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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 – 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
library.

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.

ALE Central Meeting Jan 21 7:30pm “LVM”

Filed at 4:21 pm under by jkinney

The ALE Central meeting will be held at 7:30 pm in the usual location at Emory. The topic will be “LVM – A modern tool for laptops and servers.”

Check the ALE-Central location link for how to get to the room.

The slide deck is now available.
ALE LVM talk PDF version
ALE LVM talk ODP version

ALE-Central November meeting 11-19-2015 7:30pm

Filed at 7:16 am under by jkinney

November’s topic will be LVM, Logical Volume Management. What it is, how it works, how to use it and when not to use it will be discussed. Additionally some “gotcha’s” that cause heartburn will be covered as well.
We will meet at 7:30 at the ALE-Central location.

ALE-Central Meeting – Oct 15, 2015 @ 7:30pm

Filed at 11:46 am under by jkinney

It’s time for another ALE-Central meeting!

Your truly will discuss factors to consider when designing a Linux cluster for various types of needs. Cluster types include: web servers, database replication, file servers, HPC systems, and the most important type, backup servers.

As usual, we will meet at the ALE-Central location at 7:30, talk about stuff for about an hour and a half or so and then relocate to Meltons for post meeting snacks and libations.

ALE Central Meeting Thurs 4-17-2013

Filed at 4:45 pm under by Ruscetta

apologies for the late posting – Jim

SUMMARY — Ansible, Configuration Management Made Easy: A play in three acts
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Ansible is a configuration management system similar to Puppet, Chef or CFEngine which radically simplifies deploying configurations to a multitude of systems.

Come learn how to install, configure, and use one of the simplest and easy to use (but still very powerful) Configuration Management tools.
This presentation is a real-world example done in a fun and entertaining format — The Three-Act Play.

PRESENTER BIOS
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“Goozbach” is Derek Carter; a husband, father, woodworking enthusiast, and active participant in the Open Source Community.
He is the part founder of two Linux users groups, and is a regular presenter at various conferences.
He also actively contributes to several Open Source projects, including some of his own.
Derek has worked as a senior Linux systems administrator for a Fortune 500 company.
He has also worked as a consultant to state agencies, and as a QA engineer for a SAN storage company.
As a Linux instructor, Derek has written course ware, proctored certification exams, and taught classes across the globe for such companies as Red Hat, IBM, Novell, HP, and Lockheed Martin, among others.
Derek currently resides in Athens, Georgia with his family and works as a full-time Linux consultant and instructor.
Find out more at his site[1] or his blog[2].

[1]: http://goozbach.com/
[2]: http://blog.friocorte.com/

Thomas Holmquist is a Systems Development Engineer at Georgia Tech. He enjoys planes, trains, automobiles and Linux. Writing Bios are one of his weakpoints.

As always, we will be at our Emory location at 7:30. See the Directions link for, um, directions.

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