When:  Thursday, September 19th, 1996

     Where:  Chase/Chemical Bank
             55 Water Street (enter at Old Slip)
             South Tower
             13th Floor, Conference Rooms B + C (follow the signs)

      Time:  6:00 PM - 6:30 PM  Registration
             6:45 PM - 9:30 PM  Main Presentation:

     Topic:  High Speed Networking Technologies

  Speakers:  Art Tolda of Hewlett Packard (http://www.hp.com)

Main Presentation:

  Art Tolda of Hewlett Packard will be discussing high-speed networking
  technologies and their business drivers and differentiators.

  Do you understand the implications of ATM? of Switching LANs?  And
  other new developments in high speed networking?  At this meeting
  Mr. Tolda will tell us about the important changes now developing
  in the LAN/WAN area.  His presentation will present an overview
  of networking technology covering the following topics:

  * Network Evolution
    - Where are we?
    - How did we get here?
    - Traffic management topologies and technologies.

  * Switching Taxonomies
    - Classifications of different types of switches,
    - Where they are used.

  * Emerging Network Technologies
    - The pluses and minuses of each.
    - Virtual LANs

  * Evolution and Migration Strategies to the new technologies.

Art Tolda's Bio:

  Art is a Senior Information Architect for HP's Financial Services 
  Solution Center.  Art has been active in designing information 
  integration solutions, and enterprise-wide and local area networks 
  for 18 years.  Before joining HP, Art has held numerous technical 
  research, development and teaching positions.  

  Art is a practitioner of the process of integrated information 
  solution design and implementation and has applied the process for 
  our clients to provide solutions for their strategic needs.  These 
  solutions are based on industry standards and open systems tailored 
  for each individual client.  Solution strategies take into account 
  an organization's goals, critical success factors, business needs, 
  information and product requirements.  These solutions have been 
  implemented in a variety of businesses including: finance, legal, 
  health care, sales and service, and manufacturing.  Art assists 
  clients in developing an integration strategy and a migration path 
  to an Open Systems environment.  Additionally, Art is a developer 
  and implementor of standards based network and systems management 

  Some of Art's network solutions for his customers are:

  * A 3000 user Security Access Network for a major financial institution.

  * A 1000 node Hospital Campus Network capable of supporting real-time, 
    diagnostic quality medical images, at any location via ATM, to be 
    expanded to a state-wide implementation.

  * A 900 node Hospital Campus Network capable of supporting imaging at 
    100 Mbps throughout the facility easily upgradeable to new advances 
    in networking such as Asynchronous Transfer Mode (ATM), and with 
    connections to remote clinics.

  * A multi-state Distributed Computing Environment (DCE) based client-server
    high access network for Citicorp's Cash Management Division including the
    correction of Citicorp's global networking standards.

  * A 2000 node imaging network for SASM&F's, the worlds largest
    dollar-volume law firm, New York Office (a true 40 Mbps throughput
    backbone) as well as their six other offices throughout the United 
    States that is fully ATM, FDDI, and 100VG compliant.

  * Multiple high bandwidth Ethernet networks for IBM's Fishkill, NY 
    manufacturing site, one of which supports 2.3 Gbps of traffic per day.

  * A Broadband network for a Kraft General Foods cereal manufacturing plant.

  * A spread spectrum RF based wireless Ethernet network for a Kraft General
    Foods sandwich meat plant.

  At the request of Columbia University, Art developed and teaches 
  high level courses in the "Theory of Network Design" (Art has been 
  teaching this course since 1992), and "The Theory of Standards Based 
  Network and Systems Management" (since 1994).


     55 Water Street is between Water Street & Front Streets at Old Slip...
     about 7 blocks south of Fulton St. and the South Street Seaport.
     Take 4 train to Bowling Green & Walk Due East;
     Take 2/3 trains to Wall Street, Walk East to Water St.
          then walk South 5 blocks;
     Take M/J trains to Broad St., Walk East to Water St.;
     Take N/R trains to Whitehall St., Walk North East to Water St.
     There is parking on the street and there is a lot right
          in the building, entrance on Old Slip.
     Walking from Wall St., follow William St. south which bends around
          and leads you to Hanover Sq. and Old Slip is across Water Street.

  Room Location Specifics:
     Enter the building at Old Slip.  To get to the South Tower of the
     complex, you enter the building at Old Slip at the "North Tower"
     doors.  This entrance is is immediately to the right of the main
     entrance, towards Water Street.  Go past the guard's desk (mentioning
     you are heading for Unigroup) to the elevator bank and go to the 13th
     floor.  When you get to the 13th floor, follow the signs leading you
     to the meeting room.

     The signs will lead you from the elevator, through a set of doors
     (soda machine will be on your left), then past the cafeteria.  If the
     entrance doors near the elevator on the 13th floor are locked (may
     happen after 6pm), call the security desk using the available
     telephone, and they will radio the guard on the 13th floor to let
     you in.  After the cafeteria, you see another "lobby" area.  Walk
     past the cash machines, make a left and look for a sign marking the
     meeting room.


  Fee Schedule:
         Yearly Membership:                              $ 50.00
         Single Meeting:                                 $ 20.00
         Student Yearly Membership:                      $ 20.00
         Student Single Meeting:                         $  5.00
    ==>  UniForum/Unigroup Joint Yearly Membership       $125.00
         Cash, Check, American Express.

    ==>  Unigroup is the Greater NYC Regional Area Affiliate
         of UniForum - an International Unix Users Group.
         Our Joint Membership Program gives you FULL membership
         in both organizations for a discounted price.
         For information about UniForum visit http://www.uniforum.org.


  Please mark this meeting on your calendar and join us!
  Please tell your friends about Unigroup!



Unix Expo '96 is coming to N.Y.C. on October 8th-10th at the Javits Center.
Unigroup will be obtaining passes for this show and should be handing them
out at our September meeting.  Our U.S. Mail newsletter which is currently
arriving around N.Y.C. also contains an on-site pass.  Visit the show web
page http://www.shownet.com for further information.

Unigroup will be exhibiting at Unix Expo and we need your help to staff
our booth.  PLEASE contact us (via Email to uniboard@unigroup.org) if you
can spare any time to help us staff our booth.  Our goal at the show is to
promote the user group and our meetings.

Unigroup will also be holding a meeting at Unix Expo tentatively scheduled
for Wednesday, October 9th at 5:30pm after the show.
     Our topic is:
          Strategic Technology Issues in the Unix Industry.
     Our speaker is:
          Doug Michels,
          Chief Technical Officer and Executive Vice President,

This special event meeting will be free and open to the public.
Please keep an eye out for further electronic announcements via Email and
our Web page to find out the location of the meeting room.

Unix Expo '96 Show Hours:
     Tue  10/08  10:30am - 5:00pm
     Wed  10/09  10:00am - 5:00pm
     Thu  10/10  10:00am - 4:00pm

Unix Expo will contain a Unix/Windows NT Interoperability Pavilion, a
Networking Pavilion and will run concurrently with the I^2 Expo which
focuses on Internet & Intranet Web technologies.



Unigroup is one of the oldest and largest Unix User's Groups serving the
Greater New York City Regional Area since the early 1980s.  Unigroup is
not-for-profit, vendor-neutral and member funded.  Unigroup holds regular
and special event meetings throughout the year on technical topics relating
to Unix and the Unix User Community.   Unigroup is also the Greater NYC
Regional Area Affiliate of UniForum - an International Unix Users Group.

Thanks to Chase/Chemical Bank, Unigroup holds regular meetings planned for
the Third THURSDAY of Odd Months at Chase/Chemical Bank, 55 Water Street, NYC.
Planned meeting dates are: 9/19, 10/9 UnixExpo, 11/21, 1/16/97...
Watch for our Special Event meetings at the various trade shows in NYC.

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To renew your dues, pay your yearly membership or for general information,
 contact Unigroup of NY by USmail:
        Unigroup of New York, Inc., G.P.O. Box 1931, New York, NY 10116-1931

For further information or to get on the Unigroup Electronic Mail Mailing List
 send an EMail message to:
        unilist@unigroup.org  or  uunet!unigroup.org!unilist

To contact the Board of Directors of Unigroup, send an EMail message to:

To contact the Newsletter Editor, send an EMail message to:



Unigroup is currently working on filling our 1996 meeting schedule.
We currently have the following topics in mind:

        - ATM/High Speed Networking - Art Tolda of Hewlett Packard - Sep '96
        - Unix Technology        - Doug Michels of SCO - Unix Expo - Oct '96
        - Linux
        - Domain Name System (DNS)
        - Internet Servers
        - Privacy and Encryption (including PGP)
        - Multimedia Enhanced EMail - MIME/Metamail
        - Publically Available Unix Tools
        - Unix Administration Tools: crash & fsdb
        - Kerberos
        - Object Oriented Databases
        - Fault Tolerant Unix
        - How to "Build" a Unix Administrator

PLEASE let us know immediately if you:

        - Can give us a presentation on one of these topics
        - Know of a speaker for one of the these topics
        - Have another topic you think we should address
        - Can help us plan one or more meetings - be a meeting coordinator.



Unigroup's printed newsletter is sent out to people on our U.S. Mail mailing
list.  The newsletter contains information such as meeting announcements,
technical and non-technical articles and recent UNIX security advisories.
Ross Ziskind is the editor of the Unigroup newsletter.  Keep an eye out for
the next issue.

To keep the newsletter going, the two biggest problems to overcome are:
        a) Volunteers to see that it gets out
        b) Content material

If you have any ideas or can help contribute to our newsletter, please make
them known at our meetings and/or let us know by EMail.  If you know anyone
who has experience in sending out a newsletter, we can always use some good
advice.  Ross can be reached via email to editor@unigroup.org.

We are also looking for an individual who can take over most of the
editorial work for the newsletter as our current editor's time has become
extremely scarce.  All interested parties please notify us immediately.


6.      A New User Group in NYC - The Object Developers Group

> Date: Tue, 10 Sep 1996 16:32:57 -0400
> From: objdev@earthweb.com
> Subject: Goals: Object Developers Group,Inc
> (c) Copyright 1996 by Object Developers Group, Inc.
> All Rights Reserved.
> Object Developers Group, Inc.
> 1) Goals
> 2) People involved
> 3) Request for contributions (please!)
> 4) Corporate sponsors
> 1) Goals
> The "Object Developers Group, Inc." ("ODG") is a newly formed
> New York State Non-Profit Corporation, to provide a forum for
> professional communication about Object Oriented Technology and
> its Tools and Techniques.  The primary audience are software
> developers and designers, upon whose work depends the success
> of many organizations.
> Our concerns are improving both the software product and the
> software engineering effort.  Meeting customer needs, while
> increasing software productivity, reuse and quality are among
> the critical issues we expect to address.  The various
> programming languages (Java, C++, Smalltalk, etc), Object
> Oriented Analysis and Design methods, Design Patterns, GUI
> tools, Databases, Internet/Intranet, Client/Server, etc are all
> means to that end.
> The group is language, vendor and tool neutral.
> Our philosophy is to use the best tools for each job.
> We hope to have some interesting technical meetings, that are
> both informative and enjoyable, and of help to your career.
> Software Engineering is a challenging field; it should be an
> interesting and stimulating one as well.  We hope to make it so
> by having knowledgable and cutting edge speakers, discussion
> groups, panels, seminars, etc
> The ODG began public meetings in August 1996.
> The ODG is not affiliated with any other group or organization.
> 2) People involved
> The officers of the ODG are:
>    Saul Rosenberg (President) "objdev@earthweb.com"
>    Thomas Hobbick (Treasurer) "70671.3214@compuserve.com"
>    Indira Singh   (Secretary) "76460.3057@compuserve.com"
> Among the "initial participants" of the new group are:
>    Nancy Andersen      "nancya@bway.net"
>    Michael Beasley     "mbeasley@panix.com"
>    Len Cardinal        "cardinal@bernstein.com"
>    James Curran        "jamescurran@cis.compuserve.com"
>    Patrick Fitzgerald  "pfitz@inch.com"
>    Kate Hedstrom       "kate@ahab.rutgers.edu"
>    Douglas Hepworth    "hepworth@panix.com"
>    Thomas Holaday      "tlhol@ibm.net"
>    Carlos Jerome       "cjerome@cis.compuserve.com"
>    Michael Radow       "mradow@inx.net"
>    Gerry Seidman       "iam@bway.net"
> and others...
> 3) Request for Contributions (please!)
> As a new organization, we have many startup costs.
> We are requesting (and _NEED_ !) contributions from everyone.
> Please help.
> A $36.00/year contribution per person would be appreciated.
> If you are unemployed, retired or a full time student at an
> accredited institution (please state which category), then an
> $18.00/year contribution is requested.
> We reserve the right to limit such benefits as receiving
> individual meeting notices and participation in door prize
> drawings to those who contribute, either annually or for that
> meeting.  Some meeting locations may have pre-meeting security
> sign-in lists, which may be restricted to annual contributors.
> Please send a check (no cash) to:
>     Object Developers Group, Inc.
>     PO Box 927
>     Bowling Green Station, NY 10274-0927
> Please include your:
>     Name (First Last):
>     Email address    :
>     Phone number     :                    (home or work?)
>     Organization     :                    (if any)
>     Title            :                    (if any)
>     US Mail address1 :                    (home or work?)
>             address2 :
>     City, State, Zip :
> If you have not yet contributed for this year, then we request
> a contribution of $5.00 for each meeting.
> The ODG is not an IRS 501(c)3 organization (takes a while to
> obtain).
> 4) Corporate Sponsors
> Corporate contributions from all sources would also be welcome.
> We request either $250/year ("sponsor") or $1,000/year ("patron
> sponsor") (or similar words).  We will acknowledge the
> sponsorship in a public manner, which we think will reflect
> well upon your organization.  Another reason to contribute is
> to increase the general developer community knowledge of Object
> Oriented techniques, so that they can better appreciate quality
> software products.  Please contact us for more info.
> /\/\/\/\/\/\
> We greatly appreciate the help and support of:
> Earthweb (www.earthweb.com) for supplying internet services.  Earthweb
>          created and runs Gamelan (www.gamelan.com), _the_ Repository
>          for Java resources.  It has a large list of Java programs.
> IBM      (www.ibm.com) for supplying meeting rooms.  IBM produces
>          the OS/2 Warp operating system and the VisualAge series
>          of tools for Smalltalk, C++, Java and Cobol.
> Morgan Stanley (www.ms.com) for supplying meeting rooms.  Morgan
>          Stanley is a global financial services firm, serving multi-
>          national corporations, governments, financial institutions,
>          emerging growth companies, and substantial private investors.
> SIGS     (www.sigs.com) for supplying technical materials such as the
>          "C++ Report" magazine.  SIGS magazines, books and conferences
>          offer pertinent, authoritative, and complete info on hot
>          software technology such as object-orientation.
> /\/\/\/\/\/\
> Questions?  please contact "objdev@earthweb.com" or send US Mail
> to: Object Developers Group, Inc., PO Box 927, Bowling Green
> Station, NY NY 10274-0927
> Next Meeting:
> Title:        "Barrier Options (Knock-In and Knock-Out)"
> Speaker:      Doug Hepworth, Millennium Partners, LP
> Date:         Mon Sep 30
> Time:         7-9pm
> Location:     IBM bldg, 6th Fl, 590 Madison Av (57th St), New York NY
> RSVP:         Requested, by email to:
>               with your name, email, phone and organization (if any)

I hope to see you all at Unigroup's September & October 1996 meetings.

-Rob Weiner
 Unigroup Executive Director

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