Originally known as The Greater Boston Area Netware Users Group, BNUG was founded in December of 1986 and is run entirely by volunteers. BNUG has a membership base of approximately 1500, of whom several hundred subscribe to the BNUG e-mail list and on Meetup. BNUG has held meetings at a number of locations over the years, including Proteon's offices in Westborough, Novell's office in Wellesley, Harvard University in Cambridge, Mount Ida College in Newton, Microsoft's office in Waltham, New England Rehabilitation Hospital in Woburn, and the Microsoft Store in the Burlington Mall.

Presently, BNUG holds its general meetings at MassBay Community College in Wellesley and the Microsoft offices in Burlington, MA. General meetings are usually held on the 1st Tuesday of each month. The BNUG Executive Board usually meets on the 3rd Tuesday of the month, but this schedule may change from time to time. Please check the BNUG calendar page for the date and location of BNUG's next meeting or

BNUG's President Emeritus, Glenn Fund, formed and ran the group from its inception through 1995, a period which saw the group evolve from a dedicated NetWare-only group to an organization covering networking issues of all sorts. During Josh Turiel's tenure as President from 1995 until 1998, BNUG started focusing on education as a major part of its mission. Andrew Daitch expanded this focus with a series of weekend training seminars on various networking topics. His successor, Mark Kushinsky, carried on in this tradition of leadership, maintaing BNUG's relevancy during a period of rapid transition in the industry.

Dale Heron, having served on the BNUG Executive Board for a number of years, was elected as BNUG's president in May of 2009 and served until May of 2013. Following Dale, Steve Isenberg served as president. Steve, who has been an active member of BNUG since the group's second meeting in January 1987 and has served as VP, secretary, and treasurer over the years, is currently the group's treasurer and webmaster. Following Steve as president in 2016 was Marc Javel who had also been a board member of the group for many years before accepting the office. Our current president is Adam Frost who started in the office in 2018.

A few years ago, the group expanded to use Meetup in addition to its website (you're here on the website!) and its email list to list and announce meetings to a wider audience. If you haven't yet, please sign up to the group at Meetup.

You can see the full list of the BNUG Executive Board members here.

BNUG sponsors monthly meetings on a wide variety of topics, some networking related, others on basic computing principles, tools, and tips. The group has presented a number of special events over the years including the LAN Ahoy! trade show and cruise, the Pub Crawl, the User Lab at Networks Expo trade show in Boston, and the BNUG annual Anniversary Meeting each December.

BNUG, the Boston Network Users Group, is committed to hosting engaging, challenging and knowledgeable speakers, fine refreshments, and, as much as we can manage -- in the words of Glenn Fund -- lots of free stuff.

If you would like to suggest BNUG's participation in any upcoming networking related shows or events, please let us know!

Or maybe you would like to get involved with the group. There's no charge or obligation, we're a friendly group of people who enjoy getting together discussing technical topics and planning interesting meetings. Come to a board meeting and say "Hi". Our calendar of events tells about the next meeting(s). We look forward to meeting you!




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This page last updated March 25, 2019 by smi