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February 19th, 2015

Getting Things Started at SCALE 13x

Sure, it’s placid now, but Thursday at 8, this room is going to be buzzing.

Sure, it’s placid now, but Thursday at 8, this room is going to be buzzing.

As midnight Wednesday becomes Thursday morning, SCALE Team members continue to put in hours, doing everything from wiring the rooms to stuffing swag bags, getting ready for 8 a.m. Thursday morning, when registration opens. Once that happens, the show is on the clock and all the work that those on the SCALE Team have put in so far — the long hours of work prior to, and leading up to, the show — and the work that the team puts in during the course of the show becomes the cornucopia enjoyed by the attendees.

Reunions are quick — those who keep in touch through emails or social media over the course of the year meet face-to-face for the first time since last February. Security is called at times (just kidding, right Phillip Ballew?) and quick hellos give way to pitching in with what’s left to be done before the show opens in around eight hours.

SCALE 13x appears to be in the starting blocks of a great event. The four-day event starts this morning and runs through Sunday. You can keep track by following #scale13x or by following #socallinuxexpo on Twitter, and it’s best to follow me at #lcafiero_scale. I’ll be reporting daily in FOSS Force.


Outstanding print program: Special mention should be given to Josh Andler, who absolutely, positively, and unequivocally nailed it on the SCALE 13x printed program this year. It’s probably the best in quite awhile, possibly in the history of SCALE.

“Media storage:”
You might thing that’s where you store data, but actually the signage on Wednesday night had the media room sign appearing in front of the storage room. Because that’s where we keep our writers and reporters . . . . Actually, it’s in the same place it’s been for the last few years, Catalina C, so if you are a speaker and/or media, stop by.

Check back tomorrow for more from SCALE 13x.

Larry Cafiero, a.k.a. Larry the Free Software Guy, is a journalist and a Free/Open Source Software advocate. He is involved in several FOSS projects and serves as the publicity chair for the Southern California Linux Expo. Follow him on Twitter: @lcafiero

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