Gaining Ground and Growing: SCaLE 9x
With more than 1,800 registered attendees, the Southern California Linux Expo (SCaLE 9x), which is now in its ninth year, continues to grow and attract open source users, contributors, developers, projects, and companies.
Once again, Linux New Media had a booth at SCaLE last weekend at the Hilton Los Angeles Airport. Thanks to everyone who stopped by the booth! Many of the attendees scored free copies of Linux Pro Magazine and Ubuntu User, as well as our newly launched Smart Developer and Admin magazine.
What did you miss if you weren't there?
Friday's full FOSS line up included Build an Open Source Cloud Day, DevOps Day Los Angeles, FOSS Mentoring, Fedora Activity Day, LPI Testing, Los Angeles PostgreSQL Day, Open Source Software In Education, PGP Keysigning Party, SCALE 9x Birds of a Feather, SCALE University, Splunk Training, and the UbuCon. Also on Friday were the fast paced, entertaining UpSCALE talks, which Linux Pro's own Rikki Kite and Amber Graner participated in.
Leigh Honeywell's Keynote Photo by xpcfan
Saturday opened with Leigh Honeywell's energizing keynote on Hackerspaces and Free Software. Other talks included Byobu: GNU Screen for Human Beings, OpenShot: Lights. Camera. Action!, Intro to Python, Open Source Television and more. There was a lot of movement throughout the day and the growing excitement attendees felt as as they left the scheduled talks transitioned easily into various "hallway tracks" between the scheduled sessions.
Canonical CEO, Jane Silber, opened Sunday with her keynote—Cloud for Human Beings, and kicked off another exciting line up of talks. Ruth Suehle, writer and editor in Brand Communications and Design at Red Hat, spoke about moving Beyond Linux: Changing the World with Open Source and Robyn Bergergon, Fedora Program Manager, discussed Decentralized Collaboration with Open Source Tools: Technical and Cultural Implementation. Sunday also saw talks on Crash Course : Open Source Cloud Computing, Writing GIMP scripts and plug-ins, Unity: Why does it matter? and more.
Vendor D-Wave scores big with a sale to NASA's Quantum Intelligence Lab.
Many package updates and Steam integration highlight the latest from the Mandriva-based community Linux.
Richard Stallman calls for the W3C to remain independent of vendor interests.
The new release supports nine architectures, 73 human languages, and zero non-Free components.
Fedora developers release the first alpha version of Fedora 19, known as Schrödinger’s Cat, for general testing. The final release is expected in July 2013.
ack is a grep-like, command-line tool that has been optimized for programmers to search large trees of source code.
New features in SUSE Studio 1.3 include enhanced cloud integration, VM platform support, and lifecycle management.
The Linux Foundation recently announced that the Xen Project is becoming a Linux Foundation Collaborative Project.
Open source version of LiveCode is now available for developing apps, games, and utilities for all major platforms.
OpenDaylight is an open source software-defined networking project committed to furthering adoption of SDN and accelerating innovation in a vendor-neutral and open environment.