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


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 2017

Wed, Dec 20, 2017 (tech) ->Container Orchestration: Docker Swarm 101
Wed, Nov 15, 2017 (tech) ->3D Printing
Wed, Oct 18, 2017 (tech) ->Current issues in SSL and TLS
Sat, Oct 07, 2017 (hands-on) ->Linux InstallFest LXV
Wed, Sep 20, 2017 (tech) ->Crypto News Review, Historical Vignette, and GPG/PGP Key-Signing
Wed, Aug 16, 2017 (tech) ->Hardware Hacking: Low-cost Linux clusters
Sat, Jul 22, 2017 (social) ->Annual Summer BBQ XXIII
Wed, Jul 19, 2017 (tech) ->Quick Hits Redux: Updates on Solar-Powered Linux Projects
Wed, Jun 21, 2017 (tech) ->Introduction to Buildah
Sat, Jun 03, 2017 (hands-on) ->Linux InstallFest LXIV
Wed, May 17, 2017 (tech) ->Fotoxx Update 2017
Wed, Apr 19, 2017 (tech) ->IoT Security, Digital Data Privacy, the Linux Dirty COW and related matters
Sat, Mar 18, 2017 (hands-on) ->Linux InstallFest LXIII
Wed, Mar 15, 2017 (tech) ->BLU Quick Hits: IoT comms using LoraWAN. Also Layer 1 - 3 security with ProtonMail
Wed, Feb 15, 2017 (tech) ->Linux Backups
Wed, Jan 18, 2017 (tech) ->Red Hat OCID and Container Security

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We also thank MIT for the use of their facilities.

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