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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Keynote speakers for our grand finale!

We are pleased to announce that long time Open Source Bridge community member Kronda Adair will keynote the concluding year of our conference. Kronda is the founder of Karvel Digital, a digital marketing consultancy. Today Kronda helps small businesses take control of their technology stack, through consulting and her popular Working Websites course. In her own words: “I’m a recovering WordPress developer turned digital marketer who loves to reinvent myself and my business. At age 34, I decided to become a programmer and spent the next five years getting a degree in Web Design and Interactive Media from the Art Institute of Portland.”

We’re looking forward to hearing Kronda’s perspective on her journey through the evolution of our conference and community, and what she’s learned about how to making a living with open source.

Additionally, Christie Koehler will open this year’s event with an engaging history of our conference, how it was and is now situated within the Portland tech and greater open source communities, and some ideas for we could build together next.

Space is limited but tickets are still available. In addition to a couple of in-person options, there’s a donate-what-you-like “Gratitude” option for those of you who can’t attend but would like participate in some way.

We could also use a few more sponsors! To sponsor all you need to do is purchase a $250 Sponsorship ticket. Sponsorship is available to companies and individuals alike and you’ll be recognized on the Open Source Bridge website, in the Hacker Lounge, and by the co-chairs during opening and closing events.

See you next week!
— Christie and Audrey