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


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 2019

Wed, Dec 18, 2019 (tech) ->MIT App Inventor
Sat, Dec 07, 2019 (hands-on) ->Linux InstallFest LXXI
Wed, Nov 20, 2019 (tech) ->Building Raspberry PI Supercomputers; Latest from SC19
Wed, Oct 16, 2019 (tech) ->Designing and Bringing Silicon to Market
Sat, Sep 21, 2019 (hands-on) ->Linux InstallFest LXX
Wed, Sep 18, 2019 (tech) ->Crypto News, Historical Vignette, and Our Annual PGP/GnuPG Key-Signing Party
Wed, Aug 21, 2019 (tech) ->Raspberry Pi 4 Overview and Demo
Sat, Aug 17, 2019 (social) ->Annual Summer BBQ XXV
Wed, Jul 17, 2019 (tech) ->Our 25th Anniversary
Wed, Jun 19, 2019 (tech) ->Moon Race: the US/Soviet Competition to Put Humans on the Moon
Wed, May 15, 2019 (tech) ->ARRL, Ham Radio, and Linux
Wed, Apr 17, 2019 (tech) ->Short Takes: Gnome Boxes and Others
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 (hands-on) ->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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