Ah spring! When a young person’s thoughts turn to that of speaking at a variety of events. And as luck would have it, there’s the opportunity to speak at an awesome event right here in town. If you get on it. The Open Source Bridge call for proposals ends March 23 at midnight. Read More
If there’s one thing people think of when they think of summer in Portland, Oregon, it’s beer. But once they stop thinking about that, they usually start thinking about all of the awesome tech events that take place here over the summer. And then they probably go back to thinking about beer.
Be that as it may. If you’re into open source, there is no better place to be this summer than Portland, where Open Source Bridge and OSCON will be filling the Rose City with all sorts of open source goodness. Read More
So you like the open source stuff? Think you know a little about it? Maybe enough to talk to other people about it? Well then don’t just sit there, my friend. You’ve only got a few more hours to complete your proposal—a proposal that could have you presenting to hundreds of very interested open source citizens.
That’s right. The premier open source conference in Portland—Open Source Bridge—is looking for speakers. And the call for proposals is almost closed. You’ve only got until March 25 to get your proposal in the door. Read More
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. Read More
It’s just a bit shy of two weeks since we launched the first ever Open Source Bridge—an entirely volunteer run conference for open source citizens—here in Portland. While it was a great event, it was also a bit of a whirlwind. And I wasn’t even terribly involved. I can only imagine how it felt for folks who were presenting and participating.
As many of you know, Evan Prodromou of Laconica—the foundation of the open source microblogging service Identica—is here in town for Open Source Bridge. He’s been spending time in the hacker lounge and speaking at the conference. But he wants to make sure that he can meet up with other Identica users while he’s in town.
And I know you’re busy. But you’re still tempted right? I know. But three days? That’s a lot of time away from your projects.
Tell you what, why don’t you just go for one day? That’s right. Day passes to Open Source Bridge are now available for $99. Read More
Remember that one scene in Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade? You know the one. Near the end? Where they finally find the Holy Grail but it’s mixed up with all the chalices and cups and whatnot? Well, there will be no “He [or she] chose… poorly” tonight, my friend. Pick either the Open Source Bridge Volunteer Orientation or Portland Web Innovators featuring Marshall Kirkpatrick on APIs. No matter what, you’ll come off as wise as Indiana.
Need more than that to go on? Okay okay. Here’s what you’ve got. Read More
[Full disclosure: I’m volunteering to help the Open Source Bridge team with marketing efforts.]
Open Source Bridge—a gathering of open source citizens and open source curious taking place in Portland, June 17-19—has been a labor of love for a number of members of our community. And for that reason, it’s really great to see the final pieces of the event begin to fall into place.
Today, the Open Source Bridge team released the final schedule for the structured portion of the event. (The final day will be in an unconference format.) Read More
To listen for yourself, tune into the Open Source Bridge episode of FLOSS Weekly.