The 2011 Open Source Bridge conference is just one week away! Now is the time to register if you haven’t already. Read on to find out about the fantastic content we have lined up for next week’s conference.
We’ll kick off the conference with Pete Fein’s keynote about Hacking for Freedom. On Thursday, Portland Mayor Sam Adams will deliver our closing keynote.
Many Awesome Sessions
We have all sorts of great sessions in this year’s schedule, including…
- Ward Cunningham, inventor of the wiki, on Hardware/Software Integration with Txtzyme
- Amber Case and Aaron Parecki, from Geoloqi, on Location-Based Hacks — How to Automate Your Life with SMS and GPS
- Jeremie Miller, co-creator of Jabber/XMPP, on The Locker Project and TeleHash
- Sarah Sharp, Linux Kernel hacker, on Growing Food with Open Source
That’s just a small sampling of the many great sessions at this year’s Open Source Bridge. Check out the full schedule for the full line up.
22-Hour Hacker Lounge
This year we have an on-site hacker lounge, sponsored by Intel, and it will be open nearly 24 hours a day starting Tuesday at 9am. There’ll be plenty of wifi, power strips, beverages, and snacks in a comfortable and friendly space.
We’re making a special effort to bring active open source projects into the Hacker Lounge. If you are a project developer or contributor, consider scheduling a time when people can collaborate, discuss, and brainstorm. To participate, email firstname.lastname@example.org. The schedule will be posted on Hacker Lounge page on our wiki.
Birds-of-a-Feather Sessions (BoFs)
A BoF is an informal evening session to share your interest in a particular technology or area of open source. There have already been BoFs scheduled on a number of exciting topics. Check them out and add your own.
The last day of Open Source Bridge will be an unconference, so bring your ideas and consider giving an impromptu session! If you’ve never been to an unconference, never fear; we’ll give instructions during the Friday morning kick-off before scheduling begins.
Want to brainstorm sessions before then? Add them to our wiki.
On Tuesday night, Yammer and Sauce Labs are hosting a party and on Thursday night, Mozilla and Emma will be hosting a party. Details to be announced during the conference.
Short on Cash? Volunteer!
We love our volunteers and will give a free conference pass to anyone who commits to eight or more hours of volunteering. Spots are filling up, so get yours soon! Details: http://opensourcebridge.org/2011/wiki/How_to_Sign-Up
Short on Cash AND Time? We Have Free Events!
We want to make Open Source Bridge as accessible as we can for all. If you can’t afford a regular ticket or a day pass to the conference, and don’t have time to volunteer, we still have a bunch of stuff you can check out for free. The evening BoFs are free, as well as evening Hacker Lounge access. The unconference day will be sliding scale (pay what you can). We still ask that everyone register (choose Community Pass).
Thanks to our wonderful sponsors!
Open Source Bridge is made possible by our sponsors:
What are you waiting for? Go register!