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 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.
ALE-NW **usually** meets the 2nd Thursday of the month at the SPSU campus. Please mark this on your calendar as a reoccurring meeting.
The group usually adjourns to the Marietta Diner after the formal meeting.
For a campus map and a link to directions please see http://www.spsu.edu/visitspsu/campusmaps/index.htm
or visit the ALE-NW webpage page at http://tomshiro.org/twiki/view/ALE/AleNwOrg for information links from prior meetings.
Learn more about GA-400 Linux Group: http://www.meetup.com/GA-400-Linux-Group/ They informally meet most Sundays to discuss Linux. Very newby friendly group.
Free parking after 7pm in non-reserved spaces in the SPSU P60 deck is best. If you park before that time, you may get a ticket, boot, or towed or toed. ;) Building J, the Atrium building, is a short distance east of the parking deck.
ALE-NW@SPSU meetings are open events and we hope you will join us! We generally meet on the 2nd Thursday of the month, but always watch the ale.org email list for specifics. Sign up here: http://ale.org/?page_id=5 Also remember that topic suggestions and presentation offers for the meetings can be emailed to [ jdp (at) algoloma (dot) com] or [griggs (dot) andy (at) gmail (dot) com]