[sf-perl] Fwd: Open Source Bridge: CFP and raffle a free pass for your user group!

Fred Moyer fred at redhotpenguin.com
Tue Mar 16 18:45:28 PDT 2010

Has anyone here been to this conference?

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From: Selena Deckelmann <selena at bridgepdx.org>
Date: Mon, Mar 15, 2010 at 9:47 AM
Subject: Open Source Bridge: CFP and raffle a free pass for your user group!
To: fred at redhotpenguin.com

Hello Fred Moyer,

I'm a volunteer working to organize Open Source Bridge, the conference
for open source citizens. We're hosting it for the second time on June
1–4, 2010, in Portland, Oregon. We’re aiming to connect people across
projects, languages and experience and would love to have members of
Perl Mongers involved as speakers and participants. Details about
the conference are included below.

Bridge isn’t a typical conference. It’s entirely volunteer-run, by
developers, for developers. Session tracks are technology agnostic,
based instead around shared community experiences and focused on
similarities between projects, not differences. Plus, we’ll be running a
24-hour hacker lounge on site for code sprints, bug bashes, bouncing
ideas, starting new projects and generally socializing around code.

We’d be delighted if you could mention Open Source Bridge at your user
group meetings, post this email to your mailing list, and get us in
touch with other groups in your community interested in participating.

Our call for proposals runs through March 25th, which is fast
approaching, so please pass this information on as soon as possible.

We don’t expect something for nothing, so we’re giving all of your user
group members a discounted registration rate of $200. That’s $25 off the
Early Bird rate, and $100 off our regular registration. User groups are
very important to us and our organizers are heavily involved in the
local tech community.

We’re also offering a free conference pass for you to give away to a
member of your group. If you’re interested in more ways to promote the
conference, let us know!

Thank You!
Open Source Bridge



You get one free conference pass to raffle off to a member of your group!

We’ve found that these raffles work best when you:

1) Let all of your members know about the conference, dates, and URL:
2) Allow anyone in the group to sign up for the raffle.
3) Draw the winner at random, preferably at a public meeting.

When you have selected a winner, email usergroups at opensourcebridge.org,
CC the winner, and we’ll register them for you.


Open Source Bridge

Open Source Bridge is a conference for developers working with open
source technologies. It will take place June 1–4, 2010, in Portland,
Oregon, with five tracks connecting people across projects, languages
and experience to explore how we do our work and why we participate in
open source. The conference structure is designed to provide developers
with an opportunity to learn from people they might not connect with at
other events. Attendees will learn and interact at three days of
traditional conference presentations, a day of free-form unconference
sessions, and our 24-hour Hacker Lounge.

This year we are thrilled to have an excellent downtown location at the
Portland Art Museum ( http://pam.org/ ), an extra day packed full of
open source goodness, and an on-site 24-hour Hacker Lounge! As a user
group member, you can use the coupon code "osbugluv" to register for
only $200 when you select either an Early Bird Registration (through
April 1st), or a Regular Registration (after April 1st). Learn more and
register today at http://opensourcebridge.org/attend/

The conference is run entirely by volunteers who believe in the need for
an open source event that focuses on the culture of being an open source
citizen, regardless of where in the stack you choose to code. All
proceeds from conference registration and sponsorship go directly to the
costs of the conference.

Our event shares in-depth knowledge about using, creating and
contributing to open source as citizens of a greater community. You’ll
find relevant information whether you write web apps for the cloud,
tinker with operating system internals, create hardware, run a startup,
or blog about technology.

We're still seeking proposals — and we've just extended the deadline
through March 25th — so submit yours before time runs out at

The city of Portland is a great place to visit. It has a thriving
technical community, a love of all things open source and offers many
attractions for visiting geeks, including Powell’s technical books,
dozens of local brewpubs, and large greenspaces like Forest Park—all
accessible by mass transit.

Visit http://opensourcebridge.org/ to learn more about the conference,
see our session proposals, and register to attend.


Open Source Bridge Foundation

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