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 2013

Wed, Dec 18, 2013 (tech) ->Python for Systems Administration
Wed, Dec 11, 2013 (desktop) ->Learn Zim
Sat, Dec 07, 2013 (hands-on) ->Linux InstallFest L
Wed, Nov 20, 2013 (tech) ->Data Privacy on Android Devices
Wed, Nov 06, 2013 (desktop) ->Introducing the Pirate Party
Wed, Oct 16, 2013 (tech) ->SEO and Social Media Marketing
Sat, Sep 28, 2013 (special) ->GNU 30th anniversary celebration and hackathon (3 days: Sep 27-29)
Wed, Sep 18, 2013 (tech) ->PGP/GnuPG Keysigning Party XIV
Sat, Aug 24, 2013 (hands-on) ->Linux InstallFest XLIX
Wed, Aug 21, 2013 (tech) ->OpenStack from Scratch
Sat, Aug 17, 2013 (social) ->Annual Summer BBQ XIX
Wed, Aug 07, 2013 (desktop) ->Project/Hangout Night
Wed, Jul 17, 2013 (tech) ->Sonar GNU/Linux distribution
Wed, Jun 19, 2013 (tech) ->Federico's ARM Roundup
Wed, Jun 05, 2013 (desktop) ->Learn Inkscape, Draw Freely
Sat, Jun 01, 2013 (hands-on) ->Linux InstallFest XLVIII
Wed, May 15, 2013 (tech) ->BeagleBone Black and Open Source Computing
Wed, May 01, 2013 (desktop) ->When Peer Production Succeeds (Mako)
Wed, Apr 17, 2013 (tech) ->Whirlpools, Maelstroms, and Maytags with Android's Sticks and Chips
Wed, Apr 03, 2013 (desktop) ->How and Why to Root Your Android Device
Wed, Mar 20, 2013 (tech) ->Linux Soup XIII: GlusterFS
Sat, Mar 16, 2013 (industry) ->Northeast GNU/Linuxfest 2013
Wed, Mar 06, 2013 (desktop) ->LibrePlanet Preview
Sat, Mar 02, 2013 (hands-on) ->Linux InstallFest XLVII
Wed, Feb 20, 2013 (tech) ->IPv6 on a Home Network
Wed, Feb 06, 2013 (desktop) ->How to Build a Home/Media Server with GNU/Linux
Wed, Jan 16, 2013 (tech) ->Android Sensors: What Can Your Android Sense For You
Wed, Jan 02, 2013 (desktop) ->Free Software Mastermind

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