Come join us as we attend SCALE 12x. Please help us spread the word about our LA Web Speed meetup group, network with other open source tech people, checkout the interesting presentations, learn, and share your experiences and knowledge. The event starts Friday and the full conference pass includes many of the Friday events, please do check it.
Our groups 50% off discount code is: LAWEB
( Completely worth it even if you go for just one day! Tho I suspect you will want to go for all 3 days with all the great presentations we have lined up! )
== more info ===
Southern California Linux Expo ( www.SoCalLinuxExpo.org ) is the largest volunteer run Linux / Open Source / Free Software conference and expo in North America. SCALE 12x: February 21, 22, 23 ( Fri, Sat, Sun ) 2014 at the LAX Hilton
5711 West Century Boulevard Los Angeles, California, United States 90045
In 2013 we had 2300+ attendees, 95 presenters, 100 exhibitors, over the course of 3 days.
For 2014 we expect to have about a 10-20% increase in the number of attendees, and a slight increase in presenters and exhibitors.
Anyone interested in Linux / Open Source / Free Software is invited to join us. We get a number of professionals ( System engineers, Data Base Admins, Developers, Consultants, tech CxOs, tech recruiters, members of tech startups.. etc ) as well as people looking to learn more about Linux / Open Source technologies / Free Software.
With the assistance of sponsorships, volunteers, presenters willing to share, we are able to put together an event which we feel provides a great value to everyone. As such the price of the full conference is only $70. Compare this to events which will charge you $1000-$2000 just for the conference. Granted lunches maybe included for that higher price, but we think you don't mind buying your own lunch for the cost savings. Even if you only want to join us for part of a day, we believe you will enjoy this event. Please do come join us.
Friday's schedule -
Typically consists of special events, which may require separate registration. Your paid full conference pass typically covers many of these events ( please do check ).
I highly recommend everyone to look at the schedule and attend which event you find interesting.
Saturday's and Sunday's schedule
Each year we do a request for presentations/papers and of those submitted we select a combination which we feel will make for a great set of presentations each year. Please take sometime to examine the descriptions of the presentations to assist you in selecting ones of interest.
Please note, we have a youth track on Saturday and a session on Sunday.
Feel free to bring your children whom maybe interested. Also, we are always looking to make our event better, thus if you would like to help build a stronger youth component at SCALE we are always looking for volunteers to help us.
Keynotes ( Sat and Sun at 10AM )
Unlike many other conferences, whose keynotes seem to be paid placement ads, we strive to have keynotes which are interesting to us and the linux / open source / free software community. Last year the keynotes were well attended, and we even had to open up an overflow room. SO please do join us for the keynotes, we believe you will really enjoy them.
Expo Hall ( Sat 10AM-6PM, Sun 10AM-4PM )
SCALE is about community. We have been since SCALE 1x in 2002. As such, we have a great balance of community and sponsored booths in the Expo Hall. This is a great chance to find groups and individuals who are interested in the same Open Source technology subjects are you are. The community groups typically have monthly meetings, ask them joining their meetings. We also have a number of interesting companies which have helped sponsored SCALE by getting a booth. They maybe providing products, services, hiring, or just doing community outreach. Please schedule some time to visit the booths and network. BOFs - Birds Of a Feather
On Friday and Saturday nights after the last presentations, the meeting rooms will be available for BOFs ( Birds Of a Feather ).
These are great opportunities to form informal / round table type discussions around topics of interest. SCALE typically has a signup board onsite for reservations of the rooms. These are also great opportunities to network with others. If you are running a user group or meetup I highly encourage you to participate and help promote your group at the BOFs. Please feel free to organize a BOF with your friends of subject matters which you are interested in.
We normally have a game night so that you can unwind, network a bit more, and enjoy the evening. We even have children friendly stuff going on at night, as many people like to bring their family.
SCALE is always in need of and looking for more people to help us make the best community run event possible. If you would like to assist us in making a better event please volunteer.
Please see the "Get involved" email link on
SCALE strives to have sponsors which we believe you will find interesting. Please do check the sponsors and see what they have to offer you and your associates. We are always looking for more sponsors, so if your company or someone else you know would like to sponsor SCALE please let us know.
More information about SCALE