678-333-8491 (10a to 10p est)
Atlanta Linux Enthusiasts
c/o Jim Kinney
Emory University School of Medicine
Department of BioMedical Informatics
36 Eagle Row, Suite 588
Atlanta, GA 30322
Topic: ALE for the Next Generation. <cue: Star Trek Next Generation theme music >
A conversation about where ALE is going, how to boldly get there and a call to volunteers to help drive it there.
Post-meeting will happen as usual at Melton’s.
July 30 starting around 4pm
Bring something to grill and the family (kids very welcome). I’ll (JimK) be making some sides. Adult beverages with responsibility are certainly welcome. Note the preponderance of “beer snobs” in ALE these days – so that Bud Light you were thinking about bringing will go home with you afterwards.
Note: my house is also inhabited by 4 cats. If you have allergies, you’ve been warned.
Email Jim Kinney off list for the address.
I don’t have my Flying Car, but I got my 3D printer Printing objects with Linux
An all-talking, all-singing, all-dancing review of the current state of the 3D printing world, featuring an actual working model of a Prusa Mendel i3 printing out parts while you watch in slack-jawed wonderment. I’ll talk about equipment, costs, and setting up your Linux box to talk to your printer. (It’s way easier than Mac or Windows). We can also cover a bit about open-source 3D design software available for Linux.
Join us at ALE Central for Charles Shapiro.
Charles Shapiro is a multi-talented character. There’s no other way to put it. He plays music on the recorder, juggles fire, rides a unicycle and can code at 80+ WPM in a variety of languages. I think he may do all of those at once on really good days. Did I mention he a fanatical Green Egg owner as well? The addition of a Linux powered 3-D printer was inevitable. Charles is also one of the few people I’ve known longer than my wife that I still want to hang out with. Oh yeah. He’s also another beer maker and cider maker, and….
So how about the meeting attendees come with their own 1-2 minute topic of how Linux is used by them to get something done. Maybe the first project you did using Linux that convinced you Linux was a tool that you wanted to know more about.
As Thursday is St. Patrick’s day, we will certainly adjourn to Melton’s for libations. The crowd there may be larger than normal.
Please email Jim or JD off list ASAP if you want to present.
Intro to PostgreSQL Programming in C
C is such a low level free-for-all that high level APIs can
be daunting. PostgreSQL’s “libpq” client library has numerous
interfaces tailored to a variety of application designs.
This presentation aims to demonstrate key database operations
using classic sequential programming and the C standard
Phil Turmel of Automation Professionals is an Electrical
Engineer by training and an avid programmer from an early age.
Phil has more than a quarter-century of experience creating,
deploying, and maintaining industrial automation systems for a
diverse set of industries, including Paper, Petroleum,
Automotive, Food and Beverage, and Consumer goods.
See http://ale.org/?page_id=2 for directions.