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Atlanta Linux Enthusiasts

Promoting Linux and Open Source Software Freedom in Atlanta Since 1994
Atlanta Linux Enthusiasts (ALE) is a diverse group of friendly people who enjoy the freedoms and benefits of GNU Linux Computing and Free Liberating Open Source Software technologies. From novices to network administrators, from smart phones to data centers, we strive to empower every information technology user with freely distributable software and to improve every computing environment with the superior security, functionality and flexibility of Open Source Operating System solutions. -- more about ALE --

ALE-NW@SPSU meeting Thursday May 8th, 2014 at 7:30pm

Filed at 10:46 am under by JD P

ALE-NW Meeting

This ALE-NW@SPSU meeting is being held Thursday May 8th, 2014 at 7:30pm in room J-202 of the Atrium (J) building on the SPSU campus. This is an open meeting. Everyone is invited, students, non-students, old and young.
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Topic: Gettin’ Paid with Linux Skilz
Date: 5/8 @ 7:30p – 9:30p-ish
Where: SPSU J-202 (normal room)
Presenter: JD et al
Presentation: Will not be posted.

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Notes from Presentation:
* EMail options: Zimbra, SOGo, Xchange, Groupwise, Zarafa, iRedmail, Kolab, Citadel, postfix, qmail, sendmail
* CRM options: vTiger, SugarCRM
* Linux Talent
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Linux Careers
* Linux Salaries
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Abstract:
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Linux skills are HOT!

People with Linux skills receive almost 2x the average annual raises compared to other technology workers.
Which Linux certificates payback 3x almost immediately (at your next job)?
Which skills are the hottest, highest paid, based on recent research?
Which F/LOSS skills are NOT high paying, on average?
How to migrate from the lowest paying positions and get the career you really want.

Plus assorted musings about careers in IT and the odd paths that people take to get Linux into their daily job. YMMV.

Bio:
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JD has been a Linux user since 1993 and started performing DevOps in 1996 while leading a team of cross-platform software developers. For the last 15 yrs, he has been working as a systems, infrastructure and enterprise architect in government, manufactoring, publishing and telecom industries.

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ALE-NW **usually** meets the 2nd Thursday of the month at the SPSU campus. Please mark this on your calendar as a reoccurring meeting. The group usually adjourns to the Marietta Diner after the formal meeting.
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Simple Directions to ALE-NW Meetings
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ALE-NW@SPSU meetings are open events and we hope you will join us! We generally meet on the 2nd Thursday of the month, but always watch the ale.org email list for specifics. Also remember that topic suggestions and presentation offers for the meetings can be emailed to [ jdp (at) algoloma (dot) com] or [griggs (dot) andy (at) gmail (dot) com]
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ALE-NW works closely with the GA-400 Linux Group: http://www.meetup.com/GA-400-Linux-Group/ Meets most Sundays to discuss Linux. Very newby friendly group.

ALE-NW@SPSU meeting Thursday April 10th, 2014 at 7:30pm

Filed at 9:15 am under by JD P

ALE-NW Meeting

This ALE-NW@SPSU meeting is being held Thursday April 10th, 2014 at 7:30pm in room J-202 of the Atrium (J) building on the SPSU campus. This is an open meeting. Everyone is invited, students, non-students, old and young.
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Topic: Beginning Linux Virtualization with KVM
Date: 4/10 @ 7:30p – 9:30p-ish
Where: SPSU J-202
Presenter: JD P.

Presentation: link

Abstract:
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This will be a hands-on demonstration starting with a VERY quick overview of KVM virtualization, then move to an interactive installation onto a basic server configured with just ssh, minimal GUI and nothing else.
Bring a vt-x/amd-v capable Linux system and follow along. We will setup a bridge, install kvm, virt-manager and setup a few VMs on the local machine.

Meeting Preparation:
1) Check for vmx or svm support inside /proc/cpuinfo – to check your system for this capability.
2) DO NOT have other virtualization installed – no VirtualBox or VMware. Bad things can happen if there is a conflict. Dual boot is fine.

Bio:
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JD has been a Linux user since 1993 and started performing DevOps in 1996 while leading a team of cross-platform software developers. First introduced to virtualization in 1989 on MVS, it wasn’t until the late 1990s when VMware Workstation _changed the world_. For the last 15 yrs, he has been working as a systems, infrastructure and enterprise architect.

Virtualization and Linux have been at the center of his virtualization efforts since 2007 including Xen, VirtualBox, qemu, VMware ESX/i and KVM. Prior to that, professional experience with HP, Sun, and IBM virtualization was gained.

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ALE-NW **usually** meets the 2nd Thursday of the month at the SPSU campus. Please mark this on your calendar as a reoccurring meeting. The group usually adjourns to the Marietta Diner after the formal meeting.
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Simple Directions to ALE-NW Meetings
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ALE-NW@SPSU meetings are open events and we hope you will join us! We generally meet on the 2nd Thursday of the month, but always watch the ale.org email list for specifics. Also remember that topic suggestions and presentation offers for the meetings can be emailed to [ jdp (at) algoloma (dot) com] or [griggs (dot) andy (at) gmail (dot) com]
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ALE-NW works closely with the GA-400 Linux Group: http://www.meetup.com/GA-400-Linux-Group/ Meets most Sundays to discuss Linux. Very newby friendly group.

ALE-NW@SPSU meeting Thursday March 13th, 2014 at 7:30pm

Filed at 5:18 am under by JD P

ALE-NW Meeting

This ALE-NW@SPSU meeting is being held Thursday March 13th, 2014 at 7:30pm in room J-202 of the Atrium (J) building on the SPSU campus. This is an open meeting. Everyone is invited, students, non-students, old and young.
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Topic:Backup simplicity with Duplicity
Date: 3/13 @ 7:30p – 9:30p-ish
Where: SPSU J-202
Presenter: Jeremy T. Bouse

Presentation: Link

Abstract:
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Will cover basics of what Duplicity is, what makes it the best choice for backups, the various GUI and CLI usage. Duplicity is one of the few backup tools that provides all the requirements of a Best Practices Backup Solution.

Bio:
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Jeremy is a Debian Developer, works as an Automation Engineer for Cox Media Group. Active Open-Source contributor.
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ALE-NW **usually** meets the 2nd Thursday of the month at the SPSU campus. Please mark this on your calendar as a reoccurring meeting. The group usually adjourns to the Marietta Diner after the formal meeting.
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Directions to ALE-NW Meetings
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ALE-NW@SPSU meetings are open events and we hope you will join us! We generally meet on the 2nd Thursday of the month, but always watch the ale.org email list for specifics. Also remember that topic suggestions and presentation offers for the meetings can be emailed to [ jdp (at) algoloma (dot) com] or [griggs (dot) andy (at) gmail (dot) com]
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ALE-NW works closely with the GA-400 Linux Group: http://www.meetup.com/GA-400-Linux-Group/ Meets most Sundays to discuss Linux. Very newby friendly group.

ALE-CENTRAL MTG. — 7:30pm Thursday, February 20th, 2014

Filed at 5:59 pm under by Ruscetta


The featured presentation at ur ALE Central meeting for
7:30pm on Thursday, Feb. 20th, 2014 will now, thanks
to snow and ice days, be the new debut for:

A Hands-on Introduction to the Linux Command Line

presented by Jim Kinney


PLEASE NOTE THE SPECIAL EMORY VENUE DETAILS BELOW!

Synopsis:

Anyone can use Linux systems with a mouse, but the real elegance and power
is at the command line. This presentation is designed to ease the transition from
mouse monkey marvel to command line commando with a HANDS-ON, follow the
examples session that will mix a bit of fun with the fundamentals; all you’ll need
to play along is your laptop. We will be providing copies of the Fedora 20 / i386
live DVD to offer a consistent environment, so advance testing of your system
with a recent Fedora Live DVD is recommended. Alternative Linux OS distros will
work as well, but some parts of the class may be rather different, especially for
Debian derivatives. No networking will be required and the venue has power plugs
at the seats so charged up batteries can be optional.

Special Venue Details:

We have arranged to host this meeting in the E208 lecture hall of the
Mathematics And Science Center building on the Emory campus,
400 Dowman Drive, Atlanta, 30322. A PDF of directions with detailed
maps can is available for viewing and download here:
ALE AT EMORY MASC MAP & DIRECTIONS

Bio:

Jim Kinney was introduced to Linux in 1993. It became a major distraction in his
pursuit of a Masters degree of Physics at GSU in 1997. However, it helped with his
first job at the Emory department of Physics in 1997 where he put students in front
of Linux machines and built a loosely coupled cluster of those student machines at
the same time NASA was building the first Beowulf clusters. After Emory, Jim ran
headlong to the darkside of Linux systems and IT support, design and administration.
Jim founded and ran a consulting firm for 10 years and has worked at places such
as Cox Communications, IBM, GaTech Research Institute and Google. Currently, Jim
is back at Emory running HPC systems for research needs. In his spare time Jim is a
perpetual student of metalworking, beer production and taste testing, martial arts
and general physical world hacking. At one point, Jim actually tried to make a policy
difference in education and ran for DeKalb County school board. He lives with wife
(MS Geology), son (GT engineer wannabe), 5 cats and an old black lab who won’t
chase the cats.

ALE-NW@SPSU meeting Thursday February 27th, 2014 at 7:30pm

Filed at 1:20 pm under by JD P

ALE-NW Meeting


CANCELED on 2/13 due to weather.
Rescheduled for 2/27.

This ALE-NW@SPSU meeting is being held Thursday February 27th, 2014 at 7:30pm in room J-202 of the Atrium (J) building on the SPSU campus. This is an open meeting. Everyone is invited, students, non-students, old and young.
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Topic: [me@localhost]$ A Hands-on Introduction to the Linux Command Line

Date: 2/27 @ 7:30p – 9:30p-ish
Where: SPSU J-202

Presentation: Link

Anyone can use Linux systems with a mouse. But the real elegance and power is at the command line. Converting from a mouse master to a student of command line fu is less daunting with a hands-on session with some fun thrown in. We will be using a live DVD to work from so bring a Fedora 20 live DVD and a laptop that is known to work. If you use a different live OS some parts of the class will be rather different. No networking is required.

Bio:
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Jim Kinney was introduced to Linux in 1993. It became a major distraction in his pursuit of a Masters degree of Physics at GSU in 1997. However, it helped with his first job at Emory department of Physics in 1997 where he put students in front of Linux machines and built a loosely coupled cluster of those student machines at the same time NASA was building the first Beowulf clusters.
After Emory, Jim ran headlong to the darkside of Linux systems and IT support, design and administration. Jim founded and ran a consulting firm for 10 years and has worked at places such as Cox Communications, IBM, GaTech Research Institute and Google. Currently, Jim is back at Emory running HPC systems for research needs.
In his spare time Jim is a perpetual student of metalworking, beer production and taste testing, martial arts and general physical world hacking. At one point, Jim actually tried to make a policy difference in education and ran for DeKalb County school board.
He lives with wife (MS Geology), son (GT engineer wannabe), 5 cats and an old black lab who won’t chase the cats.

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ALE-NW **usually** meets the 2nd Thursday of the month at the SPSU campus. Please mark this on your calendar as a reoccurring meeting.

The group usually adjourns to the Marietta Diner after the formal meeting.
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For a campus map and a link to directions please see http://www.spsu.edu/visitspsu/campusmaps/index.htm
or visit the ALE-NW webpage page at http://tomshiro.org/twiki/view/ALE/AleNwOrg for information links from prior meetings.

Learn more about GA-400 Linux Group: http://www.meetup.com/GA-400-Linux-Group/ They informally meet most Sundays to discuss Linux. Very newby friendly group.

Free parking after 7pm in non-reserved spaces in the SPSU P60 deck is best. If you park before that time, you may get a ticket, boot, or towed or toed. ;) Building J, the Atrium building, is a short distance east of the parking deck.
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ALE-NW@SPSU meetings are open events and we hope you will join us! We generally meet on the 2nd Thursday of the month, but always watch the ale.org email list for specifics. Sign up here: http://ale.org/?page_id=5 Also remember that topic suggestions and presentation offers for the meetings can be emailed to [ jdp (at) algoloma (dot) com] or [griggs (dot) andy (at) gmail (dot) com]

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