Docker Atlanta

Docker: an open platform to package and distribute applications is all the buzz of the DevOps crowd these days. There's now a Docker Atlanta meetup group. From their meetup page:

Meet other developers and ops engineers using Docker. Docker is an open platform for developers and sysadmins to build, ship, and run distributed applications. Consisting of Docker Engine, a portable, lightweight runtime and packaging tool, and Docker Hub, a cloud service for sharing applications and automating workflows, Docker enables apps to be quickly assembled from components and eliminates the friction between development, QA, and production environments. As a result, IT can ship faster and run the same app, unchanged, on laptops, data center VMs, and any cloud.

But where to file it? Languages? No. Hardware? Nope. Applications? Maybe. I'll put it under Operating Systems since it's more SysAdmin-ish.

Atlanta OpenStack Meetup

OpenStack is an open cloud computing platform founded by Rackspace and backed by NASA, see It's to counter the proprietary cloud offerings of Amazon's AWS and Microsoft's Azure. Ok, so maybe this doesn't exactly go under the 'operating systems' menu item, but it's pretty close.  From their meetup page:

This is the Atlanta OpenStack developer Meetup. We are a group of free software developers who are passionate about working together to help make the Openstack project a success!

Can't wait for the next meetup? Join us on IRC! We hang out on Freenode at #openstack-atlanta. See the Atlanta OpenStack Meetup page.

Atlanta Unix Users' Group

AUUG has been around for 20+ years. Yes, I know that Unix isn't Open Source, strictly speaking. But Unix is the father of most Open Source projects: BSD, X, Linux, Perl, Apache, all trace their roots back to Unix in some form or fashion. AUUG meets the first Monday of the month. Generally this means skipping January due to New Year's, July due to Independence Day and September due to Labor Day. AUUG has met for the past several years at the HP building near Perimeter Mall, but HP has recently sold the building, so AUUG is looking for a new meeting room. If you have any ideas, please contact Lindsay Cleveland, the all-around good guy who has taken charge of AUUG since its inception. Website:

Atlanta OpenSolaris Users' Group

The Atlanta OpenSolaris Users' Group has been around since Late 2005 (about as long as OpenSolaris!). It meets at the Sun offices off of Windward Parkway and Georgia 400. See their website:

They also have a facebook page

BTW, there's now an OpenSolaris group on LinkedIn. There were about 1,100 members last I saw.