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


2022 / 2021 / 2020 / 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 2021

Wed, Oct 20, 2021 (tech)->Hardware Hacking 101: Rogue Keyboards and Eavesdropping Cables
Wed, Sep 15, 2021 (tech)->Crypto News Review, Historical Vignette, and Transitioning from PGP/GnuPG
Wed, Aug 18, 2021 (tech)->Rocky Linux
Sat, Aug 14, 2021 (social)->Annual Summer BBQ XXVI
Wed, Jul 21, 2021 (tech)->SBC Roundup
Wed, Jun 23, 2021 (tech)->No One Ever Buys a Computer
Wed, May 19, 2021 (tech)->Assorted Topics
Wed, Apr 21, 2021 (tech)->Larks' Tongues in ASCII
Wed, Mar 17, 2021 (tech)->Linux Soup XVII: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8
Wed, Feb 17, 2021 (tech)->What's New With CentOS
Wed, Jan 20, 2021 (tech)->Deploying An Openshift Cluster using Ansible Automation

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We also thank MIT for the use of their facilities.

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