Starting the rodeo rumors now...
We’re kicking off the planning for Open Source Bridge 2010, old school. We’ve got a mailing list that you should subscribe to:
Last year’s organizing team was very structured. I like to think that we managed things well, and our attendees were pleased with the results.
But, this time – we’re changing how we manage things.
We’re letting everyone in on our planning process! So, if you enjoyed Open Source Bridge last year, and want to see it be a success this year, join our mailing list now, and see if you can lend us a hand.
Photo courtesy of FirstBaptistNashville, via a Creative Commons license
Open Source Bridge ended yesterday at midnight. We wrapped things up at the Hacker Lounge, with interviews courtesy of Strange Love Live, and tons of hackers still coding through the evening. My head was just buzzing from all of the great conversations I’ve had over the last three days.
Thank you to all of the speakers, volunteers and my fellow board members, Audrey Eschright and Jake Kuramoto. Thank you to the core organizing committee, designers and hackers – Reid, Igal, Rick, Adam, Bram and osbridgebot. Thank you to Christie Koehler who did an amazing job with managing volunteers these last three days.
Thank you especially to Peter Eschright, who swooped in and made sure that all of our Logistical issues were solved. Thank you Cami and Dr. Normal from Strange Love Live, and Kelly for all your advocacy work on behalf of the conference. Thank you Steph for your last minute awesome work on the speaker party. Thank you to Beer and Blog and WebTrends for hosting our evening party on Friday *and* our speaker party.
Thank you Amber Case, Kurt von Finck, Mayor Sam Adams and Ward Cunningham for giving entertaining and inspiring keynotes each day. Thanks to Chris Messina for helping kick off our unconference on Friday.
Thank you everyone who came and participated in the conference. Your enthusiasm and passion was inspiring. I appreciated all of the encouragement you gave me and all the other volunteers throughout the time we were there together. All those kind words add up, and so many people were just glowing from the praise.
If you attended the conference, respond to our survey! Also, comments are open on sessions, so please leave comments about the specific sessions you attended. We’ll forward the feedback to the speakers.
I’m still smiling, and soaking it all in. But we’re definitely doing this again next year. 🙂
Igal just posted to the osbridge-technology list:
Join us to work on one or more of these for Open Source Bridge this weekend:
1. Code: Add features and specs to the OpenConferenceWare conference
app. Join in if you’ve got Ruby on Rails coding experience, such as
contributing code to Calagator.
2. Text: Compose documents for outreach to user groups, educational
institutions, open source projects, and the like.
3. Outreach: Contact user group leaders, educators, open source
projects, mailing lists, etc to encourage them to spread the word about
the conference and submit proposals.
We’ll meet up at Ristretto at 10am, then move on to a working lunch
nearby at the Lompoc 5th Quadrant. Some members will leave as soon as
2pm, but others will stay on later. Join us for however much of this you
 Ristretto Coffee: 3808 N Williams Ave, Portland, OR 97213 —
 Lompoc, 5th Quadrant: 3901 N Williams Ave, Portland, OR
Join us! First three people to make it to Ristretto in the morning get one of these open source nerd merit badges.