SCALE Adds more Speakers, Sponsors, and Groups!
- SoCal Linux Expo Adds more Speakers, Sponsors and Groups
Los Angeles, CA December 14, 2004
Many new speakers have been added to the SCALE 3X lineup:
Norm McEntire - Servin Corporation
Paul Von Stamwitz- AMCC
Daryll Strauss - Digital Ordnance
Ted Gould - Inkscape
John Ousterhout - Electric Cloud, Inc.
Gideon Romm - Symbio Technologies
Kim Brand - Computer Experts, Inc.
David Uhlmann - Uversa Inc
Sumitra Srinivasan - Georgia State University
These sponsors are newly signed with the Linux Expo:
TOLIS Group � basic sponsor
LinuxQuestions.org - media sponsor
Yosemite Technologies � registration sponsor
The following LUGs or non-profit groups have signed up to man a booth at
Debian, FreeBSD, NetBSD, Free Software Foundation, Gentoo, GNOME, KDE,
KnoppMyth, LAMPSIG, Linux Astronomy, Linux Terminal Server Project,
LinuxChix of LA, Santa Barbara Linux Users Group, Socal Wireless Users
Group, and WikiPedia Foundation.
If your LUG, or other non-profit Open Source organization would like to
be represented at SCALE 3X, please contact gareth@... for
a booth. Don't delay; booths are being assigned to LUGs and other ORGs
SCALE 3X will be held February 12th and 13th, 2005, at the Los Angeles
The Linux Expo of Southern California was established in 2001. Our
mission is to evangelize the advantages of Open Source software.
For more information, see http://socallinuxexpo.com, or email
- While most of the presentation tracks at SCALE are filling nicely, we
have a large void in the beginner tutorials. This is our opportunity to
present Open Source software to those who are merely interested, and we
need to take advantage of this opportunity.
Would you like to talk at SCALE? You don't need to be a Linux guru by
any means. If you are comfortable speaking in front of a group, please
consider volunteering for a beginner's tutorial. In this way you can
contribute something back to OpenSource.
Here are some ideas for beginner's topics. Feel free to come up with
others! The topics should take around an hour, or perhaps a bit less to
allow for some Q&A:
- Overview of Linux
- What's a 'distro', and what does it include?
- Comparison of a few of the major distros
- All about KDE
- All about GNOME
- Comparison of MS Office and OpenOffice
- Linux equivalents for popular WinPrograms (good opportunity for a
- LiveCD's - what are they, and what's out there?
- How to maintain a Linux system (yum, apt, yast, urpmi, etc.)
- Very basic TCP/IP networking.
- How to set up a basic Windows-share (via Samba)
- How to use set up and use WebMin
- Basic Wireless Networking (TOPIC ALREADY TAKEN)
For those interested, please email your topic idea to
Gareth J. Greenaway
SCALE Community Chair