The Southern California Linux Expo (SCALE) celebrates its tenth year with a new feature, called SCALE: The Next Generation. The free and open source community of today is reaching out to their future leaders by hosting this mini-event for kids within the larger Linux conference.
Mimi Cafiero and Malakai Wade, eighth graders already with backgrounds in open source software, will kick off the event with their presentation on “Ultimate Randomness 2.0.” Kids can also learn about youth-friendly software like Tux Paint and how to get started working on open source software projects, even while they’re still young.
SCALE will be held January 20-22 at the Hilton Los Angeles Airport hotel with more than 100 seminars and presentation sessions. SCALE: The Next Generation will be held Saturday, January 21, beginning at 10 a.m. Admission for SCALE: The Next Generation is free with an accompanying adult–you can register here. (And if you do decide to come by, both you and the kids are welcome at my newbie-friendly talk on Sunday, “The Pop Culture Guide to Open Source.”)
> See the SCALE: The Next Generation agenda
> See the main SCALE agenda