8th Annual Southern California Linux Expo

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I just saw notice of the 8th Annual Southern California Linux Expo now scheduled for February 19-21, 2010 at the Westin Hotel near Los Angeles International Airport. While I’ve never attended this conference in person (why be in LA in February when you can be in snowy upstate NY?), I’ve always heard great things about it.

According to the website:

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 Detail
  • In-depth Programming/Scripting with Open Source Languages (Examples include Perl, Ruby, PHP, Python, etc.)

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 Tuning
  • Open Source solutions for cloud computing and web services
  • Open Source Animation Tools
  • Open Source Database Platforms
  • Open Source Licensing
  • Government Policies with Open Source
  • Open Source Promotion and Adoption: Current State
  • Open Source Success Stories
  • Open Source Audio/Video Manipulation tools
  • Open Source Innovations

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