Fedora won "Most Memorable Booth" at the So Cal Linux Expo 20x. I've had multiple people ask me why and if we had some kind of gimmick. To be fair, we did have excellent swag this year and a great crew of people at the booth, but in my opinion, it was our enthusiastic community of users who made it truly exceptional.
The So Cal Linux Expo again returned to Pasadena, CA and Fedora came back as an exhibitor! I have now attended SCaLE every year since 2010, shortly after I moved to Calfornia. Since the last SCaLE was in late July, there was less time between them. As a result, I noticed a few things that contributed to this year's SCaLE being an especially special year: Many larger corporate vendors who were at SCaLE last year didn't come back this year, so it felt like there were more hobbyist and community groups to fill in the space. At the same time, many who had not been travelling due to COVID returned for the first time in years. It resulted in SCaLE feeling a bit more geniune this year with a crowd of people who largely knew what Linux and open source are about and were excited to be there.
Fedora is at the 17th annual Southern California Linux Expo in Pasadena, CA! ParadoxGuitarist and myself (vwbusguy) came early and got the booth setup. The exhibition hall doesn't open until tomorrow, but we attended talks, connected with conference regulars, and talked about what's new in Fedora during our hallway conversations.
After many years of going idle, I've decided to retire my old Wordpress.com account. It's not that I've been idle from the internet or coding projects over the past couple of years. Rather, my online presence shifted and became more nuanced. My old blog covered too wide of a scope. It generated great traffic for tech involvement and opinions, and much less for other topics. As such, instead of trying to keep it all in one area, I've been in the process of decentralizing.
Once again the So Cal Linux Expo is upon us! This marks my fourth consecutive year in attendance, and it has had steady growth through that time.