Open Source Bridge 2014 Call for Proposals + Ticket Raffle

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Reid Beels

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Mar 21, 2014, 9:40:31 PM3/21/14
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Hi PDX Groups!

I'm one of the organizers of Open Source Bridge, Portland's annual conference for open source citizens. This year will be our sixth event, and we’re holding it June 24–27 at the Eliot Center downtown. 

Our call for proposals is now open, through April 4. We always get some amazing proposals from Portland’s user group community and would love it if you could mention the conference at your meetings and encourage participation. You can find more information about the call for proposals at: http://opensourcebridge.org/call-for-proposals

As usual, we have two great bonuses to offer user groups:
1) DISCOUNT CODE: Members of your group can register at http://opensourcebridge.org/attend/ using the code "osbugluv" for only $200 (that's $100 off our regular registration rate).
2) FREE PASS TO GIVE AWAY: You can raffle off a free conference pass to a member of your group. When you have selected a winner, just send their name and email address to usergroups@opensourcebridge.org and we'll take care of the rest. These raffles work best when you let everyone know about the conference details, allow anyone in the group to sign up, and then draw the winner at random (preferably at a public meeting).

In past years, we've had some groups hold their monthly meetings at the conference venue or organize other related events. This can be a great way to connect your user group with both local and out-of-town conference attendees. While passes are required to attend our daytime content, we open things up to the public in the evenings and are happy to provide meeting space and promotion. Let me know if you're interested in holding a meeting or have an idea for another event.

I've included further details about the conference and the discount code below, for easy forwarding to your group's mailing list.

Thank You!
Reid Beels
Open Source Bridge 

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Open Source Bridge is a conference for those working with open source technologies. It will take place June 24–27, 2014, 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 all-day Hacker Lounge.

We’re also seeking presentation proposals through April 4th. Read our Call for Proposals at: http://opensourcebridge.org/call-for-proposals

As a user group member, you can use the coupon code “osbugluv” to register for only $200 when you select Regular Registration. 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. If you’d like help out, take a look at: http://opensourcebridge.org/get-involved/

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.

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



Reid Beels

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Jun 17, 2014, 12:38:34 AM6/17/14
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If you're meeting this week and haven't given away a pass yet… there's still time! :D

Daniel Johnson

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Jun 17, 2014, 1:03:11 AM6/17/14
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On Jun 16, 2014 9:38 PM, "Reid Beels" <rei...@gmail.com> wrote:
>
> If you're meeting this week and haven't given away a pass yet… there's still time! :D

I somehow missed the first message. The group I lead PDXBYTE met last week. I think there are 80 subscribers to the mailing list. Can I raffle one off there?

Amy K. Farrell

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Jun 17, 2014, 1:21:51 AM6/17/14
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On 06/16/2014 10:03 PM, Daniel Johnson wrote:
> On Jun 16, 2014 9:38 PM, "Reid Beels" <rei...@gmail.com
> <mailto:rei...@gmail.com>> wrote:
>>
>> If you're meeting this week and haven't given away a pass yet… there's
> still time! :D
>
> I somehow missed the first message. The group I lead PDXBYTE met last
> week. I think there are 80 subscribers to the mailing list. Can I raffle
> one off there?


Yes, you can do that. Usually one just finds out who wants to be
included and then selects one at random. The only thing you miss out on
is the chance to get more people to come to your meeting by luring them
in with the raffle. :-)

- Amy

Daniel Johnson

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Jun 17, 2014, 2:44:00 AM6/17/14
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> Yes, you can do that. Usually one just finds out who wants to be
> included and then selects one at random. The only thing you miss out on
> is the chance to get more people to come to your meeting by luring them
> in with the raffle. :-)

I had the misfortune of having perfect weather, and finals to compete
with. Only 20 people showed up.

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