Category Archives: Announcement

Geek Gather on Twitter

There now is a Geek Gather Twitter account setup. This will be used for announcements of events, blog postings, etc. Simply follow and you will receive posts. This will require you have a Twitter account, but come on already, all the cool kids are doing it.

I am looking for suggestions and feedback as to what to post and current thoughts are the following:

  • Event announcements
  • Links to member blog posts
  • Other news pertinent to the GG crowd

If you want to post something to the Geek Gather account, please contact me out-of-band for info.

TE Studio now open for business

I’ll use the opportunity to announce that my new company, TE Studio, is now open for business. You may find details on what we do at There is also a blog at that I am looking to slowly populate as I move forward. The main focus of TE Studio will be something called Passive House design, a standard that is just now coming to the US from Europe, which promises to cut up to 90% of the space heating and cooling energy. It is the highest certified low energy standard available today. I look forward to your comments.

June Geek Gather

It is time once again for our dodeciannual celebration of Strawberry Lemonade! That’s right, another Geek Gather is upon us. If we’re lucky, Dawn may grace us with stories from far-away lands. A strange place where…well…other than Dawn and her family, I’m not entirely sure what’s there. In fact, I’m not even sure those far-away lands actually exist. Has anyone other than Dawn actually been to them?

  • Geek Gather
  • 6:30pm
  • Tuesday 2008.06.10
  • Chatterbox Cafe, Saint Paul, MN

Directions are here Google Maps if anyone needs them.

May Geek Gather

By the power vested in me by no-one in particular, and under the authority granted unto my by the little voices in my head, I hereby declare Tuesday, the 13th of May, National Strawberry Lemonade Day. Our festivities will take place at the appointed hour at the appointed place. Please join us in celebrating the strawberry goodness that this day affords.

  • Geek Gather
  • 6:30pm
  • Tuesday 2008.05.13
  • Chatterbox Cafe, Saint Paul, MN

Directions are here Google Maps if anyone needs them.

For the Open Source Followers Among Us

Bruce Parens is up for a seat on the OSI (Open Source Initiative) board. You can read more about them at, but the short version is that they help educate and advocate the benefits of Open Source. They also act as a standards body to maintain the Open Source Definition — basically the traits that make up what Open Source is.

Please read up on the subject, then go sign the petition so that he may be elected to the OSI board.

Thank you!