Sure, sure. Portland is the de facto hub of open source. That’s no secret. But some things are. Like all that open sourcey knowledge you have crammed into your brain. That’s not right to be keeping all of that awesome open sourceness to yourself, is it?
The correct answer is “No. No it isn’t.”
But how do we share that knowledge effectively? Well, there’s no better opportunity to share what you know than speaking at conferences. And right now, you can throw your hat in the ring for two big open source opportunities: Open Source Bridge and Linuxfest Northwest.
Kicking off its third year, Open Source Bridge—the completely volunteer run conference for open source citizens—has opened its call for proposals. Not only do you get to propose awesome talks, you get to use the awesome OpenConferenceWare that was designed by Portland folks specifically for this purpose.
So what are the Open Source Bridge folks seeking?
Open Source Bridge is accepting proposals for the June 2011 event in Portland, Oregon. Open Source Bridge is a volunteer-run conference for those working with open source technologies. It will take place June 21–24, 2011 in downtown Portland, Oregon, with five tracks connecting people across projects, languages, and experience to explore how we do our work and why we participate in open source. We will be accepting proposals through March 16, 2011. Speaking at Open Source Bridge is a great opportunity to share your knowledge and enthusiasm.
Looking to get out of Portland to do your open source sharing? Well, you might consider taking a little jaunt up north for Linuxfest Northwest. They’re looking for you to share your open source knowledge, as well.
LFNW presentations are a big draw for attendees. They are informal, yet high signal-to-noise. If you are interested in something, chances are good that others will be too. Please consider sharing your knowledge and experience. If there is a topic that you want to be addressed, post it to the Sessions Forum in the Community area of the website and ask for comments. Select one of those topics if you’re not sure what to present.
Heck. Submit proposals to both.
And thank you, in advance, for sharing your open source awesomeness.