We’re excited to attend SCaLE 16X – the 16th annual Southern California Linux Expo – taking place on March. 8-11, 2018, at the Pasadena Convention Center! Use our discount code below for 50% off your pass!

SCaLE 16x is a non-profit, community run, technical conference in Southern California and is the largest community-run open-source conference in North America! The conference draws in over 3,000 Linux users, developers, and IT professionals for a weekend of learning, networking, and fun times!

 

Where you can find the team: at the Expo!

Come see our team at booth 604! We’ll be handing out our infamous Pinehead plushies, yo-yos, stress balls, coasters, and AN EXCLUSIVE–LIMITED EDITION SURPRISE ITEM. Come by to get your swag, enter to win a drone, and say hi to our course authors, Kenny Armstrong & Derek Morgan!

 

 

How do you enter to win a drone?

There are two simple ways to enter! Either tweet a picture with Pinehead at our booth using the hashtag #LoveLinuxAcademy, or tweet a technical question to #AskLinuxAcademy. Do both for two entries! Don’t forget to tag @LinuxAcademyCOM and #SCALE16x! We’ll tweet the winner directly to pick up their prize on Sunday!

 

 

 

Don’t Miss These Great Sessions!

Game Night!

Linux Academy & Cloud Assessments are known for hands-on and interactive activities, so naturally we love playing games! Saturday night SCALE is hosting a game night full of fun. You’ll find Penguin shirts around the VR Realm, Mystery rooms, Nerf Wars, and the RC races. Beat our team in a Nerf Battle, and we’ll award you with a special swag item on Sunday. GAME ON!

LPI EXAM CRAMS  

Room: 103
Time: March 9, 2018 – 13:00 – 15:00

We are holding an EXAM CRAM for the LPIC-1 hosted by the Linux Professional Institute. Register here! Our Course Author, Kenny Armstrong, will be leading the session and providing a helping hand as you prepare to take your LPI certification exam.


Security Through Immutability at Netflix

Room: 106 
Time: Sunday, March 11, 2018 – 15:00 to 16:00

Cloud service adoption is increasing across organizations, from startups to enterprises. Manual manipulation and an inability to track changes throughout an environment causes a myriad of connectivity and complexity unknowns, resulting in significant difficulties in managing and auditing the security of cloud services. As config as code increases in popularity, detection of unwarranted changes or access to your system becomes more important. Skunky is a soon to be open sourced event driven system capable of marking compute resource dirty at scale in order to address this problem. 

Logging, and Errors, and Metrics- oh my!

Room: Ballroom F
Time: Saturday, March 10, 2018 – 11:30 to 12:30

As engineers, we build some pretty cool apps. Inevitably, once users start using our cool apps… well, we run into the fun process of discovering errors. Keeping track of these issues can get messy, getting alerted is stressful, and measuring it can provide you with an overwhelming amount of info. So, how do we combine all these things to make our cool apps work even better than before? In this talk, we’ll dive into logging, errors, and metrics. Why are they important? How are they different? How can you use these to your advantage? Chloe Condon, Developer Evangelist at Sentry, is here to help you make sense of it all.

 

Get 50% off your SCaLE 16X passes when you use our promotional code: TRAIN

 

See you there!

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