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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. BNUG has held meetings at a number of locations over the years, including Proteon's offices in Westborough, Novell's site in Wellesley, Harvard University in Cambridge, Mount Ida College in Newton, Microsoft's office in Waltham, and New England Rehabilitation Hospital in Woburn.

Presently, BNUG holds its general meetings at the Microsoft Store in the Burlington Mall. General meetings are 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 contact the president.

BNUG's President Emeritus, Glenn Fund, 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. Immediate past president Steve Isenberg has been an active member of BNUG since the group's second meeting in January 1987, plus he has served as VP, secretary, and treasurer over the years. Current president is Marc Javel.

A full list of the BNUG Executive Board may be found here.

BNUG sponsors monthly meetings on a wide variety of topics, and 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, and the BNUG annual Anniversary Meeting each December.

BNUG is committed to hosting engaging, challenging and knowledgeable speakers, fine refreshments, and -- 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!


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