Exactly five months ago (to the day), Change name of chat room? was asked. The consensus was that it was too early, and so the whole thing stopped. Now that the site's much older, the time seems riper.
What should we name our chat room? Another thing that was implicit was that "Engineering" is a bit boring; let's make it something more interesting.
The term has since been applied to other top-secret design facilities.
From the above-linked WP article:
The designation "skunk works" or "skunkworks" is widely used in
business, engineering, and technical fields to describe a group within
an organization given a high degree of autonomy and unhampered by
bureaucracy, tasked with working on advanced or secret projects.
There was engineering before Renaissance but Renaissance Artist-Engineers were the ones that codified engineering. Taccola was an engineer that wrote De ingeneis (Concerning engines). His works were studied by other Renaissance engineers such as Da Vinci or Francesco di Giorgio. Naming chat De ingeneis can be a conversation starter.