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
  • SUNDAYS from 3pm to 6pm  US\Eastern LOCATION: Online at Please mute your microphone and add your nickname under your temporary profile. Please use a headset, if possible. Please open the chat window to see messages. The first few minutes will just be to play around with the Jitsi interface. ALE Sunday Meetings are not […]
  • ALE-SW Thursday Weekly Help Sessions are in-person meetings Meetings are free-form “help each other with linux or linux-related problems”, with no fixed agenda and no fixed end-time. THURSDAYS from 6pm to 8pm  US\Eastern LOCATION:  Wings and Things,  1158 Senoia Rd, Tyrone, GA [map] The latest event information can be confirmed on our page.
  • 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 […]