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[ale] [ANNC] ALE-CENTRAL MTG. -- 7:30pm Thursday, February 20th, 2014

The featured presentation at ur ALE Central meeting for
7:30pm on Thursday, Feb. 20th, 2014 will now, thanks
to snow and ice days, be the new debut for:

A Hands-on Introduction to the Linux Command Line
presented by Jim Kinney </strong>


Anyone can use Linux systems with a mouse, but the real elegance and power
is at the command line. This presentation is designed to ease the
transition from
mouse monkey marvel to command line commando with a HANDS-ON, follow the
examples session that will mix a bit of fun with the fundamentals; all
you'll need
to play along is your laptop. We will be providing copies of the
Fedora 20 / i386
live DVD to offer a consistent environment, so advance testing of your system
with a recent Fedora Live DVD is recommended.  Alternative Linux OS distros will
work as well, but some parts of the class may be rather different,
especially for
Debian derivatives. No networking will be required and the venue has power plugs
at the seats so charged up batteries can be optional.

Special Venue Details:
We have arranged to host this meeting in the E208 lecture hall of the
Mathematics And Science Center building on the Emory campus,
400 Dowman Drive, Atlanta, 30322.  A PDF of directions with detailed
maps can is available for viewing and download here:

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 the 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
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 research needs. 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.