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ALE CENTRAL MTG. for Thursday, April 21, 2011

Filed at 12:49 pm April 12, 2011 under by Ruscetta

The feature presentation for our ALE Central Meeting
at 7:30pm on Thursday, April 21st, 2011 will be:

“Landing that Liberating Linux Job”
presented by Mr. Ari Waller,
Vice President of Recruiting, Thompson Technologies.

UPDATE 2011.04.28:
Presentation Slides and Materials now available HERE.

— The presentation will be an overview of the current employment
market for Linux IT professionals and FLOSS developers with
attention to trends being seen in the Linux Administration, LAMP
Development and over all OpenSource (FLOSS) Technology
market in the Atlanta area. Based on these trends of supply and
demand, we will discuss points of resume and interviewing, as
well as job hunting tips and strategies, with additional Q & A
welcomed. We will also discuss how to work with recruiters
effectively, with a focus on how to help recruiters be more
effective for you.

— As the Vice President of Recruiting, Ari Waller is responsible
for providing management and recruiting leadership for
Thompson Technologies, where he has been employed for
nearly 15 years. Despite the fancy title, Ari’s professional
passion is technical recruiting, and he takes a “very hands”
on approach in the day-to-day staffing operations with his
team. Ari joined Thompson Technologies in 1996 as a
technical recruiter and has progressively expanded his duties
and expertise. As one of the lead technical recruiters, a role
which he held until his promotion to Manager in 2005, and
Director in 2006, Ari has personally placed over 600 technical
professionals nationally and locally in a variety of skills sets.
He is responsible for the overall recruiting and sourcing strategy
for Thompson Technologies’ in the local Atlanta area and
Nationally. He also has Account Executive responsibilities
for strategic client relationships.
— Ari has been residing in the Atlanta area for the past 15
years with his wife and three children, with one more child
on the way in July.

The meeting will be held at Emory Law School in our
usual Gambrel Hall, room 1C venue.
Our meeting time frame is 7:30pm to ~9:30pm
Directions to Emory Law School can be found at