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. Read More
If I’ve said it once, I’ve said it a thousand times (at least): Portland loves the open source. Loves it. From user groups to committing to code to supporting all things open, it’s part of the very makeup of our tech community. And no single event proves that love for open source more than Open Source Bridge, an entirely volunteer-run event that focuses on what it takes to be a good open source citizen.
Yes, you read that right. It’s entirely volunteer run. So if you’ve got a few extra cycles and have an interest in open source, I highly suggest you swing by NedSpace Old Town to help the Open Source Bridge folks plan Open Source Bridge 2010, tonight. Read More
Oh hi! It’s Thursday again already. And that means it’s time for you to sit through another episode of memePDX.
Not convinced it’s worth your time? I don’t blame you. But here’s what we covered in case one of these piques your interest. This week, Cami Kaos and I discuss Doug Coleman’s interview with Gary Vaynerchuk, Open Source Bridge 2010, questioning Oregon’s gubernatorial candidates, Willamette Innovators Night, Jive securing $12 million more from Sequoia, Microsoft Windows 7, and new products from Apple.
Oh sure. Now you’re interested. Read More
In Portland, we love the open source. Love it. So much so, in fact, that we’ll do just about anything to have an open source conference around here. Even if it means building one from scratch.
Which is exactly what happened last year when a bunch of folks got together with the hopes of starting a brand new open source conference. The result? Open Source Bridge, the conference for open source citizens.
Turns out, they did such a good job on the inaugural event, people are expecting them to do it again. That means it’s time to get Open Source Bridge 2010 planning underway. 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.
But that’s why we hire people like Aaron Hockley to take photos. So that we can remember all of those moments. Read More
We’re drawing near to the end of three days of open source awesomeness, thanks to Open Source Bridge, the first ever entirely volunteer run open source conference. It’s been an amazing event. And now, it’s time to celebrate what we were able to accomplish.
Why the sad face? You’re invited!
That’s right. The Open Source Bridge after party is open to all of the folks in Portland. So come out and join the people from the conference, our gracious hosts, and all of our volunteers for a beer or two. Read More
One of the most anticipated components of the Open Source Bridge conference—which is currently running in the convention center through Friday—was the 24-hour hacker lounge at the top of the Hilton.
The space opened yesterday afternoon and as the evening wore on, a number of developers managed to work their way up to the top floor to hack on everything from Arduino projects to using YQL to manipulate government data.
Don Park captured some video to give you a feel for the space. Read More
Today marks the opening of Open Source Bridge, the entirely volunteer run open source conference being held at the Oregon Convention Center June 17-19.
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
Every so often, we’re struck by some interesting serendipity here in Portland. It’s part of what makes this town so amazing. Now, I’m wondering if we can take advantage of some of that serendipity—yet again.
You see, this week we’re experiencing a little happenstance with Open Source Bridge geekiness and Wil Wheaton geekiness all happening at the same time.
What if…? What if we could combine the two? Read More