? The Chico Hackers Guild FAQ

Everything you want to know is somewhere else.

What is The Chico Hackers Guild?
It's a place for fellow hackers to trade ideas, plan hacking sessions, and learn cool programming tricks. Also, people working on personal projects could post notices here, and then get other hackers to help out. Most people don't have the time to get the bigger projects done entirely on their own.

What are the dues?
Well, it's free for each year you're a member, and it's an additional $0.00 for a lifetime membership. You can demand that we revoke your membership at any time.

When are the meetings?
In a nutshell, they're never. Or they're impromptu. People will be happiest when they do whatever they want. For this reason, there is no meeting requirement. Of course, you can just e-mail a few people and get together for a hack-fest, if you want.

Is this organization affiliated with Chico State University?
Nope. Not in the least way. We are not sponsored, supported, condoned, or even acknowledged by the university. We just want to have a good time without all the paperwork.

What's the point, then?
See, this is a grand experiment. It takes me basically no time to keep this organization running (since it doesn't officially exist) and members have no obligations within the guild. There is no risk and no extra effort. People will do what they want to do and, because of this, this organization is bound to be at the very least slightly successful. Our entire purpose is for computer people to do what they want. Isn't this what life is supposed to be about?

How do I become a member?
First, take the following quiz:
Yes No
I like hacking
I've written a program that was related neither to work or school
I can write code and have a good time simultaneously
I don't mind answering a question or two
I think Unix is a pretty neat idea
If you answered "Yes" to any of the above questions, The Chico Hackers Guild may be for you.

To join The Chico Hackers Guild, simply send me a piece of mail with a short list of your interests to (beej@ecst.csuchico.edu) and I'll add you the list of members.

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