A wet day in Waltham
The New England Informix User group met last Friday at the IBM Waltham facility. On the agenda were Marty Lurie and his son Aron cutting school to present their Google Maps/IDS mash-up. Carlton Doe went through some of the many IDS 11.10 feature highlights; and I subjected the attendees to my relentless IDS Internals for Windows and JSP/AJAX presentations. June Hunt who organized the meeting was giving out prizes, including two very cute cuddly cheetahs.
IDUG NA 2007 - San Jose May 6-10
IDUG NA starts in a few days in San Jose. Expect the usual plethora of seminars, presentations and events. I'll be mumbling my way through the aforementioned IDS Windows and JSP/AJAX talks, along with one on Krakatoa/Solano. The material will differ from the downloadable IDUG versions due to new slides on Windows 64, Windows Vista and other topics being added at the last minute.
Free Certification Testing
Note that both the IDUG and IOD conferences include free certification testing. For the first time the IDS v11 Certified System Administrator certification test will be available.
Hint: the new exam has a higher percentage of questions about new features than previous IDS certification exams. To prepare for this exam make sure you set aside enough time to thoroughly learn new v11 features.
IOD Conference - May 21-25 May 2007 - Düsseldorf
The IOD conference in Düsseldorf is also nearly upon us. Again there is a lot going on, check the Conference website for more details.
KCIUG Tech Day: 9am-4pm June 12 2007
The Kansas City Informix User Group is sponsoring a Tech Day on June 12th, 2007. The theme for the day is:
What will Cheetah offer you?? A.I.R.I'd have called it H.A.I.R (Highly), but that's just me. Details can be found in the latest IIUG Insider.
A - Agile (Scalability, Extensibility, Web Location Based Services)I - Invisible (Embed-ability, small footprint, Admin Free)R - Resilient ( Global Availability, High Availability, Security)
IOD Conference - Oct 14-19, 2007. Las Vegas, NV
The Information Management überconference Information on Demand 2007 takes place in October. This year's conference will be bigger than ever with the addition of the Filenet conference. Expect 500 technical sessions.