Some must-do events at SCALE 10X

As SCALE 10X rolls toward its Jan. 20 opening, sessions, speakers and events are starting to become finalized. Here’s a look at some of the things you don’t want to miss at SCALE 10X.

Birds of a Feather at SCALE 10X

You know the saying: Birds of a feather flock together.

Got a passion you'd like to share? Have a community you'd like to connect with? Create or join a Birds of a Feather session (also known as BoFs) on either Friday or Saturday night at SCALE 10X.

The Bird of a Feather Sessions will be held Friday and Saturday nights, Jan. 20-21. The first sessions start at 7 p.m. and the last ones start at 10 p.m.

In a nutshell, a BoF session is an informal meet-up or discussion session, where SCALE attendees can get together and discuss a shared interest without a per-designated agenda.

Sign up on the Birds of a Feather (BoF) registration page online at:

BoF related questions can be sent to

Organizations wishing to sponsor snacks or beverages for a particular BoF session can let SCALE know by contacting . Sponsorship is not required to register for a BoF session or meetup.

Beginners Training Class

SCALE is proud to present their first ever Linux Beginner training class, an intensive, two-day training class the same weekend as the Linux Expo, co-located with the SCALE 10X at the Hilton Los Angeles Airport hotel.

Presented by volunteer trainers and presenters, students will come away with the ability to install and maintain a Linux operating system.

Cost of the class is $25, which includes a bootable USB thumb drive, handouts, and a pass to the SCALE 10X expo floor.

Attendees are expected to bring a computer suitable for installing Linux. Laptops are encouraged but desktops are acceptable also. Installations will be Linux-only. Dual-booting is beyond the scope of this class, so bring a computer you can dedicate to Linux. Specs for
the computer and other information can be found here:

Attend OSSIE with your POSSE

The 5th Annual Open Source Software in Education conference will be held at SCALE 10X on Jan. 21-22.

In addition the POSSE -- Professor’s Open Source Summer Experience – workshop will also be held at SCALE 10X. This event is focused on basic communication skills and tools that will allow educators to learn “the open source way” by navigating actual project communities. In this workshop, educators will be expected to dive into actual open source project chatrooms, code, writing, design, and infrastructure, and work with contributors from the open source

For more information on OSSIE and POSSE, visit

About the Expo

The Southern California Linux Expo SCALE 10X will be held from Jan. 20-22 at the Hilton Los Angeles Airport hotel. Registration is open at For more information on SCALE 10X, visit

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