Thanks to Aaron Ruscetta for the following description of ALE:

ALE was founded in December, 1994 and has tracked the evolution of Linux from its root as a Unix technology hobby to its domination of the internet and on to becoming a familiar, user friendly computing environment (with all the associated niches it has been filling along the way). The ALE organization maintains the relaxed, casual structure of a home / student / enthusiast group, though the mailing list and meetings address a wide range of topics that are as likely to be relevant to IT administrators and developers as the everyday Linux user. ALE currently provides 2 monthly meeting opportunities: ALE Northeast which is hosted in Duluth, and ALE Central which is hosted on the Emory campus. The meetings are held on the 1st and 2nd Thursday of each month respectively.

See their website:

ALE News

Atlanta Linux Enthusiasts

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  • A tlanta L inux E nthusiast ALE/KSU  2017 InstallFest Visit the ALE InstallFest event page to learn more, get directions and sign up. When: Saturday, September 16th 2017 from 10am until 5pm Where: KSU-Marietta, Atrium Bldg; directions What: Free Installation Help. Cost = $0 What is Linux? GNU/Linux is a free and open source software […]
  • The ALE mailing list software is currently experiencing a problem delivering messages to multiple people, which has resulted in it blocking multiple subscribers for excessive bounces to their email accounts. The problem’s currently being investigated. If you’ve noticed that you haven’t received any email from the ALE list recently but are still interested in receiving […]
  • Title: Salt Stack – A Brief Overview When: 7:30p on Tuesday 5/16/2017 Where: Decatur Makers, 605 W. Ponce De Leon Ave, Decatur, GA Please follow the special parking instructions. Abstract: There’s lots of choices today when it comes to managing and automating your infrastructure.  With an ever growing demand for  automation, event-driven infrastructure, and split-second reactions, SaltStack is an […]