Tuesday, May 7, 2013
If you are wondering what has changed within the wiki... not much really. The content is still the same. I have added a few topics that were missing before, in the lecture series for Informix in a Box. However, the new wiki is much more social! You can leave feedback, email, subscribe, Facebook, Twitter, etc. directly from any wiki page. Internally, organizing the wiki pages is a bit easier for us.
Do you think we can add something relevant to this wiki? Or see a topic missing? Are you interested in contributing to the contents of the Informix on Campus wiki? Contact us and let us know. (Send email to: idsoncampus at us.ibm.com)
Friday, April 19, 2013
Monday, March 4, 2013
We have a special webcast scheduled for March 26th, 2013 @ 1PM ET, where Jerry Keesee (Worldwide Director of Informix Development) and John Miller (Lead Architect, IBM Informix) will talk about what this newest release has in store for you. Don't miss out, register for the webcast right now - click here to register. Open your calendar and save this event.
Many of our fans who participated in the Early Validation Program (beta), have given us great feedback. Here is a recent blog post from one of our participants.
You can't wait for the webcast? Well... here's a 'teaser' video.
Friday, May 4, 2012
The conference organizers once again welcomed IBM to invite and host faculty members from the regional universities on April 24th, the second day of the conference. We had two faculty members from two universities at the conference: California State University at Long Beach, and University of Redlands. In addition, we had a representative who is also an Informix user from The University of Iowa. The faculty members were given a one day pass to the conference which included an invitation to Tuesday's keynote, conference sessions, demos, and a round table discussion with the IBM Informix and the IIUG leaders. At the round table, the attendees learnt about the latest Informix technologies, the role of Informix in the database market, and its role in the IBM Smarter Planet initiative.
This year another great thing happened on the academic front. For the first time, the IIUG Directors Award was bestowed upon a faculty member. Dr. Mirta Baranovic from the University of Zagreb, who has been teaching Informix to her students since the 1980s, won the IIUG Directors Award for 2012. You can read more about her passion and contributions to the Informix community here.
All the faculty members that attended the conference and the round table session found it very valuable and are looking forward to collaborating with IBM this Summer/Fall. A big thanks to everyone at IBM and IIUG who made this event a grand success!!
Monday, April 9, 2012
On March 30th and 31st, representing IBM Informix, I attended the 18th annual Consortium for Computing Sciences in Colleges (CCSC) Central Plains conference. It was held at the Ozarks Technical Community College in Springfield, MO. There were about 150 participants including students and faculty. Most of the faculty were from universities in Missouri, Kansas, Iowa, Arkansas, and Nebraska. However there were a few from as far away as California, Lousiana, and Michigan.
At the conference, Informix participated as a vendor and I was given an one hour session to present what we have to offer. About half the audience were faculty who were primarily focused on teaching and the rest were students. Below is a glimpse of the room starting to fill up well before the session.
I presented the session titled "IBM Informix TimeSeries Revolution". True to the title, I spent the majority of the time talking about Informix TimeSeries, how it is uniquely positioned in the market, and why the faculty and students should start adopting it. The attendees were impressed with the technology. In addition, I talked about IBM academic initiative and how faculty can take advantage of the Informix in a Box program. The attendees also received a DVD that contains the Informix lecture series and the Virtual Appliance. During the conference, I also had the opportunity to talk to several faculty members and tell them about Informix and our campus activities across many universities.
IIUG2012 conference is only two weeks away! Hope to see a lot of the Informix community in San Diego. If you want to get involved or have any questions about "Informix on Campus" activities, contact us at idsoncampus at us.ibm.com
Tuesday, June 21, 2011
The wonderful organizers of IIUG 2011 conference allowed IBM to invite and host faculty members from the regional universities on May 16th, the first day of the conference. We had a good response from the major universities in this area. Six faculty members from five university campuses were at the conference: University of Missouri-Kansas City, University of Kansas (Lawrence campus), University of Kansas (Edwards campus), Kansas State University, and Northwest Missouri State University. The faculty members were given a one day pass to the conference which included an invitation to Monday's keynote, conference sessions, demos, a round table discussion with the IBM Informix team, lunch, and dinner. They also had an opportunity to meet with the keynote speaker Dr. David Ferrucci and discuss topics related to education and research in academia.
|Dr. Ferrucci (second from left) with some of the faculty members|
Prof. Praveen Rao from University of Missouri-Kansas City also presented a conference session in which he shared his experience collaborating with the IBM Informix team and the usage of Informix in his classes. He has been offering courses for the past two semesters that use Informix in the IBM Development and Test cloud as well as the Informix Virtual Appliance.
IIUG 2011 conference turned out to be an great event for the Informix on Campus initiative. All the faculty members that attended found it very valuable and are looking forward to collaborating with IBM this Fall. A big thanks to everyone at IBM and IIUG who made this event a great success!!
Thursday, June 9, 2011
Last week, from 05/30/2011 to 06/03/2011, was performed in Campo Grande, MS, Brazil, the first Informix course via IBM On Campus project, named Introduction to Informix.
Students, and Alexandre Marini / Miguel Carbone
Course topics covered the following subjects:
a. OPPENING ON ACADEMIC PROJECT (INFORMIX ON CAMPUS)
b. INTRODUCTION TO INFORMIX
c. VIRTUALIZATION AND INFORMIX
d. INFORMIX ARCHITECTURE
e. DATABASE OBJECTS, DESIGN DATABASE, SQL
f. TRIGGERS / STORED PROCEDURES LANGUAGE
h. CONCORRENCY AND LOCKING
(Some course pictures are also available in our BRIUG community on Facebook! Check it out...)