Monday, February 23, 2015

Recap: Python and Pyladies at SCALE13x

This weekend was the 13th annual SoCal Linux Expo, or SCALE13x. It's held every year at the LAX Hilton.

The Python and Pyladies community booths were side-by-side, with both booths representing members of various Python and Pyladies user groups throughout Southern California.

I spent most of my time on the left side of the Pyladies booth, while Daniel was next door on the right side of the Python booth. Sometimes we crossed over into the opposite booths :)

Audrey and Daniel
The setup sounds formal, but it was more like a friendly Python user get-together at the booths. People often came and stayed just to hang out. It was great to catch up with friends whom I haven't seen in a couple of years. We also got the opportunity to invite a lot of people who came by to future Python/Pyladies meetups throughout SoCal.

Esther of Pyladies LA & Burbank, Audrey and Tiffany of Inland Empire Pyladies

Audrey and Daniel (that's us!), Debra, and Carol (San Diego Pyladies co-organizer).

Special thanks to goodwill for organizing the Python booth, and to Carol Willing for organizing the Pyladies booth.