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 2015

Wed, Dec 16, 2015 (tech) ->Introduction to Ceph and Architectural Overview
Sat, Dec 05, 2015 (hands-on) ->Linux InstallFest LVIII
Wed, Dec 02, 2015 (desktop) ->Bitcoins
Wed, Nov 18, 2015 (tech) ->OSS Digital Photography Workflow
Wed, Nov 04, 2015 (desktop) ->Emacs
Wed, Oct 21, 2015 (tech) ->MooseFS
Wed, Sep 16, 2015 (tech) ->Jeff Schiller and PGP/GnuPG Keysigning Party XV
Sat, Aug 29, 2015 (hands-on) ->Linux InstallFest LVII
Wed, Aug 19, 2015 (tech) ->OpenWRT: The Linux distribution for embedded, connected devices
Sat, Aug 01, 2015 (social) ->Annual Summer BBQ XXI
Wed, Jul 15, 2015 (tech) ->Federico's 2015 OSCON Preview
Wed, Jun 17, 2015 (tech) ->Linux in Supercomputing: Trends in High Performance Computing
Sat, Jun 13, 2015 (hands-on) ->Linux InstallFest LVI
Wed, May 20, 2015 (tech) ->Energia MT: Efficiently Sensing the World Around You
Wed, Apr 15, 2015 (tech) ->SoC Update : How embedded Linux is changing the PC ecosystem
Wed, Mar 18, 2015 (tech) ->Linux Soup XV: Containers and Docker
Sat, Mar 14, 2015 (hands-on) ->Linux InstallFest LV
Wed, Mar 04, 2015 (desktop) ->Meshnets
Wed, Feb 18, 2015 (tech) ->February 2015 BLU meeting ***CANCELLED***
Wed, Feb 04, 2015 (desktop) ->CryptoParty
Wed, Jan 21, 2015 (tech) ->Fotoxx Update
Thu, Jan 15, 2015 (special) ->Internet of Things Festival
Wed, Jan 07, 2015 (desktop) ->Free Culture and Free Software

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