With the outbreak of COVID-19, many large events like conferences are being canceled or rescheduled. SCALE is still on, and I’ve still traveled down to Pasadena for it since I don’t get to visit my family in LA frequently enough. However, different people have different risk assessments and/or tolerance, so the schedule has changed a fair bit.

As I published previously, I’m sharing my intended schedule. Here’s the revised version. If you feel like you want to join me, let me know!

Thursday, March 5, 2020

Due to the shuffle in the schedule, the workshop I was planning to attend today got moved to tomorrow. I’m planning on spending the morning working, and either continuing that in the afternoon, live-streaming a workshop, or going to visit family.

Start time End time Title Speaker Location
2:00 pm 5:00 pm Workshop: Kubernetes 101 Josh Berkus, Ell Marquez, Jeffrey Sica, and Bob Killen Live stream

Friday, March 6, 2020

Start time End time Title Speaker Location
10:00 am 5:00 pm Getting Started with FreeBSD Deb Goodkin and Roller Angel Room 103
2:00 pm 2:45 pm Extending containerd Samuel Karp Ballroom B
3:45 pm 4:30 pm Secrets Management Murriel Perez-McCabe Ballroom DE

This day is the day that I’m speaking, so I’m taking it a bit easy on the schedule and I’m not sure that I’ll actually make it to these talks. I’m planning on taking a big block for lunch and preparation before my talk (which is at 2:00 pm); please feel free to come up to me, but be aware that I’ll be having my usual pre-talk nerves and will probably be a bit on-edge.

Aside from my own talk, I’m going to try to attend a workshop about FreeBSD. FreeBSD has has a containerization subsystem for a long time called Jails that I’ve been peripherally aware of, but I’ve never actually used FreeBSD. I’m hoping that this workshop is going to give me a good introduction to both FreeBSD as an operating system and Jails as a containerization subsystem. Based on scheduling, I won’t be able to be there the whole time, but hopefully it’ll be enough.

I also have a secrets management talk on my calendar. Secrets have been another area of interest for me, but whether I attend this or not is going to be a game-time decision based on how I’m feeling after my talk, whether I want to go back to the FreeBSD workshop, and whether I want to visit the expo hall.

The container registry talk I was planning to attend appears to have been canceled. I am now a member of the Open Container Initiative‘s Technical Oversight Board and as I’ve been involved in some of the design of Amazon Elastic Container Registry, I was pretty excited about it.

Saturday, March 7, 2020

Start time End time Title Speaker Location
10:00 am 11:00 am Keynote: DNS Wars - Episode IV – A New Bypass Paul Vixie Ballroom DE
11:30 am 12:30 pm Desktop Linux at Facebook: A Brief History Michel Salim and Jim Heald Room 105
1:30 pm 2:30 pm What’ll We Do When FOSS Licenses Jump the Shark? Bradley Kuhn Ballroom G
3:00 pm 4:00 pm eBPFTrace - Finally Dtrace Replacement on Linux Peter Zaitsev Ballroom F
4:30 pm 5:30 pm Building a thriving community in (for-profit) open source projects Ray Paik Ballroom G
6:00 pm 7:00 pm Bastille : Secure Container Automation for FreeBSD Christer Edwards Ballroom B

For me, most of this day is going to be focused on Linux and open source community, with a smattering of FreeBSD at the end. There are longer blocks between sessions this day (and Sunday), so it should be easier to find me in the hallways.

Sunday, March 8, 2020

Start Time End time Title Speaker Location
10:00 am 11:00 am Keynote: From Prison to Python Sha Stepter and Jessica McKellar Ballroom DE
11:30 am 12:30 pm FreeBSD, The Other Unix-Like Operating System and Why You Should Get Involved! Deb Goodkin Ballroom G
1:30 pm 2:30 pm Hacking the California Consumer Privacy Act for Fun and Profit (and freedom and privacy) Don Marti Ballroom H
3:00 pm 4:00 pm Producing Video Tutorials With Open Source Tools Abe Kazemzadeh Room 101

I have a commitment Sunday evening, so I will not be staying around after the last session ends at 4:00 pm. But I will be around during most of the day, so earlier is a good opportunity to find me.

I hope you’re as excited about SCALE as I am!