Register to Attend
Open Source Bridge is a volunteer-run conference that connects people across open source technologies, projects and experiences. Registration is now open; please register to attend the conference during June 18-21, 2013 at The Eliot Center in downtown Portland, Oregon.
Interested in volunteering?
We encourage those of you interested in being more involved with Open Source Bridge to sign up for our volunteer list.
Interested in sponsoring?
Help support open source and this event by sponsoring. Many affordable options are available. For details, prospectus and contact information, see the Sponsorship Page.
Enjoy the Conference
Check out our Attendee Wiki for information on visiting Portland, lodging near the conference, and other goodies. We’ll update the wiki as we have more information for you, including possible discounts, so please check back often.
Portland has a metro-wide mass transit system called Trimet, which we encourage you to use. Fares are $2.50 for a ticket — this will take you from the Portland International Airport to anywhere else in the system. Trip planning assistance is available from Trimet, on Google Transit and check out the wide variety of Mobile Apps for Trimet for web browser, iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, Android & Blackberry.
We <3 PDX
Portland, Oregon is the ideal location for a community-oriented open source developers’ conference. The collaborative open-source mindset has become a core component of the creative culture in Portland, a town that also boasts leading minds in writing, graphic design, web design, music, and culinary pursuits. Portland is home to Ward Cunningham, inventor of the wiki, is the adopted home of Linus Torvalds and plays host to a number of international projects, at centers like the Oregon State University Open Source Lab, and individual organizations like The Eclipse Foundation. Technology incubators, such as OTBC , Portland Ten and the Portland State Business Accelerator, help start-up ventures succeed with open technologies. Portland is open source. The thriving ecosystem of grassroots software and hardware groups in Portland, from language-specific user groups to hardware hacking at Dorkbot and open source rocketry at PSAS, fosters incredible knowledge sharing and creativity. Larger local gatherings, like BarCamp, WhereCampPDX, CyborgCamp, WordCamp Portland and other annual unconferences, show us the great ideas that come from cross-pollination and provide inspiration as we plan for Open Source Bridge.
We hope that you are as excited as we are about Open Source Bridge 2013. Please feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for any further questions or information. We thank you very much for your support and hope to see you in Portland in June!