Boston Linux & UNIX was originally founded in 1994 as part of The Boston Computer Society. We meet on the third Wednesday of each month at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, in Building E51.

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Meetings and Events


Our group has been meeting since April 1994. We formed our group as part of The Boston Computer Society (BCS); when the overall BCS organization dissolved itself, we chose to continue on as an independent user group.

Most of our meetings are held on the M.I.T. campus. Here is M.I.T.'s list of User Groups on Campus, including the dates and locations each group has scheduled.

Index of speakers at BLU events



Meeting Schedule


2019 / 2018 / 2017 / 2016 / 2015 / 2014 / 2013 / 2012 / 2011 / 2010 / 2009 / 2008 / 2007 / 2006 / 2005 / 2004 / 2003 / 2002 / 2001 / 2000 / 1999 / 1998 / 1997 / 1996 / 1995 / 1994

Schedule for 2018

Wed, Dec 19, 2018 (tech) ->Security: Rogue Device Attacks
Wed, Nov 21, 2018 (tech) ->Software in a Decentralized and Distributed World, with Hardware at the Edge
Wed, Oct 17, 2018 (tech) ->QualityBox: a MediaWiki hosting service
Sat, Oct 06, 2018 (hands-on) ->Linux InstallFest LXVIII
Wed, Sep 19, 2018 (tech) ->Crypto News, plus our annual PGP/GnuPG Key-Signing Party
Sat, Aug 25, 2018 (social) ->Annual Summer BBQ XXIV (RESCHEDULED from Aug 11)
Wed, Aug 15, 2018 (tech) ->IPFS: The Interplanetary File System
Wed, Jul 18, 2018 (tech) ->Fotoxx 2018 Update; Application Containers; Wayland vs X11
Sat, Jun 30, 2018 (hands-on) ->Linux InstallFest LXVII
Wed, Jun 20, 2018 (tech) ->X-Ray Astronomy and the Invisible Universe
Wed, May 16, 2018 (tech) ->Blockchain, and Ubuntu 18.04 LTS
Wed, Apr 18, 2018 (tech) ->Lightning Talks 2018
Wed, Mar 21, 2018 (tech) ->***MEETING CANCELED***
Wed, Feb 21, 2018 (tech) ->Secure Keystores with TPM 2.0
Sat, Feb 10, 2018 (hands-on) ->Linux InstallFest LXVI
Wed, Jan 17, 2018 (tech) ->Side Channel Attacks on Modern Hardware

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