The Southern California Linux Expo turned their annual event up to 11
this year in more ways than one.
SCALE 11X, celebrating its 11th anniversary as the first-of-the-year
Linux/Open Source expo in North America, played host over the weekend
to more than 2,300 attendees visiting more than 100 exhibitors and
hearing more than 90 speakers giving a wide variety of presentations
during the course of the three-day event.
Many of the sessions had full attendance, and some were in overflow
status. A testament to the quality of the presentations during the
course of SCALE 11X is that some of the final presentations on Sunday
afternoon were also full.
Videos of the presentations are currently being collected and
processed, and will be available for viewing as soon as possible. An
announcement when these are ready will be made, with accompanying
Also, the two-day SCALE 11X Linux Beginner Class successfully trained
32 new Linux users in installing Linux and doing basic system
The SCALE Team would like to thank its sponsors for their continued
support: IBM, Facebook, Rackspace, BeachBody, Servers Direct;
Hewlett-Packard, Puppet Labs, M-GO, OpenNMS Group, SaltStack,
OpenStack, Arista, Odroid, Opscode, AMD, Seamicro, Pogo Linux, MySQL,
Google, MediaTemple, Perforce, CFEngine, Ticketmaster, Reliam, Linux
Professional Institute, One Course Source, Mozilla, Cars.com,
Edgecast, Q, Ubuntu, Serversdirect, Ooyala, Github, and Dreamhost.
SCALE would also like to thank the media sponsors as well: Linux
Journal, Linux Magazine, ACMqueue, and Backbone.
More importantly, SCALE 11X would not be possible without the support
and behind-the-scenes work of their volunteers, which make the show
the great event it is on an annual basis. A huge âthank youâ goes
out to each of you. Volunteer opportunities are always available by
sending an e-mail to info ( -at -) socallinuxexpo.org.
The SCALE 11X Exhibitor Contest winners are:
Favorite Clothing Item: Puppet Labs
Most Interesting Swag: HP
Strangest Swag: Zenoss
Most Useful Swag: Silicon Mechanics
Most Passionate .Org: BeagleBoard/PandaBoard
Most Memorable Booth: LinuxChix
Honorable mentions go to Fedora, Rackspace, O'Reilly Media, Linux
Astronomy, OpenStack, M-Go and Electronic Frontier Foundation.
In other announcements, openSUSE held a raffle for a Raspberry Pi, and
the money raised in the raffle, $265, was donated to SCALE.
Over the next several days, the SCALE Team will be posting photos and
other news from the expo. Visit http://www.socallinuxexpo.org for
Last, and certainly not least, the SCALE Team thanks everyone who
attended SCALE 11X, and we hope the event was a success for attendees.
[SCALE 11X] One for the record books
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