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Volunteer Appreciation & Info Night – 1/27 from 6-9pm

You are invited to a night of merry-making, fun-seeking, and general geekery celebrating the volunteers of Open Source Bridge! Enjoy some food and holiday grog, watch a slide show of photos previous years and listen to a short talk about volunteering. There will even be some celebratory piñata whacking. Will you be able to sign up to volunteer for […]

Speaker Focus: Sherri Montgomery and Get off your asana and move!

From 6:15-7pm on Wednesday afternoon. We got connected to her through Christie Koehler, who is managing volunteers on-site during the conference AND giving a talk on Tools for Freelancers. Preparing for Open Source Bridge As the date for Open Source Bridge gets closer I’m feeling some butterflies about offering a session on yoga at a […]

Speaker focus: Unit test your Database!

David Wheeler is a consultant and developer presenting Unit Test Your Database at 10am on Thursday, June 18. Here’s why you should attend my Open Source Bridge talk, “Unit Test Your Database!”: To see test-driven development in action To watch me ship well-tested code with a serious bug To witness on-stage beer consumption To laugh […]

Speaker focus: Hal Pomeranz and Command-line Fu

Hal Pomeranz is an IT consultant and veteran of the open source world. He will be presenting Command-line Kung Fu in June. For me, Open Source software is very much about leverage. Open Source tools allow their creators to share their own productivity enhancements with the entire community, thereby making everybody more efficient. That’s powerful. […]

Speaker focus: Relax with CouchDB

This is a guest post from Chris Anderson, a CouchDB developer presenting Deploying from the edge with CouchDB. We know good things happen when users control their data and have access to the application source code. The web gave us an incredible simple model for application development, but the downside was code locked up on […]