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

Registration for 2015 is now open!

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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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Registration now open for OS Bridge 2015

Open Source Bridge is happy to announce that we have opened registration for our upcoming conference in June 2015!

See our registration page for all the details:

Open Source Bridge will be held June 23-26, 2015 at the Eliot Center in Portland, Oregon. As always, the conference is focused on building open source community and citizenship through four days of technical talks, hacking sessions, and collaboration opportunities. We’re working on making this conference even better than the last.

We are offering a limited number of tickets at $175 (that’s a savings of $140 off the regular ticket price) through November 15th. This is a unique opportunity to lock in your admission to Open Source Bridge and give some early support to the event.

In addition to this super early bird pricing tier, we will offer the following:

  • 100 tickets at $195, until the end of 2014.
  • Unlimited early bird tickets at $240 until April 10th.
  • Unlimited full price tickets at $315.
  • A student rate of $99, available anytime.
  • One-day passes for $105.
  • A pay-what-you-can Community Pass for admission to the Hacker Lounge, Friday full-day unconference, and the evening BoFs.
  • Free passes for volunteers who donate 8 hours or more of their time.

Interested in speaking? We’ll be opening the Call For Proposals in mid-January and will send another announcement then.

Interested in volunteering? We can use you now! Want to be super involved? We would love to have more core team members too. Please sign up for our volunteer list:

Interested in sponsoring? Let us know by contacting and we’ll send you a prospectus.

We hope that you are as excited as we are about Open Source Bridge 2015. We thank you very much for your support and hope to see you in Portland in June!

–Open Source Bridge Team