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CivicApps at Open Source Bridge

This year Open Source Bridge is delighted to partner with the City of Portland on a special joint event to make some of your ideas for CivicApps into real tools for use in our civic community. For those of you in the Portland Metro area, mark your calendars to attend the CivicApps Ideas Discussion on […]

Open Source Bridge code and outreach sprint: Sunday, April 5th, 10am-4pm

Please join us on Sunday, April 5th to work on: Code: Add features and specs (tests) to the OpenConferenceWare (OCW) conference app. Join in if you have Ruby on Rails coding experience, such as contributing code to Calagator. See the task list for details. Outreach: Contact user group leaders, educators, open source projects, mailing lists, […]

Hackfest at Ristretto this Sunday: 10am-?

We’ll be getting together again this Sunday, March 29, at Ristretto (3808 N Williams) starting at 10am to hack on Open Source Bridge-related code, and work on contacting User Group and university outreach. We have a list of dozens of user groups and universities to contact. We have tests that need to be written for […]

Open source conference prerequisite #1: Space for hacking

We’ve been to any number of open source conferences. And for as much as we get out of the sessions, we always seem to get just as much—if not more—from the time spent with other developers. Whether it’s camping out in the hallway, hanging out in coffee shops, or late-night code sessions at the hotel, […]

Peeking at the proposals: Hacks

Time now to take another look at all of the cool content that’s being proposed for Open Source Bridge. Today’s topic? A perennial favorite: Hacks. What does Hacks entail exactly? Tinkering, experimenting and bending the rules to make hardware and software do what we want. Hacks are clever. They break the rules. They force the […]