Connecting developers across projects, languages, and backgrounds.

Open Source Bridge is an annual conference focused on building open source community and citizenship through four days of technical talks, hacking sessions, and collaboration opportunities. Participants include developers, hardware hackers, community organizers, and people involved in the business of open source.

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  • Lanyrd

Hacker Lounge Sponsor

  • Intel

Official Party Sponsors

  • Automattic
  • Mandrill


  • Rentrak
  • Mozilla


  • Crowd Compass
  • ESRI
  • Livingsocial


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  • Dreamwidth Studios
  • Elemental Technologies
  • Orchestrate
  • Simple

TriMet Hackathon


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  • BrytCAST
  • Confreaks

Open Source Citizenship

What are the rights and responsibilities of an open source citizen? We’re exploring what open source means to us, what it offers, where we struggle, and why we do this day in and day out, even when we’re not paid for it.

Innovative Track Structure

Our session tracks are technology agnostic, based around shared community experiences and focus on the similarities between projects, not the differences. View the tracks.

Hacker Lounge

The geekery doesn’t end when the sessions do. We’re also running a hacker lounge for code sprints, bug bashes, bouncing ideas, starting new projects or just mingling and taking in the vibe.

100% Volunteer-Run

Your software is peer-produced. Why not your conference? Open Source Bridge is pioneered and planned by a team of open source developers and technologists. What’s more, we’ve built an open source application to manage talk proposals.

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That’s a Wrap!

Thank you Open Source Bridge 2014 attendees! We learned a ton at the conference this year, and hope you did too.

We Want to Hear From You

If you haven’t yet, take a moment to fill out our survey and let us know how the conference went for you.

Can’t wait for next year? We need to build our organizing ranks, so let us know you want to help.

Loose Ends

Lost and Found still has assorted power cords, water bottles and hoodies we’d like to return to their owner. Check in with if you suspect we may have your stuff.

If you have notes from the sessions you attended that you’d like to share, add them to the session notes pages on the wiki. You can find the right one through the schedule.

Share Your Thoughts

Did you blog about the conference, or take a photo or two? We’d love to see it, and you can leave your links in the comments or forward them to

Have a great summer and we’ll see you next year!