See you at SCaLE! 🐧

SCaLE is the largest community-run open-source and free software conference in North America. It takes place next week in Pasadena, CA from March 9-12, 2023 and we’ll be there!

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SCaLE (Southern California Linux Expo) is the largest community-run open-source and free software conference in North America. It takes place next week in Pasadena from March 9-12, 2023 and we’ll be there!

We’d love you to stop by the GitHub booth! Say hello, ask questions about GitHub Actions, grab some stickers, or chat about GitHub Codespaces and GitHub Copilot.

Speaking of Copilot, our very own @blackgirlbytes will be talking about how to level up your skills with GitHub Copilot on Saturday, March 11, 2023—16:30 to 17:30.

Promotional images for Rizel Scarlett's talk at SCALE.

And @margaret-tucker will be talking about how developers can get involved in public policy on Friday, March 10, 2023 – 17:00 to 18:00.

Promotional images for Margaret Tucker's talk at SCALE.

Rizel and Margaret join a fantastic lineup of speakers traveling from all over the world sharing their knowledge and expertise covering a broad range of topics around open source.

Here are a few other sessions we’re excited for:

Introduction to Vitess, sharding framework for MySQL by @mcrauwel

Friday, March 10, 2023—15:00 to 16:00

Vitess ( is a framework built on top of MySQL for horizontally scaling MySQL. It was designed at Google for scaling YouTube through hyper-growth and has since then been release to Cloud Native Compute Foundation (CNCF) were it is considered a “graduated project.”

@leereilly says: I blinked and I failed to keep up with the latest database technology, so this will be great overview of the technology I overhear discussed almost daily in coffee shops and Slack channels.

We accidentally created a Serverless Application by @jjasghar

Saturday, March 11, 2023—15:00 to 16:00

As a developer advocate, one of the largest challenges we have is teach people how to use our products. To do this means that we have to create workshops and disposable environments so our students can get their hands dirty. As IBM employees we use the IBM cloud, but it is designed for long-term production usage, not the ephemeral infrastructures that a workshop would require. We have previously created some systems around it to provide different ways of building up these systems, but in this latest iteration, we discovered we created a full serverless stack (by accident).

@ladykerr says: Working in the cloud has become a keen interest of mine. I can’t wait to hear this talk and understand more about serverless development.

Cloudy with a Chance of Success: 7 Tips and Tricks for Surviving Your First Cloud Engineering Experience by Camilla Berretta

Sunday, March 12, 2023—11:30 am PT to 12:30 pm PT

In this talk, I will explore the challenges and opportunities of starting out as a cloud engineer, and provide practical tips and tricks for overcoming these challenges and having a successful experience. These are:

  1. First principles—get a handle on the fundamental concepts of Continuous Integration and Continuous Deployment.
  2. Keep your cool —sort and understand the complex set of tools given to you.
  3. Define, accelerate, and strengthen your developer loop so you can focus on your code.
  4. Find your “Steve” —identify the person, inside or outside your team, who knows everything, loves to help, and is open-minded.
  5. Try and discover open source tools for testing locally without deployment.
  6. Understand the processes involved in deployments, and shadow them if you can.
  7. Document your blockers. Keeping a record of every blocker you encounter, and how you resolved it, is a fantastic way to internalize your learning and to become more self-sufficient.

@blackgirlbytes says: Not to be a copycat, but I’m also interested in the talk, Cloudy with a Chance of Success. First off, the title is intriguing and creative. Additionally, in my past roles, I’ve focused heavily on serverless development, so I’m looking forward to learning how it’s evolved over the years and gain tips on how to introduce cloud development to a beginner.

Check out the full schedule and list of speakers. Registration is still open! 🙂

See you there! 👋🏻

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Lee Reilly

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