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SCaLE17x MySQL track

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SCaLE has a nice MySQL track this year. As usual, it is Friday. This year it’s in room 101.

SCaLE17x BoF signup open

SCaLE17x’s BoF sign up for evening sessions is open.

Have a passion you’d like to share? Is there a community you want to connect with at SCaLE? Want some open discussion on a topic?

Join or create Birds of a Feather (BoF) sessions Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights.

Using uMatrix to replace NoScript

In the most recent episode of Free as in Freedom (ep 0x61) Bradley mentioned having trouble using NoScript with current web sites.

As a long-time fan of NoScript, I understand his frustration. Fortunately, there’s now uMatrix.

Jobs BoF resume reviews at SCaLE17x

At this year’s Jobs BoF we will be reviewing resumes. Bring resumes for review by tech industry veterans at the SCaLE 17x jobs BoF.

Friday night at 19:00 we will have tech engineering managers and recruiters on hand in Ballroom C. Resume reviews will run for an hour with informal career networking continuing for at least another hour in Ballroom C.

Hugin and Krita for February East Valley Meeting

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We have two topics for February’s PLUG meeting. Brian will cover "An introduction to the Hugin Panorama Stitcher" and Phil will cover "Krita basics, drawing assistants and G’Mic".

PLUG is 1/3 of SCaLE 17x LibreGraphics track

This year PLUG members are providing 1/3 of the talks for the SCaLE 17x LibreGraphics track!

The LibreGraphics track runs all day Friday the 8th of March.

Brian’s An introduction to the Hugin Panorama Stitcher talk will be at 13:00 in Ballroom C.

Ups and Downs

I started a new PLUME blog. Unfortunately, fediverse.blog hasn’t been allowing new posts for over a week. It’s the holidays, so I wasn’t expecting a quick response on a volunteer service.

Cooperative Competition, a Free Software Advantage

Free Software flourishes via cooperative competition. Cooperative competition is an enterprise environment where projects compete with each other while simultaneously benefiting from cooperation.

Free Software projects compete for resources in a truly Free Enterprise market. Licensing and the openess of projects allows them to also cooperate and benefit from each other. The cooperative competition brings advantage for those using the software.

Competition provides incentive for the Free Software ecosystem in many ways.

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