I continue to be impressed and excited by the Open Source Bridge conference. It’s easy, because the conference organizers have been a poster child for how to create a first-class grass-roots conference.
I’m doing my small bit to publicize the conference here in Seattle, and did some outreach at PyCon 2009. I’m hoping that John Cook will cover it in TechFlash, at least in an article, or (better) with an article + also covering the conference sessions. [Some of TechFlash’s news choices have been very odd lately, but that’s a post for another day.]
My interest exists at several levels:
- It’s a conference focused on open-source technologies
- It’s community- and volunteer-driven and organized
- Its accessibility, both from being local, and reasonable fees
- It fills a void left by OSCON’s departure. It also fills voids that existed even when OSCON was here, given OSCON’s straight-ahead technology focus
- It’s new
- Note the correct usage of “its” vs. “it’s”
- I’m unemployed, so what the hell else have I got to do during the day?
Today’s big news is, some talks have been accepted. They are:
See the announcement blog post for more detail.
If you’re working with/in OSS, this will be an event you won’t want to miss. Sign up today!