The Southern California Linux Expo (SCALE) is the largest community-run open source and free software conference in North America. These articles feature SCALE 15x speakers writing about the topics they will present to the audience March 2-5, 2017, in Pasadena. 

Old microphones

Conference presentations open a world of opportunities to advance your career, says 16-year-old veteran tech presenter Keila Banks in her UpSCALE Lightning Talk.
Girl reaching out to the stars

Learn about giving kids opportunities to learn high-demand skills, says World Mentoring Academy's Michael Williams in his UpSCALE Lightning Talk.
Old camera blue is a central place for people interested in photography to learn about free and open source creative software.
Women programming

Learn what it takes to host a successful open source hackathon from Bloomberg's head of open source engagement.
A keyboard with privacy written on it.

Password policies don't work because they don't consider how people use passcodes in real life—but attackers do.
Fail faster

Michael Gat offers tips for responding well to inevitable failure, in his UpSCALE Lightning Talk.
Two animated computers waving one missing an arm

Everyone uses %CPU to measure performance, but everyone is wrong, says Netflix's Brendan Gregg in his UpSCALE Lightning Talk.
Data container block with hexagons

Explore KubeVirt and Kata Containers, two fairly new projects that aim to combine Kubernetes with virtualization.