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ALE CENTRAL MTG. for Thurs., March 20th, 2008

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Our third Thursday, March 20th, 7:30pm
ALE Central meeting presentation will be

Bringing Asterisk on Campus

with presenter
Brian MacLeod

Synopsis:
For Georgia Gwinnett College, the question was not whether to switch
to IP telephony or not, but whether to continue doing IP telephony on
a $40,000/year proprietary system or to migrate to an open source
system where support is less than $1,000/year. While the choice looks
obvious, the path was not always this clear. Brian will present the
road GGC followed from idea to fully functional, operation critical
status.

Bio:
Brian MacLeod is a Linux System Administrator and developing VOIP geek
at Georgia Gwinnett College. He has worked for several University
System of Georgia institutions that have called Lawrenceville home.

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We will be meeting in our usual Gambrel Hall room 1C venue.
Meeting time frame is 7:30pm to ~9:30pm
Directions to Emory Law School can be found
HERE (or via the side bar link).

THE RETURN OF THE ALE NORTH EAST MEETING

Thursday, March 6th, 7:30pm

Filed at 5:00 am under by Ruscetta

The ALE North East Meeting has found a new home at
Georgia Gwinnett College in the Building C Auditorium
and will resume a regular schedule of meetings on the
First Thursday of each month at 7:30pm.

Map links and directions to Georgia Gwinnett College
location are posted at the side bar link.

The new volunteer meeting moderator for the N.E. group is
Brian MacLeod, and he will be also providing the main presentation
for the N.E. meeting on Thursday, March 6th entitled:

“Kickstart Your Linux Boxes”

Synopsis:
Kickstart is an installation method created by Red Hat for the purpose
of quick deployment of Linux computers. It is available for most Red
Hat based distributions (CentOS, Fedora, etc). I will go into some of
the advantages and disadvantages of this method, and what gains we
have made at Georgia Gwinnett College by using it.

Bio:
Brian MacLeod is a Linux System Administrator and developing VOIP geek
at Georgia Gwinnett College. He has worked for several University
System of Georgia institutions that have called Lawrenceville home,
and has previously presented at ALE meetings on Kickstart, SYSLINUX,
and DHCP Failover.

Footnote:
The meeting may also include further discussion about the direction of
ALE-NE (jumping off from the Feb. ALE Central meeting), including,
as always, volunteers for presentations, as well as discussion about what
people would like to see in the future.