2013/Hacker Lounge

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This year's Hacker Lounge will be open all day during the conference, as well as in the evenings.

This is a big, well-equipped room where attendees can gather to chat, hack, and collaborate. There'll be plenty of wifi, power strips, beverages, and snacks in a comfortable and friendly space. This will be a popular gathering spot between sessions and in the evenings. To get the most out of the Hacker Lounge, we challenge you to be bold, introduce yourself to new people, offer to work on projects, team up on research and experimentation, etc. For more details, see the Hacker Lounge returns to Open Source Bridge blog post.

We're making a special effort to bring active open source projects into the Hacker Lounge. If you are a project developer or contributor, consider scheduling a time when people can collaborate, discuss, and brainstorm.

Interested in hosting a table for your project? Email hackerlounge@opensourcebridge.org.

This year's Hacker Lounge is sponsored by Intel and will be open all day during the conference, as well as in the evenings.

Community Night (Tuesday, 6:30pm-9:30pm)

Please join us on the first evening of the conference, Tuesday, in the Hacker Lounge, for a night of community hacking. We’ll serve snacks and beer, and host various groups who are eager to get you hacking on their projects, including:

Intel (Sponsor of the Hacker Lounge)

Intel, will demo several projects, beginning at 6:30.

Mozilla Firefox Add-on Hacking

Hang out with Mozillians and create or work on your add-ons for Firefox. Whether you've never written an add-on before, or you write them all the time, you are welcome to join us. There will be a few of us who have written at least a couple add-ons there to help out.


6:00 pm : Mozilla Firefox OS (Firefox Phone)

Join Mozilla Reps on Wednesday to learn, hack and celebrate Firefox OS, Mozilla's open source operating system for the mobile web. If you're a web developer, you’ll be right at home coding apps in HTML5, JavaScript and CSS for Firefox OS. We’ll help you with everything else, including how to access mobile Web APIs and how to use the Firefox OS Simulator in your desktop browser to view and test your mobile apps. We'll also have up-to-date Firefox OS handsets around to check out the OS and test your apps and food to satisfy your hunger.

Mozilla Reps Event: https://reps.mozilla.org/e/firefox-os-app-hacking-at-open-source-bridge/

More information on Firefox OS: https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/docs/Mozilla/Firefox_OS

7:00 pm : Growstuff

Growstuff (http://growstuff.org/) is a community of food gardeners, building an open source platform to track, share, and discuss edible gardens and sustainable lifestyles.

Come help us hack on our platform -- it's mostly Ruby on Rails, with the potential for frontend work, scripting/toolsmithing/devops, etc. We use pair programming, , so if you want to learn then we're happy to mentor/teach. See more about our development process (agile, pairing, etc) at http://wiki.growstuff.org/

8:00pm : Cook's Tour of Electronics

A sprint through electronics from electrons to microprocessors and a little beyond.


The Hacker Lounge will be closing early tonight (by 8pm) so participants can attend our fabulous party at OMSI.

6:30pm : LEDs are not Light Bulbs

What's the diff? Come find out!