April 12 - 13th



  • Linux Journal
  • Enova
  • RedHat
  • SpanTree
  • Department of Computer Science at UIC
  • GitHub
  • Ouya
  • 21st Century Youth Project
  • PawByte
Flourish! 2013 has ended. Please check back for uploaded videos with subtitles in the coming weeks, as well as leave feedback if there's something that was missing this year. We'd love suggestions for next year, and possible proposals for any kind of involvement in next year's conference. Thank you for making Flourish! 2013 an awesome experience, and we'd love to see you again next year! If you would like to volunteer for Flourish! 2014, please let your intentions be known by filling out our form.

Welcome to the Flourish! 2013 Open Source Conference website! This is Flourish Conference's seventh annual student-led conference hosted at the The University of Illinois at Chicago. We are proud to help promote the use of open source and provide a gathering place for open source enthusiasts in the Chicagoland area.

Throughout the weekend, we will bring speakers from around the country to talk about their contributions to the open source community. Topics ranging from getting started with FLOSS to the the development of free and open source software. During the days, join us in our workshops to gain some hands-on experience.

Flourish Conference is FREE to attend and there will be free T-Shirts to those who register in advance. We really appreciate everyone for coming to Flourish Conference for the past several years and we hope to bring another great and educating year!

In the mean time, follow @flourishconf for updates and check our website regularly!