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Upstream 2023

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

Save the date: June 7, 2023


Register for Upstream 2023


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


About Upstream

This year's theme: the accidental supply chain

Over the past several years, the demands on open source maintainers to level up the maintenance and security practices around their open source projects have substantially increased. For good reason—security incidents like Log4Shell have dramatically illustrated the importance of heightened security and maintenance measures.

There’s one problem: the volunteer open source maintainers who create the code most organizations rely on did not sign up to be a part of anyone’s supply chain, and in many cases aren’t being paid to do the work they are being asked to do. 

How do we fix the accidental supply chain that open source has become in a way that benefits both the open source creators and the organizations that rely on their work? 

That’s the subject of this year’s Upstream!

2022 keynote speakers

Aeva Black
Aeva Black
Open source hacker
Deborah Bryant
Deborah Bryant
Open source advocate
John Mark Walker
John Mark Walker
Director, Open source program office

Do you have an interesting story to share at Upstream? We are accepting applications until April 7 for presentations.