Sunday, November 25, 2012

Chicago GNOME Hackfest #3

Our third GNOME Hackfest in Chicago is scheduled for Saturday, December 15, from 11 am to 3 pm. It will be at Pumping Station: One (3519 N. Elston, Chicago). 

John Lambrechts will be giving a talk on window managers, and Chris Webber is tentatively scheduled to 
give an Intro to Emacs talk. 

I recently added some links for newcomers to our GNOME wiki page, so if this will be your first time 
coming to one of our events, please check out the links beforehand :)

 As Jim mentioned, some of the women involved thought that "GNIGHTS of GNOME" sounded like an event 
for men only, so we are looking for a new name. Any non-gendered suggestions are welcome :) That said, 
our last event was 40% women and hopefully we will be able to encourage even more diversity at our 
future meetings. This is, as always, a woman and LBGTQ friendly event. Hope to see you there, and happy 


  1. Thank you for sharing this, Meg!

  2. Sure :) I'm not sure about the new name thing -- maybe we can talk about it at the hackfest and get some suggestions then.

  3. You could play on the GNIGHTS of GNOME name a bit by referencing Joan of Arc:

    one of the most famous knights to have ever lived! :)

    Personally, I think that the possibility for Monty Python references is pretty huge, but maybe that is not everyone's cup of tea.

  4. Ah, we did talk about Joan of Arc at the last meeting, but the reference didn't sway people. I didn't think about the gendered noun issue, but I know I've felt left out / insulted by things CS professors have said, and when I've talked to other students they said they didn't notice them, so I think it's better to change it even if it doesn't personally offend me...sad to lose the many opportunities to pun, though :)