Open Source Bridge Promotes Community

Attendees at Open Source Bridge 2013Attendees at Open Source Bridge 2013 preparing for the conference.

With the open source conference season well underway, OSL students and staff were excited to attend Open Source Bridge at the Eliot Center in downtown Portland from June 18-21. Now in its fifth year, the conference provided a unique opportunity for the open source community to connect and share with each other.

OSL to Mentor Four in Google Summer of Code

The Oregon State University Open Source Lab has accepted four college students from around the world as Google Summer of Code 2013 participants. The four students will work on projects for the OSL over the summer with Google’s sponsorship and OSL staff members’ mentoring and supervision.

The OSL has not had four GSOC students since 2010. OSL Director Lance Albertson attributes this year’s increased number of students, compared to only one in 2012, to a greater variety of available projects.

OSL Staff Participate at DrupalCon 2013

Open Source Lab staff members attended DrupalCon May 20-24 at the Oregon Convention Center in Portland. OSL attendees welcomed the opportunity to contribute and learn during the many sessions and social events.

“It was so good to see everyone in the open source community, meet new people and reconnect with people I only see once a year,” says Rudy Grigar, senior systems architect.

OSL's April 2013 Newsletter

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Letter from the Director

Dear Friends,Lance Albertson of the Open Source Lab

Students & Community Members Learn Together at Beaver BarCamp 11

People gathering before the first session at Beaver BarCamp 11Students, community members and professionals gather before the first session at Beaver BarCamp 11.

OSL to Participate in Google Summer of Code 2013


Open Source Lab staff are excited to announce that the lab has been accepted as a Google Summer of Code mentoring organization for the seventh year running. GSoC is a valuable opportunity for collaboration between the lab and young programmers around the world. In the past, the lab has worked with students from China, Portugal, Venezuela and Poland, offering them mentorship and guidance as they complete tasks to advance projects at the OSL.