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Atlanta Linux Enthusiasts

Promoting Linux and Open Source Software Freedom in Atlanta Since 1994
Atlanta Linux Enthusiasts (ALE) is a diverse group of friendly people who enjoy the freedoms and benefits of GNU Linux Computing and Free Liberating Open Source Software technologies. From novices to network administrators, from smart phones to data centers, we strive to empower every information technology user with freely distributable software and to improve every computing environment with the superior security, functionality and flexibility of Open Source Operating System solutions. -- more about ALE --

ALE Central Meeting Sept 15, 2016 7:30pm

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L3 networking throughout the datacenter

Routing on the host refers to the notion of running a routing daemon on your host to directly advertise reachability from the host into the network fabric. Traditionally, this is done using Layer 2 technologies (VLANs, VXLANs) to segment L2 domains and put hosts in a specific VLAN with the ToR advertising subnet reachability. With software such as Quagga users can free users from the lock in of MLAG, help server load balancing via Anycast, and make VMs and Containers dynamically migratable across Datacenters without changing IP addresses.

Speaker Scott Suehle

Community Manager, Cumulus Networks
Scott Suehle is currently the Community Manager for Cumulus Networks. He is a member of the Fedora Project community. Previously worked in support with Eucalyptus Systems and assisted in testing, systems analyst at Duke University and at Yardi Systems, Scott has taught classes on server configuration and SQL.

ALE Central Meeting Aug 18, 2016 @ 7:30pm

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Topic: ALE for the Next Generation. <cue: Star Trek Next Generation theme music >

A conversation about where ALE is going, how to boldly get there and a call to volunteers to help drive it there.

Post-meeting will happen as usual at Melton’s.

ALE July 30 cookout meeting

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July 30 starting around 4pm

Bring something to grill and the family (kids very welcome). I’ll (JimK) be making some sides. Adult beverages with responsibility are certainly welcome. Note the preponderance of “beer snobs” in ALE these days – so that Bud Light you were thinking about bringing will go home with you afterwards.

Note: my house is also inhabited by 4 cats. If you have allergies, you’ve been warned.

Email Jim Kinney off list for the address.

ALE Central meeting April 21, 2016 7:30

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I don’t have my Flying Car, but I got my 3D printer Printing objects with Linux

An all-talking, all-singing, all-dancing review of the current state of the 3D printing world, featuring an actual working model of a Prusa Mendel i3 printing out parts while you watch in slack-jawed wonderment. I’ll talk about equipment, costs, and setting up your Linux box to talk to your printer. (It’s way easier than Mac or Windows). We can also cover a bit about open-source 3D design software available for Linux.

Join us at ALE Central for Charles Shapiro.

Charles Shapiro is a multi-talented character. There’s no other way to put it. He plays music on the recorder, juggles fire, rides a unicycle and can code at 80+ WPM in a variety of languages. I think he may do all of those at once on really good days. Did I mention he a fanatical Green Egg owner as well? The addition of a Linux powered 3-D printer was inevitable. Charles is also one of the few people I’ve known longer than my wife that I still want to hang out with. Oh yeah. He’s also another beer maker and cider maker, and….

ALE Central Meeting – Feb 18, 2016 7:30pm

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Intro to PostgreSQL Programming in C

C is such a low level free-for-all that high level APIs can
be daunting. PostgreSQL’s “libpq” client library has numerous
interfaces tailored to a variety of application designs.
This presentation aims to demonstrate key database operations
using classic sequential programming and the C standard

Phil Turmel of Automation Professionals is an Electrical
Engineer by training and an avid programmer from an early age.
Phil has more than a quarter-century of experience creating,
deploying, and maintaining industrial automation systems for a
diverse set of industries, including Paper, Petroleum,
Automotive, Food and Beverage, and Consumer goods.

See http://ale.org/?page_id=2 for directions.

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