California Linux Expo is set to start tomorrow, Friday, Feb. 25, at the Hllton Los
Angeles Airport hotel.

SCALE 9X begins tomorrow with a wide range of presentations. Cloud.com presents an all-day session on
building an open-source cloud. Fedora will host its Fedora Activity Day, in which it will offer attendees
a path of study to help folks take the Red Hat Certified Engineer test. PostgreSQL will host a day-long
sessions on uses for its database software. Ubuntu is hosting Ubucon, a gathering to cover what's going on
in the community.

Friday will also have a Mentor track and a DevOps track with individual presentations. Friday concludes
with a Happy Hour sponsored by Rackspace Hosting and the highlight of the evening, the UpSCALE Talks.

Nine topics featuring 13 speakers make up the UpSCALE talks, where the speakers are given 15 seconds per
automatically advanced slide to give their five-minute presentation.

The expo floor opens Saturday, and runs from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday the floor is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Mobile device users can get the guide via "The Conventionist" by visiting
http://conventionist.com/getit .  The SCALE 9X schedule and information will be under the "download
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SCALE Team | 24 Feb 00:52 2011

SCALE Update: Mobile SCALE 9X and streaming keynotes

SCALE UPDATE - 23 February 2011

SUMMARY: Mobile for SCALE 9X? There's an app for that;
Keynotes to be streamed Saturday and Sunday

LOS ANGELES -- The 9th annual Southern California Linux Expo has gone mobile using The Conventionist.

Those attendees with Android devices and other mobile technology like iPhones, iPads and iPod Touches can
get an enhanced experience with the mobile guide to SCALE 9X. Plan your day with a personalized schedule
and browse exhibitors, maps and general show info.

To get the guide, download "The Conventionist" from the Android Marketplace or the Apple App Store, or you
can download it by visiting http://conventionist.com/getit

The SCALE 9X schedule and information will be under the "download guides" section of the application.

Also, the keynote speakers will have their talks streamed live from the venue in the Hilton Los Angeles
Airport hotel. Leigh Honeywell will be giving the keynote on Saturday at 10 a.m. Pacific time, speaking on
"Hackerspaces and Free Software." On Sunday at 10 a.m. Pacific time, Jane Silber will give her keynote on
"Cloud for Human Beings."

To watch the keynotes from the comfort of your computer, visit http://www.ustream.tv/discovery/event/all?q=socallinuxexpo

The other sessions at SCALE 9X will be streamed live by ConferenceByWire, a video-conferencing and video
content distribution solution that brings live and on-demand conferences and conventions directly to
one's computer.

Non-keynote sessions will be streamed at http://swarm.conferencebywire.com/web/guest/conference-page?cnid=55810

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SCALE Team | 23 Feb 05:53 2011

SCALE Update: Special events abound; using social media

SCALE UPDATE

SUMMARY: Special events at SCALE 9X abound;
Keep track of SCALE through the magic of social media

LOS ANGELES -- A wide variety of special events accent the usual fare of presentations and exhibits at the
9th annual Southern California Linux Expo.

FOSS standards like Fedora, OpenSUSE, PostgreSQL and Ubuntu are holding day-long sessions on Friday, and
SCALE U and DevOps Day will have a variety of sessions as well.

But when the sessions are over, the fun begins. A happy hour, sponsored by Rackspace, runs from 6-8 p.m. on
Friday, which leads up to the highlight of Friday evening: the UpSCALE talks, which begin at 8 p.m. in the La
Jolla room.

On Saturday evening after a day of sessions and booth-hopping, SCALE 9X attendees can visit the conference
reception and raffle, as well as participate in "The Weakest Geek," a geek trivia game.

After "The Weakest Geek," SCALE 9X will host a laser tag, video game  and board game night in the Plaza
Ballroom from 9 p.m. onward. 

Also on tap for SCALE 9X on Sunday is the LPI certification test, offered by the Linux Professional
Institute, at a discounted price of $99 for LPIC-1 and LPIC-2, and $219 for the LPIC-3. For more
information on the LPI exam, visit http://www.socallinuxexpo.org/scale9x/special-events/lpi-testing

For a listing of special events at SCALE 9X, visit http://www.socallinuxexpo.org/scale9x/special-events

As far as using social media is concerned, you can keep track of events as they happen by following one of
these social media networks:

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SCALE Team | 21 Feb 01:10 2011

SCALE Update: Recruiters on hand; streaming video on tap

SCALE UPDATE -- Feb. 20, 2011

SUMMARY: Looking for an IT job? SCALE will have industry reps on hand; SCALE sessions streamed; hotel
registration at 100 percent, but there’s always room for more

LOS ANGELES -- Get those resumes ready: IT industry representatives from a variety of technology
companies will be present at the 9th annual Southern California Linux Expo seeking talent to hire.

Companies that will be on hand at SCALE 9X include Facebook, Google, eHarmony, CityGrid Media,
TicketMaster and others. A full listing can be found at http://www.socallinuxexpo.org/scale9x/blog/it-recruting-scale-0

With the exception of the SCALE keynotes, the sessions at SCALE 9X will be streamed live by
ConferenceByWire, a video-conferencing and video content distribution solution that brings live and
on-demand conferences and conventions directly to one's computer.

The streamed sessions will be available at http://swarm.conferencebywire.com/web/guest/conference-page?cnid=55810

The Saturday and Sunday keynotes will be streamed live by the SCALE team on Ustream at a different link and
will be available for later playback at http://www.ustream.tv/channel/scale-9x-keynotes 

While the SCALE allotment of hotel rooms reached 100 percent recently, it doesn't mean that you're left
out. The hotel is still honoring the $109 per night rate. SCALE attendees can take advantage of this deal by
using the code at http://www.socallinuxexpo.org/scale9x/hotel-info when making reservations
either on-line or by phone.

SCALE 9X will be held on Feb. 25-27 at the Hilton Los Angeles Airport hotel. For more information and to
register, visit http://www.socallinuxexpo.org/SCALE9x/

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SCALE Team | 15 Feb 23:34 2011

SCALE Update: UpSCALE Talks/Birds of a Feather

SCALE UPDATE: Going ‘uptown’ with UpSCALE,
while Birds of a Feather flock together at SCALE 9X

LOS ANGELES – You have something to say, but you’re only allotted several minutes and the presentation
slides automatically change as you speak. Think you can do it?

The 9th annual Southern California Linux Expo will hold its UpSCALE talks on Friday, Feb. 25 at 8 p.m. in the
La Jolla room at the Hilton Los Angeles Airport hotel. It is part of SCALE 9X, the first Linux expo of the
year, which is held at the same venue from Feb. 25-27.

UpSCALE talks, held in the style of the Ignite presentations made popular by various O'Reilly-sponsored
events, allow the six scheduled participants five minutes to speak on a topic, accompanied by 20
automatically-advanced slides provided by each speaker. This makes UpSCALE a fast-paced, fun event for
participants and audience.

For a schedule of the talks, visit http://www.socallinuxexpo.org/scale9x/special-events/upscale

Also, SCALE 9X will continue the tradition of providing space for groups to meet and discuss their common
interests. These sessions are commonly referred to as Birds of a Feather sessions, or BOFs. The BOFs will
be held on Friday and Saturday evening at the Hilton.

Groups who are interested in meeting at SCALE 9X can see which slots are available by visiting
http://www.socallinuxexpo.org/scale9x/special-events/scale-9x-birds-feather and then
contacting Gareth Greenaway at gareth <at> socallinuxexpo.org with a description of the session and the top
two time preferences.

SCALE 9X will be held from Feb. 25-27 at the Hilton Los Angeles Airport hotel. For more information or to
register for the event, visit http://www.socallinuxexpo.org

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SCALE Team | 9 Feb 18:52 2011

SCALE 9X UPDATE: Register yet? OSSIE schedule set

SCALE ANNOUNCEMENT

Hotel rooms in demand at SCALE 9X venue – don’t miss out;
Open Source Software in Education schedule affirmed

LOS ANGELES – With a little over two weeks left before the first-of-the-year Linux expo, the ninth annual
Southern California Linux Expo  is shaping up to set the tone for an outstanding Linux year in 2011.

If you haven’t taken advantage of SCALE’s hotel deal at the Hilton Los Angeles Airport hotel – the
site of SCALE 9X on Feb. 25-27 – you’d be well advised to hurry. The $109 per night rate is available as
long as allotted rooms last. SCALE attendees can take advantage of this deal by using the code at
http://www.socallinuxexpo.org/scale9x/hotel-info when registering either on-line or by phone.

Also, the Open Source Software In Eduction (OSSIE) track at SCALE, providing an outstanding lineup of
speakers connecting FOSS and its use in the scholastic realm, has been finalized.

Unlike in years past when OSSIE was held on Friday, this year OSSIE will be held on Saturday so educators may
attend without missing classes. 

The OSSIE schedule for Saturday's sessions can be found at
https://www.socallinuxexpo.org/scale9x/special-events/open-source-software-education and
tickets for OSSIE, which includes admission to the Exhibit Hall, are $15.

Students and teachers are eligible for a 50 percent discount on the SCALE 9X Full Access Pass – which will
allow you to attend other sessions and visit the Exhibit Hall -- by using the STDNT promotional code when
purchasing their ticket. If you’re an educator or student attending SCALE and using this promotion,
don’t forget to bring a valid school ID with you and present it at SCALE check-in.

To attend OSSIE or to purchase one of two other ticket plans, register on the website at
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SCALE Team | 4 Feb 02:21 2011

All about IPv6 At SCALE 9X

Most people in the tech industry know that the IPv4 address space will run dry over the next few months.  The
forced march to IPv6, with all of its potential downsides -- including network slowdowns and downright
outages -- has only just begun.   Has your organization started the move?  If not, consider attending SCALE! 
We can help you come up to speed on how to get over the “address space” speed bump gracefully, with two
presentations on IPv6:

* Richard Jimmerson, Chief Information Officer of the American Registry for Internet Numbers (ARIN), 
will speak on “Ready or Not, IPv6 is Here: Preparing Your Linux Networks for IPv6”.

* Owen DeLong is an IPv6 Evangelist at Hurricane Electric and a member of the ARIN Advisory Council, and will
present “IPv6 Basics for Linux Administrators”

The 9th Annual Southern California Linux Expo is February 25-27, 2011.  For more information, or to
register, go to https://www.socallinuxexpo.org/scale9x/ 


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