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


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 2019

Wed, Jun 19, 2019 (tech) ->Space Junk
Wed, Mar 20, 2019 (tech) ->Rooftops V: Where have I known you before? Return to Net Neutrality
Wed, Feb 20, 2019 (tech) ->Do "Do This At Home"... In Control!
Sat, Jan 19, 2019 (tech) ->Linux InstallFest LXIX and M.I.T. IoTFest
Wed, Jan 16, 2019 (tech) ->Linux Game Development

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We also thank MIT for the use of their facilities.

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