In a week and a half I am flying out to Pasadena to the SCALE14x conference. I will be there from the evening of Wed 20th Jan 2016 to Sun 24th Jan 2016.
SCALE is a tremendous conference, as I have mentioned many times before. This is a busy year for me, so I wanted to share what I will be up to:
- Thurs 21st Jan 2016 at 2pm in Ballroom A – Ubuntu Redux – as part of the UbuCon Summit I will be delivering a presentation about the key patterns that have led Ubuntu to where it is today and my unvarnished perspective on where Ubuntu is going and what success looks like.
- Thurs 21st Jan 2016 at 7pm – in Ballroom DE – FLOSS Reflections – I am delighted to be a part of a session that looks into the past, present, and future of Open Source. The past will be covered by the venerable Jon ‘Maddog’ Hall, the present by myself, and the future by Keila Banks.
- Fri 22nd Jan 2016 at 10.30am – in Ballroom DE – Ubuntu Panel – I will be hosting a panel where Mark Shuttleworth (Ubuntu Founder), David Planella (Ubuntu Community Manager), Olli Ries (Engineering Manager), and Community Council and community members will be put under the spotlight to illustrate where the future of Ubuntu is going. This is a wonderful opportunity to come along and get your questions answered!
- Fri 22nd Jan 2016 at 8pm – in Ballroom DE – Bad Voltage: Live – join us for a fun, informative, and irreverent live Bad Voltage performance. There will be free beer, lots of prizes (including a $2200 Pogo Linux workstation, Zareason Strata laptop, Amazon Fire Stick, Mycroft, Raspberry Pi 2 kit, plenty of swag and more), and plenty of audience participation and surprises. Be sure to join us!
- Sat 23rd Jan 2016 at 4.30pm – in Ballroom H – Building Awesome Communities On GitHub – this will be my first presentation in my new role as Director Of Community at GitHub. In it I will be delving into how you can build great communities with GitHub and I will talk about some of the work I will be focused on in my new role and how this will empower communities around the world.
I am looking forward to seeing you all there and if you would like have a meeting while I am there, please drop me an email to