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ALE CENTRAL MTG. — 7:30pm Thursday, Nov. 21, 2013

Filed at 11:17 am under by Ruscetta


I’m thrilled to announce that our ALE Central meeting for
7:30pm on Thursday, Nov. 21, 2013 will be following our
traditional format and will be held at our long running
Room 1C venue at Emory Law School’s Gambrel Hall.
(but please see note below)**

Our Featured Presentation will be

Using OpenVPN in a Monitored World

presented by Brian MacLeod

Synopsis:
– If there’s one thing the government folks can’t stand, it
is lots of work for little reward. Most of us will never be
interesting targets, and while many would say we’re safe
because of that, it doesn’t hurt to help protect yourself in
whatever way you can.
– I hope to prepare anyone looking to add a little secure
networking with advice on deploying OpenVPN in ways
that help make it harder for your information stream to be
captured and sifted or otherwise subjected to unwarranted
and malicious access.

Bio:
– Brian MacLeod is a Systems Engineer at the Georgia
Institute of Technology, supporting research on high
performance computing resources with the Partnership
for Advanced Computing Environment (PACE) team.

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The meeting will be held at Emory Law School in our
usual Gambrel Hall, room 1C venue.
Our meeting time frame is 7:30pm to ~9:20pm
Directions to Emory Law School can be found at
http://ale.org/?page_id=2

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**An important note that this will very likely be the last
time we will be able to host an ALE Central Meeting or
special event at this venue. Emory Law School’s newest
facilities management has decided to end the good will
policy of support for the wider local community and will
now be restricting facility use to Law School activities
exclusively.

Emory Law School, through the ongoing support and
involvement of ALE member Ben Chapman in their IT
department, has been generously providing ALE with
unused classroom space for meetings and special
events for more than ten years. We have been
exceptionally fortunate in receiving this long running
support for our organization and deeply appreciate
everyone at Emory Law School who has helped with
these arrangements over the years.
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As always, the announcement information is also
available on our web site:

ITT / ALE / Source Freedom Linux Fest: Sat., August 14, 2010

Filed at 1:22 am under by Ruscetta

ITT Tech – CNS Events
in cooperation with
Atlanta Linux Enthusiasts and Source Freedom
presents an

An ALE / SourceFreedom Linux Fest

Saturday, August 14, 9am to 5pm

Hosted by ITT Technical Institute, Atlanta Campus:
485 Oak Place, Atlanta, GA 30349
(At the corner of Atlanta South Parkway and Oak Place)

– Free Linux OS Live/Install Distro Discs Including: Ubuntu,
SUSE, Fedora, CentOS, Puppy Linux, DSL, etc.
– Free Expert Help Installing and Configuring
Linux on your own machine.
– Seminars by Experts on Various Topics
– Free WiFi Available
– Free Drinks and Pizza provided by ITT Tech
– And More!!!

For full details, see (and share!) the event POSTER!

To get involved as a presenter, a contributor or in
any other volunteer capacity, send an email to
Michael Halton at ITT Tech

ALE Ubuntu Linux Install Fest, Saturday, 2009.11.21

Filed at 2:41 am under by Ruscetta


On SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 21, from 9am to 5pm,
we hope you will join us for:

The Fall, 2009 ALE & Ubuntu Linux Install Fest
featuring Ubuntu release 9.10

The event is hosted this year by ITT Technical College
at their SW Atlanta Campus:

Two Crown Center
1745 Phoenix Boulevard
Suite 100
Atlanta, GA 30349

(Note to please use the North end building entrance
and follow signs to Lab 1.)

This will be a great chance for the pros of the ALE and
Ubuntu user communities to mentor Linux students and
see the facilities of our ALE partners at ITT Technical
College. There will be opportunities to install the latest
Linux releases and get some face time help with your
Open Source technical challenges. Plenty of Ubuntu
disks will be on hand, plus install disks for many other
popular Linux distros like OpenSUSE and Fedora,
not to mention swag and raffle gifts. As always, plenty
of good Open Socializing and dutch treat pizza lunch
will be available, too!

We invite everyone to promote this event where ever
possible and appropriate! A printable PDF poster for
the event is available here.

NOVEMBER ALE EVENTS for 11/19 & 11/21

Filed at 4:54 pm under by Ruscetta

11/19 Central Meeting & Key Signing Party
11/21 ALE Ubuntu Linux Install Fest

The focus for our ALE CENTRAL MEETING
for 7:30pm on THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 19th will be:

Protecting Your Identity and Privacy
with GPG PGP encryption:
An Overview and Key Signing Party

with an intro presentation by Charles Shapiro
and Key Party host Jeremy Bouse working in
consultation with ALE’s resident (and recuperating)
Guru of Cryptography, Michael Warfield.

The meeting will begin with a brief overview talk on PGP / GPG
starting at 7:30 pm, to be followed by a Key Signing Party
starting PROMPTLY at 8:00pm.

Synopsis:
– As in introduction to the Key Signing Party we’ll look at some
of the mechanics of using GPG and show why this tool is such a
valuable resource for enhancing the security of your data, as well
as protecting both your identity and your civil liberties in a world
that is increasingly driven by computers and information technology.
Note that participation in the Key Signing party requires
registration of your GPG Key Info in advance of the meeting.
Details about generating, storing, signing, registering and using
GPG keys are provided here. These step by step “HowTo”
instructions should make it easy for you to create a personal
GPG Public Key and participate in the ALE Key Signing party
by sending your Key Info to alekeyparty@wittsend.com.

The meeting will be at Emory Law School in our usual
Gambrel Hall, room 1C venue. The meeting time frame
is 7:30pm to ~9:30pm, and Directions can be found here
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AND THEN…
On SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 21, from 9am to 5pm,
we hope you will join us for:

The Fall, 2009 ALE & Ubuntu Linux Install Fest
featuring Ubuntu release 9.10

The event is hosted this year by ITT Technical College
at their SW Atlanta Campus:

Two Crown Center
1745 Phoenix Boulevard
Suite 100
Atlanta, GA 30349

(Note to please use the North end building entrance
and follow signs to Lab 1.)

This will be a great chance for the pros of the ALE and
Ubuntu user communities to mentor Linux students and
see the facilities of our ALE partners at ITT Technical
College. There will be opportunities to install the latest
Linux releases and get some face time help with your
Open Source technical challenges. Plenty of Ubuntu
disks will be on hand, plus install disks for many other
popular Linux distros, not to mention swag and raffle
gifts. As always, plenty of good Open Socializing and
dutch treat pizza lunch will be available, too!

We invite everyone to promote this event where ever
possible and appropriate! A printable PDF poster for
the event is available here.

FreeIT Athens Build Party Road Trip

Filed at 11:59 am under by Ruscetta

An “Open” Invitation to join us for the first
FreeIT Athens
Build Party Road Trip

on Saturday, July 18th, 10:30 am to 7:30 pm

… as a community event sponsored by …
Atlanta Linux Enthusiasts & the
Ubuntu Georgia LoCO

– Our plan is to travel as a carpool caravan to the FreeIT
facilities in Athens, Georgia and spend the afternoon building,
repairing, assembling and installing Linux computer systems
that will be donated to regional educational institutions,
non profit groups and community members in need.

– To facilitate delivery of donated equipment and car
pooling, the Road Trip caravan to FreeIT Athens will
congregate at the Fry’s parking lot (S.W. corner) near
I-85 and Pleasant Hill road, adjacent to the Gwinnett
Place Mall. Volunteers should arrive between 10:00am
and 10:30am as we hope to depart by 10:45am and
arrive at FreeIT in Athens by about Noon. Plans are
to work at FreeIT until about 6:00pm, then drive out
to arrive back at Frys by 7:30pm.

– NOTE: Additional equipment donations will be
accepted in the Frys parking lot (S.W. corner) from
10:00am until departure time. Please see the FreeIT
donations page for specifics.

– Volunteers can bring their own lunch or participate in
a group lunch order; collections will be taken and food
ordered upon arrival at FreeIT Athens. Donations of frosty
beverages for the afternoon will also be most welcome.
Dinner and post-road-trip frivolities at an establishment
in the vicinity of Gwinnett Mall may ensue as participating
volunteers are motivated.

– All volunteers and participants are, of course, welcome
to make their own travel arrangements to FreeIT Athens
as they see fit, though we request that you still RSVP to
help us better coordinate the event effort.

RSVP and QUESTIONS and IDEAS and CONCERNS
and PUBLICITY ASSISTANCE welcome!
Please contact:
Aaron Ruscetta,
ALE Events Coordinator (etc)
arxaaron@gmail.com
cell: 404.315.0406 [ 11am to 11pm any day ]

Free IT Athens is Located at
594 Oconee St
Athens, GA 30605
(706) 621-6157

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We thank you for your Attention and
we welcome your Participation!
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