One of the unique things about Open Source Bridge is that it is entirely volunteer run. That’s right. 100% volunteers.
All proceeds—sponsorships, registration fees, and in-kind contributions—go to ensuring that Portland, Oregon, has a one-of-a-kind conference for open source citizens this summer—and hopefully for many years to come.
Why do we do it? Because we love the idea of having an open source conference by developers for developers where they can focus on the topics that are important to them. But more importantly, it just seems like the right thing to do.
But we can’t do it alone. So if you like the idea of Open Source Bridge as much as we do, we’d love to have your help.
We’re looking for folks who can introduce Open Source Bridge to their communities. People like John DeRosa from Seattle, Washington, who took it upon himself to ask how he could help. People like Jeremy Fluhmann of Robert Lee, Texas, who has been helping spread the word. People like Nat Torkington who gave the event some link love. And people like Matt Woodward who are submitting proposals and living to tell about it.
And, of course, if you happen to live in Portland, we’d love to have your help, too.
Perks? Aside from our undying gratitude, we’ll make sure you’re in the loop on all the goings on, we’ll be open to your suggestions and insights, and we’ll do our best to make sure that you’re shown all the appreciation you deserve.
How do you get involved? The easiest way is to fill out the volunteer form. Let us know where you’re from, what your area of expertise is, what you like to hack on, and how you’d like to help. Maybe you’d like to be the Open Source Bridge representative for your local user group? Maybe you’re like to help wrangle speakers? Maybe you’d like to lead a codefest in the hacker lounge? Every little bit helps.
Thanks, in advance, for considering joining the Open Source Bridge team. We’re looking forward to working with you to develop an unforgettable conference.
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