Connecting developers across projects, languages, and backgrounds.

Open Source Bridge is an annual conference focused on building open source community and citizenship through four days of technical talks, hacking sessions, and collaboration opportunities. Participants include developers, hardware hackers, community organizers, and people involved in the business of open source.

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Open Source Citizenship

What are the rights and responsibilities of an open source citizen? We’re exploring what open source means to us, what it offers, where we struggle, and why we do this day in and day out, even when we’re not paid for it.

Innovative Track Structure

Our session tracks are technology agnostic, based around shared community experiences and focus on the similarities between projects, not the differences. View the tracks.

Hacker Lounge

The geekery doesn’t end when the sessions do. We’re also running a hacker lounge for code sprints, bug bashes, bouncing ideas, starting new projects or just mingling and taking in the vibe.

100% Volunteer-Run

Your software is peer-produced. Why not your conference? Open Source Bridge is pioneered and planned by a team of open source developers and technologists. What’s more, we’ve built an open source application to manage talk proposals.

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Childcare and Scholarships

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Childcare

Having free childcare available at Open Source Bridge means that some parents will be able to attend who wouldn’t be able to otherwise. We are currently crowdfunding to cover the cost of childcare. If you anticipate wanting to utilize free childcare at OSB16, please fill out this interest form. It will help us know how many slots we need for what ages and how much it will cost.

Scholarships

If you are a member of a group underrepresented in tech and cannot attend Open Source Bridge without financial assistance, we may be able to help. Please fill out this form to tell us about your needs.