Fun Times in LinuxLand at SCaLE14x: Food, Drinks, Deadpool T-shirts & More!

linuxlandThe SCaLE14x conference begins tomorrow in Pasadena. Seeing as how I’ve been a Windows user all my life, there is a lot going on there that I don’t know anything about. I guess that’s what they call a learning opportunity.

But I do know a little bit about fun (although I am a Windows user) and one thing going on near the conference is happening Saturday night, January 23rd at the Kings Row Gastropub.  Starting at 7PM and ending sometime later, Datera (the company I work for) is hosting the worlds first #LIOBeers . LIO refers to Linux IO, especially Linux SCSI IO.  The beers part of LIOBeers is self-evident.  You don’t have to drink beer if you don’t want to, its just a name.

One of Datera’s founders, Nick Bellinger, who did a lot of work on and maintains LIO will be there. You can ask him anything about LIO or take the conversation elsewhere with Nick. He’s a lot of fun to hang with.  In addition, Mike Perez, who works for the OpenStack Foundation herding cats (Cross Project Development Coordinator) and was a Cinder Project Technical Lead will also be there. He also knows a lot about cats – the animals, which you know already if you follow him on twitter @Thingee.

0120161639_HDRAnd there’s more!! We will give away 10 Deadpool t-shirts to the first 10 peeps that show up!  I am modeling one of them in the photo on the right, where the shirt is obviously transferring super powers of some sort to me. (disclaimer: the powers you get from these shirts may or may not be super. Datera takes no responsibility for the effects transmitted.)

If you want to know about IO Linux and OpenStack IO, The Kings Row Pub will be the place to be Saturday. You don’t need to attend SCaLE14x to attend our event at The Kings Row. Datera is buying, burning some of our investor’s money. See you there.

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