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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 Central meeting April 21, 2016 7:30

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I don’t have my Flying Car, but I got my 3D printer Printing objects with Linux

An all-talking, all-singing, all-dancing review of the current state of the 3D printing world, featuring an actual working model of a Prusa Mendel i3 printing out parts while you watch in slack-jawed wonderment. I’ll talk about equipment, costs, and setting up your Linux box to talk to your printer. (It’s way easier than Mac or Windows). We can also cover a bit about open-source 3D design software available for Linux.

Join us at ALE Central for Charles Shapiro.

Charles Shapiro is a multi-talented character. There’s no other way to put it. He plays music on the recorder, juggles fire, rides a unicycle and can code at 80+ WPM in a variety of languages. I think he may do all of those at once on really good days. Did I mention he a fanatical Green Egg owner as well? The addition of a Linux powered 3-D printer was inevitable. Charles is also one of the few people I’ve known longer than my wife that I still want to hang out with. Oh yeah. He’s also another beer maker and cider maker, and….

ALE Central Meeting, March 17, 2016 7:30 pm

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Lightning Talks!

So how about the meeting attendees come with their own 1-2 minute topic of how Linux is used by them to get something done. Maybe the first project you did using Linux that convinced you Linux was a tool that you wanted to know more about.

As Thursday is St. Patrick’s day, we will certainly adjourn to Melton’s for libations. The crowd there may be larger than normal.

Please email Jim or JD off list ASAP if you want to present.

ALE Central Meeting – Feb 18, 2016 7:30pm

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Intro to PostgreSQL Programming in C

C is such a low level free-for-all that high level APIs can
be daunting. PostgreSQL’s “libpq” client library has numerous
interfaces tailored to a variety of application designs.
This presentation aims to demonstrate key database operations
using classic sequential programming and the C standard
library.

Phil Turmel of Automation Professionals is an Electrical
Engineer by training and an avid programmer from an early age.
Phil has more than a quarter-century of experience creating,
deploying, and maintaining industrial automation systems for a
diverse set of industries, including Paper, Petroleum,
Automotive, Food and Beverage, and Consumer goods.

See http://ale.org/?page_id=2 for directions.

ALE Central Meeting Jan 21 7:30pm “LVM”

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The ALE Central meeting will be held at 7:30 pm in the usual location at Emory. The topic will be “LVM – A modern tool for laptops and servers.”

Check the ALE-Central location link for how to get to the room.

The slide deck is now available.
ALE LVM talk PDF version
ALE LVM talk ODP version

ALE-Central November meeting 11-19-2015 7:30pm

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November’s topic will be LVM, Logical Volume Management. What it is, how it works, how to use it and when not to use it will be discussed. Additionally some “gotcha’s” that cause heartburn will be covered as well.
We will meet at 7:30 at the ALE-Central location.

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