User Groups focused on z/VM and Linux on System z

Updated: 30 August 2018

These user groups devote some or all of their time to VM-related topics and Linux on the mainframe. View the VM events calendar for upcoming meetings and conferences.

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User Group Name Contact,Telephone Meeting Frequency
The BayBunch VM User Group http://www.baybunch.org/
No longer meeting, but website includes archives from 2011 and earlier.
Central Ohio Mainframe Users Group (COMUG)
www.comug.info
Quarterly
Chicago Area VM Enthusiasts (CAVMEN) Jack Slavick
(312) 502-6466
Jslavick4@comcast.net
Quarterly
G.U.I.D.E/SHARE Europe (GSE) gsehq@gse.org
+41 41 748 70 20
International and regional or country events
GUIDE SHARE France
(Fomerly Institut de Promotion des Systemes Ouverts (IPSO) which was formed from Club VM et Club VSE en France which covered z/VM, VSE, Linux for zSeries and Tivoli Storage Manager)
www.gsefr.org Several by workgroup
HILLGANG II
Serves the Washington DC, Maryland, and Virgina areas, meetings typically held in Herndon, VA.
Hillgang List Archives
Subscribe to the HILLGANG listserv, send note to:
LISTSERV@VM.MARIST.EDU
with the command: SUBSCRIBE HILLGANG
Two or three per year
Japan GUIDE/SHARE (JGS) jgshq@jgs.or.jp
Semi-annually
Metropolitan VM Users Association (MVMUA)
Typically meets in New York City or Jersey City
Eric Schuler-Dalverny
Eric_Schuler-Dalverny@ibi.com
Three times per year
SHARE
www.share.org Twice per year
March, August
Systems Programmer Association of the Research Triangle Area (SPARTA)
(NC)
www.spartanc.org Monthly  
VM Workshop
Web site:
www.vmworkshop.org
Facebook:
- VM Workshop group
Annually