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Proposal Submission Tips

We’re getting close to the deadline for proposal submissions and thought it might be helpful to provide some tips about how to get your proposal accepted. These tips aren’t meant to be exclusive to Open Source Bridge. We hope you will be able to apply some of them when you submit to speak elsewhere. Have […]

Your favorite presentation tool – tell us!

We’ve seen a few speakers throw down their favorite presentation tools recently: So, that’s console-presenter and showoff, so far. I also know some very bold presenters use LaTeX with Beamer for theirs. What do you use? And why? (And while you’re here – Don’t forget to mark your favorite conference sessions to help us with […]

Apparently, Harvard Business thinks Open Source Bridge is a really good idea, too

Even when you’re pretty darn sure you’re going about things the right way, it’s always nice to have some positive reinforcement. Especially when it’s Harvard telling you that you’re smart. Harvard Business just posted a piece bemoaning the state of the modern conferences and suggesting some ways to improve them. We couldn’t agree more. And […]

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, […]

A recap of PyCon 2009

Hello! I’m John DeRosa. I live in Seattle, and I’ve been using open source (nee free software) for years. My current interests include Python, web frameworks, and Content Management Systems. I’m excited about Open Source Bridge, and I’m helping spread the word about it among the Seattle tech crowd. This past week, I attended PyCon 2009, […]