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Two Great Tastes . . .

WebVisionsYou 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.

Open Source BridgeI’m happy to announce that WebVisions (May 20-22, 2009 at the Oregon Convention Center in Portland, Oregon) and Open Source Bridge (June 17-19, 2009 at the Oregon Convention Center) have joined together to provide a 2-for-1 attendance package. Until May 18, if you register for WebVisions or register for Open Source Bridge, you’ll be able to attend both for only $300. I’m resisting the urge to sound like an infomercial pitchman because this really is a sweet deal.

How so? What do you get for your $300?

Well, if you read here, you know about Open Source Bridge, but just in case, here come the bullets:

  • Open Source Bridge is entirely volunteer-run, by developers, for developers. This is the conference you’ve always wanted to attend.
  • Session tracks are technology agnostic, based instead around shared community experiences and focused on similarities between projects, not differences.
  • The geekery doesn’t end when the sessions do. There will also be a 24-hour hacker lounge for code sprints, bug bashes, session deep dives, bouncing ideas, starting new projects or just mingling and taking in the vibe.

And we’ll throw in a little World Domination to keep you interested.

So, what about WebVisions?

From their about:

WebVisions explores the future of design, content creation, user experience and business strategy to uncover the trends and agents of change that will shatter your assumptions about the Web. Be ready to network, share ideas and be inspired by an all-star lineup of speakers.

Over the years, we’ve built a loyal audience of designers, developers and industry leaders. I invite you to join us for an event that’s seen as “the creative conference for the Web.”

I believe this year will be WebVisions’ ninth iteration, all of them held here in Portland. I attended last year (and will this year as well), and thoroughly enjoyed the content and speakers. This year looks to be no different, with a lineup of heavy-hitters.

Maybe I should be asking what don’t you get for $300.

Not convinced? That’s what I like about you, never an easy sell.

Well, let’s examine the numbers. WebVisions’ Early Bird rate is $195, and I think that may be ending March 31 April 6, which means the cost rises to $250, still very affordable for the content. Open Source Bridge’s Early Bird rate is $175, also ending March 31 April 10, after which the cost also rises to $250, still cheap.

So, the package deal saves you $70 if you act before the Early Bird rates expire April 6, $125 between April 7 and 10, and if you miss that date both dates entirely, it’ll save you $200 on both.

Not too shabby considering: a) the caliber of the content and b) the relatively low prices of these two conferences.

Plus, there’s not a lot of overlapping content between WebVisions and Open Source Bridge. Look for yourself: our session proposals and keynotes and WebVisions’ schedule, including a full day of workshops.

So, look for the 2-for-1 option when you register. We’ve had one taker already, and we just debuted this a few days ago.

You’re the big winner here. Enjoy.

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