New Midrange User Group for Tennessee Valley
August 10, 2009 Timothy Prickett Morgan
Here’s a story you don’t hear every day: there is a new midrange user group opening up shop here in the United States.
Having moved from the Washington, D.C., area down to the outskirts of Chattanooga, Tennessee, recently, AS/400 evangelist Don Rima has decided that the region needed a user group of its own and has therefore started up the Tennessee Valley Midrange User Group. Chattanooga is about halfway between Nashville and Atlanta, Georgia, the latter being a hotbed of System/3X and AS/400 software development for about as long as IBM has been in the systems business.
The Atlanta area already has its own group, the Association of Midrange Computers Users (ACMU), but now those tucked into the northeast corner of Georgia will have two options. Ditto for the IBM Midrange User Group (iMUG), which is in Nashville. Hopefully, the three regional groups can work together and host larger events that serve i shops users in the area. Rima says on the TVMUG site that he will do seminars and sometimes in conjunction with other midrange user groups.
Right now, Rima is just looking to build membership for TVMUG. Annual admission to the new user group costs $110, and it gives members discounted admission to the annual COMMON midrange shindig and expo as well as access to local seminars. You can subscribe to TVMUG’s announcement server (which is being hosted by Midrange-L, here.