When:  Thursday, March 18, 1999

     Where:  The Chase Manhattan Bank
             55 Water Street (enter at Old Slip)
             South Tower
             13th Floor, Conference Room C

      Time:  6:00 PM - 6:30 PM  Registration
             6:20 PM - 6:35 PM  Ask the Wizard,
                                Questions, Answers and Current Events
             6:35 PM - 6:45 PM  Unigroup Business
             6:45 PM - 9:30 PM  Main Presentation

     Topic:  E-Business Management Systems:
             Assembling, Modeling, Analyzing and Deploying
             Quality Web Applications in Internet Time

   Speaker:  Chris Riley, Technical Sales Engineer
             Segue Software 


  When building a Web Site, there are many aspects of development and
  content creation which must take place.  One method is to treat the
  site as a classic development project where you use Source Code and
  Revision Control Systems (like SCCS or RCS), Development Tools,
  Testing Tools, Debuggers and Profilers.  Some people use tools which
  can simulate user interaction and can automatically detect variations
  seen with varying keystrokes and displayed output.  Wouldn't it
  be nice if such tools also existed for Web development?  Tools
  that could not only help you assemble the content and programs
  required for vary large web sites, but could also do everything from
  checking links to simulating varying amounts of user load?
  Such tools do exist and Segue makes a suite of them.

  Description of Talk: 

  ** Please check the Unigroup Web Site for further information.
     Our speaker could not provide us detailed information in time
     for this EMailing.  The description of the talk may change.

  Segue Software will talk about their approach to Web and E-Commerce
  development.  They will be speaking about the various aspects
  of building an E-Commerce Site and the methods they have developed
  to make various tasks easier.  The overall goal of their approach
  is to deliver a new level of quality when development is completed.

  Speaker Biography: 

  Chris Riley is a Technical Sales Engineer from Segue Software.
  Prior to working with Segue Software, Chris was employed at
  Parametric Technology Corporation also in a technical sales
  capacity.  During his stay at Parametric Technology, Chris was
  involved in developing Knowledge Base applications that employed
  various Web Technologies to encapsulate Mechanical Engineering

  Company Biography:

  Segue Software, Inc. (NASDAQ:SEGU), the leader in e-business
  management software products, solutions and services, is committed
  to providing its customers worldwide with a critical Internet
  infrastructure specifically designed to manage the growing
  complexities of today's continuously deployed e-business systems.
  For the first time, business can turn to one company to assemble,
  test, model, deploy, monitor and analyze their integrated e-business
  application to ensure continued system quality and reliability,
  while accelerating time-to-market and reducing implementation costs.


  Complimentary Refreshments will be served.


     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 (after 6:30-7pm) 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.  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.
     Conference Room C will be on your left.

     If you come very early, we may not have the signs in place yet, but
     hopefully these directions will get you to the meeting room.
     If you arrive before Unigroup Board Members, please be patient and
     wait for us to arrive.  The building cafeteria is open to the public.


  Fee Schedule:
         Yearly Membership (includes all meetings):      $ 50.00
       * Non-Member Single Meeting:                      $ 20.00
         Student Yearly Membership:                      $ 20.00
         Non-Member Student Single Meeting (with ID):    $  5.00
    ==>  UniForum/Unigroup Joint Yearly Membership       $140.00
         Cash, Check, American Express.
       * Employees of Chase (with ID) can attend general meetings at no charge.

    ==>  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.
         UniForum membership is currently $95.00 per year.
         For information about UniForum visit http://www.uniforum.org.
         UniForum membership benefits include various discount programs as
         well as a subscription to the "Open Systems Product Directory,"
         an important resource for Unix Users.  The Directory contains
         information on Unix related hardware, software and services.


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



  Unigroup will be holding Board of Director Elections at our March meeting.
  If you want to participate, now is the time to step up and state your name!
  Contact the Board at uniboard@unigroup.org if you want to participate.

  The Unigroup Board of Directors is looking for a handful of new people to
  help run the group.  We have had a few people retire from the The Board of
  Directors so there are vacancies on the Board which need to be filled.

  Please- Even if you do not want the responsibility (and benefits) of
  being a Unigroup Board Member, we still need your help.  The Board meets
  monthly for a dinner meeting where we plan the group's activities.  If
  you would like to help out, you are invited to attend the Board meeting.

  Unigroup is a not-for-profit, volunteer organization... nothing happens
  unless we make it happen and we need YOUR help to get things done!



  The following topics are scheduled for the next two Unigroup meetings:

  a) May'99: Unix Anti-Virus Software - Why It Is Necessary

     Speaker: Trend Micro, Makers of the Interscan Virus Wall

     Trend Micro has software which, at the firewall, can scan and
     clean Internet traffic such as SMTP, HTTP, FTP, Java/Active-X
     Applets for viruses, worms and other known "evils".

     Even though your Unix Boxes may be immune to PC-Viruses, your
     Windows Boxes behind your firewall are not.  You know Windows...
     you must protect your users from Word Processor and Spreadsheet
     Macro Viruses, aside from the good old executable virus or
     worm.  ** Beware: The Happy99 Worm is going around these days. **

     If you know of other Unix Anti-Virus software, please let us
     know and we'll put a list together in preparation for our next
     meeting.   To start the list: Trend Micro, Dr. Solomon,
     TIS/Network Associates.

  b) July'99: Building and Running a High Traffic Unix Web Site

     Speaker: A Unigroup Member who runs a high traffic web site here
              in NYC will discuss his experiences maintaining his
              company's site.



  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 volunteer organization.
  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, Unigroup holds regular meetings planned for the Third
  THURSDAY of Odd Months at The Chase Manhattan Bank, 55 Water Street, NYC.
  Planned meeting dates are: 3/18/99, 5/20/99, 7/15/99,...
  Watch for our Special Event meetings at the various trade shows in NYC.

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I hope to see you all at our next meeting!

-Rob Weiner
 Unigroup Executive Director

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