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Image Editing & GIMP open src s/w @ Colorlabs Palo Alto - 4/11, 6:45-8:30p

CodeChix - BayArea

Wednesday, April 11, 2012 from 6:45 PM to 8:30 PM (PDT)

Image Editing & GIMP open src s/w @ Colorlabs Palo...

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About This Seminar/Talk

This is our second seminar/talk in our series on Open Source. This time, we have our very own Akkana Peck coming to talk to us about GIMP!

Akkana will demonstrate how to use GIMP, the GNU Image Manipulation Program, the premiere open-source image editing tool. Learn how to go from a mediocre digital photo to an eyecatching web banner or logo, and how to produce good looking buttons and backgrounds for your apps or websites.

We'll have a little time after the talk to gather around tables and try things, so if you want to bring a laptop with GIMP installed (plus any images you're trying to work with), we can try working on specific problems.

If you need some assistance with installing GIMP, here are a couple sources of online help:

  • GIMP user-list:
  • GIMP IRC channels: #gimp or #gimp-users on
  • CodeChix mailing list (CodeChix members only):


6:45 PM - 7:00 PM: Registration, Networking
7:00 PM - 7:10 PM: Introduction (no more than 10 minutes)
7:10 PM - 8:30 PM: Seminar/Talk, and time to try your new-found skills


About the Speaker

Akkana Peck is a freelance software developer and the author of Beginning GIMP: From Novice to Professional. She has worked for a diverse collection of companies writing software ranging such as HTML editors, mail programs, software installation tools, scientific visualization aids and web back-ends, as well as contributions to GIMP and other open-source software. She lives in San Jose, is a longtime member of CodeChix, and her website is


Caltrain Access

The Palo Alto Caltrain station is two blocks away!


Parking in Downtown Palo Alto

There's free parking on the streets, in open-air public lots and parking structures after 6pm. There are a couple parking structures close to the venue, Color Labs:

  • 1 block away: 3-story structure at High St., between University Ave. and Hamilton Ave. (entrances to structure on both High St. and Alma St.)
  • 1 block away: Below City Hall/Police Station on Ramona St., between Hamilton Ave. and Forest Ave.


Last updated: 4/10/2012

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When & Where

Color Labs HQ
201 Hamilton Ave
Palo Alto, CA 94301

Wednesday, April 11, 2012 from 6:45 PM to 8:30 PM (PDT)

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CodeChix - BayArea

CodeChix is a fiscally sponsored project of Community Initiatives (501c3).  It is an organization for local women developers run by local women developers in a non-alpha, language/os agnostic, supportive environment with an emphasis on face-to-face communication. It is the first group of its kind and started in 2009 in San Jose, CA.

The key goals of CodeChix are to educate, promote and mentor women engineers and developers.  We foster continuous learning, provide mentorship/guidance and create a local community of women developers. The original chapter of CodeChix is in the Silicon Valley/Bay Area with additional chapters in Seattle/Redmond. The CodeChix slogan is “May the code be with you…”.

CodeChix organizes Hacking Sessions, Technical Talks and Technical Workshops. Past events include Wikipedia’s Operations Infrastructure, Algorithms and Directed Acyclic Graphs, Mobile/Graphic Design for Engineers Workshop, Toy Robotics: My little Pleo, OpenShift Workshop, Android Installfest & App Building 101, Hacking Raspberry Pi and Javascript Plugins Workshop.

Events are open to to the public or women-only (specified on the event description). Our speakers and workshop instructors can be female or male.





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