International Informix Users Group

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International Informix Users Group (IIUG)
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Established 1995
Type Professional association
Headquarters Phoenix, Arizona, USA
Region served Informix's users
Key people Stuart Litel, Cindy Lichtenauer, Gary Ben-Israel, Jean Georges Perrin, Art Kagel, Kate Tomchick
Website iiug.org

The International Informix Users Group (IIUG) is a non-profit organization whose goals are to provide support and education for users of Informix products and technology.

Membership to IIUG has always been free. IIUG counts over 28,000 members.[1]

History[edit]

The original 1995 IIUG Logo.

It has been created in 1995 by five founders:[2]

  • Carlton Doe,[3]
  • Lester Knutsen,[4]
  • Walt Hultgren,
  • Malcolm Weallans[5] and
  • Cathy Kipp.

As of 2013, the IIUG is a non-profit organization.[6]

Services[edit]

IIUG provides many services to its members including a monthly newsletter, a jobs board, and SIG forums.

News[edit]

One of the main service of IIUG is to publish news through a monthly newsletter (The Insider). Previous editors of the Insider are Fred (Federico) Hubbard, Jean Georges Perrin, Gary Ben-Israel and David Fraser.

Forum[edit]

IIUG provides forums with topics on Informix-4GL, Informix Dynamic Server, etc.

TV[edit]

More recently, IIUG has started its own TV channel.

Conference[edit]

IIUG has organized and conducted its own user conference since 2008 usually held in late April.[7]

Management[edit]

It is managed by a board, composed of 11 elected volunteers and 1 liaison to IBM, who now owns the Informix product line.

For 2013,[8] the board is composed of:

  • Gary Ben-Israel, National Institute for Testing and Evaluation, Israel.
  • Khaled Bentebal, ConsultIX, France.
  • Miguel Carbone, MC IT Solutions, Brazil.
  • Rhonda Hackenburg, PACLE, United States.
  • Art Kagel, ASK Database Management, United States.
  • Cindy Lichtenauer, United States.
  • Stuart Litel (President), Kazer, United States.
  • Jean Georges Perrin, GreenIvory, France.
  • Bruce Simms, Talx, United States.
  • Kate Tomchik, The Home Depot, United States.
  • Janet Oswald, IBM, United States.

Previous Board of Directors[edit]

For 2009,[9] the board is composed of:

  • Gary Ben-Israel, National Institute for Testing and Evaluation, Israel.
  • Sergio Ferreira, MoreData, Portugal.
  • Cindy Lichtenauer, One Point Solutions, United States.
  • Stuart Litel (President), Kazer, United States.
  • Jean Georges Perrin, GreenIvory, France.
  • Kernoal Stephens, CIDC, United States.
  • Kate Tomchik, The Home Depot, United States.
  • Art Kagel, Oninit, LLC, United States.
  • Andrew Ford, The Home Depot, United States.
  • Tammy Frankforter, Anchorage School District, United States.
  • Miguel Carbone, MC IT Solutions, Brazil.
  • Al Martin, IBM, United States.

For 2008,[10] the board is composed of:

  • Gary Ben-Israel, National Institute for Testing and Evaluation, Israel.
  • Sergio Ferreira, MoreData, Portugal.
  • Cindy Lichtenauer, One Point Solutions, United States.
  • Stuart Litel (President), Kazer, United States.
  • Jean Georges Perrin, GreenIvory, France.
  • Kernoal Stephens, CIDC, United States.
  • Kate Tomchik, The Home Depot, United States.
  • Art Kagel, Oninit, LLC, United States.
  • Norma Jean Sebastian, United States.
  • Andrew Ford, The Home Depot, United States.
  • Tammy Frankforter, Anchorage School District, United States.
  • Bruce Weed, IBM, United States.

For 2007,[11] the board is composed of:

  • Gary Ben-Israel, National Institute for Testing and Evaluation, Israel.
  • Sergio Ferreira, MoreData, Portugal.
  • David Fraser, Logis, New Zealand.
  • June Hunt, Tyler Technologies, United States.
  • Cindy Lichtenauer, One Point Solutions, United States.
  • Stuart Litel (President), Kazer, United States.
  • Jean Georges Perrin, GreenIvory, France.
  • Michael Segel, MSCC, United States.
  • Kernoal Stephens, AutoZone, United States.
  • Kate Tomchik, The Home Depot, United States.
  • Bruce Weed, IBM, United States.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Membership". 2007. Retrieved 2007-06-05. 
  2. ^ "Five founders". 1995. Retrieved 2007-06-05. 
  3. ^ "IIUG Founder: Carlton Doe". 1995. Retrieved 2007-06-05. [dead link]
  4. ^ "IIUG Founder: Lester Knutsen". 1995. Retrieved 2007-06-05. 
  5. ^ "IIUG Founder: Malcolm Weallans". 1995. Retrieved 2007-06-05. 
  6. ^ "IIUG INC". GuideStar. Retrieved 13 March 2014. 
  7. ^ "IIUG Conference - Recap". 2009-05-01. Retrieved 2009-05-05. 
  8. ^ "IIUG Board in 2013". 2014-03-13. Retrieved 2014-03-13. 
  9. ^ "IIUG Board in 2009". 2009-01-01. Retrieved 2009-01-01. 
  10. ^ "IIUG Board in 2008". 2008-05-01. Retrieved 2007-06-05. 
  11. ^ "IIUG Board in 2007". 2007-01-01. Retrieved 2007-06-05. 

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