SCALE 14X Thursday
Starting today, the Southern California Linux Expo — SCALE 14X in this year’s 14th annual iteration — moves from being hotel-based event busting at the seams to hold all the exhibitors and sessions to being a full-fledged, freewheeling convention center-based event with wide-open spaces and widespread talks.
The setup is done for today, with exhibitors readying their booths for the opening of the floor tomorrow after Cory Doctorow gives his Friday keynote. But let’s not get ahead of the story for Thursday.
The schedule is posted online, if you’re at the event. If not, you can still follow along at the link.UbuCon — the Ubuntu lovefest for the next two days — is the highlight of Thursday at SCALE 14X. Part unconference, part scheduled sessions, the SCALE 14x UbuCon will cover what is going on within the Ubuntu community and how to improve the community. Ubuntu founder Mark Shuttleworth kicks off the event with the Ubucon Keynote this morning at 10 in Ballroom DE, with a multi-day, multi-track event to follow.
While you won’t be anywhere near a kitchen, Chef Training begins today as well. Chef is an automation platform that transforms infrastructure into code. This is a free hands-on tutorial that will cover the basics that everyone needs to know about how to use Chef for system and infrastructure management.
Also, the circus is in town with the Apache BigTop Training session: Attendees in this workshop will learn about the Bigtop project, it’s ecosystem and the roadmap for the project. They will receive an introduction to the concept of in-memory computing and learn about the Apache Ignite project.A SCALE staple is PostgreSQL Days, which have taken place for years at the Southern California event. This year it’s a two-day, two-track event of sessions designed for a general audience of web developers, sysadmins, DBAs and open source users. As usual, talks will have significant technical content. For those of you keeping score at home, PostgreSQL is a powerful, open source object-relational database system, with more than 30 years of active development and a proven architecture that has earned it a strong reputation for reliability, data integrity, and correctness.
The cherry atop the SCALE 14X sundae on Thursday, as you might expect, comes in the evening when FOSS raconteur Bryan Lunduke brings his humorous “Linux Sucks” presentation, this time accompanied by a live broadcast and a book, to SCALE. Give him an hour, he says, and he’ll prove it.
There’s an easy way to follow along on developments: First, you can watch this space, so to speak, since FOSS Force will be reporting from SCALE 14X on a daily basis. Second, there’s social media — #scale14x is the hashtag on Twitter — and, shameless self-promotion, I’ll be posting on Twitter all day on behalf of the show at that hashtag and on #lcafiero_scale.
A new morning requires a new cup of coffee. See you tomorrow.
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