Welcome to AITP Alaska Chapter 150!

What is AITP? 

AITP is a society of IT professionals and a community of knowledge for the current and next generation of leaders.

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Join us for dinner

Please join us for our monthly meetings the first Wednesday of each month at the Lone Star Restaurant.  We have a wide variety of topics such as personal information state laws, cloud computing, and technology on the campaign trail.  Previous speakers include representatives from ACS, Dell, Microsoft, Apple, State of Alaska, University of Alaska, and many more.  If you are interested in speaking or have a specific topic of interest, please let us know.

The typical meeting agenda is:

6:00 pm – meeting social

6:30 pm – introductions and announcements

6:40 pm – dinner

7:00 pm – speaker

8:00 pm – end of meeting

October 5, 2016 Meeting

Guest Speaker:                 Mike Barsalou
Meeting Topic:               The use of Linux as a Desktop Solution

Discussion of Linux as a desktop solution.  The hope is that  we can discuss solutions to problems in everyone’s business today.   Issues with changing hardware and upgrading operating systems.


Mike Barsalou has been in computing for over 20 years.  His experience ranges from hardware (including electronic control devices), software, and various operating systems.

He started his Linux journey with Redhat back in 1998.

Since then he has deployed and personally used Linux as a desktop for the last 15+ years.

Mike currently works for AT&T as an implementation engineer, but is not representing his company in this discussion.


No matter how sophisticated the technology, it still takes people.