Brent graduated from the Royal Military College of Canada (RMC) at
Kingston Ontario in 1986 with a Bachelor of Engineering degree in
computers. As an officer in the Canadian Army, Brent served as both a
commander of communications troops, and in the computer technical
field. He administered and programmed Dec Ultrix minicomputers and
Xenix/DOS PC's of the army. At one point, Brent was the administrator
of all army computer resources in western Canada. After leaving the
military as a captain in 1990, Brent started Buckskin Systems and has
worked as a consultant on stand -alone and networked UNIX and Dos
(Novell) systems. He has worked as a systems administrator and analyst/
programmer, specializing in UNIX security and X-Windows/ Motif. Brent
is currently Division System Support for Unix Resource at Nova, an
Alberta Corporation. Brent has served as CUUG's President since July
I would like to continue to offer my skills to assist the
Calgary UNIX Users' Group in operation of the Resource Centre,
to which my company CADVision provides office space and services. I am
a recent university graduate with almost five years professional
experience in the computer industry. I feel my technical knowledge is a
valuable addition to CUUG organization. This past year has been my
second on the Board of Directors where I have served as Vice-
My areas of interest and expertise include Networking, GIS, Databases
and CAD. I have almost four years field experience in the world of
From scratch I have built, managed and nurtured a consulting company
which has grown to an organization of ten people. A graduate from the
University of Calgary, I hold a degree in Computer Science.
Bernie is an independent consultant and software developer working in
the Calgary marketplace. He is a veteran of the mainframe computer
world having spent 25 years with Honeywell. (now Bull HN Information
Systems) While the major part of his career there was in marketing
support, the last six years were in pure software development where he
became involved in the Unix culture. In his four years as an
independent contractor, he now works on a variety of different
platforms, and is now specializing in GUI based applications on desktop
As Educational Marketing Specialist with Autotrol Technology (Canada)
Ltd. Dawn Boucher has been actively involved in the promotion and
marketing of SunOS/ UNIX/ Solaris instruction on behalf of Sun
Microsystems for two years. Other responsibilities with Auto-trol
include corporate Users Group liaison for Canada, and editor of the
customer newsletter. She also serves as Communications Director with
the Computer Education Society of Alberta (CESA) Dawn's interest in
UNIX on workstations is backed by a strong corporate strategy for
distributed network computing. During the past year, Dawn has served as
chair- person for CUUG's Administrative Committee.
I have been actively involved in the computer/telecommunication
industry for about 10 years since 1985. I have seen the popularity and
importance of the computer communication industry develop from its
early days of stand-alone machines to highly complex network of LAN/WAN
and interconnectivity through the Internet. The technology is still
undergoing major changes to provide more functionality and feature
upgrades to continually improve the quality of service that we now
get. At this time, I am excited to be involved with the process of
creating and maintaining a gateway system to provide a link to the
Internet to specific PC applications to improve the information
I have been formally trained in Biochemistry, Zoology, Accounting, and
Information System. Though I cannot say that I am a "techie type," I
try to get involved and stay on top of technical developments at all
time to ensure that I am positioned to take advantage of the newest
technology at all times. I am finishing up my MBA in New Venture
Development at the University of Calgary in December 1994.
I see that CUUG is well positioned to take an active part in providing
service to the computing community with our INTERNET connection, which
is being continually upgraded to provide more capacity to better serve
our members. I feel that it is essential that we manage this
phenomenal growth in our membership count properly for the continued
survival, prosperity and maintain the quality service that we now
provide to our members and the computing community at large. I am
excited of this opportunity to become a part of this fine group of
dedicated individuals and help advance our service to all of our
Mr. Gardner currently works in Calgary as the Director, Open Systems,
for Enhance Systems Inc. which is in the business of selling and
supporting software products for managing distributed UNIX and Novell
environments. In this position he is responsible for determining
product mix and direction, plus developing and supervising the
technical support team for these products.
Previous to this, he was a Senior Applications Engineer with
Computervision, providing technical support for CAD/CAM products on
UNIX and Prime systems in both Calgary and Toronto.
Prior to entering the computer field, Mr. Gardner worked as an
Architect in Calgary and Edmonton, initially for Alberta Public Works
and later with his own Architectural firm (Gardner Quinn Palik
Mr. Gardner graduated from the University of Alberta with a B.Sc
(Mathematics), spent a year working in the computing field in Montreal,
and then went on to earn a B.Arch from the University of British
Columbia before starting to practice as an Architect.
I am a 23 year old Computer Engineering Technologist who has recently
graduated from SAIT. I first became interested in computers in 1983
when I acquired my first computer, a Tandy color computer. It provided
my first experiences in electronics, and programming. It also provided
an advanced realtime, multitasking system called OS-9 which was my
first experience with a Unix-like operating system. Since then I've
gone on to learn the MS-DOS platform, and it has been only the last
year and a half I've been able to get get back into Unix operating
I have always had a special interest in connectivity and networking
with computers, even as far back as my Color Computer and the 300bps
modem I bought for it. CUUG has allowed me to expand my online
interests, to include the wide variety of Internet resources
available. That is why I now am volunteering to be a Board Member. I
hope to help CUUG to continue being a successful organization in
promoting the Unix operating system, and providing the resources that
are available for all to enjoy on the Internet.
Born in 1968 in Sarnia, Ontario, Mike graduated from Acadia University
in 1991 with a Bachelor of Science (Biology) degree and again in 1993
with a Bachelor of Computer Science degree.
Since joining CUUG in April of 1993, he has volunteered his time and
User Support background in UNIX and PC environments in providing a
"help" service to members as well as writing and maintaining several
"NewUser" documents and the Frequently_Asked_Questions (FAQ) file. Mike
is the Chairperson of a recent addition to CUUG, the User Support SIG.
Currently with MSI Systems Integration Inc., Mike is responsible for
providing UNIX support on HP and other platforms as well as the integration
of UNIX with other networks.
Dai graduated from the University of Calgary in 1982 with a BSc. in
Computer Science. He has been developing software in UNIX
environments, on and off, for 10 years.
Currently Dai operates Argus Software Engineering - a software
consulting company specializing in computer graphics applications and
graphical user interfaces.
Dai has been a CUUG member since 1990 and is keen to contribute to its
David Ross is a Network Support Analyst with the City of Calgary where
his duties range from UNIX System Administration to router
configuration. He is currently a CUUG Board Member and holds the
positions of Assistant Secretary and acting "Papernet" Editor.
Judy Szikora has recently returned to Calgary from 8 years in Northern
California, where she developed graphical user interface software for
several UNIX application and system vendors. Prior to that, she was a
staff member in the Academic Computing Services department at the
University of Calgary.
Currently, Judy is an independent UNIX GUI consultant and instructor
specializing in X and Motif. Judy has an MSc in Computer Science from
the University of Calgary.
I graduated from the University of Saskatchewan in 1984 with a B.Sc.
(Honours) in Computational Science. I have been involved with UNIX for
more than 10 years both as a system administrator and a programmer.
Currently, I work for Sandwell, Inc. Datap Systems Division developing
real-time data acquisition and support applications on UNIX.
CUUG has done a great job in promoting UNIX these past few years. I
hope to continue that as a member of CUUG's board. If you have any
suggestions, criticisms or questions, don't hesitate to contact me at
While Ken's first experience with computers was key-punching Fortran IV
into an IBM 1130 in 1969, he steadfastly maintains that he has not been
"irreparably damaged by the experience".
In the course of his career, Ken has been transformed from a
petrophysist who programmed in self-defense, to a programmer who used
to be a petrophysist. This has given him a diverse background ranging
from consulting in Pakistan to working on artificial-intelligence
applications with the Alberta Research Council.
Ken is currently an independent consultant and software developer
working ( not surprisingly ) primarily on graphical applications and
interfaces for the oil and gas industry.
In what passes for his spare time, Ken maintains his 'basement network
museum' of old, obsolete and possibly useless from the start
workstations, including a Sun-386i ( aka RoadRunner! ), a HP 9000/320,
a HP 9000/310, and a No-Name 386-20 which has migrated to running
Solitaire only. These are all networked to a 486 running Linux, which
serves as the real workhorse of the group!