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.
— 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
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
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.