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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 --
For information about upcoming weekly and monthly meetings, please check the ALE Meetup Group Calendar. We do not, and never will, require anyone to sign up with Meetup (or any other service) to attend any of our meetings; we only use it as an additional platform to connect with others in the local Atlanta area who are also interested in Linux.

ALE CENTRAL MTG. for Thurs., January 17th, 2008

Filed at 3:59 am January 15, 2008 under by Ruscetta

To accommodate room scheduling at our provided venue we
have moved our ALE Central meetings to the THIRD Thursday
of each month starting in 2008.

Our January 17th, 7:30pm meeting presentation will be
  “Meshing Around with the OLPC XO Micro”

with presenters
   Charles Shapiro & Mike Harrison.

   “Meshing Around” will be a casual exploration of the anxiously
awaited XO micro laptop created by the One Laptop Per Child
project.  At least 2 (and perhaps as many as 5) of the recently
released devices will be on hand for a variety of feature demos,
design discussions and hacking hints focusing around this
most unique and high minded Linux project.

   Charles Shapiro is a fan of fencing, juggling, gadgetry, RC toys
and most anything the lesser world considers “geek” or “gear head”.
Consistent to this calling he has been a professional programmer for
over 10 years, specializing in C and unix with a couple years of C++,
Perl and a plethora of Python in the mix. He can type faster than
most people can talk, is a Linux Lunacy Cruise alumnae, a liberty
minded friend of the EFF and a committed Linux zealot since 1996.

    Mike Harrison originally trained as a USAF BioMedical Electronics
Technician and spent several civilian years as a Consulting Clinical
Engineer.  Later he left the hospital/corporate world and founded
Higher Technology Services (HTS) in 1989, Chattanooga Online in
1993 and GeekLabs in 1998. Mike sold his interest in HTS and COL
in 2003 and made GeekLabs his business focus. Mike’s interest in
the OLPC is focused toward 2 separate coding projects — an online
educational system and a utility payment/control system that may
both be available to OLPC users in the near future.

We will be meeting 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
HERE (or via the side bar link).

ALE Central Meeting Schedule Change!

Filed at 2:01 am January 8, 2008 under by Ruscetta

Having received no objections to the idea of moving
the monthly ALE Central meetings to the Third Thursday
of each month, the new schedule is being implemented
beginning this month.

The first ALE Central meeting of 2008 will be held
THURSDAY, JANUARY 17th, 7:30 pm at our usual
Emory Law School, Gambrel Hall, rm 1C venue.

The main presentation will be a close up look at
the One Laptop Per Child portable solid state Linux
computer. Charles Shapiro and Mike Harrison were
among the bleeding edge adopters and will be sharing
their hacking attempts and explorations of the device
to date.

Complete synopsis and bio details to follow soon.