January 23, 2007

SCALE preps mini-conferences, T-Shirts.

Orv Beach writes "Both mini-conferences to be held at the So Cal Linux Expo are ready. The Women in Open Source conference will explore the obstacles that women face in breaking into the technology industry. This conference has well-known speakers such as Stormy Peters of OpenLogic, a frequent keynote speaker at major conferences, and Celeste Paul, from the KDE Usability Project. The full WIOS speaker schedule can be seen at http://socallinuxexpo.com/wios07/index.php.

The Open Source Health Care Summit will focus on the use of open-source software in the health care industry. Among others, Scotte Shreeve, a co-founder of Medsphere Systems Corporation, will speak. Also on the Summit speaker list are Fred Trotter, the director of medical software for Uversa, and project manager for ClearHealth, and Shawn Bellina, the CTO of the Comprehensive Cancer Institute. The list of Health Care Summit speakers and their topics is at http://socallinuxexpo.com/healthcare07/index.php

Both mini-conferences will be held February 9th, at the Westin LAX hotel, the day prior to SCALE.

There are a few BOF (Birds Of a Feather) session slots still available at SCALE on Sunday, February 10th. If your group needs a meeting room for a BOF, contact gareth@socallinuxexpo.com to reserve one. The deadline for BOF reservations is February 2nd. The current BOFs can be viewed at http://socallinuxexpo.com/scale5x/events/bof.php

Earlybird registration prices end Jan 24th.
NOTE: Those who register before that date will get a nice cloth SCALE tote bag, with a limited edition SCALE 5x T-shirt inside. Those who register after the 24th will get a plastic tote bag, minus T-shirt. (Shirts will be available for purchase during the Expo).

Some of the prizes that will be raffled off at SCALE:

- Books from O'Reilly Books
- Books from Sam's Publishing Books
- Books from Prentice Hall Books
- Books from No Starch Press Books
- Four VIP Tickets to the Ticketmaster Suite at the Clippers Vs Bobcats Game at the Staples Center in Los Angeles
- AND a Silicon Mechanics Rackform iServ R207C 1U Quad-Core Xeon® Server!

SCALE will be February 9-11, 2007, at The Westin LAX Hotel. Expo information and registration is available at http://socallinuxexpo.com/"

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