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[ale] [ANNC] ALE-NW @ SPSU MTG. for Thurs., Feb 13, 7:30pm
- Subject: [ale] [ANNC] ALE-NW @ SPSU MTG. for Thurs., Feb 13, 7:30pm
- From: jdp at algoloma.com (JD)
- Date: Tue, 11 Feb 2014 05:20:08 -0500
Watch here (email list and website) for more details, but it is likely the
ALE-NW Meeting for Thursday will be rescheduled due to the icy weather.
The full announcement: http://ale.org/?p=482
Topic: [me at localhost]$ A Hands-on Introduction to the Linux Command Line
Date: 2/13 @ 7:30p ? 9:30p-ish
Where: SPSU J-202
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.
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
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.
Southern Polytechnic State University Room J-202 of the Atrium (J) building
For a campus map and a link to directions please see
AFTER 7:00pm there is Free Parking in non reserved spaces of the P60 deck.
Parking there before 7:00pm may get you ticketed, booted or towed. Building J,
the Atrium building, is a short distance directly east of the P60 parking deck.