Let’s Get This Conference Started!

Good morning and welcome to day 1 of Open Source Bridge 2012!

Doors open right at 8am, with coffee and pastries and badge pick-up. Give yourself plenty of time to get through registration before Sumana Harihareswara’s opening keynote at 9am.

The day’s sessions run from 9am through 5:30pm. We’ll break at noon for lunch from Los Gorditos (yummy Mexican food).

Our evening begins at 6:30pm with Community Night in the Hacker Lounge (sponsored by Intel). A number of open source projects will be there to hack and share what they’re working on, including folks from Wikimedia‘s Visual Editor, Mozilla‘s Boot to Gecko project, and Intel‘s open source projects office.

The Hacker Lounge at Open Source Bridge

We also have Birds of a Feather sessions starting at 7pm. Tonight we’re hosting the Portland Javascript Admirers’ Meeting in room 202/203 upstairs. All on-site evening events are free for members of the public who register for a Community Pass on Eventbrite.

There’s still time to schedule your BoF session for Wednesday or Thursday, so be sure to submit your details so we can let everyone know to attend.

We’re continuing the tradition we started last year of recognizing noteworthy Open Source Citizens who participate in the conference. If someone helped you file or fix a bug, gave an eye-opening talk, or just made open source a little bit more awesome for you, let us know! We’re going to announce this year’s winner at the party Thursday night.

If you’re posting something about the event online, don’t forget this year’s hashtag: #osb12

Please take a moment to review our Code of Conduct and Recording Policy. If you need help during the event, snag a volunteer in the green shirt who can help you find a core team member.

Speaking of volunteers, we still have several shifts left to fill. Even an hour of your time will help us keep this event running smoothly. See which volunteer shifts are open and how to sign up, or stop by the Volunteer Lounge on the main floor.

Massage therapy from Domenika and Adinah will be available again this year in room A102, if you need to unwind a little. Stop by to see about signing up.

Thank you to this year’s sponsors for making Open Source Bridge possible:
Intel, Google, Engine Yard, and Rentrak; our Friday Unconference Sponsor, Wikimedia Foundation; Thursday night party sponsors Gilt Groupe and Simple; and other Citizens and Friends.

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