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

Promoting Linux and Open Source Software Freedom in Atlanta Since 1994
  • TOPIC – Systemd: Love it, hate it, it’s here! When: 7:30p Oct 16, 2014 Where: Ask JimK – directions on left are not correct. Suggest looking through email archives. UPDATE: See link on left for directions to ALE Central Meetings. A general discussion of systemd with no real focus other than to dispel myths and [...]
  • ALE-NW Meeting This is an open meeting. Everyone is invited, students, non-students, old and young. =================================== Topic: Your first K.I.S.S. with Linux Security Date: 10/9 @ 7:30p – 9:30p-ish Where: SPSU J-266 Simple Directions to ALE-NW Meetings Presenter: Gary Miller Presentation and notes: Presentation Atlanta-Area Security Resources IronGeek Website Breaking Into Security ==== Bio: ==== [...]
  • A public invitation to Free Software, Free Technical Help and Free Information from the generous, patient, friendly and informed Open Source technology professionals of Atlanta Linux Enthusiasts We will help YOU install a version of Linux onto YOUR PC. Installs can take over 4 hrs or can be completed in just 30 minutes. Preparation is [...]