Not all Linux geeks shelter themselves in for the long winter. Some of us actually venture out to Expo events such as SCaLE 7x coming to LA, California. Some things of note should you opt to attend include:

You can also find their audio introduction here:audio introduction here

Come for free training, stay for the Exhibitors. If you plan on being in SoCal on February 20-22, it might be worth checking out for those of you interested in seeing about all of the fuss is about. For those of you already using Linux, you will want to attend as well for some good networking opportunities.

Again, even if you are not into Linux, you will likely find yourself being sucked into a world of technology that might just rekindle your love for computing. So I would suggest checking it out.