Today was an excellent first day of Open Source Bridge Conference. The organizers reported approximately 400 pre-registered attendees and the room hosting the opening keynotes appeared to be close to full. Live streaming of the keynotes and some of the talks will be available tomorrow (2009-06-17 @ 9 AM PDT/16:00 UTC) at the conference home page.
I helped with two volunteer shifts and attended three very well done and interesting talks:
- Open source press relations–Josh Berkus
- A**holes are killing your project–Donnie Berkholtz
- How to build a successful open source consulting company–Nate Aune
It was also fantastic to have lunch with a co-worker… not something that happens very often for me 🙂 I’m looking forward to helping out again tomorrow and attending some more great talks. Hopefully I’ll also have time to finally make it to the 24 hour hacker lounge which is supposed to have an excellent view of down town Portland from the top floor of the Hilton. Here is what it looks like.