SCALE is on again. This year, Free Software Magazine will tease you about this ever-growing event with some numbers and some highlights. Hopefully, you will want to go as much the we do!
Some numbers about SCALE (some of them are estimates):
- Attendees in 2002 (SCALE 1x): 400
- Attendees in 2006: 1100
- Attendees in 2007: 1300
- Attendees in 2008 (forecast): 1500
- Number of speakers: 70
- Core organisers: 9
- Volunteers working over the SCALE week-end: 45
- SCALE-related emails received (and answered) by one of the organisers: 5800
If this is not enough to convince you, have a look at some of the key scoops:
- Is Misys releasing their open source connector API?
- Is Medsphere going to speak to the community for the first time since their lawsuit with the Shreeve brothers was settled?
- What is SCALE University? Does it have anything to do with LOPSA and SCALE offering 2 half-day tutorial sessions about anti-spam techniques and Xen and Virtualization on Linux?
Plus, some key speakers:
Jono Bacon (Ubuntu) and will talk about the coming of the GNU/Linux desktop. People who witnessed Jono's previous speech will not want to miss this one!
Stormy Peters (OpenLogic) talks about the motives of contributing an open-source project on a volunteer basis
Akkana Peck will talk about -- and demystify -- the GIMP
And this is only the beginning. Hopefully, I will see you there!