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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Get your tickets now for the June 29, 2018 Unconference and Party.

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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Register now for Open Source Bridge 2018

Tickets are available for purchase now via on a sliding scale basis, from $10 to $100.

Ticket sales are the main way we’re funding this year’s event. Because we’ll be in a smaller space, we’re limiting attendance to 200 people and we recommend you get your ticket as soon as you can!

We recognize that many of you who aren’t local to Portland may also want to be part of our celebration, but are unable to travel for a one-day event. If you’re still interested in contributing, we’ve set up a special donate-what-you-wish ticket registration option under “Gratitude.” When you register using this option, you can provide a message of thanks or a memory to share that we’ll print out and post in the Hacker Lounge.

Companies (or individuals) who’d like to support this final year of the conference may do so by purchasing a $250 Sponsorship ticket. Those of you who do will be recognized on the Open Source Bridge website, in the Hacker Lounge, and by the co-chairs during opening and closing events.

We’re excited to see all of you in June!