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Mar
5
Tue
Boston Network Users Group Meeting
Mar 5 @ 6:30 pm

The Boston Network Users Group was founded in December, 1986 and has been serving IT professionals and nonprofessionals since then with monthly meetings on current technical topics and other events. The group is entirely volunteer-run and charges no membership fees (we never have and don’t intend to change).
Our meetings are open to members and nonmembers, for no charge, usually on the first Tuesday of the month. We hold board meetings usually on the third Tuesday of the month and welcome (and encourage) all interested to join us. Consult our web page and our meetup site (www.meetup.com/b-n-u-g) for information.

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Mar
10
Sun
Metrowest Orchestra Tribute to John Ross @ Natick High School Auditorium
Mar 10 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

This week we lost a dear friend to the IT community, John Ross. Metrowest Symphony Orchestra will be performing a tribute to John on Sunday. Please join us in celebrating John’s life and the impact he had on us all!

Anyone wishing to share in John’s celebration of life may do so by coming to his memorial Symphony Concert.

Metrowest Symphony Orchestra presents a Celtic program dedicated to John Ross at Natick High School Auditorium
This Sunday at 2:00 PM

Natick High School Auditorium
15 West Street, Natick MA

Apr
2
Tue
Boston Network Users Group Meeting
Apr 2 @ 6:30 pm

The Boston Network Users Group was founded in December, 1986 and has been serving IT professionals and nonprofessionals since then with monthly meetings on current technical topics and other events. The group is entirely volunteer-run and charges no membership fees (we never have and don’t intend to change).
Our meetings are open to members and nonmembers, for no charge, usually on the first Tuesday of the month. We hold board meetings usually on the third Tuesday of the month and welcome (and encourage) all interested to join us. Consult our web page and our meetup site (www.meetup.com/b-n-u-g) for information.

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May
7
Tue
Boston Network Users Group Meeting
May 7 @ 6:30 pm

The Boston Network Users Group was founded in December, 1986 and has been serving IT professionals and nonprofessionals since then with monthly meetings on current technical topics and other events. The group is entirely volunteer-run and charges no membership fees (we never have and don’t intend to change).
Our meetings are open to members and nonmembers, for no charge, usually on the first Tuesday of the month. We hold board meetings usually on the third Tuesday of the month and welcome (and encourage) all interested to join us. Consult our web page and our meetup site (www.meetup.com/b-n-u-g) for information.

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Jun
4
Tue
Boston Network Users Group Meeting
Jun 4 @ 6:30 pm

The Boston Network Users Group was founded in December, 1986 and has been serving IT professionals and nonprofessionals since then with monthly meetings on current technical topics and other events. The group is entirely volunteer-run and charges no membership fees (we never have and don’t intend to change).
Our meetings are open to members and nonmembers, for no charge, usually on the first Tuesday of the month. We hold board meetings usually on the third Tuesday of the month and welcome (and encourage) all interested to join us. Consult our web page and our meetup site (www.meetup.com/b-n-u-g) for information.

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Jun
12
Wed
Paul Braren Speaking @ IT-Pro User Group @ MTTI - Seekonk
Jun 12 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm


Keynote Presentation:

Intel Xeon D SoC and VMware

Paul Braren will demonstrate just how capable the Intel Xeon D SoC (System on a Chip) really is, and he’ll have one with him! A commitment to power, efficiency, and capability is evident in this design that features up to 128GB of RAM, 2x1GbE and 2x10GbE networking, 6 SATA3 drive bays, and 2 of the world’s fastest consumer M.2/PCIe NVMe SSD drives. Use cases include roll-your-own OpenVPN, Linux (Red Hat RHEL 8, SUSE SLES 15, Ubuntu, etc.), Hyperconverged Nutanix Community Edition (Acropolis), FreeNAS, Citrix XenServer, Windows Server 2012 R2/2016/2019/Hyper-V, and of course, VMware ESXi 6.0 to 6.7U2. Most of his web content includes 4K videos produced on his TinkerTry-exclusive SuperServer Workstation, featuring a vSphere 6.7U2 based datacenter, running many VMs including a Windows 10 VM with 3 GPU outputs that can run up to 4K resolution.

He plans to bring his latest prototype vSphere node along, an exclusive first look for IT Pro User Group attendees only, perhaps the very first in the US! It’s a surprisingly novel approach to compact but powerful and efficient computing, and candid feedback is always valued.

Bio:
Paul Braren resides in Wethersfield Connecticut, and was at IBM for 22 years working with x86 Servers and XIV Storage before joining VMware as a vSAN System Engineer in 2017, becoming a Senior Solutions Engineer in 2018. He’s been an active member of many virtualization communities across the US, presenting most frequently in the northeast, and his voluntary efforts have earned him VMware vExpertVeeam Vanguard, and Top 25 vBlog blog status. He can be found most evenings and weekends tinkering in his home lab, cooking up fresh content as the Founder of TinkerTry IT @ home, “Efficient virtualization, storage, backup, and more.” Producing over a thousand technical articles and hundreds of popular videos these past 8 years, his latest cost-cutting and green initiative has been seeking out the best IoT/Edge Computing server than can be run in one’s home, effectively, and quietly. Always looking to reduce his carbon footprint, he’s driven over 10,000 miles these past 6 months on electronsinstead of gasoline, while spreading the word about the value of Hyperconverged hardware/software solutions.


Agenda:

6:15pm Dinner provided
6:30 – 7:00 Introduction
7:00 – 7:45 Keynote Presentation
7:45 – 8:00 Break
8:00 – 8:30 Sponsor Presentation
8:30pm Prize Giveaways

Jul
2
Tue
Boston Network Users Group Meeting
Jul 2 @ 6:30 pm

The Boston Network Users Group was founded in December, 1986 and has been serving IT professionals and nonprofessionals since then with monthly meetings on current technical topics and other events. The group is entirely volunteer-run and charges no membership fees (we never have and don’t intend to change).
Our meetings are open to members and nonmembers, for no charge, usually on the first Tuesday of the month. We hold board meetings usually on the third Tuesday of the month and welcome (and encourage) all interested to join us. Consult our web page and our meetup site (www.meetup.com/b-n-u-g) for information.

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Aug
20
Tue
Hackspace Project Night – Open to Everyone!
Aug 20 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Cambridge Hackspace
Tuesday, August 20 at 6:30 PM

Spend some time on your project by bringing it along to our weekly project night, an evening designed around you and what you’re working on. This week…

Hackspace Project Night – Open to Everyone!

Tuesday, Aug 20, 2019, 6:30 PM

Cambridge Hackspace
440R Somerville Ave Somerville, MA

2 Tinkerers Attending

Spend some time on your project by bringing it along to our weekly project night, an evening designed around you and what you’re working on. This weekly event is about finding time to tinker, being creative, and meeting other members of the community. You’ll get the chance to see what others are working on, share your projects, and to get inspirati…

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Aug
27
Tue
Hackspace Project Night – Open to Everyone!
Aug 27 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Cambridge Hackspace
Tuesday, August 27 at 6:30 PM

Spend some time on your project by bringing it along to our weekly project night, an evening designed around you and what you’re working on. This week…

Hackspace Project Night – Open to Everyone!

Tuesday, Aug 27, 2019, 6:30 PM

Cambridge Hackspace
440R Somerville Ave Somerville, MA

3 Tinkerers Attending

Spend some time on your project by bringing it along to our weekly project night, an evening designed around you and what you’re working on. This weekly event is about finding time to tinker, being creative, and meeting other members of the community. You’ll get the chance to see what others are working on, share your projects, and to get inspirati…

Check out this Meetup →