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Southern California Linux Expo

timothy posted about 12 years ago | from the hard-boiled-linux dept.

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Satya writes "Big Linux expo coming up in Southern California. Big names, big companies, lots of people. SCALE press release says: 'We are bringing businesses, academic institutions and the Linux community together in a way that no other conference does! The first annual Southern California Linux Expo, presented by the USC, UCLA , and Simi-Conejo Linux User Groups will be held November 2nd at USC. This event will provide new insight in the growing technological Linux community and where it is headed. This operating system created by a grass roots effort has grown robust enough to be embraced by companies such as Sun and IBM. The Southern California Linux Expo will contain a blend of business leaders and technical experts that are required to truly understand where Linux is at and where it will be in 5 years.'" Time and place information below.

"Quick Event Info:
Date: November 2nd, 2002
Time: 9am-5pm
Location: Davidson Conference Center on the University of Southern California campus

Please visit our web site for additional conference information."

There's also a poster to ogle.

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Big Linux (2)

Henry V .009 (518000) | about 12 years ago | (#4404132)

Big names, big companies

Oh, has Microsoft bought a both again?

Re:Big Linux (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 12 years ago | (#4404469)

booth. Goddamn my eyes!

Linux in SoCal? (2, Flamebait)

tps12 (105590) | about 12 years ago | (#4404279)

Do people in Southern California even use Linux? I'd think they'd be too busy surfing, shooting their homies, and getting plastic surgery to want to both with command lines and window managers.

Re:Linux in SoCal? (3, Interesting)

daviddennis (10926) | about 12 years ago | (#4404658)

I'm a Southern California Linux user, but thanks to the SoCal love of superficial beauty, I've been moving my personal stuff to MacOS X.

So there :-).

I'd still be curious to go, though - this is the first time any sort of Linux event has been in my neck of the woods.


Re:Linux in SoCal? (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 12 years ago | (#4429904)

Count me in. 5 servers at work, 1 test box, 1 desktop and 1 dev server at home. 8 more for CA

Re:Linux in SoCal? (2, Informative)

batteryman (245402) | about 12 years ago | (#4404709)

That's only in the movies. We do wardriving out in the valley.
The Linux Expo that the Simi-Conejo groups ran was small but it happened. Some people from Samba were there. Simi Valley is located 35-miles northwest of Los Angeles. This expo will be close to downtown LA.

Re:Linux in SoCal? (1)

rjamestaylor (117847) | about 12 years ago | (#4408290)

This 92688 resident not only uses Linux (as well as Windows 2000 and XP) but runs his companies web application on a RedHat server over at There aren't a lot of Linux/Perl people in OC, but there should be.

Re:Linux in SoCal? (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 12 years ago | (#4415188)

Well I'm a Linux/Perl guy in L.A., got a job for me?

Re:Linux in SoCal? (1)

rjamestaylor (117847) | about 12 years ago | (#4415275)

Perhaps. Drop me a line with your CV and what you wanna do (put something appropriate in the subject line 'cause I send all unknown email to the Bulk Mail folder by default on this Hotmail account -- way too much junk mail for heuristic spam killers to make much of an impact; I scan the bulk folder quickly before emptying it, so make it obvious).

Re:Linux in SoCal? (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 12 years ago | (#4421520)

No Linux in OC? You should check out the city of Garden Grove. It's an open source haven.


Re:Linux in SoCal? (1)

rjamestaylor (117847) | about 12 years ago | (#4421722)

Our offices are in Santa Ana. We're a mixed shop--using Linux where appropriate (like file serving, email, DNS, webmail) and using Windows where best fits (mid-level MRP application server).

What's really scary are places in Irvine that are hard-a$$ MS shops. Frieghtening.

Re:Linux in SoCal? (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 12 years ago | (#4427123)

Of course we use linux. I know a lot of people that use linux, you must be getting southern california confused with Hollyweird. And we war drive on the coast also :-)

Re:Linux in SoCal? (1)

codeonezero (540302) | about 12 years ago | (#4433247)

No actually we actually surf the net, and some of us actually use unix based OSes like Linux and Mac OS X :)

What's more likely to happen at the Southern California Linux Convention is UCLA linux users shaking their keys at the USC linux users.

Maybe some USC / UCLA rivalry will show up.

Maybe UCLA students use vi and USC students use emacs? I know I took a class at USC and the professor taught us using emacs. Though the Lab Assistant wanted us using vi.

Anyways maybe I'll drop by should be fun.

One in London too! (3, Informative)

Richard_at_work (517087) | about 12 years ago | (#4404816)

Theres the UK expo this week as well.
Website here to sign up. [] It goes on for two days, Wednesday 9th October to Thursday 10th October with a lot of big name companies displaying, its in the Olympia conference centers if anyones itnerested!

Its also sharing the date with the UK Websolutions 2002 convention, which is another goiod excuse to get out of work!


Shwag (20142) | about 12 years ago | (#4405183)

$70-$85!!! With ticket prices that high, who do they expect to show up!?! Microsoft!?!


MrMorph (614137) | about 12 years ago | (#4415184)

What people get for the $70 rate. Breakfast, snacks and beverages throughout the day, a great buffet lunch, free parking, a tote bag with a copy of Linux Journal, admission into the exhibits and all the talks, and one entry into the event raffle with a chance at winning some really great prizes.


Anonymous Coward | about 12 years ago | (#4415381)

It looks like they have student and group pricing... at around $35... iirc LinuxWorld charges $20 just to get into the expo... seeing the talks costs you hundreds. for lunch plus seeing the talks $70 would be worth it.


Anonymous Coward | about 12 years ago | (#4426533)

They now have $10 exhibit-only pricing.

Sad (1)

infonography (566403) | about 12 years ago | (#4405215)

Conventions and Expos are a big time waste of effort. Linuxworld in SF was soooo boring. I stayed for two hours and tossed my ticket. Now if they have one somewhere cool like Hawaii or a small tropical island I am there! (well actually I will be on the beach.)

Word to the wise, whiteout your title, it will keep the vendors off you.

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