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

Advocates

  • Mandrill

Citizens

  • Etsy
  • Mozilla
  • Google

Friends

  • Barewalls.com

Hosting

  • Network Redux
  • RackSpace

Register to attend!

Join us June 23-26, 2015 at The Eliot Center in downtown Portland, Oregon. Register Now

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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Get to Know Kronda Adair

Kronda's headshotKronda Adair (@kronda) is the founder of Karvel Digital, a WordPress consultancy and development company. In addition to developing websites, Kronda gives business owners the training they need to own and manage their digital presence.

She also writes and speaks about issues of diversity (or lack thereof) in the tech industry. She has been interviewed by sites such as Revision Path and Less Than or Equal. You can read her personal blog at kronda.com or sign up for her weekly newsletter at tinyletter.com/kronda.

We asked her a few questions about her insights on open source via email.

What got you into open source?

​When I was school, I needed to do a real client project for a class so I designed and developed my first custom WordPress site. It’s still up!

What’s been the best advice you’ve gotten and given over the years?

​Everything in this blog post.

If I had t​o pick one thing though I would say, knowing your value is one of the most important aspects of being successful in anything.

What do you want people to take away from your upcoming keynote?

​I want companies and communities to understand that paying lip service to diversity is very different from the real, hard work of creating inclusive environments. When ​they do the former and not the latter, not only can we tell, but they’re doing more harm than good by ‘appearing’ to be safe spaces when they’re not.

Who do you want to reach?

​Agencies, large companies and open source communities.

What OSB15 sessions are you excited about?