SCALE 8x the 2010 Southern California Linux Expo will be returning to Los Angeles for its 8th annual event this coming weekend. SCALE is a community run Linux and open-source conference which will be held February 19-21, 2010 at the LAX Westin. While the name says Linux, sessions will focus on a wide variety open-source topics intended for users, developers, and administrators of all levels (including BSD related sessions). Keynote presenters this year will be Karsten Wade of Fedora, and Tarus Balog of OpenNMS. The exhibit hall running on Saturday and Sunday will offer demos by about 80 commercial and open-source/non-profit groups such as IBM, OpenSuse, HP, Red Hat, Yahoo, SoftLayer, and more.
In addition to over 50 seminars and tutorials at SCALE this year, there will be a number of events colocating at the conference. These include UbuCon, Zenoss Community Day, Women in OpenSource, Open Source in Education, StatusCamp Los Angeles, and a ClearHealth 3.0 training day. With so much going on there really is something for everyone at SCALE 8x.