Monday, April 9, 2012

Informix was at CCSC Central Plains Conference

Hello everyone! It's been a while since we had any significant updates. It may appear like Informix on Campus activities pick up during the first half of every year and then slow down during the latter. The truth is that our efforts during the second half of the year usually sets up the stage for our activities during the first half.

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