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.

We need your help! Volunteer through our webapp for 8 hours or more to earn a free registration code for this year. Do it Now!

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Open Source Bridge: Day 4, Fri, June 23

It’s Day 4, also known as Unconference Day at Open Source Bridge!

Doors open an hour later than usual, at 9am, and we’ll kick things off in the Hacker Lounge. Everyone is welcome to propose a topic for discussion or group project to work on and we’ll create the day’s schedule together. If you’ve never participated in an unconference before, we’ll walk you through it. Today’s activities are open to all registered attendees, including Community Pass holders, so feel free to invite friends and folks that you think would be interested – the more the merrier!

Our venue is the Eliot Center on 1226 SW Salmon St, with the main entrance in between SW 12th and SW 13th. If you’d like to post about OSB on social media, our hashtag is #osb17 and you can tweet at us via @osbridge.

Heidi Waterhouse donning her OSB Citizen Award medal

Citizenship Award:

Every year, we ask our community to pick an Open Source Bridge attendee to honor.

Congrats to our OSB 2017 Citizenship Award winner: Heidi Waterhouse! Thank you for livetweeting throughout the week, giving multiple talks, and generally improving the #osb17 experience for your fellow attendees.

Thanks as well to everyone who responded to our call for nominations!

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