[Chicago] Registration open for Flourish! 2012 Conference, March 30th - 31st

Aisha Halim aishahalim at gmail.com
Wed Feb 8 08:02:35 CET 2012


Hi everyone,

Just a heads up that registration has officially opened today for
Flourish, an open source conference local to Chicago. We are almost
done with selecting speakers, so schedule will be out very soon. In
the meantime, consider passing the word around, and do try to attend.

We are looking for sponsorship in any way possible, so don't hesitate
to suggest an alternative idea if so -- anything can be of good use to
the conference and its participants really.

Thanks for tuning in!

CELEBRATE INNOVATION WITH CHICAGO'S LINUX & OPEN-SOURCE SOFTWARE ENTHUSIASTS
AT FLOURISH! 2012

*From March 30th-31st, Free Technology Conference Brings Sixth Year of
Insightful Talks and Hands-on Workshops about Open-source Software,
Technology, and Culture*

WHAT

An annual gathering of, for, and by enthusiasts of open-source software,
technology, and culture, taking place at the University of Illinois at
Chicago.

FEATURED SPEAKERS and TOPICS

Flourish! 2012's list of speakers include:

 - Bryen M. Yunashko, a prominent figure from the OpenSuse project
 - Chris McAvoy, working with Mozilla's Open Badges project
 - Meg Ford, on Gnome outreach and involvement in GSoC
 - Jason Huggins, of Selenium and SauceLabs fame, talking about robots!
 - Phil Gomes, Edelman, speaking addressing the outcome of corporate
involvement and Wikipedia
...and more.

Speaker proposals is still open, though the slots have less and less
breathing room. Quickly sign up before it's too late at
http://www.flourishconf.com/2012/speaker_proposal.php

Complete list of speakers appearing on the website, soon.

WHEN

March 30th - 31st, 2012

March 30th, Evening Program
Reception 3:30 - 4:30 p.m.
Keynotes start at 4:30 p.m.

March 31st, Day-Long Program
Morning Reception 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
Main conference starts at 10:00 a.m.

Complete schedule will be available soon.

WHERE

UIC Student Center East
750 South Halsted Street
Chicago, IL

WHO

Flourish! is organized by the Computer Science department of the University
of Illinois at Chicago's (UIC's) School of Engineering, as well as the
University's Linux user group and chapter of the Association of Computing
Machinery (ACM). The conference is sponsored in part by Google, Linux
Journal, Spantree Technology Group, and Orbitz.

HOW

Registration is free at http://www.flourishconf.com/2012/registration.php

SUPPORT

If you would like to become a part of us financially, we would be
delighted. Sponsorship has helped us quite a bit in the past with
providing attendees more interactive pieces to the conference, like
social networking events, as well as helping us with keeping our
attendees comfortable and well fed by the end of the day :)

Do check out the sponsorship page here for more about what could be
possible with any help in this vein:
http://www.flourishconf.com/2012/sponsorship_proposal.php

CONNECT

Join us on Facebook at http://facebook.com/flourishconf/

as well as Google Plus: http://gplus.to/flourishconf

Conference updates and conversation-starters on Twitter at
http://twitter.com/flourishconf/.




-Aisha


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