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Let the conference begin!

Welcome to your first day of Open Source Bridge 2013! Today’s forecast is for a high of 67F with light drizzle. If that feels a little chilly, consider asking the registration team about our Open Source Citizen scarves. We’ll be starting our program at 9am this morning, with a keynote from James Vasile of FreedomBox. […]

Celebrate Open Source Citizenship at OMSI

We’re celebrating the 5th anniversary of Open Source Bridge at the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry! There will be 3 separate planetarium showings, access to some exhibits, games and activities set up, catered food with a cash bar, and live music. The Gambit Board Game Cafe will be sponsoring a games area, and have […]

Announcing Our Third Keynote Ashe Dryden

At Open Source Bridge, we strive to let up-and-comers in the tech industry share their voice. We’re excited to announce Ashe Dryden as our third keynote speaker. This will be her first time keynoting a conference, and we’re sure it won’t be her last. Ashe is an indie developer living in Madison, WI. She’s been involved […]

Introducing Keynote James Vasile

James Vasile will keynote Tuesday, June 18 at Open Source Bridge. We’re excited to hear about all his projects and the work he’s doing with the Software Freedom Law Center. James of Hacker Visions directs the Open Internet Tools Project, which supports development of anti-censorship and anti-surveillance tools. He is a partner at Open Tech Strategies, which advises organizations and businesses […]

Introducing Keynote “Skud” of Infotrope

We’re pleased to announce our first keynote of 2013’s conference, Alex “Skud” Bayley of Infotrope! Skud is a social justice activist, software developer, and advocate for open technology and culture beyond the “open source” world. She has worked in the technology industry for 2 decades, in the Internet/dotcom/web development field, and in open source software, most closely with […]