Open Source Bridge 2010: Dates announced (June 1-4), first volunteer sprint to be held this weekend

At last week’s town hall, the Open Source Bridge folks announced the dates for this year’s event would be June 1-4, 2010.

After a wildly successful inaugural event, we knew that Open Source Bridge—the all-volunteer run open source conference by open source citizens for open source citizens—was definitely going to be held in Portland again this year. What we didn’t know was when. Until now.

At last week’s town hall, the Open Source Bridge folks announced the dates for this year’s event would be June 1-4, 2010. And now that that cat is out of the proverbial bag, they’re ready to hit the ground running—with a volunteer sprint.

Interested in helping get Open Source Bridge 2010 up and running? Of course you are. So here’s what you do: 1) Grab your laptop, 2) Show up at The Daily Cafe at 9 AM on February 6, and 3) Dive in and help out.

It’s really that easy. Trust me.

With what do they specifically need help?

Marketing/Fundraising:

  • Contacting user groups with ’save the dates’
  • Reaching out to potential sponsors
  • Updating content on the website, wiki
  • Helping to outline future areas of content we should add, blog post topics

Technical:

  • Processing audio and video from last year’s event. A copy of Audacity and a laptop would be helpful for this
  • Work on a pre-conference attendee demographics survey
  • Research on a Customer Relations Management (CRM) system, testing requirements and presenting results to the OS Bridge team
  • Collaborate with the Open Conference Ware team on a ticket purchasing system (starting with Google Checkout, probably also Paypal)

Need more details? Check out the Open Source Bridge planning wiki.

Oh, and if you missed the Town Hall, don’t worry. I’ve embedded the slides from the event, below.

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