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The 21st Annual Southern California Linux Expo

March 14 - March 17

The 21st Annual Southern California Linux Expo (SCaLE 21x) will take place on March 14-17, 2024 at the Pasadena Convention Center in Pasadena, CA.

SCaLE is the largest community-run open-source and free software conference in North America. It is held annually in the greater Los Angeles area. Elizabeth Joseph, Open Mainframe Project ambassador and Chair of the Software Discovery Tool and Global Head, OSPO for IBM Z at IBM, will be on-site to give a presentation titled, “Will your open source project run on a mainframe? And beyond!” Her presentation takes place on  Saturday, March 16, 2024 at 3:45 to 4:45 pm PT. 

You probably developed your open source project for a single, “default” architecture like x86, but today there is a growing interest in other architectures, from ARM to Power, and yes, even mainframes (s390x). The talk will present some of the reasons these architectures are growing in popularity, form factors they’re available in, and why your open source project may want to consider supporting them.

From there I’ll discuss some of the free tools and programs that are available to open source software developers to port their projects to ARM, Power, and s390x, and give some practical guidance on precisely how to get started.

This event is managed by the SCALE team. Stay tuned for more details on the main event website here:


March 14
March 17
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