ALE-NorthWest First Post! and Directions

Filed at 4:18 pm under by Michael Still

Directions:
The Northwest ALE meeting will be held at the offices of The Weather Channel in the Windy Hill area.

Address: 300 Interstate North Parkway, Atlanta, GA 30339

Maps:
Google Maps
Mapquest

Parking:
There is plenty of parking throughout the lot, feel free to park anywhere that is not marked as “reserved”.

Ingress/Egress:
The offices of The Weather Channel are under high security. As such, we will need to meet in the lobby and sign in. I have spoken with our security officer, and he is looking for an attendee list only, so he is comfortable with a number entering and leaving, and what their name is.

We will need to gather as a group in the lobby, and I will escort everyone to the meeting area. If there are any late arrivals, just let the guard know you are there for the meeting, and I will be paged to come and get you.

Similarly, after some amount of “hobnobbing”, we will need to leave as a group. There are many restaurants & bars in the area to continue conversations at, and I for one wholeheartedly endorse doing so…I’m sure we’ll be hungry by then.

Time:
The reservation for the room is “7:30 – 9:00” but I am told we can stay later if conversation/lecture requires it. I will be staying after work, so I will be there if you arrive early, however the group will need to enter together, so come around 7:15 – 7:30 for convenience’s sake.

Topic:
I have no idea. :)
If we are still without topic right now, I can give a brief presentation about how we employ Linux at TWCi, but it would be a broad, general overview. Please be thinking about presenting if you have a topic to share. To make the ALE< =>Twci relationship successful, we need to keep the talks interesting, lively, and profitable.

Facilities:
We are in the 6th floor corporate conference room. It has a full wall-sized screen and several LCD panels around the room. It is run by a PC/LCD projector combo that I will be obtaining information about using. More specifically, I will be inquiring about putting a Mac or Linux system on the projector instead, that we might be able to demonstrate straight for our platform of topic.

I am also meeting this week with the network infrastructure manager. As of right now, we are going to have some sort of access. Wired access will be easy. I have also requested a wireless connection, and should have information regarding that request soon.

Refreshments:
I’m told there’ll be some lite snacks available in the meeting room.

More information as it becomes available.

Jerald M. Sheets
Systems Administrator
The Weather Channel Interactive.

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