Upcoming Informix Events and Opportunities for Local User Groups

Hello Informix User Group Leaders,

I wanted to forward this information on to you about opportunities in 2009 for Informix Training and/or User Group Meetings.

There will be Informix Roadshows, Business Partner Bootcamps and one day User Group Meetings that focus on IDS 11.5!

See information below that I received from Cathy Elliott of IBM. If you are interested in hosting a User Group meeting in your city this year, please contact me and I will work with IBM on arranging a full day technical meeting that focuses on the new features in IDS 11.5. ( see bullet below under Local User Group Meetings) Pradeep Kutty of IBM/Informix Advanced Support has put together a great agenda.

Thanks so much! I hope to hear from you soon.

Cindy Lichtenauer
IIUG Board of Directors

(02 June 2009)

Take advantage of these Informix events coming to cities near you!

Informix Roadshow

The Informix Dynamic Server roadshow is traveling around the world, providing a 2-day deep-dive, hands-on opportunity to try out the latest Informix technology. Gain fresh, innovative ideas to optimize your business performance and create competitive advantage.

2009 Informix Roadshow Highlights:

Sign up to attend an upcoming Roadshow below. Don't see your city?

Worldwide locations are being planned, including Taipei, Tokyo, Seoul, Bangalore, Hong Kong, Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Bangkok, Vietnam, Dubai, Cairo, Stockholm, Milan, Paris, Hursley, Copenhagen, Frankfurt, Munich, Hamburg, Lisbon, Cape Town, Johannesburg, Auckland, Christchurch, Sydney, Melbourne, Buenos Aires, Caracas, Quito, Santiago.

North America locations under consideration are Toronto, Canada; Bentonville, AK; Boston, MA; New York City, NY; Orlando, FL; San Francisco, CA; Seattle, WA.

Contact Scott Pickett (spickett@us.ibm.com) to find out more information, or to ask for a roadshow to be scheduled in your city (outside of North America).

Contact Carlton Doe at cdoe@us.ibm.com to find out more information, or to ask for a roadshow to be scheduled in your city (North America only).

Local User Group meetings

The latest list of local user group meetings can be found on the IIUG website at http://iiug.org/events/events.php#May2009.

Does your local user group need new ideas for your meetings? IBM and the IIUG have teamed up to create Tech Day content that includes a suggested agenda, presentation materials, demos and speakers who can be available for your user group meeting. Topics include the Informix Roadmap, Continuous Availability (MACH 11), Informix Warehouse, Compression, and other topics that can be customized for your group. This can also be used as an opportunity to reach out to universities in your area by adding an Academic Initiative Information Session.

Contact Cindy Lichtenauer (cindy@iiug.org) or Pradeep Kutty (pkutty@us.ibm.com) to get a Tech Day organized for your local user group.

Business Partner Training

The Informix Bootcamps are 3-day in-depth technical workshops for IBM Business Partners that focus on IDS 11.5. Detailed presentations and hands-on labs are included where attendees will gain in-depth knowledge of exciting new features and areas including:

Business Partners with applications that currently run on IDS or who are new to IDS can benefit from this workshop by learning how IDS can add value to your solutions and extend your market opportunities. Business consultants who are currently working with or planning to work with IDS for their customers are also welcome to attend.

The latest schedule of bootcamps can be found at http://www.iiug.org/url/2009_bootcamps.html.

Summary of Upcoming Informix Events

Date Events Location
June 1-2Informix RoadshowZagreb, Croatia
June 8-9Informix RoadshowMadrid, Spain
June 10-11Informix RoadshowWashington, DC
June 11Chat with the Labs "Virtualization and Cloud Computing with IDS"Online
June 16Informix InfobahnPrague
June 16-17Informix RoadshowAtlanta, GA
June 16-17Informix RoadshowRaleigh, NC
June 16-18Business Partner BootcampSeoul Korea
June 18-19Informix RoadshowBrussels
June 19Informix Tech DayItaly
June 23-24Informix RoadshowDallas, TX
June 23-24Informix RoadshowParis
June 23-25Business Partner BootcampBeijing, China
July 7Informix eventPorto Alegre, Brazil
July 9Informix eventSao Paulo, Brazil
July 16Informix eventRecife, Brazil
July 14-15Informix RoadshowChicago, IL
July 20-21Informix RoadshowCosta Mesa, CA
Sept 7-8Informix RoadshowBeijing, China
Sept 10-11Informix RoadshowShanghai, China
Sept 14-15Informix RoadshowChengdu, China
Sept 22-23Informix RoadshowWarsaw, Poland