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Tony Elbourn
12-20-2002, 06:15 AM
Is anyone else interested in a UK User Group ?

I believe that there are a number of benefits to having our own domestic forum, and although it will take some effort at the beginning, that effort will be repaid many fold in a short time.

So come on, don't be shy...

James Whitehead
01-03-2003, 03:06 AM
I am an Access/SQL developer for many years and have only just started looking at Alpha from first starts I think having a user group is a very good idea..

Gil Smith
01-08-2003, 10:34 AM
I am very interested - based in the North East of England.

Gil Smith
Billingham

Peter Lear
01-16-2003, 03:23 AM
I use A5v5 in various apps in the Charity I work in. I am interested in a User Group - I live in Kingston on Thames.

Rev Peter Lear

Jim Mitchell
02-05-2003, 03:37 AM
Hi,

would be interested in a user group and in devoting some time and energy to getting it started - the only drawback?? - would I be the only member of the Scottish branch

I'm an independent consultant spcialising in consultancy services (including bespoke apps) for SME's.

Regards

Gil Smith
02-06-2003, 11:23 AM
Hi Jim,

Which part of Scotland? I am in northeast England.

Gil Smith
Billingham.

Jim Mitchell
02-06-2003, 12:30 PM
Hi Gil,

How are you.

I'm near Glasgow (about 2 - 3 hours comfortable driving to the NE (depending on the presence (or otherwise) of Traffic cars!

What do you do there, are you self employed or do you work for a software house?

regards

Jim

Gil Smith
02-06-2003, 01:59 PM
Myself and my wife run a family opticians business - see www.lowvisionsupplies.co.uk.

I travel to Glasgow several times a year and I would go there for a user group meeting,

Gil Smith

Jim Mitchell
02-07-2003, 12:58 AM
Thanks for getting back Gil,

Early days, but a couple of expressions of interest so far, so if it continues at this rate, definitely a hopeful sign!

I'll keep you abreast of progress and hopefully meet you in the not too distant future.

Thanks again,

regards

jim

Mike Turner
02-13-2003, 02:47 AM
Tony,

I have been using Alpha Four/Five for a number of years and would be keen to develop a UK user group, training, forum and annual conference/event. I am based in Kent, approx. 20 mins from central London by train. Let me know if I can be of any assistance to you. Perhaps it would be a good idea to setup an initial meeting of UK developers in a central UK location. I am happy to travel and would be prepared to offer some sponsorship to get this off the ground. Maybe we could get Richard, Selwyn or a representative from Alpha software to attend if we approach this right and demonstrate that we are just as keen in the UK as alpha developers are in the US!

Mike :-)

James Whitehead
02-13-2003, 02:53 AM
I beleive the Apha needs to be pushed into the faces of Access/SQL Developers, they need to see what it offers and a UK support group can only help to support this.

I look forward to regional groups, or even a BCS (British Computer Society)(Database) forum for developers.

Richard Rabins
02-13-2003, 06:16 AM
As you might know -- we are hard at work on the client server version which will allow Alpha Five to serve as a seamless "front end" to "back ends" such as Oracle, SQL server, MY SQL etc.

A lot of this will covered at the conference.. (along with the Alpha Five Web Server and further integration of email with Alpha Five)

conference information is at

http://www.pacetraining.com/conference.html

For info on London Training of Alpha Five -- please email
valerie@pacetraining.com

Peter Lear
02-13-2003, 07:44 AM
I wouldn't describe myself as a developer - much too grand. But I am gradually building quite a sophisticated little application suite for our charity. I can use Xbasic - sort of - and I find the forum very helpful. I would happily come along to an event in London or SE. But being a poor padre, couldn't offer sponsorship!!

Rev Peter Lear

-- Pray for peace

Andrew Coates
03-04-2003, 11:06 AM
As a two day user of Alpha and not a techie I would be interested in a user group. I am based in Manchester and would have some problems travelling much further south than Birmingham.

Al_MacT
04-03-2003, 11:16 AM
Another user in Glasgow! We have just upgraded from A4V6 to A5V5. Busy converting applications at the moment. It is a bit different but quickly getting to grips.

Alasdair