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Upstream 2022

A one-day celebration of open source, the developers who use it, and the maintainers who make it.

Meet us at the source on June 7, 2022

Register for Upstream 2022

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A 100% virtual, completely free event bringing together like-minded application developers, open source project maintainers, and the extended network of people who care most about their work.

Meet and learn from the maintainers of popular open source libraries you use today
Explore today's most exciting and innovative open source projects across JavaScript, Python, Java, Ruby, and more
Gain exposure to new ideas from those using open source to develop applications at scale

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About Upstream

Open source is an amazing testament to human ingenuity.

Join us June 7th, 2022 when we host the second Upstream conference, a celebration of open source, the developers who use it, and the maintainers who make it. We think the day mirrored that description!

Last year, we celebrated open source with hundreds of developers—and the extended network of people who care about developers—in a myriad of ways. You can watch the whole day on-demand, but we wanted to share some of the highlights.

  • Tidelift CEO and co-founder Donald Fischer kicked off the day with a keynote shared with Dr. Rishi Manchanda, explaining the upstream parable and ways we can apply upstream thinking to open source.

  • Simon Phipps explained what the rights ratchet is—and if you develop code using open source, you need to listen to this talk.

  • Alex Williams of The New Stack moderated an important panel about the open source supply chain featuring industry experts like Shannon Lietz of Intuit, Arun Batchu of Gartner, Tom Callaway of AWS, and Donald Fischer of Tidelift. Check it out.

Thank you to all our wonderful speakers for making the day so awesome. There were so many talks running simultaneously it was impossible to watch them all, but lucky for you, the whole 9 hours is available on-demand. Watch it at your leisure anytime here.

Want to participate in the 2022 Upstream? Submit your proposed talk here.

Featured speakers from 2021

Dr. Rishi Manchanda
Dr. Rishi Manchanda
President + CEO
Sarah Novotny
Sarah Novotny
Open source wonk
Brian Douglas
Brian Douglas
Staff developer advocate
Erin McKean
Erin McKean
Developer relations program manager
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Do you have an interesting story to share at Upstream? We are accepting applications until April 30 for presentations.

Supporters from 2021