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UKUUG was founded in 1976. Since then, it has done much work, and had it done by many people.

Year groups: 1976, 1980, 1985, 1990, 1995, 2000 .

  • 1976
    • December. UK Universities UNIX Newsletter Vol 1, No 1 (Editor Peter Gray).
  • 1977
    • March. Alistair Kilgour proposes the setting up of a UK UNIX Users Group, perhaps as a Decus SIG.
    • May. UNIX Colloquium held at University of Glasgow. The meeting finishes with the initial meeting of the UKUUG (Decus SIG) where Alistair Kilgour is elected Chairman with Peter Gray as Secretary and Newsletter Editor.
    • July. UKUUG Newsletter Vol 1, No 2 (Editor Peter Gray).
    • September. UKUUG Colloquium held at University of Salford at which it was decided to affiliate with Decus by becoming the UNIX SIG. How does this square with the May entry?
  • 1978
    • January
      • Third UKUUG meeting held at Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh. Speakers?
      • UKUUG Newsletter Vol 1, No 3 (Editor Peter Gray).
    • September.
      • Fourth UKUUG meeting held at University of Essex, Colchester. Speakers include Pete Collinson and Andy Tanenbaum.
      • Pete Collinson is elected Chairman and Bruce Anderson is elected Secretary and Newsletter Editor.
  • 1979
    • March. Fifth UKUUG meeting held at University of Kent at Canterbury. Speakers include Brian Kernighan and Ken Thompson.
    • August. UKUUG (Decus SIG) Newsletter Vol 1, No 5 (Editor Bruce Anderson).
    • October.
      • Sixth UKUUG (Decus SIG) meeting held at University of Newcastle. Speakers?
      • Pete Collinson resigns as Chairman and Alan Mason is elected.
  • 1980
    • February. UKUUG (Decus SIG) Newsletter No 6 (Editor Bruce Anderson).
    • March. Seventh UKUUG meeting held at Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh. Speakers?
    • April. Eighth EUUG meeting held at Mathematisch Centrum, Amsterdam. Speakers?
    • July. UKUUG (Decus SIG) Newsletter No 7 (Editor Bruce Anderson).
    • September. Eighth UKUUG meeting held at University College, London. Speakers?
    This year needs sorting with respect to the name change from UKUUG to EUUG.
  • 1981
    • February. EUUG (Decus SIG) Newsletter No 8 (Editor Bruce Anderson).
    • April. Ninth EUUG Conference held at CWI, The Netherlands. Speakers?
    • May. EUUG (Decus SIG) Newsletter No 9 (Editor Bruce Anderson).
    • August. EUUG (Decus SIG) Newsletter No 10 (Editor Bruce Anderson).
    • September. Tenth EUUG meeting held at University of Nottingham. Speakers?
  • 1982
    • January. EUUG Newsletter Vol 2, No 1 (Editor Jim McKie).
    • April.
      • Alan Mason resigns as Chairman of the EUUG and Emrys Jones is appointed as temporary Chairman until an election can be effected.
      • EUUG Newsletter Vol 2, No 2 (Editor Jim McKie).
      • EUUG Spring Conference held in Paris, France. Speakers?
    • September. EUUG Autumn Conference held at the University of Leeds. Speakers?
  • 1983
    • April. EUUG Spring Conference held in Bonn, Germany. Speakers?
    • June. EUUG Summer Newsletter Vol 3, No 2 (Editor Jim McKie).
    • September. EUUG Autumn Meeting held at University of Dublin, Eire. Speakers?
    • December.
      • The UKUUG becomes a national subgroup of the EUUG at the inaugual meeting held at Westfield College, London. Acting committee is Mark Rafter (Chairman), John Shemeld (Secretary), Duncan Campbell (Treasurer), and Simon Kenyon (Information Officer).
      • EUUG Winter Newsletter Vol 3, No 4 (Editor Jim McKie).
  • 1984
    • April. EUUG Spring Conference held at the University of Nijmegen, The Netherlands. Speakers?
    • September. EUUG Autumn Conference held at the University of Cambridge. Speakers include John Lions and Zdrav Podolski.
    Information about Vol 4 of the EUUG newsletter required
  • 1985
    • February. UKUUG Winter Conference held at the University of Glasgow. Speakers?
    • April.
      • EUUG Spring Newsletter Vol 5, No 1.
      • EUUG Spring Conference held in Paris, France. Speakers?
    • June. EUUG Summer Newsletter Vol 5, No 2.
    • September. EUUG Autumn Conference held in Copenhagen, Denmark. Speakers?
    • December. UKUUG Winter Conference held at University College, London. Speakers?
    Any information about the fate of the EUUG newsletter required
  • 1986
    • April. EUUG Spring Conference held in Florence, Italy. Speakers?
    • June. UKUUG Summer Conference held at the University of Manchester. Speakers?
    • September. EUUG Autumn Conference held at UMIST, Manchester. Speakers?
    • December. UKUUG/UKnet Winter Technical Meeting held at City University, London. Speakers include Piete Brooks, Eric Foxley, Peter Houlder, and Alain Williams.
  • 1987
    • May. EUUG Spring Conference held between Helsinki (Finland) and Stockholm (Sweden). Speakers?
    • July. UKUUG Summer Technical Meeting held at the University of Newcastle. Speakers include Dominic Dunlop, Eric Foxley, and Mike Lesk.
    • September. EUUG Autumn Conference held in Dublin, Ireland. Speakers?
    • December. UKUUG/UKnet Winter Technical Meeting held at City University, London. Speakers?
  • 1988
    • April. EUUG 10th Anniversary Conference, UNIX Around the World, held at the Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre, London. Speakers include Bruce Anderson, Andrew Hume, Steve Johnson, Sam Leffler, Mike Lesk, John Lions, Doug McIlroy, John Mashey, and Dave Presotto.
    • October. EUUG Autumn Conference held in Cascais, Portugal. Speakers?
    • December. UKUUG/UKnet Winter Technical Meeting held at University of Kent at Canterbury. Speakers include Pete Collinson, Donal Daly, Sunil Das, Peter Houlder, Lee McLoughlan, and Jim Reid.
  • 1989
    • February. UKUUG Security Workshop held at the Institute of Education, London. Speakers?
    • April. EUUG Spring Conference held in Brussels, Belgium. Speakers?
    • June. UKUUG Summer Technical Meeting held at the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow. Speakers include William Armitage, Sunil Das, Peter Houlder, and Alain Williams.
    • September. EUUG Autumn Conference held in Vienna, Austria. Speakers?
    • December. UKUUG/UKnet Winter Technical Meeting held at University of Wales College of Cardiff. Speakers include Ian Battern, Piete Brooks, Andrew Findlay, Peter Houlder, and Jim Reid.
  • 1990
    • February. UKUUG System Administration Workshop held at the Institute of Education, London. Speakers?
    • April. EUUG Spring Conference held in Munich, West Germany. Speakers?
    • July. UKUUG Summer Conference, UNIX - The Legend Evolves, held at the Royal Lancaster Hotel, London. Speakers include Jon Bentley, Tom Duff, Stuart Feldman, Brian Kernighan, Dan Klein, Kirk McKusick, Rob Pike, Dave Presotto, Jim Reid, Dennis Ritchie, Greg Rose, Peter Salus, Andrew Tanenbaum, Ken Thompson, and Chris Torek.
    • October. EurOpen Autumn Conference held in Nice, France. Speakers?
    • November. Andrew Macpherson and Jim Reid elected to Council.
    • December. UKUUG Winter Technical Meeting held at Cambridge University. Speakers include Peter Dawe, Donal Daly, Andrew Findlay, Peter Houlder, Steve Kille, Andrew Macpherson, and Jim Reid.
  • 1991
    • May. EurOpen Spring Conference held in Tromsø, Norway. Speakers?
    • July. UKUUG Summer Conference, Interfacing UNIX to the User, held at the University of Liverpool. Speakers include Piete Brooks, David Korn, and Alain Williams.
    • September. EurOpen Autumn Conference held in Budapest, Hungary. Speakers?
    • December. UKUUG/UKnet Winter Conference held at Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh. Speakers include Piete Brooks, Peter Houlder, and Rob McCron.
  • 1992
    • February. UKnet Ltd. formed.
    • March. news@UK, Vol 1, No 1 (Editor Susan Small).
    • April. EurOpen & USENIX Spring Workshop held in Jersey, Channel Islands. Speakers?
    • May. news@UK, Vol 1, No 2 (Editor Susan Small).
    • July. news@UK, Vol 1, No 3 (Editor Susan Small).
    • September. news@UK, Vol 1, No 4 (Editor Susan Small).
    • October. Lindsay Marshall elected to Council.
    • November. news@UK, Vol 1, No 5 (Editor Susan Small).
    • December. OpenForum Technical Conference held in Utrecht, The Netherlands. Speakers?
  • 1993
    • January. UKUUG/SUKUG Conference, Networking - The Next Generation, held at Oxford University. Speakers include Piete Brooks, Jon Crowcroft, and Rob Gingell.
    • February. news@UK, Vol 2, No 1 (Editor Susan Small).
    • April. news@UK, Vol 2, No 2 (Editor Susan Small).
    • June. news@UK, Vol 2, No 3 (Editor Susan Small).
    • August. news@UK, Vol 2, No 4 (Editor Susan Small).
    • September. UKUUG LISA 93, Coping with Change, held at Imperial College, London. Speakers include Piete Brooks, Lindsay Marshall, Stuart McRobert, and Evi Nemeth.
    • October. news@UK, Vol 2, No 5 (Editor Susan Small).
  • 1994
    • April. Zdrav Podolski resigns from Council.
    • October. UKUUG IP Workshop held at London Zoo. Speakers include Ian Battern, Jon Crowcroft, Jim Reid, and Peter Salus.
  • 1995
    • February. Linux@UK, Vol 1, No 1 (Editor Martin Houston).
    • April. Linux@UK, Vol 1, No 2 (Editor Martin Houston).
    • May. Mick Farmer, Andrew Macpherson and Jim Reid re-elected to Council. Ivan Gleeson elected to Council.
    • August. Linux@UK, Vol 1, No 3 (Editor Martin Houston).
    • November. Jim Reid resigns from Council.
    • December. UKUUG Winter Conference hald at the University of York. Speakers include Peter Honeyman, Simon Kenyon, and Andrew Macpherson.
  • 1996
    • February. Linux@UK, Vol 2, No 1 (Editor Martin Houston). Last issue.
    • December. UKUUG Winter Technical Conference held at the University of Manchester. Speakers?
  • 1997
    • December. UKUUG Winter Technical Conference held at Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh. Speakers? Wasn't this the UKUUG 25th anniversary meeting with Dennis Ritchie and Jim McKie?
  • 1998
    • April.
    • UKUUG LISA 98 held at London Zoo. Speakers include Ian Battern, Andrew Macpherson, and Stuart McRobert.
    • Charles Curran co-opted to Council.
    • First Llnux Developers' conference, held in Manchester.
    • September. Alec Clews, Ivan Gleeson, Mick Farmer, and Andrew Macpherson stand down from Council. Charles Curran and Simon Earthrowl re-elected to Council. David Hallowell, Ted Harding, and Adrian Wontroba elected to Council.
    • December. UKUUG Winter Conference, Using those Spare Cycles, held at the University of Essex. Speakers include Peter Lister, Simon Earthrowl, and Adrien Belcourt.
  • 1999
    • December. UKUUG Winter Conference, Internet Technologies, held at Cambridge University. Speakers include Andrew Findlay, Stuart McRobert, and Alec Muffett.
  • 2000
    • July. UKUUG Linux Developers Conference, held at Charing Cross Hospital, London. Speakers include Owen Le Blanc, Miguel de Icaza, and Stephen Tweedie.
  • 2001
    • February. UKUUG Winter Conference, held at the University of Newcastle. Speakers include Malcolm Beattie, Andrew Findlay, Stuart McRobert, Lindsay Marshall, and Jim Reid.
    • June/July. Second UKUUG Linux Developers Conference, held at Manchester University. Speakers include Nick Davis, Bob Gautier, and David Woodhouse.
    • David Hallowell re-elected to Council.
  • 2002
    • February. UKUUG LISA Winter Conference, held at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London. Speakers include Paul Anderson, Andrew Findlay, and Stuart McRobert.
    • July. UKUUG Linux Developer's Conference in Bristol featuring Marcello Tossatti, Christoph Hellwig, Philip Hazel and Michael Meeks.
    • September: David Hallowell and Owen LeBlanc stand down from council, as Sam Smith joins, and James Youngman is elected for a second term.
    • This year also saw events with David Pogue and Ted T'So.
  • 2003
    • February. LISA/Winter Conference at the Institute of Physics, including an IPv6 tutorial by Tim Chown
    • August: UKUUG Linux Developer's Conference in Edinburgh featuring Martin Michlmayr, Bdale Garbee and Jon 'maddog' Hall.
    • This year also saw the first "Apple Technology Briefing" and a talk from Tim O'Reilly which reached capacity in room we could get.
  • 2004
    • February. LISA/Winter Conference in Bournemouth on the theme of "High Availability and Reliability".
    • September. Charles Curran stands down from Council after 2 terms of Service. Mike Banahan and Ray Miller join.
    • November: UKUUG hosts a second "Apple Technical Briefing" including Jordan Hubbard of Apple, founder of the FreeBSD project.
  • Beyond: UKUUG continues.

The majority of this timeline was put together by Mick Farmer

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