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
  • Schlotzsky’s will be closed for remodeling today (1/19/2020). Last minute update.   We will meet at Mellow Mushroom (2000 Powers Ferry Rd SE, Ste G3 Marietta GA 30067). Across the street NW corner of Powers Ferry and Delk. Restaurant is closer to the intersection when in lot. ALE NW Weekly Linux sessions – Sundays 3pm-6pm
  • 1/18/2019: The ALE mailing list is now back up after having been down the past few days due to a server issue. Unfortunately, the subscriber’s database was reverted to an older version from 2017, so please check and confirm that your subscription status and settings are what you think they are. You can do so […]
  • This month, we have a presentation on Linux Tools by Al Snow: “Upping Your Game With My Linux Tool Tricks”. Based on its reception at November’s DC770 meeting, it is expected to exceed our normal hour-and-a-half. Al Snow has had a long career using Unix (Bell Labs/Unix, SunOS, Solaris, HPUX, Mac OSX) and Linux (Ubuntu, […]