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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

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

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.


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

Which part of Scotland? I am in northeast England.

Gil Smith

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?



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,



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

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


For info on London Training of Alpha Five -- please email

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.

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.