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

Posted by Scott_Ruecker on Feb 27, 2011 11:41 AM EDT
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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.

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 http://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?...

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.

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Good conference herzeleid 0 1,165 Mar 1, 2011 2:58 PM
"Standing Room Only" Way to go Owen! Bob_Robertson 0 1,119 Feb 27, 2011 3:45 PM

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