Our next meeting will be held on: Wednesday, October 30, 2002, from 7:30 AM to 4:30 PM. Lunch WILL be served. 

 

The NTIUG is proud to announce we are hosting Nancy Balsbaugh from IIUG, Mark Scranton, Principal Tech Trainer and Consultant for IBM in Denver, Joe Lumbley, the author of "Informix DBA Survival Guide" and Ravi Balakrishnan from Gillani, Inc.  at our next NTIUG meeting, scheduled for Wednesday, October 30, 2002, from 7:30 AM to 4:30 PM. It will be an ALL-DAY meeting.

The bulk of this meeting will consist of a very condensed version of a new IBM Informix class, "DB2 for IDS Administrators", and will be taught by Mark Scranton. Because of limited seating, it is very important that you RSVP if you intend to come to the meeting by October 18th.

Nancy Balsbaugh is an IIUG Board of Directors member, has over 10 years of experience as a Unix System Administrator and Informix DBA. She is Informix Certified and works for Advanced DataTools Corporation in the Rocky Mountain Region. Nancy is dedicated to Informix and Informix users. She recently revived the Informix Users Group of Colorado and is active on the IUGOC Board of Directors. She is also IIUG Local User Group Board member who is responsible for the North Texas LUG. She will give us a recap of 2002 IIUG and IBM Datamanagement Conference held in Anaheim, CA.

Mark Scranton is a Principal Tech Trainer and Consultant for IBM in Denver. He has been focused on IDS & XPS engines since joining Informix in July of 1995. Mark teaches the following classes most often:
    
    IDS Internal Architecture
        IDS/XPS Perf Tuning
       
IDS/XPS Sys Admin
        Managing/Optimizing
        Custom Classes/Tuning
        IDS/XPS Masters Series Workshops
He is a contributing author to "The Informix Handbook", as well as Informix Tech Notes and IBM/Informix Developer Zone. More recently, Mark has presented the "DB2 for IDS Administrators" class at several LUG's. 

Joe Lumbley needs no introduction to the Informix community. He is the author of "Informix DBA Survival Guide", resides in Dallas and will talk about IDS new features and retooling to IBM products.

We have also arranged to present on Informix-4GL. All Informix-4GL developers, mark your calendar !
Ravi Balakrishnan
from Gillani, Inc. will present "Utilizing extended programming capabilities to Informix-4GL via FourGen CASE Tools (Formerly Informix-4GL 'FORMS')".
This will be an overview of the FourGen CASE Tools V8.1 software and how it can be utilized today as a Rapid Application Development environment for Informix-4GL programmers to create a wide range of industrial strength IBM/Informix database applications. With these tools, you can boost productivity, cut development time, and increase IT flexibility and responsiveness across the entire enterprise. Included are: FourGen Form Painter, FourGen Menus, FourGen Screen & Report Generators, GUI Front-end Generator (Enterprise Desktop), plus a host of new features like Dynamic Arrays, Function Matrix, DBMerge Utilities, Improved Query Generation, Encryption of Data, Free-form Notes and Publishing 4GL reports to the internet. These features enhance and extend the capabilities of Informix-4GL.

The meeting is being held at 1501 LBJ Freeway, Dallas, TX 75234. Typing the below address into http://www.mapquest.com and giving your current location should provide you with quality directions to the meeting place off the Luna Road intersection. You should park in the parking garage and will need to get security to let you in. When you have entered the building, let the main security desk agents that you have a meeting in 1501A. He/she will know where you are needing to go and will assist you in locating the rest of us.

Please RSVP by October 18th to this meeting by sending an e-mail to kamal@gillani.com with your name, contact information and how many people you are bringing with you so we can make sure to have lunch and seating for everyone. 

As always, freebees will be passed out to those actively participating in the meeting. Gillani, Inc. will be giving away a PDA (or similar gadget) at the end of meeting.
If you are not already an IIUG member, please get your free membership at www.iiug.org.  Please bring a printout of your IIUG membership page for "freebie" redemption (while supplies last). 

Meeting Location:

IBM
Meeting Room 1501A
1501 LBJ Freeway
Dallas, TX 75234

............Located at I-635 and Luna Road. 

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