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.

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


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 2011

Wed, Dec 21, 2011 (tech) ->Selling Open Source - Being Persuasive with Management
Sat, Dec 03, 2011 (hands-on) ->Linux InstallFest XLII
Wed, Nov 16, 2011 (tech) ->Rolling out IPv6 on Linux
Wed, Oct 19, 2011 (tech) ->Usability and Fotoxx
Wed, Sep 21, 2011 (tech) ->PGP/GnuPG Keysigning Party XII
Sat, Aug 27, 2011 (hands-on) ->Linux InstallFest XLI
Wed, Aug 17, 2011 (tech) ->Android Tablet Wars: An Overview
Sat, Jul 30, 2011 (social) ->Annual Summer BBQ XVII
Wed, Jul 20, 2011 (tech) ->Arduino Hacking 101: Importing the Universe
Wed, Jun 15, 2011 (tech) ->Beowulf Revisited or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Disruptive Technologies
Sat, Jun 04, 2011 (hands-on) ->Linux InstallFest XL
Wed, May 18, 2011 (tech) ->Mono
Wed, Apr 20, 2011 (tech) ->Short Takes: Nagios, Gnome 3, Genesi's Efika MX Smarttop
Wed, Apr 20, 2011 (tech) ->Short Takes: Nagios, Gnome 3, Genesi's Efika MX Smarttop
Wed, Mar 16, 2011 (tech) ->Agile From the Engine Room: Making the World Safe for Geeks
Sat, Mar 12, 2011 (hands-on) ->Linux InstallFest XXXIX
Wed, Feb 16, 2011 (tech) ->Net Neutrality and the FCC
Wed, Feb 16, 2011 (tech) ->Net Neutrality and the FCC
Wed, Feb 16, 2011 (tech) ->Net Neutrality and the FCC
Wed, Feb 16, 2011 (tech) ->Net Neutrality and the FCC
Wed, Feb 16, 2011 (tech) ->Net Neutrality and the FCC
Wed, Feb 16, 2011 (tech) ->Net Neutrality and the FCC
Wed, Jan 19, 2011 (tech) ->Hardware Hacking: Low Cost Mobile Robot Platform using Linux

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