Monthly Archives: March 2009

Procrastinators rejoice! Submissions deadline and early bird registration extended until April 10

You know who you are. Yes, you. You had that really, really good idea for an Open Source Bridge talk. But somehow, time just got away from you. And now you’re thinking that you probably won’t complete it before midnight tonight. Oh yes, we know you all too well. Well, buck up little camper. We’ve […]

Two Great Tastes . . .

You know the rest. Yeah, that oldie, but goodie seems to be experiencing a resurgence. Or maybe it’s just that I hang out with Rick way too much. Oopie. Well, here comes the Portland technical conference version of Reese’s: Open Source Bridge and WebVisions. I’m happy to announce that WebVisions (May 20-22, 2009 at the […]

Open Source World Domination, Part I

You know what I love about open source? That we can name a conference something a little awkward like “Open Source Bridge”, and no marketing department stops us. There’s a project called Drizzle, that was forked from a commercial company and a team of what traditionally might be considered competitors ran with it. We can […]

Bad economy good for open source?

When the going gets tough, the tough get going. Or at least the cost-effective do. While the economy isn’t doing anyone any favors, it does seem to be stimulating interest in open source software. And that’s good for all of us. The 451 Group recently posted: The strength of open source during current adversity also […]

Hackfest at Ristretto this Sunday: 10am-?

We’ll be getting together again this Sunday, March 29, at Ristretto (3808 N Williams) starting at 10am to hack on Open Source Bridge-related code, and work on contacting User Group and university outreach. We have a list of dozens of user groups and universities to contact. We have tests that need to be written for […]