Drawn to SCALE

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... 

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I look after Sun's relationships with the various GNU/Linux communities as well as our relationship with the FSF. Last year, my family and I emigrated from Silicon Valley to Austin, TX.

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