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[OH-Publicity] Talks for SCALE

Asheesh Laroia asheesh at
Tue Dec 4 21:41:39 UTC 2012

Hello, publicity peeps,

Are any of you submitting talks to SCALE, the Southern California Linux 
Expo? It's February 22-24, 2013 near the LAX airport.

Deb Nicholson says this is one of her favorite conferences, as I recall, 
so that's a pretty positive review! I myself went in 2011, and was amazed 
at how many attendees they draw. I did feel like some of the conference 
talks that I saw could have been better-organized and more well-prepared, 
so I think that OpenHatch people could compete very well for talk slots.

I'm also happy to offer to any of y'all to propose and a talk and I'll be 
happy to review the abstract, or the full outline, or help you with 
preparing the talk itself. The other thing I noticed was that it was more 
enthusiasts and sysadmins than programmers, which I found an interesting 
contrast to (e.g.) Debconf and PyCon, which are my two major reference 
points. indicates that the deadline is 10 
December, so we all have a bit of time.

For OpenHatch fame benefits, I thought I'd submit a slightly rephrased 
version of my talk proposal there, which is about 
quantitative community management, which really means I summarize a bunch 
of surveys that have gone out. 
is a link to my proposal as it stands now.

(I also submitted a different, more technical talk: 

Curious if any of you are interested in going!

Oh -- the other thing I did with Deb in 2011 was hand out flyers about 
OpenHatch, and I got to chat with a user of the site and get some feedback 
from her. So that was pretty fun! Oh, and I met Mark Holmquist there! (-:

-- Asheesh.

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