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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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ALE CENTRAL MTG. for Thurs., July 16th, 2009

Filed at 9:58 pm under by Ruscetta

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SPECIAL NOTE:

The July 16, 2009 ALE Central meeting will be
immediately preceded by a Tailgate Swap Meet
from 6:00pm to 7:15pm in the Law School parking
lot. Please see full details on this and the Saturday,
July 18th, Build Party Road Trip to FreeIT
in Athens in the separate posting below.
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The feature presentation for the ALE Central Meeting at
7:30pm on Thursday, July 16th, will be:

“GroupWise: Commercial Enterprise Email
and Collaboration on Linux”

as presented by James (not the singer) Taylor

Synopsis:
— GroupWise is one of the best kept secrets in the Linux email
and collaboration space. It is the third most widely used
commercial collaboration software in the world, and has
been scaled to support is organizations numbering from two,
to hundreds of thousands of users. Though Groupwise is not
a Free Software offering, it does run best when run on
Linux. This presentation will provide an overview of the
GroupWise system and capabilities with an emphasis on
demonstration with Q&A.

Bio:
— James Taylor has been absorbed by technology for over
thirty years, including sints with Xerox, Wang Laboratories
and Inacom Information Systems. He is currently President
and Principal Consultant with the East Cobb Group, an
IT Consulting and solutions provider. James has imposed
an openSUSE Linux reign of terror over his family for the
last ten years, and they love it… or else. ;-)

Related Links:
Novell Groupwise Site

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We will be meeting at Emory Law School 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
via the side bar link.

Tailgate Swap Meet & Build Party Road Trip

Filed at 11:24 am under by Ruscetta

An Open Invitation to join us for a

Tailgate Swap Meet and
FreeIT Donation Drive

on Thursday, July 16th, 6:00 pm to 7:15 pm

… in support of the the first official …

FreeIT Athens
Build Party Road Trip

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

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

Details for
THE TAILGATE SWAP MEET and
FreeIT Donation Drive:

— This event will be held in the Emory Law School ground
level parking lot (immediately East of the Law School
building) preceding the regularly scheduled ALE Central
monthly meeting for Thursday, July 16th. The Swap Meet
will run from 6:00 pm to ~7:15 pm with the ALE monthly
meeting following at 7:30pm.

— In addition to buying, selling and swapping of geek gear,
volunteers for FreeIT will be on hand to accept donations
of computers, components and related items for that
organization’s work delivering low cost computers and
FOSS to educational institutions, non profit groups and less
privileged communities. Please see the FreeIT “wish list”
at the FreeIT Athens Donations Page
for details on needed equipment and support.

— Note that USB/PS2 Keyboards & Mice are especially
helpful at present, but anything on the wish list will be
welcomed. Donated equipment will be stored by Atlanta
volunteers until they are delivered to FreeIT on Saturday,
July 18th, with the FreeIT Athens Build Party Road Trip.

Details for
The FreeIT Athens
BUILD PARTY ROAD TRIP:

— This volunteer event will be taking place on Saturday,
July 18th, 2009 from 10:30am to ~7:30pm. The plan is
to travel as a group 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

Directions to Emory Law School, the regular ALE
Central meeting venue, are HERE.

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

Please feel free to distribute this notice to any
and all that you feel may have an interest.
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