For the next two days I’ll be working as the photographer for the Open Source Bridge Conference. I’m looking forward to it both from the perspective of being an interesting event to photograph, but also because it’s a great example of people seeing a need and making things happen. O’Reilly’s OSCON (another open source conference) left Portland this year, and a couple motivated Portlanders (Audrey Eschright and Selena Deckelmann) decided to found an open source conference not just about software, but also about open source culture. Open Source Bridge is their creation and it’s drawing speakers and attendees from around the world. I’m glad I get to document the results of the work of Audrey, Selena, and numerous other volunteer staffers.