SCALE 9X across the snowy horizon
Feb 07, 2011, 16:32 (0 Talkback[s])
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"Slammed by a blizzard, surrounded by bored kids, and achingly
tired of what Winter has brought me this year, it's enough to make
me say, "Calgon, take me away!"
"Er, metaphorically speaking, of course.
"Still, there is some well-deserved relief in sight: this year,
after a rather long hiatus, I will be attending the ninth edition
of the Southern California Linux Expo (SCALE) in the
has-to-warmer-than-Indiana city of Los Angeles.
"SCALE has the distinction of being the first "community" trade
show I ever attended, and because of that it holds as a standard
for what community shows should be. This is the community event
that sets a bar for many of the other events to reach, with strong
tracks for users and developers.
"Vendors and experts from Linux and open source deliver
top-notch content, at a level that belies the "amateur" label one
might put on a community-organized show. There's nothing amateur