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.

  • LinkedIn
  • Lanyrd

Advocates

  • Mandrill

Citizens

  • Etsy
  • Mozilla
  • Google

Friends

  • Barewalls.com

Hosting

  • Network Redux
  • RackSpace

Register to attend!

Join us June 23-26, 2015 at The Eliot Center in downtown Portland, Oregon. Register Now

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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Get to Know Stephanie Morillo

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Stephanie Morillo‘s (@radiomorillo) keynote speech is Opening Up The Current Open Source Blueprint, on accessibility, diversity, and open source holding itself accountable to its own standards of what it means to be an open community.

She’s a Dominican-American musician, writer, and technologist hailing from the Bronx, New York City. Stephanie frequently writes about race, class, her experiences learning to code, and working in tech. She helps others learn to program, sings melancholic songs, and dreams about well-written documentation because the world needs it.

We asked her a few questions about her insights on open source via email.

What got you into open source?

I got into open source at a conference for women software developers this past winter. I’d been interested in getting involved with OSS but had no idea where to start and felt like my technical skills weren’t strong enough to make a meaningful contribution. In November of 2014, I made my first contribution—line editing copy for a website that shows young kids how to code. But it wasn’t until I attended Write/Speak/Code conference in March that I felt confident enough to use my writing skills to add to an open source project.

Who do you want to reach?

I want to reach techies and non-techies alike with my talk. I want everyone to feel empowered enough to communicate their needs and communicate with others!

What sessions are you excited about?

I’m really excited about the “User Research for Non Researchers” and “Write It Down: Process Documentation From The Ground Up” since they’re both relevant and applicable to my technical writing work.