Friday, May 29, 2009

Informix on Campus traveled to Washington D.C. area

For the first time Informix on Campus initiative traveled to the Washington D.C. area. At the Jenzabar Annual Meeting 2009 (JAM '09), conference attendees had a chance to hear about the IBM Academic Initiative (AI) and the Informix on Campus activities.

The initiative is focused towards teachers and faculty members who are responsible for developing Computer Science/Engineering curriculum at educational institutions and the IBM Academic Initiative was well received by those attendees. Thanks to fellow IBMers Debbie Bruchez and Mike Terrell for manning the IBM booth and for creating interest about the IBM AI presentation.In addition to the conference, Informix on Campus is working with IBM business partners to help reach out ot more educational institutions in the Washington D.C. area. We will keep up the momentum and continue reaching out to more campuses.

Are you wondering how your alma mater or your regional institution can collaborate with IBM? Talk to us: idsoncampus at
Please refer to this presentation before talking to your academic contacts - students as well as educators.

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Round Table Discussion at IIUG - A Success

Andrew Ford and Norma Jean Sebastian wrote a couple of nice posts regarding the Academic Initiative Informix is taking and the round table discussion taken place at the IIUG conference last week here.

A total of 12 professors participated in this one day event at the IIUG conference to discuss about the Informix on Campus that is starting up. They are from Missouri State University, University of Missouri, Kansas City, Wichita State University, Baker University, Kansas State University, and the University of Kansas. One of the professors won a nice HDTV from a drawing event that day!

We need pictures of this event where professors participated in IIUG conference - let us know by commenting here or emailing idscampus at!

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Welcome to Informix on Campus blog!

Welcome to Informix on Campus blog!

Here we will share events, news, and happenings going on with Informix on Campus.

Please check out the links on the right for more information.

Last week we hosted a roundtable with several professors, kicking off the Informix on Campus program at the International Informix Users Group (IIUG) conference for the first time ever at Overland Park, Kansas! More information and pictures on that are coming soon.

The purpose of the IBM Academic Initative program is to partner with colleges and universities worldwide to better educate millions of students for a more competitive information technology workforce. The Informix on Campus is geared toward Informix education and we hope you will be interested in learning about Informix!

For more information or if you are interested in contributing to this blog, please email idscampus at Contributions are greatly appreciated and welcomed!