I would like to formerly invite the Arch Linux community to participate at the 7th Annual Southern California Linux Expo. The event will be taking place February 20th-22nd, 2009 in Los Angeles, CA at the Westin LAX hotel. I am including our call for dotORG exhibitors as well as our call for papers.
More information about the event can be found at our website, http://www.socallinuxexpo.org
Call for dotORG Exhibitors -------------------------- Wide spread acceptance and encouragement for the user community has established SCALE as a premiere conference in the Southern California region. Continuing our efforts to promote open source software, we invite you to share your work on Free and Open Source projects with the rest of the community as well as exchange ideas with some leading experts in these fields. The proposals should be submitted in the form of a 1-page extended abstract comprising:
1. Name of group or open source project. 2. A group logo and contact information including name and email address. (logo needed for publishing on the website) 3. What will be shown? A list or a brief description of the main points to be presented should be submitted. Please include enough detail that will enable the committee to evaluate the proposal. 4. Describe how your participation will benefit both the Southern California Linux Expo and the attendees.
Submission formats in txt and pdf will be accepted. Exhibitors will be given a booth* in the SCALE exhibit hall which will include one 6 foot table, two chairs, one network drop and one 500 watt electrical outlet. As we are attempting to increase open source awareness it is highly desirable that demonstrations be shown using free and open source software. All proposals are to be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. Details about previous editions of SCALE can be found at http://www.socallinuxexpo.org/scale7x/past_events * Booth size to be determined.
Call for Papers ---------------- The Linux Exposition of Southern California is proud to announce the 7th Annual Southern California Linux Expo scheduled for February 20-22, 2009 at the Westin Hotel near the Los Angeles International Airport. Wide spread acceptance and encouragement from the user community has established SCALE as a premiere Linux/Open Source conference in the Southern California region.
This year, we are proud to announce the addition of two specialized tracks in addition to the three existing tracks that we have every year. These specialized tracks are going to be (i) beginners' track (ii) developers' track.
In the past few years, we have found that a large percentage of our attendees is comprised of beginning Linux users; some who are still unsure about what lies ahead if they migrate to Linux/Open Source Software (OSS). We are dedicating a complete track to better inform such users of the benefits of moving to Linux/OSS and potentially assist them in making their transition easier. We are calling this track the Beginner's Track.
The other core constituency of our attendees over the last few years have been the people who use Linux/OSS regularly and are interested in enhancing their understand- ing of its inner workings. We have decided to dedicate a separate track for those power users and are calling it the Developer's Track.
Continuing our efforts to promote and educate the public about open source, we invite you to share your work on Free/Open Source projects with the rest of the community as well as exchange ideas with some leading experts in these fields. Details about previous editions of SCALE can be found at http://www.socallinuxexpo.com/scale7x/past/.
We have listed some topics of interest below, with the caveat that depending on the talk content any of the topics mentioned below could fit into any of the program tracks, including beginners and developers. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
Core Operating System Issues (Developer Track)
* Kernel Internals and Enhancements * Unix variants: Tools and Appliances * Operating Systems for Embedded Platforms * Virtualization * System Administration: Low-level Details * In-depth Programming/Scripting with Open Source Languages
Open Source for Beginners (Beginner's Track)
* Desktop Operating Systems * Security and Trouble Shooting * Linux/Unix/Windows Inter-operability * Linux Shells * Open Source Deployments and Experiences * Samba/Windows sharing * Open Source Productivity Applications * Transitioning from Windows * Basic scripting/automation * User system administration issues
Miscellaneous Open Source Topics
* Tools for Multimedia and Gaming * Tools for Profiling and Performance Optimization * LAMP architectures/development * Open Source Customizations for data centers * Open Source solutions for cloud computing and web services * Open Source Animation Tools * Open Source and Web 2.0 * Open Source Database Platforms * System Administration: An Expert's View * Open Source Licensing * Government Policies with Open Source * Open Source Promotion and Adoption: Current State
The proposals should be submitted as a 1-page extended abstract comprising:
(i) Title for the talk
(ii) Name, affiliation, bio, a passport size picture, and contact email address of the presenter. Please ensure that the personal biography is not more than 1000 characters; focus on relevant experience to your proposal topic and write from the third-person perspective.
(iii) What will be covered? A list or a brief description of the main points to be presented should be submitted.
(iv) Please indicate if the talk will be suitable for the beginners track, developers track or the general tracks. This will aid the SCALE committee during the review process.
(v) Please notify us if the presentation will require a special technical set-up. The setup provided will include:
(a) microphone (b) overhead projector (resolution 1024 x 768) (c) a laptop running Linux with a pdf viewer as well as OpenOffice
Submission formats in txt and pdf will be accepted. Presentations will be allotted a time slot of about 45 minutes. Please ensure that presentations must be done in open non-proprietary format. All proposals are to be sent to email@example.com.
4 August, 2008: CFP Opens
30 Nov, 2008: Deadline for abstracts/proposals submissions
20 Dec, 2008: Last date for notification of acceptance
20 Feb, 2009: Conference starts