CUUG Board 1994 1995

Brent Seufert
Geoff Shmigelsky
Bernard Nemeth
Dawn Boucher
Daniel Dang
W. Alan Gardner
Sean Hawthorne
Mike Hogan
Dai Jones
David Ross
Judy Szikora
Roxanne Brunskill
Ken Edwards

Brent Seufert
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 1993.

Geoff Shmigelsky
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- President.

My areas of interest and expertise include Networking, GIS, Databases and CAD. I have almost four years field experience in the world of UNIX. Solaris

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.

Bernard Nemeth
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 systems.

Dawn Boucher
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.

Daniel Dang
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 interchange.

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 members.

W. Alan Gardner
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 Architects).

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.

Sean Hawthorne
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 systems.

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.

Mike Hogan
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 Jones
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 future success.

David Ross
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
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.

Roxanne Brunskill
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 brunskir@cuug.ab.ca.

Ken Edwards
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!