Get Involved

For User Groups

The volunteers of Open Source Bridge know that user groups play a key role in open source. We want to get your group involved as participants and speakers. We also have a user group discount code, and each group may raffle off one free ticket to a member.

We’d be delighted if you could:

  • mention Open Source Bridge at your user group meetings (sample email below)
  • post this email to your mailing list
  • get in touch with us and
  • get us in touch with other groups in your community.

Conference Pass Raffle

We’re offering a free conference pass for you to raffle off to a member of your group!

We’ve found that these raffles work best when you:

1) Let all of your members know about the conference, dates, and URL:
2) Allow anyone in the group to sign up for the raffle.
3) Draw the winner at random, preferably at a public meeting.

When you have selected a winner, email, CC the winner, and we’ll register them for you.

Details to Share with your Group’s Members

Feel free to copy-and-paste this email to your group’s members:

Open Source Bridge:

Open Source Bridge is a conference for those working with open source technologies. It will take place June 23–26, 2015, in Portland, Oregon, with five tracks connecting people across projects, languages and experience to explore how we do our work and why we participate in open source. The conference structure is designed to provide developers with an opportunity to learn from people they might not connect with at other events. Attendees will learn and interact at three days of traditional conference presentations, a day of free-form unconference sessions, and our all-day Hacker Lounge.

We’re also seeking presentation proposals through March 7th. Read our Call for Proposals here:

As a user group member, you can use the coupon code “osbugluv” to register for only $215 when you select Regular Registration. Learn more and register today at

The conference is run entirely by volunteers who believe in the need for an open source event that focuses on the culture of being an open source citizen, regardless of where in the stack you choose to code. All proceeds from conference registration and sponsorship go directly to the costs of the conference.

Our event shares in-depth knowledge about using, creating, and contributing to open source as citizens of a greater community. You’ll find relevant information whether you write web apps for the cloud, tinker with operating system internals, create hardware, run a startup, or blog about technology.

The city of Portland is a great place to visit. It has a thriving tech community, a love of all things open source, and offers many attractions for visiting geeks, including Powell’s Technical Books, dozens of local brewpubs, and large greenspaces like Forest Park — all accessible by mass transit.

Visit to learn more about the conference, see our session proposals, and register to attend.