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ALE CENTRAL MTG. for Thursday, Jan. 21st, 2010

Filed at 6:33 pm January 19, 2010 under by Ruscetta

The feature presentation at the ALE Central Meeting
at 7:30pm on Thursday, Jan. 21st, 2010 will be:

“Open SUSE 11.2:
A Tardy but Hearty Release Party”

with Chuck Payne, regional OpenSUSE Ambassador

— Sure, we’re well past the November 2009 release date for
OpenSUSE 11.2, but we figure there’s never a bad time for a
distro release party! So please join our regional OpenSUSE
Ambassador, Chuck Payne, as he showers the crowd with free
11.2 install disks and discusses the work behind all the feature
additions and updates found in the latest OpenSUSE offering.

Chuck will additionally explain how any user can tinker with
OpenSUSE by building their own distro or appliance package
using the SUSE Studio online services.

Light refreshments and s.w.a.g. (courtesy of Novell / SUSE)
are also expected, along with a concerted effort to answer
anyone’s questions about OpenSUSE and the 11.2 release.

— Chuck “PUP” Payne has been working with computers since
his parents gave him an Atari 130XE for his 16th birthday.
Computing turned from hobby to career in 1998, the year he
started exploring GNU Linux with Slackware, Red Hat and SUSE,
and took on his first job as a System Administrator. He is
currently employed by Travel Channel Media as a Unix Systems
Admin, where day to day tasks include managing 70+ Red Hat
Linux Servers, 20 Solaris Servers, and a handful of Mac XServers.
He also helps out with web development in the areas of Apache
and JBOSS administration.

In April 2009 Chuck’s application to be a regional volunteer
ambassador for OpenSUSE was accepted, facilitating his goals
of helping people discover the benefits of Free Software,
GNU/Linux and the OpenSUSE distributions. In his free time he
bolsters his geek cred by writing bash scripts or php code,
hacking hardware in his home gadget lab, and watching any
and all Zombie flicks that cross his path.

Related Links:
SUSE Studio

We will be meeting at Emory Law School 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
via the side bar link.