We had our October meeting of the ChicagoLUG this past Saturday, marking one full year of meeting together at least once a month. Go us! We celebrated the release of GNOME 3.10, had a talk, and had a good discussion about future plans for the LUG.
First, the cake. It was a special cake (Thanks, Meg!). Yeah, it was GNOME CAKE. GNOME CAKE 3.10, actually. For anyone who wants to create such a cake in the future, please note that using all caps actually makes it taste better.
As we talked about the cake, some newer folks actually thought that GNOME had create a Cake PHP application. We cleared that up. And then we ate cake.
Freddy Martinez followed-up with a talk about encryption, giving us a good amount of detail on various ciphers, and configuring your mail application to send GPG-encrypted messages.
Most of our time was spent discussion future plans for the LUG, though. Due to a space conflict, we moved our meeting to the outdoor seating area of a pub down the street (nice!). The big news is that Rackspace has granted us some generous cloud server resources, and it’s going to open up a lot of opportunity for LUG members to experiment with server hardware, develop some new skills and build some cool stuff.