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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Feeling sick after the conference?

UPDATE 2 July at 13:25pm: We’ve talked further with Multnomah County Heath department. They are developing a questionnaire that will help us identify possible sources of illness. We’ll send this questionnaire out to attendees and post information about it here next week. You are still welcome to call the health department and make a report, but you can also wait and complete this survey. In the meantime, if your symptoms are severe, please seek medical care. If you do, we suggest you ask for a stool sample analysis as that is the only way to determine what made you sick.

 

We’re hearing that a number of participants are having symptoms of gastroenteritis starting just after this year’s conference. If that includes you, we’re so sorry you’re not feeling well!

The cause of gastroenteritis can be bacterial (e.g. from eating contaminated food) or viral (e.g. from being in close proximity to someone with norovirus). We don’t know which was the cause in the case of Open Source Bridge. If you are sick, please report your symptoms to the Multnomah County Health Department by calling 503-988-3400. (More info about reporting here.) We’re working directly with the health department to try to determine the cause of the illness so we can support those who are sick and also prevent this from happening again in the future. The more information they have the better.

We probably will not be able to determine the cause of this particularly bad round of “conference crud,” but that doesn’t mean that we won’t take steps to prevent it from happening again. Next year we’ll increase training for all volunteers handling food and will increase awareness and access to hand washing and sanitizing for all participants.