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.

  • LinkedIn
  • Lanyrd

Party

  • New Relic

Advocates

  • Mandrill
  • Rentrak

Citizens

  • Adobe
  • Etsy
  • Firefox developer edition
  • goldstar
  • Google

Friends

  • Barewalls.com
  • Canonical
  • Elemental
  • GNE
  • Guardian Games
  • OSH Park
  • Pacific Foods
  • Shutterstock
  • Simple

Hosting

  • Network Redux
  • RackSpace

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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Friday, June 26

All good things must come to and end but great things can live on in hashtags: #osb15 (#osbridge for an evergreen hashtag).

Our Friday schedule is entirely in unconference format. What does that mean? Join us at 9am in the Hacker Lounge for a kick-off session and collaborative scheduling. Each of you is welcome to propose a topic for discussion, a question you’d like to answer, or project to work on together. If you’ve never participated in an unconference before, we’ll walk you through it during the kickoff. Today’s activities are open to all registered attendees, including Community Pass holders, so invite a friend!

Please take notes today and share them on the wiki! Unconference sessions aren’t recorded in any formal way, so we rely on you to document what happens for everyone who couldn’t join us in person.

You can power your session ideas with carbs and coffee (or tea). We’ll have hearty oatmeal from Pacific Foods and delicious fatty sugar bombs from Voodoo Doughnuts (along with gluten-free pastries from Petunia’s). Lunch will be at noon, on your own. We encourage you to get outside (hisss evil daystar) and visit a local food cart. Not sure where to look? We made a map of some of the larger pods.

Make sure you’re around (if your travel plans allow) for the wrap-up session at 3:30. You’ll have a chance to share feedback on the conference, the unconference, and talk about what you’ve learned. Let us know what worked and what didn’t, so we can build an even better conference for next year.

If anything you brought to the conference has since gone missing, don’t forget to stop by Lost & Found at the Registration desk.

Thank you times infinity!

Thank you organizers! For all your hard work planning and coordinating every last thing we needed to be here, at this conference this week. The 2014 organizing team: Christie Koehler, Reid Beels, Melissa Chavez, Kirsten Comandich, Amy Farrell, Chris Freeman, Edward Groth, Lauren Hudgins, Amanda Lane, Jonan Sheffler, and Kurt Sussman.

Thank you volunteers! The hours you put in made this event run smoothly, and created the space for all of us to participate. Open sourced blessings upon your hot pink clad hearts.

Thank you speakers! Your talks shared valuable lessons, great tricks, and all the nuts and bolts of how we do our work. You built the frame for all the other conversations that we participated in. We’ve learned a lot from you.

Thank you sponsors! We love your support for open source communities and the work we do together. Our party sponsor was New Relic and our Advocate-levels sponsors were Mandrill and Rentrak.

Thank you attendees! You’re the reason we’re here, and we love the energy you bring to learning, sharing, and teaching others. We hope you’ll spread the ever more inclusive open source citizenship everywhere you go.

See you next year for more talks, more hacking, more discussion, more Lego table, more sparkle ponies, more melty metals, more charming music, more snacks, more board games, more friends, more sticker swaps, more you!

For those of you who are lucky enough to have energy and a ticket, enjoy AlterConf on Saturday.

As always, maintain homeostasis, and drink water.