Drawn to SCALE
By barton808 on Feb 19, 2008
Last weekend I attended SCALE (Southern California Linux Expo) for the first time. The event, which was held at LAX Weston and featured talks and booths, turned out to be a great place to meet folks and chat.
Jono Bacon, community manager for Ubuntu kicked off the event with a great keynote. After Jono's keynote I tried to get into Josh Berkus' Postgres talk in one of the break out rooms but it was too packed.
A blast from the past: Kevin Lahey shows off a couple of Cobalt boxes running NetBSD.
While there were a lot of GNU/Linux folks there, contrary to the name, the event covered much more. All three BSDs (Net, Free and Open) were there and Sun had a booth where, among other things we were demonstrating OpenSolaris and Indiana developer preview #2. (A big shout out to Matt Ingenthron who tirelessly worked the booth on Saturday).
I also met three new Canonical employees based in the US and, armed with my trusty recorder, I was able to grab three interviews which I hope to post later this week -- Open SUSE's new community manager, Zonker Brockmeier, Dave Roberts, marketing VP from Vyatta and Tom "Spot" Callaway the Fedora engineering manager for Red Hat.
All in all, a great little show.
Pau for now...