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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Advocates

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Citizens

  • Google

Friends

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Hosting

  • Network Redux
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Call for proposals is closed!

Please review and comment on proposals that interest you. Our content committee uses your comments when selecting proposals. Register Now

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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.

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It’s not too late to submit a talk!

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We’re extending the deadline for our 2015 Call for Proposals. Through March 14th, we are looking for people from all backgrounds and areas of experience to submit talk proposals.

If you work or play in open source, we want to hear from you. Let us know how you are building your communities, small or large. All speaking experience levels are welcome.

Find inspiration and leave feedback

Want to see what other folks are submitting? With our public proposal process, you can read all the talk ideas as they come in on our proposals page. While you’re there, leave us some comments or click the star next to proposals that interest you. This feedback is indispensable during the selection process.