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Getting Ready for Open Source Bridge 2010

For those of you who haven’t had a chance to peruse our attendee information email from this morning, we’re adding the notes to our blog. Take a look at all that Open Source Bridge 2010 has to offer, including some events happening this Memorial Day evening!

Conference Details
  • Volunteering: Want to help? Check  in at the volunteer lounge any time during the conference.
  • Schedule:  Tomorrow we begin our four full days of technical content across five tracks. Check the conference schedule so you know the time/day of the  talks you want to attend.
  • Social Media: Share your experiences and find interesting people through blogs, Twitter and Identi.ca. Follow @osbridge for announcements and include either @osbridge, #osbridge or #osb10 in your tweets/dents.
  • Session Notes: Take notes and share them with the world! Each session has an associated wiki page, linked from its session page.
Activities at the Conference
  • Hacker Lounge: The 24-hour hacker lounge is returning and will be on-site and open from Tuesday at 8am until Friday at 4pm. Bring projects to share!
  • Museum Access and Discounts: You’ll have full access to the Portland Art Museum during the conference. Just show your badge for admittance! Attendees also receive 20% off museum membership during the month of June.
  • Housetruck: Check out the awesome housetruck, which will be on display in the courtyard of the Art Museum all day on Tuesday.
  • Lightning Talks: Wednesday morning will be a series of Lightning Talks. Come prepared with a 5 minute talk if you’d like to participate!
  • BOFs: Birds of a Feather sessions are scheduled for every evening of the conference and include: PHP, Civic Engagement, Ruby, Open Government/Data, NoSQL, PostgreSQL, Google Summer of Code and more.
Food and Drink
  • We are able to provide coffee in the morning and afternoon, along with light snacks in the afternoon.
  • We are not providing meals, so be prepared to bring your own or join friends to explore the many wonderful food options in Portland. The museum is minutes away from several of Portland’s famous food trucks. Check out the wiki for local food offerings.
Related Activities
  • Coder’s Night: On Monday make plans to attend the North Portland Coders’ Night at the Lucky Lab Overlook Tap Room. You can get there easily from  downtown by taking the Max Yellow line.
  • Pub Crawl: Our sponsor Facebook and local Portland startups are hosting a pub crawl on Thursday evening. Keep an eye out for more details during the conference.

Finally, we would like to thank all of our sponsors for their support of Open Source Bridge 2010, particularly our Committer Level Sponsor, Mozilla, and our three Advocate Level Sponsors, Facebook, Google and the Rackspace Cloud.

We look forward to seeing all of you Open Source Citizens tomorrow!

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