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Safety Not Guaranteed


At Sundance this year, a low budget independent film, Safety Not Guaranteed, starring Aubrey Plaza (Parks and Recreation), Jake Johnson (New Girl), and Mark Duplass (The League, etc.) took the festival by storm, garnering multiple standing ovations, winning the Waldo Salt Award (for Best Screenplay) and selling to the distributor Film District. Film District is planning a major national theatrical release for June 8th, but we've managed to convince them to allow us a DePaul-Exclusive screening with a special guest on the night of Friday, May 11th.

This event is exclusively for DePaul Students and or Faculty. Please come. (First come, first seated).

Friday, May 11th, 2012
14 E. Jackson Ave.
CDM Theater Lower Level
6:00pm: Screening
7:30pm: Q&A with the directors and other special guests

Event Details
Friday, May 11, 2012
6:00 PM to 8:30 PM
14 E. Jackson Ave., CDM Theater, Lower Level


Flourish 2011 - Linux & Open-Source Conference



From April 1 - 3, Free Technology Conference Brings Fifth Year of Insightful Talks and Hands-on Workshops about Open-source Software, Technology, and Culture

MARCH 15, 2011 — Chicago, IL 


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

This year, you can also take your exams for certification by the Linux Professional Institute (LPI) and BSD Certification Group (BSDCG).  


Flourish! 2011's list of speakers include:

  • Chris Palmer, Technology Director of the Electronic Frontier Foundation, on Internet decentralization efforts
  • Chris McAvoy, VP of Technology at Threadless, on "What Should You Build?"
  • Ryan "Icculus" Gordon, professional Linux 3D game developer 
  • Vinod Kutty, CME Group, on migrating to Linux on x86
  • Cathy Malmrose, CEO of ZaReason, on stress-testing Linux hardware
  • Mark Meeker, Principal UI Engineer for Orbitz Worldwide, on real-world Web development
  • Edward R. Swiderski III, partner at GreenCanyon, on "Is Software Licensing Still Relevant?"
  • Daliah Saper, Principal of SaperLaw, on the legal aspects of open source
  • Italo Vignoli, The Document Foundation, LibreOffice
  • Mitch Altman, CEO of Cornfield Electronics, on forming communities
  • Dru Lavigne, Community Manager of PC-BSD, on the PC-BSD desktop
  • Dean Wampler, Principal of Aspect Research Associates, on Scala

Complete list of speakers at


April 1 - 3, 2011

April 1, Evening Program 
  • Reception 4:00 - 4:30 p.m. 
  • Keynotes start at 4:30 p.m. 

April 2, Day-Long Program 
  • Morning Reception 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. 
  • Main conference starts at 10:00 a.m. 

April 3, Mid-Day Program
  • Morning Reception 10:00 - 11:00 a.m. 
  • Day starts at 11:00 a.m 

Certification exams take place from 11am - 3pm. Go to the Flourish! website for more details: 

Complete schedule will be available at


UIC Student Center East 
750 South Halsted Street 
Chicago, IL 


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 GreenCanyon, Linux Journal, the Linux Professional Institute, Orbitz, O'Reilly, SourceForge, Times Two Technology, Threadless and Ubuntu. 


Registration is free at

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Conference updates and conversation-starters on Twitter at

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