404.315.0406 (10a to 10p est)
Atlanta Linux Enthusiasts
c/o Ben Chapman
Emory University School of Law
1301 Clifton Road
Atlanta, GA 30322
Our Featured Presentation for the
Thursday, Nov. 15th , 7:30pm
ALE Central meeting will be
Reduction in a Land of
VMs and Small Devices
— Files everywhere, multiple computers in rooms, and a network that keeps
falling behind the times. Sounds like your workplace, right? For many
of us, this also describes our home.
— This maddening mix led to a reformulation of my digital home life that
scraps old servers and desktops for Virtual Machines and network “appliance”
devices to restore sanity, reduce power consumption, and improve reliability.
Armed with a little common sense and tools from the Linux sysadmin world,
engineering a better solution comes into reach.
:: Tools mentioned: NFS, Ansible, CFengine, SSH, OpenVPN
:: Tech level: beginner, overview
— Brian MacLeod is a Systems Engineer with PACE at Georgia Tech, working
on OS management, storage, and backup infrastructure for researchers
to use in their computing needs.
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
The next ALE-NW@SPSU meeting is being held
Thursday, November 8th, 2012 at 7:30pm in room J-266
of the Atrium (J) building on the SPSU campus.
The feature presentation will be:
Getting Started with Linux
On the Amazon Cloud
with Orlando Karam
– Amazon Web Services are among the most popular
“infrastructure-as-a-service” offerings on the internet;
they let you easily run Linux (and other OSs) as virtual
machines on Amazon’s infrastructure. In this talk, we
will give a brief introduction to capability and pricing,
and talk about how to start VMs from the web or from
scripts with the boto python library.
– Orlando Karam was born in the US but grew up in
Mexico. He got hooked up with Unix while a grad student
at Tulane University, and has been running Linux on
servers and laptops for more than 15 years. He teaches
computer science at Southern Polytechnic State University,
and is starting to use AWS for research and development.
For a campus map and a link to directions please see
Parking in non reserved spaces in the P60 deck is best.
Building J, the Atrium building, is a short distance east
of the parking deck.
ALE-NW@SPSU meetings are open events and we hope
you will join us! Also remember that topic suggestions
and presentation offers the meetings can be emailed to
[ jdp (at) algoloma (dot) com]