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Our meeting location is the NEW IBM Innovation Center at 1177 South Beltline Road, in Coppell, just south of the Airline Drive traffic light. And just west of North Lake.

Meetings are usually the first Thursday of each month.


The Dallas Ft. Worth UNIX Users Group offers area UNIX users the opportunity to attend monthly meetings that include:

  • presentations from industry experts,
  • small break-out sessions for special interest groups,
  • and free pizza!

If you'd like to get involved and increase your networking opportunities, join us for our next meeting!

Date: Thursday, September 3rd, 2015 -- 7:00 PM

Topic: 14 Calm Years of PostgreSQL in Critical Messaging 

Speaker: John Mason Scott

John has been developing large scale unix and relational database applications for energy and telecommunications businesses since early 1980s. In 2001 he lead the team at Verizon Wireless that first deployed PostgreSQL in nationwide critical messaging infrastructure during the aftermath of 911 in New York. His first exposure to relational databases was in the early 1980s working for Britton-Lee in Los Gatos, California, pursuing a naive dream of building the world's first "set-engine". He still follows that dream.


This presentation is a case study of the evolution of PostgreSQL in the carrier grade critical messaging business, starting with the year 2001 to the present. Since the year 2001, PostgreSQL has quietly been a part of the critical messaging infrastructure of a multi-million customer, carrier grade American telecommunication company. Typical customers are hospitals, emergency medical and fire. PostgreSQL usage evolved from front end dispatching in year 2001 during the aftermath of 911, to forward-path RF routing in 2006, to 2way RF event monitoring in 2010, and finally with VOIP in 2015.

See you on Thursday, September 3rd, 2015 at 7:00 PM.

New!  Conferences Page.

Place a blurb about a conference of interest to DFWUUG members and a link to the conference on that page.

New DFWUUG project - Pizza Improvement

Toppings suggested (add your here):

  • Jalapenos
  • Habaneros
  • Pepperoni
    • Pepperoni straight up ( no sausage? sprinkles )
  • Pineapple
  • Vegetarian
  • Carnivore (if U can have vegan...)
  • Anchovies
  • Green Olives
  • Black Olives
  • Onions
  • The Special
  • Everything On It

We now have a Star Trek Pizza Cutter

Normal Meeting Location

Location: IBM Innovation Center in Dallas

Our meetings are always open to the public at no charge.

Meeting Main Presentation Schedule

The main presentation is followed by (SIG) break out meetings,
except for the Career SIG, which meets at 6 pm, before the pizza and program.

Career SIG

Meeting Starts at 6:00 PM

Topic: Meet with a local recruiter about job hunting methods and prospects.

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