Your open source smarts needed in Portland: Open Source Bridge 2010 call for proposals now open

How about making one of those speakers you? I mean, you’re interesting and stuff. And that’s why I’d love to see you taking advantage of the Open Source Bridge Call for Proposals is now open.

Portland loves its events. And it loves its open source. And nowhere do those two things segue more nicely than with Portland’s own Open Source Bridge, the entirely volunteer run conference for open source citizens.

You may have heard that Open Source Bridge recently announced the dates for this year’s event would be June 1-4. Now, they need interesting open source types to share their passion, their knowledge, and their insights about being a good open source citizen. And how about making one of those speakers you? I mean, you’re interesting and stuff. And that’s why I’d love to see you taking advantage of the Open Source Bridge Call for Proposals.

What kind of proposals, you ask? Open Source Bridge strives to be a different kind of open source conference. One that welcomes all open source languages, platforms, and pursuits while embracing responsible open source citizenship. As such, we’ve worked to craft categories that allow people to share their thoughts and ideas, independent of their chosen development methods.

So get creative. Come up with some interesting ideas. And start getting your proposal together.

You can propose talks in any of the following categories: Cooking, which involves crafting useful recipes for software development, systems administration, and working with open source; Chemistry, which means explaining how our systems work, in theory and practice, in order to improve and extend; Business, which provides guidance on uilding open source businesses that thrive; Culture, which explores how open source extends through technology into our communities; and of course Hacks, which involved tinkering, experimenting and bending the rules to make hardware and software do what we want.

I know you’ve got a ton of interesting open source ideas that are sure to wow the Open Source Bridge crowd. But you’ve got to hurry. March 18 is just around the corner. So scoot scoot and get your Open Source Bridge talk proposal going.

If you need more details on the event, visit Open Source Bridge. To stay up-to-date on all of the happenings, follow Open Source Bridge of Twitter.

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