Informix Tech Talks: History of the Informix User Groups – Part 1 by Carlton Doe, Walt Hultgren, Cathy Kipp, Lester Knutsen, and Mike Reetz
Part 1 – (1990 to 1995) We discuss early user groups, comp.database.informix and the Informix List and 1200 baud modems and getting together during a thunderstorm in Tampa to discuss starting the International Informix User Group.
What role did users play in the history of Informix? We will share stories about how the Informix User Groups got started in the early ’90s. Does anyone else remember 1200 baud modems and the role they played in communications before the internet?
Informix Tech Talks: History of the Informix User Groups – Part 2 by Carlton Doe, Walt Hultgren, Cathy Kipp, Lester Knutsen, and Mike Reetz
Part 2 – (1995 and 1997). Informix user group leaders get together to organize and start the International Informix User Group, and the iiug.org website
In 1995, there were 34 independent Informix User Groups around the world with over 4,000 members. We got together at the Informix Worldwide User Conference in 1995 to start the International Informix Users Group.
Informix Tech Talks: History of the Informix User Groups – Part 3 – The International Informix User group takes off
Description: More stores from the past, including the role the Informix users played in the Informix port to Linux, adding technical content and the “Ask The Experts” sessions to the Informix Worldwide Conferences, and the growth of the International Informix Users Group.