User Groups focused on z/VM and Linux on IBM Z
Last Updated: 4 March 2022
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||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
|G.U.I.D.E/SHARE Europe (GSE)||firstname.lastname@example.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|
Serves the Washington DC, Maryland, and Virgina areas, meetings typically held in Herndon, VA.
Hillgang List Archives
Subscribe to the HILLGANG listserv, send email to:
with "subscribe hillgang first-name last-name" in the body of your message.
|Two or three per year|
|Japan GUIDE/SHARE (JGS)||email@example.com||Semi-annually|
|Metropolitan VM Users Association (MVMUA)
Typically meets in New York City or Jersey City
MVMUA List Archives
Subscribe to the MVMUA listserv, send email to:
with "subscribe MVMUA-L first-name last-name" in the body of your message.
|Three times per year|
|SHARE||www.share.org||Twice per year
|Systems Programmer Association of the Research Triangle Area (SPARTA)
VM Workshop group