GNU/Linux/OpenSource [note] User Groups
in the New York City Area
Links for Beginners
[NYC-5 boroughs] [Long Island] [Westchester & north] [New Jersey] [Connecticut]
NYC : the 5 boroughs
- AnyNix = Any *NIX SIG of NYACC
contact: Buz Cory at sigunix@buzco.PenguinPowered.com
meetings suspended as of Jan 2003
- DELUGE = DEsktop Linux User Group for Endusers
http://www.delugeny.org (new site)
contact: "Mark S. Halegua" email@example.com
meets: 6:30 pm, 1st Wednesday of each month (usually)
at: NYPC office,The New Yorker Hotel (on 8th Avenue between 34th & 35th Streets) Room 550
Send them email to get on the list for admission to the building
what: Covers Linux and cross-platform applications (ie Linux, BSD, OS/2 others). Emphasis is on applications that run on multiple platforms.
- GNUbies, The GNU/Linux/Free OS Beginners
meets: Second Wednesday of each month,
also additional meetings and study groups, check website for dates
at: IBM building on 57 St ( usually - check website)
what: topics aimed at people new to Linux and Free/GNU software; presentations assume little or no prior technical knowledge
fees: NONE, free, open to all
- LISPNYC - LISP User Group NYC
meets: 7:00 pm, Second Tuesday of each month
at: a location to be announced on their website
what: students and practitioners of the LISP programming language
: meetings and mailing list
contact: via the form on their website
Also: Lisp Music Sig, meets 3rd Friday of each month at Harvestworks
- The Linux Society
meets: 6:15 pm on 2nd Tuesday of each month
at: NYPC office, 481 Eighth Ave/34th St., (New Yorker Hotel), 5th Fl., Suite 550
Denny Nikolopoulos - founder
Dario Castellanos at firstname.lastname@example.org
what: the Linux SIG of the NYPC Users Group presentations on core topics
fees: none for this group (but you can become an NYPC member for $45)
- LUNY = Linux Users of NY - DISCONTINUED
LUNY is no more. Please remove any links to the website, as it historical only.
- LXNY - http://www.lxny.org
at: new location being determined
What: LXNY supports Linux, GNU, and all open-source software. LXNY also organizes local REFUND DAY events. LXNY works with the Open-Schools Initiative, to install and support Linux in public and private schools.
contact the secretary to be put on the meeting notification list
- Linux Meetup - http://linux.meetup.com
meets: 1st Tuesdays at 8:00 pm
at: location voted on each month
What: The MEETUP website sets up casual meetings for people interested in a common topic, usually in a local restaurant or bar, voted on beforehand by the attendees. Check the main Meetup page to find meetups for other computer topics.
- NYLXS = New York Linux Scene
meetings and other events vary, check their events page
at: mostly manhattan and downtown brooklyn
contact: Ruben Safir at email@example.com
what: mailing-lists, announcements service, Classes, jobs board, political action
fees: On-line services and most meetings are FREE;
voting rights require a membership fee and monthly volunteer time
- NYLUG = NY Linux User Group
meets: 6:30 pm 3rd Wednesday of each month
at: IBM building at 57 St & Madison Ave
or at the Google offices in SOHO
check their website for this month's location
contacts: Jim Gleason at firstname.lastname@example.org
what: guest speakers with focus on Linux;
nylug-talk : discussion mailing list;
nylug-announce : for notification of most local linux events
- NYZPUG - NY Zope and Python Users Group
Meets: 3rd Thurs of every month (usually)
at: eGenius Inc. office Suite 1002, 20 Jay street, Brooklyn
Subway Directions: Take F to York Street and walk down Jay Street to 20 Jay Street.
contact: Chalu Kim email@example.com
Mailing List: http://my.egenius.com/mailman/listinfo/nyzug
- NYCWireless - NYC Wireless Users and Developers
Meets: last Wednesday of every month (usually)
contact: Peter Rubenstein firstname.lastname@example.org
contact: Joe Plotkin : joe@NYCwireless.net
Mailing List: http://www.nycwireless.org/resources.html
Developing a network of free (as in beer, and in speech) wireless access points to the internet, and teaching/developing the technology to do this.
- NY.PM - New York Perl Mongers
meets: 3rd or 4th Thursday of many months
at: varies. join their mailing list for meeting notices
contact: see their contact listing page
send email to "David H. Adler" to get on the meeting notification list
what: local branch of the International federation of Perl programmers
Meetings are erratic, but the mailing list is lively, ranging from friendly flames to serious tech talk.
- perlsemny - Perl Seminar New York - Study Group
meets: 3rd Tuesday of each month (but not June,July,Aug)
at: room 550, floor 5, New Yorker Hotel, 481 8th Ave at 34 Street.
contact: Jim Keenan email@example.com
Instructions for mailing list (mostly meeting notices) and archive of past postings are on the website
what: monthly study group for serious Perl developers
meets: 3rd Thursday of odd-numbered months
at: "Alliance for Downtown NY Conference Facility", 104 Washington Street, Downtown, NYC.
what: technical topics relating to Unix and the Unix User Community
fees: $50 annual membership, single-meeting fee $20 for non-members
- NYSA - New York Systems Administrator Association
meets: second Wed of each month (check website)
at: manhattan; varies with each meeting (send them email to check)
what: networking issues
fees: none; free - membership open to all
- NYPHP - New York PHP User Group
meets: 6:30pm, 4th Tuesday of each month
(please rsvp to get onto security list)
at: IBM, 590 Park Avenue at 57 Street (map)
what: meetings; mailing list; IRC; knowledge database planned.
contact: Hans Zaunere firstname.lastname@example.org
Several projects are planned and/or in progress; these involve members in coding and/or writing and/or presenting. Read their "Group Notes" page for specifics.
- XML SIG - XML SIG of ObjDevGroup
contact: Walter Perry email@example.com
at: Goldman Sachs, 125 Broad Street, 19th Floor, Room B.
meetings: held irregularly
pre-register: (required) for each meeting by sending email to Walter Perry, and bring picture-id.
No website, but email Walter Perry to be added to the announcement list.
- DB SIG - DBSIG of NYPC
meets: 6:30 pm on 3rd Thursday of each month
at: NYPC office, 481 Eighth Ave/34th St. (Suite 1560)
contact: Dario Castellanos at firstname.lastname@example.org
what: Study group for relational databases and SQL (Structured Query Language), using MYSQL as the study model.
First attendance free. Membership ($45/year) required for continued attendance.
- NYCBUG - NYC BSD Users Group
meets: 6:30 pm, early in the month
at: Apple Store at 103 Prince Street, Manhattan.
contact: either george(at)nycbug.org or hans(at)nycbug.org
what: meetings, mailing lists.
Free and open to all. First meeting was Jan 2004.
Groups in Nearby Areas
Long Island, N.Y.
- LILUG = Long Island Linux User Group
meets: 8:00 pm 2nd Tuesday of each month
at: SUNY, Farmingdale, N.Y. (driving instructions)
(Meetings are held in Whitman Hall, room 150, unless otherwise advertised.)
email email@example.com for building and room number
contact: Matt Surico at firstname.lastname@example.org
- LIPHP = Long Island PHP User Group
meets: 7:00 pm last Monday of each month
at: Hauppauge, N.Y.
contact: via their mailing list - signup on their web site
Westchester, N.Y. and NorthAlso, for tech groups in and near Poughkeepsie see Bill Collier's calendar:
"Professional/Technical Society Meetings in the Mid-Hudson Valley"
- Westchester Linux Users Group of WPCUG
meets: 7:00 pm mid-month (check calendar)
at: White Plains Middle School,
128 Grandview Ave., White Plains, N.Y.
or at: Stepinac High School,
950 Mamaroneck Ave, White Plains, NY
map: map on their web site
contact: Ed Weinberg at email@example.com
or at edw@LinuxGuy.net
- MHVLUG = Mid-Hudson Valley Linux Users Group
meets: 6:00pm on 1st Monday of each month (as of Nov 2004)
at: Mid-Hudson Valley Library System Auditorium, Poughkeepsie
(to directions on website)
contact: Sean Dague at firstname.lastname@example.org
what: group for Linux users in the greater Mid-Hudson area. Meeting since March 2003.
- NJULUGS = New Jersey United Linux User Groups
Umbrella organization for joint activities of NJ lugs.
currently includes: CHLUG, RUSLUG, LUG/IP, Lunics, Devplug.
contact Lug/IP to be listed
no longer active
- LUG/IP = Linux Users Group In Princeton
meets: 7:00 pm 2nd Wednesday each month
at: Lawrence Branch of the Mercer County Library in Lawrence, N.J.;
contact: Smed Brookwater - email@example.com
contact: William Bilancio - firstname.lastname@example.org (webmaster/Mail List Admin/Treasure)
what: gathering of Linux enthusiasts to talk about Linux (meeting may be continued at a local bar).
affiliated: the LUG/IP Hardware SIG
meets: 6:30 pm 1st Tuesday of each month
At: Hamilton Township Public Library, Mercer County.
- LUNICS = Linux SIG of the Amateur Computer Group of New Jersey.
meets: 1st Monday of each month at 8:00 pm
at: Scotch Plains, New Jersey
Check their website for meeting confirmation and location.
contact: Andreas Meyer at email@example.com
what: Linux installfests & Demos of GNU/HURD; FreeBSD, Linux
contact: Nadeem Hasan at firstname.lastname@example.org to be added to mailing list ---->
- OS/2-LINUX SIG = OS/2 and Linux SIG of NJPCUG
meetings: 7:00 PM last Wednesday of each month
(except Nov and Dec move to first Wed of following Dec and Jan)
at: Hackensack, Northern N.J.
travel directions are on the website
what: Linux and alternate operating systems,
including networking Linux with OS/2 and Mac systems
contact: Larry Bogert at email@example.com
email Larry to be added to the announcement list
- [/dev/plug] = Passaic County Linux Users Group
meets: 1st Thursday of every month
at: (more detail on website)
Panera Bread, 1300 Route 17 North, Ramsey, NJ 07446
what: we have about 113 members (as of 11/2005). Meetings are informal, and all are welcome. We host install fests
Contact: Matthew Hoskins at firstname.lastname@example.org
- RUSLUG = Rutgers Univ Students Linux Users Group - New Brunswick
meets: 3rd Tuesday of each month
at: Rutgers Univ, New Brunswick Campus
see web site for travel directions
what: student group meets during the college semester
contact: Michael Kazin Pres., email him : mkazin AT SPAMFREE ruslug.rutgers DOT edu
- RUNLUG = Rutgers University: Newark Linux Users Group
meets: needs a new leader since Oct 2003, if interested contact the email below
at: Rutgers Univ, Newark Campus
what: student group: mailing list; meetings; projects
- CHLUG = Cherry Hill Linux Users Group
meets: monthly - usually first week of the month
at: Cherry Hill, Camden County - Cherry Hill Public Library travel directions
what: mailing list; meetings; projects
- ECLUG = Eastern Connecticut Linux Users Group
Meets:most months over dinner - join their mailing list to contact them
contacts: email@example.com - or David A. Desrosiers (firstname.lastname@example.org)
what: Linux and Free UNIX users and developers what: mailing list with archives
- SCOSUG = Southern CT Open Source User Group
Meets: third Sunday of every month, normally at 6:00 pm
at: Innovation Software Group, Suite #1
565 Washington Avenue (route 5), North Haven, CT 06473
contacts: email: email@example.com
what: We discuss and use everything open source!
travel directions on web site; announce mailing list; discussion mailing list
- GHGLUG = Greater Hartford GNU/Linux Users Group
Meets: monthly, regular schedule not yet set
at: Hartford area, often in Windsor
contact: join the mailing list for more info
what: Meetings, mailing lists.
Since November 2003
- CCOSS = Central Connecticut Open Systems Society
Meets: quarterly, but contact them about additional events
at: Central Connecticut, most recently in Glastonbury
contact:Lynne Mardoc: firstname.lastname@example.org (without the "1")
[The one is there to prevent Web bots from emailing us].
contact:Christopher Paulin: email@example.com (without the "1")
contact:William Rivet: firstname.lastname@example.org (without the "1")
what: "a group of computer enthusiasts who are dedicated to learning and discussing open source operating systems and software"
To have your User Group included on this LUGs directory,
please send email to: email@example.com .
note: NY City Transit provides free subway and bus maps, available at the token booth of most subway stations.
CAVEAT: meetings can change or be canceled with short notice. Please recheck each User Group meeting on its own home page or with the contact given on its home page.
fees: User group meetings are usually free and open to the public. Exceptions are noted. Trade shows normally charge admission fees, but check their web sites for discounts and free passes.
This page was based upon Rick Moen's BALE: Bay Area Linux Events page, serving the San Francisco Linux community.
Consider forming a Linux User Group in your own area.
- There's good advice on how to do this at the LinuxDocumentationProject site:
- And Rick's essay is a "must-read":
note: about OPEN vs Free
This website includes groups that use Opensource or Free software, as well as some proprietary (ie closed-source) software. The selection criterion is that the user-group deals with either LINUX or a technology closely related to Linux (eg PERL).
The debate between the philosophy and politics of Open vs Free is of some significance, and many members of the technology community take it extremely seriously.
This website will not deal with the topic or the issues.
But we can recommend the following websites to start your own study.
- Free Software Foundation
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