Another year, another great Linux conference – Scale16x

marzo 24, 2018

From March 8th to  11th, 2018 the Southern California Linux Expo (SCaLE) took place in beautiful Pasadena for the third year in a row, previous edition were held in hotels near LAX. This was the 16th edition of the conference -hence the #Scale16x hashtag that flooded social media those days- and my personal 8th.

I’ve been saying it for a while now that I think that the conference is just getting better by every year, but this year I heard several comments that this is one of the best and most important community driven conferences in the world. Rough estimations tell that there were around 3,000 attendees this year.

As a long time tradition now, the Fedora community held some activities in the conference, as well as a booth in the exhibition floor. This year, I had the privilege and pleasure of  promoting Fedora, answer question from people that showed interest in  (or are already users of) Fedora or simply saluting people that stopped by. I have to say that it pleasantly surprised me the growing number of spanish-speaking people that attended this year. I was accompanied in booth duty with long time Fedora contributors -but above all great Friends- Perry Rivera, Scott Williams and my newest Fedora friend Michael Singh. Unofficialy, but always willing to help, RedHat’s Tom ‘Spot’ Callaway was also supporting our booth and we always appreciate it and thank him for his work.

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Speaking of Red Hat -if you were unaware, it is the company that sponsors our community- they also had a booth and some talks in the conference, so it was a great pleasure to say hello to old RedHatters Jen Madriaga, Karsten Quaid and Brian Proffit, just to mention some of the ones that I know for a while now.

By the way, thank you Jen for the photo 🙂

Thank you also to my new friend Jennifer, who took this picture randomly and later that day I casually met her, as she was with a long time Scale attending group from Tijuana.

 

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Also, it is always satisfactory to say hello to contributors and friends from  other RedHat sponsored communities like opensource.com.

There was for sure a pretty interesting schedule of talks and events for the conference, it can be reviewed here.  Unfortunatelly, we had few time to attend a lot of talks due to booth duty -not complaining about it though- but we still manage to attend a few that would not interfere with it. Of course, we couldn’t have missed RedHat’s Langdon White talk titled “Fedora Modularity: Lessons Learned, Next Steps & Demo“.  Langdon presented a new modular model for distributing applications that is getting maturity and will be available in future Fedora releases. After the talk, later that night we had a small discussion group with people interested in the subject.

The full presentation can be reviewed in the following link, around 5:08:00

 

Personally, I also had the opportunity to attend a Kubernetes Bird of Feathers with a bunch of interesting guys from top kubernetes contributing companies like Google, RedHat and Samsung. It was for sure a delightful and enricher experience.

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Words never seem to be enough, SCaLE is such an important event for Free and Open Source Software and communities. I am so glad I had a chance to participate and I cannot stress enough how happy and proud I’m to be part of Fedora and I can’t wait for upcoming editions of the conference.

 

 

 

 

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Participation at Scale15x

marzo 16, 2017

A few days ago I returned -incredibly satisfied- from attending my personal 7th Southern California Linux Expo, which was the 15th edition of the event. I’ve read a thing or two about the beginning of Scale, and how it has grown by the years to become one of the largest and more important FOSS events, not only in the US but also worldwide. From my perspective I can tell that the event gets better by every year. Lee el resto de esta entrada »


Reseña personal de Scale9x

marzo 2, 2011

scale_projection Del 25 al 27 de Febrero de 2011 tuvo lugar la novena edición de la Exposición de Linux del sur de California, conocida en el argot como Scale9x, en el Hotel Hilton Los Angeles Airport. Tuve la magnifica oportunidad de asistir y comparto con ustedes una pequeña (quizás no tanto) reseña de esta experiencia.

El evento ha concluído con éxito y desde ya se deben estar comenzando los preparativos de la siguiente reunión. A manera de advertencia les comento que seguramente mis palabras no alcanzarán a abarcar la experiencia completa, mi capacidad narrativa tampoco ayuda mucho supongo, pero de corazón se los comparto.

Aquí está mi reseña

 


FUDCon Tempe 2011, yo estuve ahí :D

enero 31, 2011

En la sesión de governanceLa convención de usuarios y desarrolladores de Fedora (FUDCon por sus siglas en inglés) se ha llevado a cabo este año en Tempe, AZ y reune a compañeros de la comunidad de Fedora de todas partes del mundo.

Durante tres días nos hemos reunido para intercambiar ideas y platicar sobre el futuro del proyecto y los logros que hemos tenido recientemente.

Este es mi primer participación en FUDCon y estoy verdaderamente encantado con el evento, no sólo por la agenda en si misma, sino por la experiencia completa: el viaje, la organización, el contenido, la sede y -adivinen- la comida. 😛

La Universidad Estatal de Arizona es de las mas grandes en Estados Unidos y ha resultado ser un excelente anfitrión, hemos estado en diversos edificios de la universidad y no hemos terminado de conocer -ni siquiera en coche- la totalidad del campus, solo tenemos una idea por la proporción del mapa.

Siempre hemos tenido conciencia de lo importante que es para el proyecto la diversidad cultural de sus integrantes y siempre lo vivimos en la interactuación diaria en el IRC, las listas de correo y las herramientas que utilizamos para comunicarnos, sin embargo, no hay nada comparable al intercambio y la convivencia directa. A pesar de la distancia y las complicaciones, habemos aqui 5 compañeros de la región latinoamerica del proyecto: tatica y gomix de Venezuela, Igor de Brasil, Neville de Nicaragua y nushio y yo orgullosamente mexicanos.
Aqui finalmente conocí en persona a mi gran amigo Larry Cafiero y a muchos otros que regularmente solo veo en el IRC y las redes sociales. Aqui me pateó el trasero Brasil en boliche y Suiza hizo lo propio en Texas Hold’em.

El formato del evento es bastante completo: Tuvimos el State of Fedora por parte del líder de la comunidad Jared Smith, barcamp, hackfest, FUDpub (el evento social oficial), game night y muchas otras actividades que nos han mantenido trabajando intensamente en estos 3 maravillosos días.

El próximo mes de mayo se llevará a cabo el FUDCon latinoamericano en la ciudad de Panamá y desde ya hace tiempo se comenzaron los preparativos, no sé si podré acudir pero lo que si sé es que será igualmente exitoso.

En horabuena para todo el proyecto!!