If you're an engineer, even if you don't do OSS stuff yet, Open Source Bridge is a great conference to attend. (Also, it's not just about programming; there are talks that cover the whole gamut. And the best hacker lounge ever; there is always a table full of Lego, and when I say 'a table', I mean, a huge-ass table full of Lego.) And hands down, no holds barred, it's the friendliest and most comfortable conference I've ever been to. I said to the person from Stumptown Syndicate who wrote to us to thank us for our donation, it's wonderful having a conference that we can bring the team to without having to worry about the kind of treatment they'll get there!
Anyway, we'll probably be there again this year, so you should come and hang out with us. :)
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