Anonymous Reader writes: "The USCLUG, SCLUG, and UCLALUG are proud to present S.C.A.L.E. - the first annual Southern CaliforniA Linux Expo. Scheduled for November 2nd, 2002 at the Davidson Conference Center on the University of Southern California campus, the Southern CaliforniA Linux Expo will bring together Linux and Open Source Software companies, developers, and users.
The first large scale professional Linux expo in Los Angeles is being held by Linux users groups from the local area: the USCLUG, SCLUG, and UCLALUG. The three LUGs combine their efforts to expand on previous LUG Fests and bring forward an exposition to promote Linux and the Open Source Software community.
Speakers at the conference will include PHP's author Rasmus Lerdorf, and USC's J. P. Lewis, a key figure in the special effects industry. The list of all featured speakers is available from www.socallinuxexpo.com.
If you would like to participate by giving a presentation or workshop, or if you are working on a Linux or Open Source related project, details for the submission of papers and presentation plans are available from our website. The deadline for submissions is Monday, September 23, 2002.
Our goal is for attendees to gain new insight and excitement about our growing technological community. We will be charging for this event in order to cover the expenses of organizing it, not to make a profit. We intend to offer lower prices for students and Linux users groups.
One company that is providing support is MSC Software, whose products include a clustering Linux distribution. Linux Journal, the premier magazine of the Linux community is also sponsoring this year's Southern CaliforniA Linux Expo. Sun Microsystems, a leader in the world of computing, is also sponsoring the expo.
For more information about the first annual Southern CaliforniA Linux Expo, visit www.socallinuxexpo.com.
About the LUGs
The University of Southern California's (USC) Linux Users Group is a community of users of various unices such as Linux, *BSD, Solaris, etc. Working closely with the USC Computer Science Department, the USCLUG provides much of the resources necessary to put together the Southern CaliforniA Linux Expo. Visit the USC LUG website at http://linux.usc.edu/
The Simi/Conejo Linux Users Group (SCLUG) is a group of Linux enthusiasts from the Simi Valley / Conejo Valley area just north of Los Angeles. The SCLUG held several LUG Fests, gatherings of Los Angeles Linux user groups, in the previous years. The SCLUG contributes its extensive experiences and expertise to help organize the Southern CaliforniA Linux Expo. For more information on the SCLUG, go to http://www.sclug.org/
The University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) Linux Users Group has been in existence since 1998. The UCLALUG promotes Linux via advocacy, support, and education to UCLA and the surrounding areas. Seeking to help out, the UCLALUG contributes its resources to the Southern CaliforniA Linux Expo. Check out the UCLA LUG at http://linux.ucla.edu/