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SCALE 11 is Coming to Los Angeles Feb. 22-24 (Video)

Roblimo posted about a year ago | from the a-gathering-of-the-geeks-and-you're-invited dept.

Open Source 25

The Southern California Linux Expo (SCALE) is a venerable and-well regarded volunteer-run, regional Linux conference that draws over 2000 attendees and an amazing array of speakers and open source projects displaying their goodies in the exposition area. The tutorial and speech schedule is crazy-dense, with as many as 10 tracks going at once. Conference Chair Ilan Rabinovitch admits that there is no way you can take in all of SCALE. On the other hand, you are certain to find something new and interesting to learn if you have any interest at all in Open Source. And yes, we mean Open Source, not just Linux. This show has grown far beyond its humble roots as a get-together for a few local students interested in Linux. One last thing: When you register, if you use the promo code SLASH, the $70 pass for all three days is magically reduced to $35. And there are many other ways to get that discount or another one just like it, including affiliation with virtually any Southern California Open Source group or almost any Open Source project. SCALE is 100% non-profit, and wants to "spread the word," not make money.

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Anonymous Coward | about a year ago | (#42864561)

SCALE 11 is an Ubuntu £inux conspiracy by Shuttleworth to brainwash children into learning Ubuntu. This will prepare them to be soldiers of Canocicle and overthrow the good king Steve Ballmer who has guided and protected the computer industry for a decade. Shuttleworth wants to ascend to the throne and become an evil monopolist. You can stop him: Uninstall ubuntu!

Please come to our conference (1)

emj (15659) | about a year ago | (#42864563)

We will have a conference in Stockholm you are all welcome!

Re:Please come to our conference (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year ago | (#42866179)

Will there be biscuits?

Good Luck Ilan (1)

bigredradio (631970) | about a year ago | (#42864617)

Good luck with the show Ilan!

Being from SoCal, it's great to have a replacement for the now defunct LinuxWorld. In fact, it is a bit more like a giant .org pavillion.

Now if we can just get LugRadio to come back...

Ok (-1)

Anonymous Coward | about a year ago | (#42864749)

How is the stench? Do people who go to this know about bathing, deodorant and toothbrushes?

Recordings? (2)

vlm (69642) | about a year ago | (#42865007)

I've always enjoyed watching the recorded HOPE and debconf videos, I looked at the schedule and there's a few I'd like to see, but not at the $1000 (approx total) it would cost me to attend... does this con video the presentations and then distribute? A pitiful attempt at searching did not yield previous con videos, but its awful hard to prove a negative. Not living on the coasts means I can afford to drop $1000 without blinking (well, without blinking too much) but I'm too cheap and over scheduled to go.

I LOL at cons that make a big deal about both advertising to the entire world and reducing the ticket price from $50 to $40 or whatever. Yeah that is a big deal for the local student population, but only a couple percent of my airline ticket / hotel / meals / whatever. You could let non-locals in for free, or charge non-locals $400, and it wouldn't really change the overall individual's budget very much. Also I'm not 18 anymore so spare me the claims that I can hitchhike to the con, sleep on a park bench and catch and roast pigeons so its not really that expensive, if I'm taking a vacation I'm taking it easy... Looking the other way, isn't LA kinda like Manhattan where a years worth of rent there is more than my entire suburban house cost, so the locals should be able to drop $500 at a blink just like me... Its something I've never really understood about con economics.

Re:Recordings? (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year ago | (#42865121)

Past years have had streaming videos of realtime sessions - if that helps.

Re:Recordings? (1)

vlm (69642) | about a year ago | (#42865375)

Yeah but there's work conflicts and timezone issues. Some simple downloadable .avi files I can drop on my mythtv box would be ideal.

Re:Recordings? (2)

irabinovitch (614425) | about a year ago | (#42867823)

We will be live streaming some of the sessions, as well as posting videos after the fact. I'll see what we can do about making them downloadable.

Re:Recordings? (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year ago | (#42932305)

Are you seriously complaining that the organizers haven't accommodated *you* because even though it only costs $35 to get in, it costs you too much to fly here?

Dude, get a life. One with less to whine about.

Too bad (1)

motang (1266566) | about a year ago | (#42865675)

Too bad I won't be able to go this year, I don't like in So Cal anymore. But the ones I did go to were awesome! Surely be missed.

Re:Too bad (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year ago | (#42865947)

Please tell me you're joking. My life is over if you won't be there.

Too late. (1)

westlake (615356) | about a year ago | (#42866691)

Today is February 11.

Scale 11 begins February 22 in Los Angeles.

There is no point in posting invitations to events like these to sites like Slashdot less than three to six months in advance.

Schedules are not that flexible. Budgets are not that flexible,

Re:Too late. (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year ago | (#42867025)

its 70 bucks and is in LA. I am sure there are people that can afford it and live in that area that don't know about it. I will agree the timing could have been better but the announcement is still good.

PSA for Attendees (1)

sexconker (1179573) | about a year ago | (#42866941)

Public Service Announcement for SCALE Attendees.

Don't drive a truck. Christopher Dorner drove a truck. Driving a truck is now grounds for the use of lethal force. Are you Christopher Dorner? The why are you driving that truck? It doesn't matter that Dorner burned his truck days ago, that is just a TERRORIST RUSE, and all trucks will be shot at on sight by LAPD officers.

Stuff that Matters to slashdot? (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year ago | (#42869959)

Only 21 comments for SCALE 11 and 100 comments for `Bill Gates Answers Questions'. It's been a long-long time since this place was relevent to 'Stuff that Matters' ...

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