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Upstream 2022: What do we owe each other?

Amy Hays
by Amy Hays
on February 17, 2022

Updated on February 17, 2022

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Open source is amazing, and it’s here to stay. To celebrate all we’ve achieved with open source, while recognizing the work of the maintainers who make it and the developers who use it, last year we hosted an inaugural event called Upstream. 

The event was a success, with over 30 speakers from Red Hat, AWS, GitHub, JFrog, and Microsoft. We featured maintainers from a variety of ecosystems, like Python, Java, JavaScript, Ruby, and more. During the conference and in the months that followed, thousands of people watched the talks, and shared in the hopeful message that resonated throughout the day.

All that to say: We are so excited to announce that we are hosting the second annual Upstream conference on Tuesday, June 7, 2022. 

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The event will again be totally free, virtual, and built to bring together like-minded application developers, open source project maintainers, and the extended network of people who care most about their work. 

We’ve already begun crafting an amazing agenda featuring keynotes by the inspiring Aeva Black of Microsoft and Deb Bryant of Red Hat. Tons more talks to be announced soon! We’ll keep you posted.

We are still filling out the agenda, and looking for some great speakers to join us. Interested? We invite you to participate in our call for proposals, which opens now and closes on April 15, 2022. A theme we are exploring this year: When it comes to making open source work better for everyone, what do we owe each other? 

Upstream conference chair Josh Simmons posed this question on Twitter and got some exciting responses. It’s a topic weighing heavily on the open source community as a whole, especially in the wake of the Log4Shell vulnerability that stole many a holiday break. What are we, the community, responsible for, and how can we cultivate a thriving open source ecosystem? 

If you have some thoughts on this topic, please submit a talk proposal. We’d love to hear from you!

As with last year, we are so excited to gather with everyone and celebrate the awesomeness of open source. You can learn more and register for free at Upstream.live. Bonus! The first 300 people who register will receive some cool goodies, so don’t miss out. (Shipping to U.S. only, sadly.) 

See you there!

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