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Introducing Upstream: A free one-day celebration of open source, the developers who use it, and the maintainers who create it

Donald Fischer
by Donald Fischer
on April 6, 2021

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Open source is an amazing testament to human ingenuity.

We don’t often stop and take the time to celebrate what we—the creators and users of open source—have made together and the impact it has on our world. 

So let’s stop and do exactly that!

On June 7, 2021, please join us for Upstream, a new one-day celebration of open source, the developers who use it, and the maintainers who create it. This 100% virtual, completely free event will bring together like-minded application developers, open source project maintainers, and the extended network of people who care most about their work. 

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Do you ever stop to think about all the open source libraries, frameworks, and components that your applications depend on?  All those dependencies—hundreds of lines scrolling by when you run an "npm install" or the equivalent in another language? Upstream is about zooming in on the creators behind those essential open source packages and the developers who build amazing things with them.

We’ll journey with the maintainers behind the open source libraries and frameworks you use every day, across ecosystems including JavaScript, Java, PHP, Ruby, Python, .NET, Rust, and Go, learning the “how” and “why” behind the projects, and getting sneak peeks into where they are headed next. We’ll explore today’s most interesting and exciting open source projects, and ride along with those developing applications with open source at scale. 

Our goal is to accelerate the creation of even more great open source software by bringing together an inclusive community of people with a shared interest in making open source work better for everyone. 

You can learn more and register for free at Upstream.live. The first 300 people who register will receive some cool goodies, so don’t miss out. (Shipping to North America only, sadly.) 

Do you have an interesting story to share you think might be a fit for Upstream? We are accepting applications until May 4 for presentations from developers using open source to build interesting applications and open source maintainers who want to share more about their projects or passions.

We look forward to seeing you at Upstream!

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