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USA User Groups

Although the USENIX Association does not officially sponsor national groups or local user groups, we do offer support by publishing information about them on these Web pages and providing an appropriate postal list for a membership mailing (when at least one member of the group is also a member of USENIX).

SAGE, The Systems Administrators Guild, does sponsor local groups and has its own Local Sysadmin Group listings.

Send additions and corrections to: jel@usenix.org.

Alaska

Alaska Linux Users Group AKLUG
Anchorage, Alaska
info@aklug.org
Meets formally once a month and informally often. For info and local mail list see the AKLUG Website.

Arizona

The Phoenix Linux User Group
Meets monthly at a member's home till such time as Inficad gets their classroom built - see Website for current meeting date/time and location.

Phoenix Storage Networking User Group (SNUG)
Dedicated to discussing the effective application of data storage and storage networking technologies in an open, education-focused environment. If you are interested in becoming involved, please feel free to contact Warren Avery at wavery@prometheandatasolutions.com.

Arkansas

Northeast Arkansas Linux Users Group
Batesville, Arkansas

California

Bay Area:
Bay Area FreeBSD User Group

BayLISA
General meetings are held the 3rd Thursday of the month in Cupertino at the Apple Campus.

Berkeley Unix User Group
BUUG (Berkeley Unix User Group) is a friendly support network for residents of Berkeley, CA and surrounding areas, who want to learn and discuss Linux, BSD, Solaris, or other Unix-type systems. BUUG meets on the 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month.

California Central Valley Storage Networking User Group
Dedicated to discussing the effective application of data storage and storage networking technologies in an open, education-focused environment. If you are interested in becoming involved, please feel free to contact Enrique Flores at ehf@ucmerced.edu.

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Linux Users Group

San Francisco Bay Area Linux Users' Group
Meets 2nd Tuesday of the month.

San Francisco Linux Users' Group
P.O. Bo 210418, San Francisco, CA 94121-0418
Meetings are the first Sunday of the month, 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., and the third Monday of each month, 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. See the Web site, http://www.sf-lug.org, for details and special meetings.

San Francisco OpenBSD Users Group
Meets once a month, the first monday, at 7pm (at Goat Hill Pizza).

San Francisco Storage Networking User Group
Dedicated to discussing the effective application of data storage and storage networking technologies in an open, education-focused environment. If you are interested in becoming involved, please feel free to contact Rahul Bakshi at rbakshi@vericenter.com.

Los Angeles Area:
Cerritos LUG
Meetings are the second Saturday of the month from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at SCC 800 on the east side of California State University Dominguez Hills in Carson, CA.
Cerritos LUG aims to be more than a casual gathering of Linux users. Our goal is to offer our members the knowledge to become proficient in the administration of Linux systems. We plan on offering presentations on a whole range of topics, like running an FTP server, web hosting (Apache), managing users—things a Linux admin does day to day.

Los Angeles/Orange County Storage Networking User Group (SNUG)
Dedicated to discussing the effective application of data storage and storage networking technologies in an open, education-focused environment. If you are interested in becoming involved, please feel free to contact Allen Springer.

UUASC-LA
UNIX Users Association of Southern California, Los Angeles Chapter
Meets the first Thursday of each month.
For information, contact Dave Close.

Orange County:
Los Angeles/Orange County Storage Networking User Group (SNUG)
Dedicated to discussing the effective application of data storage and storage networking technologies in an open, education-focused environment. If you are interested in becoming involved, please feel free to contact Allen Springer.

Orange County Linux Users Group
Fullerton, CA
Matt McKenzie (linuxguru77@yahoo.com)
Meetings monthly at California State University Fullerton, on a Saturday. We usually are ready for "install-fests" every meeting, and occasionally have demos.
For date/time of meeting and directions, see our website. To subscribe to our mailing list, send mail to: majordomo@oclug.org and put "subscribe oclug" in the body of the message, no subject.

UUASC
UNIX Users Association of Southern California, Orange County Chapter
Meets the second Monday of each month.
For information, contact Dave Close.

San Diego:
San Diego ACM
Dan Konigsbach
Meets monthly (usually third Thursday) with a speaker on some new or fascinating topic in computing. Free, all invited.

Network Professional Association San Diego Chapter
5348 Carroll Canyon Rd.
San Diego, CA 92121
Jim Belasco
San Diego Chapter of NPA (Network Professional Association). Learn about us and come to our next meeting posted at www.SDNPA.org.

San Diego Storage Networking User Group (SNUG)
Dedicated to discussing the effective application of data storage and storage networking technologies in an open, education-focused environment. If you are interested in becoming involved, please feel free to contact Allen Springer.

Silicon Valley:
Network Professional's Guild
San Jose, CA 95159
William Strouse
(408) 302-9553 Voice Mail

Silicon Valley Linux Users' Group
Meets the 1st Wednesday of the month.

Silicon Valley Storage Networking User Group (SNUG)
Dedicated to discussing the effective application of data storage and storage networking technologies in an open, education-focused environment. If you are interested in becoming involved, please feel free to contact Allen Springer.

Colorado

Boulder:
Front Range *BSD User Group
For users of FreeBSD, OpenBSD, NetBSD, or Dragonfly BSD. Meets every third Thursday of the month from 6:30 to 8:30, in the Expresso Cafe of the Boulder Public Library Main Branch, 1000 Canyon Blvd., Boulder, CO 80302.

Boulder Linux Users Group
Wayde Allen
(303) 497-5871
The Boulder Linux Users Group (BLUG) meets the second Thursday of each month. For more information, please visit our Web page.

Front Range UNIX Users Group (FRUUG) (quiescent as of February 2009)
Boulder, CO
Steve Gaede
(303) 444-9114
During its dormancy, FRUUG recommends that you check out the Front Range OpenSolaris User Group as well as the aforementioned Boulder Linux Users Group.

Denver:
Colorado Front Range Networking User Group (SNUG)
cofr@storagenetworking.org
Dedicated to discussing the effective application of data storage and storage networking technologies in an open, education-focused environment. If you are interested in becoming involved, please feel free to contact cofr@storagenetworking.org.

Colorado Linux Users and Enthusiasts
Denver, CO
Dave Anselmi
CLUE meets the second Tuesday of each month in the Denver Tech Center. Please see our web site for meeting topics, mailing lists, installfests, and more.

Fort Collins:
NCLUG: Northern Colorado Linux Users Group
Fort Collins, CO and surrounding areas in Northern Colorado
Matt Taggart
NCLUG meets the second Tuesday of every month. For time, location, and information on joining the mailing list, please visit the Web page.

Connecticut

Connecticut Free Unix Group
Lou Rinaldi
Meets on the second monday of each month at the Cheshire Public Library. Email cfug-announce-request@cfug.org with "subscribe" as the first line.

Washington, D.C.

Enterprise Server Integration Local User Group (ESILUG)
Jim Becker
DECUS Local User Group for the DC area, covering Unix, OpenVMS, Windows NT, and related technologies.

Washington Area UNIX Users Group
Columbia, MD
(301) 621-5500
email: afedder@mcsp.com
Meets 2nd Tuesday of each month.

Washington, D.C. Storage Networking User Group (SNUG)
Dedicated to discussing the effective application of data storage and storage networking technologies in an open, education-focused environment. If you are interested in becoming involved, please feel free to contact Scott Carson at (301-680-0006 x103).

Florida

Jacksonville:
Jacksonville Storage Networking User Group (SNUG)
Dedicated to discussing the effective application of data storage and storage networking technologies in an open, education-focused environment. If you are interested in becoming involved, please feel free to contact Brian McCarthy at brian@sencilo.com.

Orlando:
Central Florida UNIX Users Group
Bob Boardman
Meets the 3rd Thursday of each month.

Orlando Storage Networking User Group (SNUG)
Dedicated to discussing the effective application of data storage and storage networking technologies in an open, education-focused environment. If you are interested in becoming involved, please feel free to contact Gary Harris.

Southeast Florida
FLUX (Florida Linux Users Exchange)
Arieh Markel
Meets monthly. See Website for directions and information.

Tampa Bay Area
Tampa Bay Storage Networking User Group (SNUG)
Dedicated to discussing the effective application of data storage and storage networking technologies in an open, education-focused environment. If you are interested in becoming involved, please feel free to contact Brian McCarthy.

Western:
Florida West Coast UNIX Users Group
Mike Delucia
(813) 882-0770
Meets 1st Thursday of each month.

Georgia

Atlanta:
Atlanta Linux Enthusiasts
Metro Atlanta, GA
ale-admin@cc.gatech.edu
Monthly meetings on second Thursday. For directions and more information visit the Website.

Atlanta Storage Networking User Group (SNUG)
Dedicated to discussing the effective application of data storage and storage networking technologies in an open, education-focused environment. If you are interested in becoming involved, please feel free to contact Tim Bills, tim.bills@scentric.com.

Atlanta UNIX Users Group
Metro Atlanta, GA
auug@auug.org
Lindsay Cleveland
(770) 497-1902
Monthly meetings on first Monday at HP Building (near Perimeter Mall). For directions and more information visit the Website.

Dublin:
Dublin Georgia Linux Users Group (DUGALUG)
Dublin Georgia
Daniel Carrere
This user group site provides information on Linux and UNIX. Information consists of news, documentation, vendors, etc.

Illinois

Chicago StorageNetworking User Group (SNUG)
Chicago, Illinois
Tim Arland
Dedicated to discussing the effective application of data storage and storage networking technologies in an open, education-focused environment.

UniForum Chicago
Chicago, Illinois
Michael Potter
UniForum meeting the fourth Tuesday of each month at College Of DuPage for educational meetings on the topic of open systems.

Indiana

UNIX Users Group
Bloomington, IN
uwsg@iu.edu
(812) 855-2627
Serving the general needs of users of Unix at Indiana University (all campuses). Meetings are usually held on the 3rd Thursday of each month and try to focus on new technology available at Indiana Unversity.

Iowa

DECUS Bi-State LUG
Serves Eastern half of Iowa/Quad Cities area in Illinois
Ken Connelly
Meets quarterly, 9am-4pm, in various locations. Four or five topics are generally scheduled. Feel free to come and go as your schedule and interests allow.

Iowa City Linux Users Group
Provides a local discussion and support group for Linux and other Unices available for the home or work desktop personal computers. Usually meets on the second Thursday of the month.

Kansas

KULUA - Kansas Unix & Linux Users Association
Jeffrey Watts
A Linux and Unix user group serving the Eastern Kansas and Western Missouri area.

Massachusetts

Boston:
Boston Storage Networking User Group (SNUG)
Dedicated to discussing the effective application of data storage and storage networking technologies in an open, education-focused environment. Meets the third Tuesday of each month. If you are interested in becoming involved, please feel free to contact Parrish Blaszka.

Greater Boston Chapter, ACM/SIGGRAPH
We hold 10 meetings/year in the Boston, MA area on a wide range of topics related to computer graphics.

Woods Hole:
Northern New England UNIX Users Group (NNEUUG)
Woods Hole, MA
Peter Schmitt
(508) 289-2877
Meets monthly at different sites.

Worcester:
Worcester Linux Users' Group (WLUG)
Worcester, MA
Andy Stewart
(508) 856-9479
WLUG meets monthly to discuss topics of interest to the Linux community. All are welcome!

Michigan

Southeast Michigan Storage Networking User Group (SNUG)
Dedicated to discussing the effective application of data storage and storage networking technologies in an open, education-focused environment. If you are interested in becoming involved, please feel free to contact Ron Ruedger at ruedgerrl@dteenergy.com.

Southeastern Michigan Sun Local Users Group and Nameless UNIX Users Group
Mike O'Connor and Gabe Helou
Meets on the 2nd Thursday of each month in Ann Arbor.

Minnesota

Minneapolis/St. Paul Storage Networking User Group (SNUG)
Dedicated to discussing the effective application of data storage and storage networking technologies in an open, education-focused environment. If you are interested in becoming involved, please feel free to contact Norman Owens.

Missouri

Central Missouri UNIX Users Group (CMUUG)
Columbia, MO
email: uug@coe.missouri.edu
(573) 882-2162
Meetings: Best to check the Web page, but tentatively first or second Wednesday of every month. Meetings are free and open to the public.

Mizzou Linux Users Group (MLUG)
Columbia, MO

Linux Users Group:next generation (LUG:ng)
LUG:ng is focused primarily on promoting the use of Open Source software and helping people understand the benefits of such in the Southern Missouri (Springfield) area. We meet monthly to discuss software, hardware, and have installfests and demo days. For more information about us or our meetings, please visit our Web site, www.lugng.org. Contact: Cheryl Jones (moo@bluecows.com)

St. Louis BSD User Community
St. Louis, MO
John Brooks
The St Louis BSD User Group has formed to promote BSD operating systems in the St Louis, Missouri area. Our membership is open to anyone interested in learning more about Free/Open/Net BSD, several mailing lists are available through our website.

St. Louis Storage Networking User Group (SNUG)
Dedicated to discussing the effective application of data storage and storage networking technologies in an open, education-focused environment. If you are interested in becoming involved, please feel free to contact Jeff Stephens.

St. Louis Unix Users Group - Linux SIG
St. Louis, MO
Matthew Feldt
The St. Louis Unix Users Group - Linux SIG holds its meetings on the third Thursday of every month. Meetings are free and open to everyone.

Southern Missouri Linux User's Club (SMLUC)
Springfield, MO
erik@smluc.org
(417) 767-2214

Nebraska

Bellevue Linux Users Group
Bellevue, NE (South of Omaha)
Gary Griffin
Membership is free. We meet monthly at different locations. Send e-mail to Gary Griffin for time and place of next meeting

Nevada

Las Vegas Storage Networking User Group (SNUG)
Dedicated to discussing the effective application of data storage and storage networking technologies in an open, education-focused environment. If you are interested in becoming involved, please feel free to contact Rich Taylor.

New Hampshire

Greater New Hampshire Linux User Group (GNHLUG)
Paul Lussier

New Jersey

Unofficial NJ SGI User's Group
Highlands, NJ
Sam Posten III
(732) 530-7766 x376
Meets infrequently. Looking for meeting place with public access to SGI machines on a monthly/bimonthly basis. "Members" kept informed of SGI/UNIX happenings in the NJ area via a mail list.

New Mexico

ASIGUNIX (Albuquerque Special Interest Group UNIX)
Albuquerque, NM
Dana Houtz
(505) 292-2677
ASIGUNIX meets on the 3rd Wednesday of each month at 7:00 pm at the BOSS facilities. The monthly newsletter describes the presentation.

New York

Long Island:
Long Island Chapter of the ACM
Long Island, New York
John Petraglia
Meets every 6 weeks at CW Post. Lectures on wide range of computer related topics. Refer to our web site for meeting information.

New York City:
New York City *BSD User Group
New York, NY
George Rosamond
Meets the first Wednesday of the month at the Apple Store at 103 Prince St.

New York Storage Networking User Group (SNUG)
Dedicated to discussing the effective application of data storage and storage networking technologies in an open, education-focused environment. If you are interested in becoming involved, please feel free to contact Page Woodbury.

Unigroup of New York, Inc.: New York City Unix User's Group
New York, NY
New York City's oldest and largest Unix User's Group (covering the Tri-State NY/NJ/CT Metropolitan Area). Meetings cover Unix, Linux, *BSD and related technologies, with a focus towards system administrators and developers.

North Carolina

Raleigh Storage Networking User Group (SNUG)
Dedicated to discussing the effective application of data storage and storage networking technologies in an open, education-focused environment. If you are interested in becoming involved, please feel free to contact Allen Springer.

Ohio

Columbus Storage Networking User Group (SNUG)
Dedicated to discussing the effective application of data storage and storage networking technologies in an open, education-focused environment. If you are interested in becoming involved, please feel free to contact Allen Springer.

Mid-Ohio Valley Linux Users Group
Parkersburg, West Virginia
Joe Gribble
Phone 304-489-1386
MOVLUG advocates Linux usage, and train members, as well as the nearby computing public, to use Linux and associated components. MOVLUG gives basic and advanced help in system administration, programming, Internet and intranet technologies.

Network Professional Association Cleveland Chapter
Cleveland, Ohio
Simon Jin - President
(216) 476-2787
Please join this network with all the certified network professionals - CNA, CNI, CNE, MCP, MCSE, CCIE, CNX...Meets monthly at HP in Strongsville.

Oklahoma

Stillwater Linux User Group
Paul J Thompson
Meets monthly in some various location on the campus of Oklahoma State University. Please check our homepage for more specific information.

Oregon

Portland:
BizNix
Portland, Oregon
Meets monthly. Check the web site for details.

Portland Storage Networking User Group (SNUG)
Dedicated to discussing the effective application of data storage and storage networking technologies in an open, education-focused environment. If you are interested in becoming involved, please feel free to contact Jackson Shea.

Willamette Valley:
Mid-Willamette Valley Linux Users Group
Corvallis, Oregon
John Sechrest
(541) 754 7325
Meets at 6:30 on the first Tuesday of each month at PEAK, 1600 SW 15th at Western Blvd, Corvallis. Entrance is located on the south side.

Pennsylvania

Harrisburg:
Harrisburg Unix Users' Group (HUUG)
Harrisburg, PA
The organization is an affiliation of Unix system users focused on System Administration issues. The group is operated on a consensus basis with the principal organizers depending upon the members for guidance and assistance.

Pittsburgh:
Pittsburgh ACM SIGGRAPH Professional Chapter
Pittsburgh, PA
The Pittsburgh ACM SIGGRAPH Professional Chapter is dedicated to the promotion of the study, design, development, and application of computer graphics in the Pittsburgh area.

Western Pennsylvania Linux User Group
Pittsburgh, PA

South Dakota

South Dakota Storage Networking User Group (SNUG)
Dedicated to discussing the effective application of data storage and storage networking technologies in an open, education-focused environment. If you are interested in becoming involved, please feel free to contact Scott Erkonen.

Tennessee

Meets last Wednesday of the month.
Nashville Linux User Group
Nashville, TN 37209
rob@bagpipe.com
615 383 2481
Open to anyone interested in Linux or other UNIX variants.

Texas

Austin:
Meets 3rd Thursday of each month.
Capital Area Central Texas UNIX Society (CACTUS)
Austin, TX 78766-9786
Ronald S. Woan
(512) 838-1254

Dallas/Fort Worth:
North Texas Linux Users Group NTLUG
Dallas TX
president@ntlug.org
NTLUG has over 1,000 members.
Our meetings are on the 3rd Saturday of the month. Meeting details can be found at http://www.ntlug.org/cal.html.
Our Linux Installation Project has installed Linux for hundreds of users. We offer free Beginning Linux training on meeting days.

Dallas/Fort Worth UNIX Users Group
PO Box 702626
Dallas, TX 75370
Meets the 1st Thursday of each month.

Houston:
Houston Linux Users Group
howardg@hal-pc.org
HLUG programs are oriented to the intermediate and novice or home user of LINUX. Meets 4th Saturday of the month.

Houston Storage Networking User Group (SNUG)
Dedicated to discussing the effective application of data storage and storage networking technologies in an open, education-focused environment. If you are interested in becoming involved, please feel free to contact Allen Springer.

Utah

Provo:
Provo Linux Users' Group (PLUG)
Provo, Utah
(801) 898-7343
Meetings 2nd Wednesday of Each Month. Hosted by EagleNet OnLine, 1800 S State St., Orem

Virginia

Linux and Unix Users Group at Virginia Tech
Blacksburg, Virginia
officers@vtluug.org
704-324-1337
The Linux and Unix Users Group at Virginia Tech is dedicated to improving the computing skills of its members, supporting Linux and Unix use on campus, and serving the community through Free Software and open data.

NOVALUG (Northern Virginia Linux Users Group)
(outside of DC)
greg@pryzby.org
Meets monthly in Chantilly, VA. Free membership, informal and informative group. Go to web site for membership and meeting information

Washington

Seattle Area:
Seattle UNIX Group
Bill Campbell
(206) 947 5591
Mercer Island, WA 98040-0820

Puget Sound Storage Networking User Group (SNUG)
Dedicated to discussing the effective application of data storage and storage networking technologies in an open, education-focused environment. If you are interested in becoming involved, please feel free to contact Joseph Goins.

West Virginia

Mid-Ohio Valley Linux Users Group
Parkersburg, West Virginia
Joe Gribble
Phone 304-489-1386
MOVLUG advocates Linux usage, and train members, as well as the nearby computing public, to use Linux and associated components. MOVLUG gives basic and advanced help in system administration, programming, Internet and intranet technologies.

United States National Groups

Network Professional Association
195 South C Street, Suite 250
Tustin, California 92780
npa@npa.org
(714) 573-4780
Fax: (714) 669-9341
The NPA is a non-profit organization for networking professionals who design, implement, and maintain computer networks. For membership information and meeting schedule, visit the Web site or send email.

UniForum Association
UniForum Association supports open computing by providing high quality educational programs, conferences, publications and on-line services.

USA Linux Users Group
This is an online forum for Linux enthusiasts of all skill levels. Novices and experts are all welcome here.
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