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Open Source Bridge & Barry Warsaw Live!!!

From: Alex C.
Sent on: Friday, April 3, 2009 10:07 AM
Hi all,

Just passing this message from 'Open Source Bridge' along, see below.

In other news, get ready for Barry Warsaw Live!!! Coming next
Tuesday to Radio Free Asia in DC.

http://zpugdc.org...­

Requests for bass guitar solos are now being taken. 
And, he might talk about Python-related stuff too.

Actually, this is what he said:

"I don't think I have much to say about ZCA, but I can talk about launchpad.net, 
 maybe bazaar, maybe pycon 2009, python 3.x, stuff like that there."

More next week!

Alex

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From: Reid <[address removed]>
To: [address removed]
Subject: DC Python Group + Open Source Bridge
Date: Fri, 3 Apr[masked]:37:27 -0400

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Hi Alex,

I'm one of the organizers of Open Source Bridge, a new open 
source developers? conference being held June 17?19, 2009 in 
Portland, Oregon. We?re aiming to connect people across 
projects, languages and experience and would love to have 
members of the DC Python community 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 for code 
sprints, bug bashes, bouncing ideas, starting new projects or 
just mingling.

We?d be delighted it 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 others in your community interested in 
participating.

We just extended our call for proposals through April 10th, 
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 $150. 
That?s $25 off the Early Bird rate, and $100 off our regular 
registration. User groups are very important to the chairs of 
our conference ? that?s how they both got started in the open 
source community.

We?re also offering a free conference pass 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!
Reid Beels
Open Source Bridge

[address removed]
http://opensource...­

CONFERENCE PASS RAFFLE INFORMATION:

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

We?ve found the most successful raffles tend to follow these 
conditions:

1) Let all of your members know about the conference, dates, 
and URL: http://opensource...­
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 
[address removed], CC the winner, and we?ll 
register them for you.

DETAILS TO SHARE WITH YOUR GROUP?S MEMBERS:

Open Source Bridge
http://opensource...­

Open Source Bridge is a new conference for developers working 
with open source technologies. It will take place June 17-19 in 
Portland, OR, 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.

Open Source Bridge is run entirely by volunteers who believe in 
the need for an open source conference 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 sessions and events will share 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 just extended the deadline 
to April 10th ? so submit yours before time runs out.

Some examples of our proposals so far: Brian Aker on Drizzle, a 
reboot of MySQL designed ?for the cloud?; Linux Kernel hacker 
Greg K-H about how Linux manages development; Ward Cunningham, 
inventor of the wiki, about what?s next in collaboration; Amber 
Case, an anthropologist living in both the physical and virtual 
worlds, about Cyborg Citizenship. (You can view all current 
proposals at http://opensource...­)

In addition to regular conference sessions, we will hold an 
unconference day for free-form sessions, and host a 24-hour 
dedicated ?hacker lounge? at the top of the Portland Hilton. In 
addition to hosting the hacker lounge, the Hilton has offered 
Open Source Bridge attendees steeply discounted room rates, 
starting at $139/night.

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://opensource...­ to learn more about the 
conference, see our session proposals, and register to attend.

Thanks!

PS: Interested in taking advantage of the user group discount 
code that will allow user group members to register for $150? 
Enter ?osb4228? when you register to receive the discount.
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