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Be User Groups in North America and South America
Here is the current list of Be users groups in the Americas. For more information,
contact any of these groups directly via the links below.
Interested in starting a Be User Group? We have
instructions for doing so on-line.
- Alabama -- Huntsville
Group Name: HuMBUG
Goals: Spreading interest in the BeOS in the community and possibly holding
Primary contact: Chip Paul
- Arizona -- Mesa
Group Name: AZ-BUG
Goals: A group formed to promote BeOS deployment and application development.
Primary contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Arizona -- Tucson
Group Name: TUBUG
Goals: To get people living in Tucson and Southern AZ together to share
information and ideas on how to advance the best OS--the BeOS!
Primary contact: Joshua T. Pyle
Group Name: CarkBUg (Central Arkansas Be User Group)
Goals: To promote Be in the central Arkansas area.
Primary contact: William Nelson
Group Name: NWA BUG (North West Arkansas BUG)
Goals: To create awareness for the BeOS.
Primary contact: Jay Atwood
- California -- Benicia
Group Name: BEZON
Goal: Showing the world a user friendly, portable, modern OS new users and power users alike will love.
Primary contact: Nate Cowles
- California -- Marysville
Group Name: PlanBe
Goal: Evangelizing the BeOS, and focusing on graphics production and
Primary contact: Gabriel Jeffrey
- California -- San Jose
Group Name: Be Sharp
Goal: Evangelizing BeOS through the internet. Meet other developers and enthusiasts online.
Primary contact: Shannon McGuire
- California - Ridgecrest
Group Name: HDBUG (High Desert BeOS User Group)
Goal: To further local interest in BeOS and to "enlighten" the masses.
Primary contact: Kenny Melton
URL: Coming Soon!
- California -- Rocklin
Group Name: Be-RAd
Goal: Overall advocacy for Be and point of help for common problems and
Primary contact: Douglas Buchanan
- California -- San Diego
Group Name: SanDBUG
Goal: Goal: Promote BeOS as a developing software for graphics, the software
available by having demos. training and have good old fashion computer fun.
Primary contact: Jose M. Gallego
- California -- San Francisco
Group Name: baBUG
Goal: The primary focus will be twofold, evangelizing the OS to new users and
to promote the product to content creators and network admins.
Primary contact: Kent Demas
- California -- Temecula
Group Name: DBUG
Goals: To assist other businesses in porting the BeOS over to their systems.
Primary Contact: Jacques Cattell
- Colorado -- Fort Collins
Group Name: BEERS (BE Enthusiasts R uS)
Primary Contact: Tom Sapienza
- Colorado -- Colorado Springs
Group Name: BeCOS
Goals: Goal: To provide a forum for sharing knowledge about the BeOS. Programming,
application use, hardware, and general topics will be discussed.
Primary Contacts: Brian Ketelsen and
- Colorado -- Aurora
Group Name: Be S.T.I.N.G (Superior Technology for Internet, Networking,
Goals: To offer a forum for the exchange of information relating to the BeOS. To promote the BeOS and encourage software developers to produce 3rd
party applications for the platform. Particularly interested in the impact
Be will have on the Internet, Graphics and Multimedia world.
Primary Contacts: Darren Barnes
- Colorado -- Westminster
Group Name: Be Denver
Goals: Focusing on developing and delivering applications for the BeOS that promote the platform and show off it's capabilities.
Primary Contacts: Jason Rowland
URL: Coming Soon!
- Connecticut -- New Haven
Group Name:CTBUG - The Connecticut BeOS Users Group
Goal: Encourage and support of BeOS use in the state.
Primary Contacts: John A. Brajkovic
- Florida -- Gainesville
Group Name: SEABUG (South East Be User Group)
Primary Contact: Gregory Goddard
Mailing list: In order to subscribe, you can can send mail to
'email@example.com' with 'subscribe seabug-l'
in the body of the message.
- Florida -- Orlando
Group Name: BUG-O
Primary Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Goal: To promote awareness and interest in the BeOS. Audio and video
production using BeOS.
- Florida -- Tallahassee
Group Name: BeTally
Primary Contact: Bruce Leggett
Goal: Development, networking, gaming, and general BeOS awareness.
- Georgia -- Atlanta
Group Name: A.BUG
Goals: A.BUG wishes to provide the very best experience and information that
it can to its members, so that they can better promote the strengths
of the BeOS to others.
Primary Contact: Kevin Birch
- Georgia -- Dalton
Group Name: CarpetBUG
Goals: To connect all BeOS users in the Northwest GA area to discuss and
promote the BeOS.
Primary Contact: Matthew Kemph
- Georgia - Robins AFB
Group Name: COSeg (The Collective Operating System/Enthusiast Group)
Goals: To support all operating systems that deal with Productivity,
Multimedia, DTP, Networking, Entertainment, etc.
Primary Contact: Steve Eggers
- Illinois - Aurora
Group Name: Be Me Up (Be User Group for Northern Illinois)
Goals: To promote the use of Be as an alternative to the mainstream OS.
Primary Contact: Adam Israel
- Illinois - Bloomington
Group Name: BeNormal
Goals: We at BeNormal are here to evangelize the BeOS to residence of
Bloomington-Normal, Illinois. It is our goal to move the BeOS into a
mainstream limelight for everyone to enjoy. Furthermore, we hope to work
with local computer resellers and builders to make the BeOS available to
customers locally. As a group we want to provide technical support free of
charge for this area.
Primary Contact: Broch Gerling
- Illinois - Urbana-Champaign
Group Name: Be Users Group and Association for Computing Machinery at the University
of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Concentrating on the Urbana-Champaign area
Primary contact: Vikram Kulkarni
- Indiana -- Indianapolis
Group Name: ISLE BUG (Indianapolis Students Learning Everything about Be)
Primary contacts: Nick Hritsko and
- Indiana -- Perdue University, West Lafayette
Group Name: PUBUG
Primary contacts: David Sierkowski
- Iowa -- Ames
Group Name: ISUBUG: Iowas State University BUG
Goals: We aim to raise awareness of the BeOS and to create a
community of programmers and users in the area.
Primary contact: Corey Peterson
- Kansas -- Kansas City
Group Name: KCBUG
Goals: The primary interest so far seems to revolve on it being an
alternative OS and it's multi-threaded capabilities.
Primary contact: Mark Abraham
- Kentucky - Louisville
Group Name: BUGLou
Goals: Evangelizing the BeOS as well as providing friendly support and a
knowledge base for people in the area interested in the BeOS. Music and
Multimedia applications will be highlighted.
Primary contact: Joseph Bironas
- Kentucky -- Newport
Group Name: NKBUG
Goals: To explore and investigate alternative OS possibilities in the areas of graphic design and video.
Primary Contact: Randy Arrowood
URL: coming soon!
- Massachussetts -- Harvard
Group Name: HBUG
Goal: Promote awareness and interest in the BeOS
Primary Contact: David J. Ramsey
- Michigan -- Westland
Group Name: Midwest Bugaboo
Primary contact: William Dunning
- Minnesota -- St. Paul
Group Name: MNBUG
Goal: A starter group to facilitate information exchange as well as a
cetralized location to meet and demo the BeOS
Primary contact: David Duccini
- Nebraska -- Omaha
Group Name: GOBUG - Greater Omaha BeOS Users Group
Goal: To promote the use of BeOS for each users' specific needs
Primary Contact: Jim O'Gorman
- Nevada -- Reno
Group Name: The BUG of Reno
Goals: To spread info about the BeOS's potenetial to
the wide range of multimedia and advertising professionals in my area. The
main business in my city is gambling, which relies heavily on graphic savvy
computers to create their lavish advertisements. There are also many
advertising companies in my area that rely on Macs for there needs. I feel
that they would love to know about the option of running the BeOS on their
Primary Contact: Hunter Halcomb
- Nevada -- Reno
Group Name: RBUG
Goals: Focused on new uses and people interested in getting started
programming with the BeOS.
Primary Contact: Andrew Morton
- New Hampshire - Milford
Group Name: SNHBUG (South New Hampshire Be Users' Group)
Goals: To raise awareness of the BeOS as a viable client platform for a
variety of hame and work related tasks, focusing heavily on networking.
Primary Contact: Jason T. Nelson
- New Jersey
Group Name: New Jersey Be Users Group
Goal: To evangelize the BeOS as a viable alternative to the more mainstream
Primary contact: Ron Bannon
- New Mexico -- Albuquerque
Group Name: The Red and Green BUG
Goals: The primary interest will be real-world uses of the OS, especially in
supporting the efforts of local industry. Also, there will be an emphasis
on the Intel version of the BeOS.
Primary contact: Adam Winter
URL: Not Yet Available.
- New Mexico - Albuquerque
Group Name: Wackass Esoteric Fu
Goal: To make life more interesting, fun, easier, faster and powerful with the BeOS.
Primary contact: Daniel Lyons
URL: Not Yet Available
- New York -- Rochester
Group Name: BUGGER - the Be User Group of the Greater Entirety of Rochester
Goal: To assimil...er, introduce, the BeOS to all that that lives, eats and/or breathes in the vicinity of Rochester.
Primary Contact: Cristina Luis
- North Carolina - Burlington
Group Name: Piedmont BUG
Goal: Interested in graphics, sound and programming.
Primary contact: Geoffrey Deasey
- North Carolina - Research Triangle Park
Group Name: RTBUG
Goal: To encourage new development (and new users) for the BeOS through
demonstrations and evangelism, and to provide programming info and support
to area developers.
Primary contact: Andrew Vessey
- North Dakota -- Fargo
Group Name: FargoBUG
Primary Contact: Peter Schultz
If you are interested in a BeOS demo, please contact Pete Schultz by email.
- Ohio -- Mentor
Group Name: CardBUG
Goals: Spread awareness of the BeOS to the 2,400 or so students at Mento High School as well as to teh general public. Emphasis placed on BeOS as a replacement for MacOS ina Physics environment as well as feasability of BeIntel as a gaming platform.
Primary contact: Braden McGrath
- Ohio -- Mentor
Group Name: Logik Publishing BUG
Goals: Interested in web browsing and text typing, and also graphic design;
possible networking in the near future
Primary contact: Braden McGrath
- Ohio -- Oberlin
Group Name: O-BUG
Goals: To increase awareness of BeOS on campus and get it installed on as many
machines as possible. Focus on Networking and sharing resources over Oberlin College's LAN.
Primary contact: Matthew Soellner
- Oregon -- Eugene
Group Name: EBUG
Primary contact: Michael Peacore
- Oregon -- Portland
Group Name: PDX BUG
Goals: Foster an interest in Be and provide a forum where Be developers and
those interested in Be can meet and discuss ideas and share information.
Explore the graphics and multimedia possibilities that Be offers.
Explore the Internet possibilities Be offers.
Primary contact: Aaron Spesard
- Oregon -- Eugene
Group Name: D.E.B.U.G.
Goals: To generate more general interest in Be in Eugene, OR
Primary contact: Bryan Newman
- Pennsylvania -- Lehigh Valley
Group Name: The LoVe BUG
Goals: Goals: Create a challenging yet fun environment in the Lehigh Valley
(located in eastern Pennsylvania) where anyone involved with or
merely interested in the BeOS will feel welcome.
Develop a community where people can learn about the BeOS, users
can master the OS, and developers can rub elbows with others
passionate about the possibilities and have a forum to exhibit
NOTE: Anyone is welcome, regardless of geographic location. We
plan to create as real a presence via the Net as we do in person.
Primary contact: Dean Rinehart
- Pennsylvania - Drexel University (Philadelphia)
Group Name: BUsers
Goals: Coming Soon!
Primary contact: Justin Blumenthal
URL: Coming Soon!
- Pennsylvania - Pittsburgh
Group Name: CMUBUG
Goals: To spread interest and awareness of the BeOS througout Carnegie
Mellon University, with specific focus on software development capabilities.
Primary contact: Paul M. Wolpe
URL: Not yet available.
- Puerto Rico
Group Name: PR-BUG
Primary contact: Emmanuel J. Alvarez at email@example.com
- Tennessee -- Nashville
Group Name: TN-BUG
Primary Contact: J. Russell Cook
- Texas -- Austin
Group Name: Austin Be User Group
Serving Austin, Texas.
Goals: To promote the BeOS and its possibilities as a cross-platform. To
bring together those individuals who are looking for new possibilities in
this growing and exciting industry.
Primary contact: Ron Robinson
- Texas - Houston
Group Name: MetroBUG
Primary contact: Ron Coy
Goal: Interested in furthering graphic design, audio production, video
production, and multimedia authoring using the BeOS.
- Utah -- Salt Lake City
Group Name: UBUG
Goals: UBUG's primary goal will be to educate people about the reality of the BeOS. This would include promoting the BeOS as a viable "internet
client" for business, school and home use.
Primary Contact: Andrew Brown
- Virginia -- Charlottesville
Group Name: CBUG
Goals: To spread and encourage the use and development of softeare for Be. We will provide a meeting place for users and developers alike to come together and share ideas, design goals and techniques, and experiences. We welcome all who are devoted, interested or curious.
Primary Contact: Derek Cornish
- Virginia -- Northern Virginia Metro area
Group Name: NOVA BUG
Goals: To get developers together, increase interest and motivation about
what they and others are doing. Hopes that socialization of developers in
conjunction with getting end-users will be fun and potentially profitable
Primary contact: Norman B. Robinson
Mailing List: (subscribe benova) at firstname.lastname@example.org
- Washington - Seattle
Group Name: SeeBeesT
Goals: For our BUG to be the repository of helpful information for people switching over to Be.
Primary contact: email@example.com
- Washington - Wenatchee
Group Name: The Wenatchee BUG
Goals: Focused on high quality games.
Primary contact: Michael Finn
- West Virginia - Morgantown
Group Name: WV BUG
Mission: To develop a forum near West Virginia University for those who are
interested in the BeOS, however anyone is welcome to participate via the
net regardless of location. Sister BUG to the LoVe BUG in PA.
Primary contact: Frank Seesink
- Wisconsin -- Madison
Group Name: MadBUG
Goal: To create a place where those who already have some experience the BeOS and
those who don't know about it yet can get together.
Primary contact: Sean Murphy
Wisconsin -- Waukesha County
Group Name: WCBUG
Primary contact: Darren Greer
- Manitoba, Canada -- Winnipeg
Group Name: UMBUG
Primary contact: Markian Hlynka
- Ontario, Canada - Kichener
Group Name: Be Yourself - User Group for the Technology Triangle
Serving Ontario, Canada (Kitchener/Waterloo,Cambridge, Guelph).
Primary contact: Piotr Pytlik
- Ontario, Canada - Sarnia
Group Name: BUGS (Be User Group of Sarnia)
Goal: To get more people interest in BeOS.
Primary contact: Chris Brodie
- Charlottetown, PE, Canada
Group Name: Be PEI (Prince Edward Island)
Goal: To promote the BeOS as much as possible!
Primary contact: Jason White
- Sudbury, Ontario, Canada
Group Name: ICE (Integrated Chip Enthusiasts ) BUG
Goal: To explore the potential of Be's use in systems and imaging. To
explore the VR capabilities of Be. To increase interest in the BeOS. To
introduce Be to local graphics and educational institutions.
Primary contact: Christian Saint-Pierre
- Ontario, Canada - Toronto
Group Name: TOBUG
Goals: To introduce computer professionals and fellow computer science
students to the BeOS. Emphasis on software development (games, multimedia
applications and CS research topics).
Primary contact: Robert Medeiros
- Lakefield, QC, Canada
Group Name: iBUG (Independant BeOS Users Group)
Goals: To enhance public computency as an essential adjunct to literacy.
BeOS is the operating system of choice.
Primary Contact: Henry van Eyken
- Ontario, Canada
Group Name: K-BUG
Goals: To learn about and promote the BeOS.
Primary Contact: Jaeson Tanner
Are you a Be User Group organizer, thinking about
starting a group, or expanding your current group's
charter to include the BeOS? If so, you'll want to check out the
Be User Group formation page and join the
mailing list to get plugged in with other organizers.
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