Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Informix Visits Dallas

Hi again! A year ago, I traveled to the SIGCSE '10 conference in Milwaukee, WI to distribute information on our "Informix in a Box" program at the IBM Academic Initiative booth (read here) .

SIGCSE, which stands for "Special Interest Group in Computer Science Education", hosted another conference in Dallas on March 9-12. IBM was still its Gold level sponsor as last year. Again, Informix made a presence by distributing materials on the "Informix in a Box" program at the IBM Academic Initiative booth. This conference is very well visited with teachers from all over the world.

IBM also presented a session on "Can Students Really Develop Software Collaboratively" which talked about using Rational Team Concert (RTC), a collaborative tool aiding the teams to develop software together.

After visiting Milwaukee last year, Informix visited two colleges as a result of that. Let's hope Informix will visit more colleges as the result of the SIGCSE '11 conference in Dallas!

Informix in a Box at Budapest, Hungary (round 2)

Earlier this year (February 1-3, 2011), Informix training was offered to university students in Budapest, Hungary. You can read all about it in this original posting on The Informix Zone.

Following the success of that session, another one was conducted last week (April 5, 2011). About 20 participants from more than 6 universities, including students and faculty members attended the session. The universities that participated include: Kecskemét College, Kodolányi János University of Applied Sciences, Budapesti Corvinus Egyetem, Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest University of Technology and Economics, and Óbudai University.