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#scale14x is officially open for registration! http://ow.ly/OKZSj
Registration is a two part process: 1. Registration: Select ticket type, add optional items, input attendee info. 2. Payment: After you register, select one or more attendees to pay for, then you will either be directed to pay with your credit card, or you can redeem a coupon if you have one.
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The Southern California Linux Expo continues to grow with each passing year. So SCALE 14X – the 14th annual Southern California Linux Expo – opens a new chapter in the SCALE saga by changing venues: SCALE 14X will be held at the Pasadena Convention Center from Jan. 21-24, 2016. As the first-of-the-year Linux and Free/Open Source Software (FOSS) expo in North America, SCALE 14X opens with a larger venue which will accommodate more exhibitors, as well as more sessions, tutorials and special events. 
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SCALE 14x call for papers is now open! Join us in Pasadena Jan 21-24, 2016 socallinuxexpo.org/scale/14x/cfp #scale14x
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We are excited to announce that #SCALE14x will be moving to the Pasadena Convention Center on January 21-24, 2016.  Join us in our new home!  

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Southern California Linux Expo 2016. The Linux Exposition of Southern California is proud to announce the 14th Annual Southern California Linux Expo -- SCALE 14X -- to be held on January 21-24, 2016 at the Pasadena Convention Center in Pasadena, California, near Los Angeles.
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. . . and we're back. #SCALE13x stream is up now (apologies for the delay): youtube.com/watch?v=kX07ZF#socallinuxexpo
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About the Southern California Linux Expo

The Southern California Linux Expo (“SCALE”) is sponsored by the Linux Expo of Southern California Inc.

SCALE's mission is to provide educational opportunities on the topic of Open Source software. Open Source software is any software that meets the litmus test of the OSI (Open Source Initiative). Examples of OSS are GNU/Linux and the various BSD operating systems, and applications such as OpenOffice.org and Firefox.

Our target audiences are both current and potential users of OSS*. Those users can be individual computer users, educational institutions, or businesses.

The Expo's educational focus is composed of (but not limited to) technical seminars and booths where, among other things, both commercial software and hardware vendors, and local non-profit groups (for example, Linux Users Groups), participate in product display, and software demonstrations and tutorials, respectively.

We are vendor and distribution neutral in our outreach efforts.

The History of SCALE

Most of the core team has been involved in SCALE since its inception, and some date even further back to the original “LUGFests” that were held by SCLUG at the Nortel facility in Simi Valley, California, in the late 90s. There were four of them, held every 6 months. They ended when Nortel closed their facility in 2000. 

When we first started SCALE, we all became involved because there weren’t many regional open-source events in general, and Los Angeles seemed especially lacking. We wanted to have a place where the community could meet, learn, and network once a year, but we were putting on the event as much for ourselves as we were for the community. We wanted to bring open-source projects and developers to our town, rather than travel north to LinuxWorld once a year.

Every team member has their own motivation for participating in SCaLE, but the general theme is that it’s a labor of love. We all genuinely enjoy working on the event. It’s how we give back to the community.  Beyond the core team we generally have another ~30 volunteers who join us in the days leading up to SCALE and during the event.  Many of them have become volunteers because of how much they enjoyed SCALE in previous years.

The desire to help build community is still at the very core at SCALE and has shaped the event into what it is today. We’ve grown, and while few of the organizers actually get to attend the presentations due to being busy running the Expo, we are still eager to bring educational opportunities to our fellow community members, as well as to provide outreach to potential community members who have never used Linux or FOSS (Free and Open Source Software).

* Yes, we know that includes every person on the planet...