The power of open source software is in the commitment, ambition, and vision of real people working individually and collaboratively to create tools that shape how the future is built — with no strings attached. To cover a variety of ways that power is demonstrated, we aim to provide an innovative track structure at OSB. The 2017 Open Source Bridge tracks are:
- Activism | Demonstrate how you’re making change
- Culture | What makes open technology and culture communities effective?
- Hacks | It doesn’t have to be elegant, it just has to work 😉
- Practice | How do you get a project to work
- Theory | Explain the components of a project and how they interact
While you’re welcome to submit a proposal to speak on anything open source, here are a few topics that we thought would be compelling in 2017.
- Open source tools for game development
- Security: tools that make it easier for non-technical audiences to manage their own security / privacy
- Git for open source, version control, and other tools for working together
- Fun hardware hacks
- Information Technology Operations (Devops)
- The social and physical dangers of the Internet of Things (IoT)
- An introduction to Threat Modeling
See what others have proposed already, for inspiration.
Submit a proposal to be considered to speak at Open Source Bridge this year!
P.S. There’s plenty of other ways to get involved. OSB is 100% volunteer-run, so your help would be 100% appreciated, and 8 hours of volunteering gets you a free ticket to the conference. Let’s meet up at Open Source Bridge 2017!