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Washington Area IBM Database User Group - About Us
The Washington Area Informix User Group (WAIUG) is an organization for
users of IBM (Informix and DB2) database software and tools. The group primarily serves
the Washington DC, Virginia, and Maryland areas, but also has members from
all over the USA. Our activities include regular meetings, a newsletter,
and a Web page. We have also held very exciting local one-day Forums
since 1993, with over 200 members attending seminars and exhibits on new
products and developments related to Informix. The WAIUG is incorporated
as a not-for-profit organization and managed by a volunteer board of directors.
The WAIUG was started in May 1991. Nineteen people from various companies
and federal agencies met to hear about release 5.0 and make plans for a
user group. At that meeting we identified the goals of the user group as
to share information, learn about new products, provide technical input,
discuss problems, share solutions, and network with other Informix users.
Our first newsletter was sent out in June 1991. Since that time, our mailing
list has grown to over 1,200 names.
Informix User Group Activities
Quarterly Meetings: The Washington Area Informix User Group (WAIUG)
holds quarterly meetings alternating between sites in the District, Maryland,
and Virginia. The focus of the meetings is to share information about new
products, present solutions to problems, and provide technical tips to
Informix programmers, system designers and database administrators. We
feature guest speakers on topics of interest to Informix users. Meetings
usually last from 9 am to 12 noon and are open to all Informix users. Please
call 703-256-0267, ext. 4, or check our web page for the current schedule.
One Day Forums and Training Days: The WAIUG has held four one day
Technical Forums. The past Forums have averaged over 200 participants,
with excellent speakers and exhibitors. Members report this is the most-anticipated
and most practical user group event of the year. The forums have included
technical sessions on Optimizing INFORMIX-4GL, INFORMIX-OnLine DSA Tuning,
4GL to NewEra Migration, NewEra Implementation, and INFORMIX-OnLine 8.0
New Features. The Forum also features a mini-exposition hall with exhibitors
of products that work with Informix. This is a great oppurtinuity to network
with other database developers, administrators, and users, and learn the
newest technology to get the most from your database systems.
Web Page - www.iiug.org/waiug/: In August 1995, we launched a Web
Page for the Washington Area Informix User Group. The purpose of this page
is to be able to provide the latest information to our members and the
public on user group activities and tips on using Informix software. We
converted all our newsletters from the past three years to web documents
and they are available for on-line viewing. This is the place to find the
latest news about our meetings, future plans, links to other Informix-related
material and catch up on back issues of our newsletter. We have a link
to the Informix FAQ, and will be adding links to other Informix resources
on the net.
International Informix User Group: The WAIUG has been an active
participant in the formation of the International Informix User Group (IIUG).
All local members are automatically members of the international organization.
The mission of IIUG is to support Informix users worldwide. The IIUG maintains
a web site of information and technical tips for Informix users, and an
ftp site of public domain software that works with Informix databases.
For more information on the IIUG, visit the web page at www.iiug.org.
The WAIUG is managed by a coordinating committee composed of volunteers
who plan our activities and work hard at putting them together. The current
officers are listed below. If you are interested in volunteering to work
with the committee, please contact any one of the directors below.
Board of Directors 2011-2012:
At-large Board Members:
Knutsen, Phone: 703-256-0267 x102
Vice-President: Warren Donovan
Membership: Lynn Kaltwasser
IBM Informix Representatives:
- Thomas Beebe
- Thomas Smith
For more information about the Washington Area Informix
Users Group contact:
Lester Knutsen, Editor/Webmaster
Washington Area Informix Users Group
4216 Evergreen Lane, Suite 126, Annandale, VA 22003