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.


  • New Relic


  • Mandrill
  • Rentrak


  • Adobe
  • Etsy
  • Firefox developer edition
  • goldstar
  • Google


  • Canonical
  • Elemental
  • GNE
  • Guardian Games
  • OSH Park
  • Pacific Foods
  • Shutterstock
  • Simple


  • 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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Videos, Conference Dates, and the Board

  1. We’ve been posting videos from Open Source Bridge 2015 on social media, but haven’t yet posted it here. The videos from the conference are all up. Go watch them here.

  2. It’s time to start making plans for OSB 2016! Put June 21-24, 2016 on your calendar for more open source fun and justice!
  3. And! Stumptown Syndicate, the organization behind Open Source Bridge, is looking for board members. Applications are due October 31.