Thursday Newsletter! Of Fun!

It is Thursday morning and we’re halfway done with the conference (sniff!). The forecast is 77F with a slight chance of rain.

We’ll open doors again at 8am, with coffee, tea, and pastries. This morning’s keynote, by Paul Fenwick, begins at 9am.

The sessions today run from 9am to 5:30pm. Lunch from Homegrown Smoker is at noon. (Lunch line tip: Alphabet games! Try naming dinosaurs.) We have afternoon snacks graciously donated by So Delicious!

Tonight’s big event is the Official Party, sponsored by Gilt Groupe and Simple! It starts at 7pm at Refuge PDX. We’ll have door prizes, StepMania, snacks, beverages, and more! Meet up in the Hacker Lounge if you’d like to walk, bike, or bus over with others.

The Hacker Lounge (sponsored by Intel) closes at 8pm tonight. We also have space for Birds of a Feather sessions from 6:30-8pm. A BoF on RedHen, a Drupal CRM, is scheduled for 6:30pm in room B201.

This is your last chance to nominate someone for this year’s Citizenship Award. Nominations are due by the end of lunch.

Tuesday we asked you what Open Source Citizenship means to you. We heard: “#opensourcecitizenship means taking 2 days to coach a newbie on patch submission, rather than doing it yourself in 2 minutes.” We still want to see more. Tweet your answer to @osbridge.

Things found lurking around the #osb12 hashtag:

  • “It’s ALWAYS a good time for a pipe organ rendition of “Lovely Bunch of Coconuts.””
  • “The gender balance at #osbridge isn’t perfect, but it’s pretty amazing. And the impact it has on the experience is great.”
  • “We can’t even predict next week’s weather, or whether software will ship on time.” “We’ll get weather first.”

Thank you once more to this year’s sponsors for making Open Source Bridge possible:
IntelGoogleEngine 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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