If you haven’t had the chance to experience the Southern California Linux Expo, located in Pasadena, California, I highly recommend attending. I have attended SCaLE for maybe the seventh or eighth year, and this year was exceptionally good.
Unfortunately, I was only able to attend on Saturday, but I made the best of my limited time there. My former nonprofit had its booth set up, and I was able to use that booth as a base of operations. It is always good to have a place to drop off your bag if you want to be a bit more hands-free. I am grateful to Steve and everyone else who helped with that booth so I did not have to worry about it.
SCaLE felt more like a fediverse event this year due to the saturation of the Linux space. There were many discussions and projects around the future of the fediverse. It was truly exciting, and I look forward to seeing what happens in the future.
Ultimately, the main reason I keep going back to SCaLE is not just because of my adoration for Linux but also for the community as a whole. Everyone you interact with is genuine and excited to be a part of this community. It is very welcoming and warm.
Next year, I plan on making more time to spend at the event. Unfortunately, life got in the way this year, so I was only able to enjoy one day.