SCALE remains one of the best open-source events in the US with a community-focus and a favorite of Phoronix for worldly Linux events after FOSDEM and LinuxTag.
Keynotes at the twelth Southern California Linux Expo are Leslie Hawthorn, Josh Berkus, and Brendan Gregg. There's dozens of sessions being held over the three day event with some of the interesting favorites being why one should join the Ubuntu community, Jono Bacon's Ubuntu briefing, open-source video editing with OpenShot, Raspberry Pi hacks, and ZFS 101.
There will be coverage on Phoronix of the interesting events by Michael and I. With some luck will also be a Blizzard update and other news following drinks from Phoronix sources in the LA area. For those thinking about going to SCALE for the first time, visit SoCalLinuxExpo.org. For the weekend event the expo pass only costs $10 or the full-access pass is $70.