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
Hey all of you Portland tech types. It’s Thursday again. And you know what that means, right? It means it’s time for another riveting episode of memePDX, where we cover the hottest tech stories in Portland… and beyond.
This week, Cami Kaos and I discuss Open Source Bridge’s dates and volunteer sprint, Portland Mayor Sam Adams on Twitter, Oregon Film hosting Portland Lunch 2.0, Ustream getting a ton of funding, and Marshall Kirkpatrick pontificating on Facebook’s future as a news reader. Read More
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
Last Friday, I had the pleasure—for the fourth time—of sitting on the couch at Strange Love Live as Cami Kaos, Dr. Normal, and I talked through the year that was. It was one of tremendous highs and extreme lows. I think I may have even called the ebb and flow of 2009 “manic depressive.”
And as I kept babbling, struggling for a way to describe 2009, Cami stopped me. And then summarized the whole thing, quite simply, as a “rollercoaster.” Which is a perfect summary. Because that’s exactly what 2009 was for the Portland startup scene. A rollercoaster. 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
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.
What to do? Hold a meetup. Which is exactly what he’ll be doing. At Russell Street BBQ. Today. At noon. Read More