When:  Thursday, May 21, 1998

     Where:  The Chase Manhattan Bank (formerly Chemical Bank)
             55 Water Street (enter at Old Slip)
             South Tower
             13th Floor, Conference Rooms B+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:  The Year 2000 Problem

   Speaker:  Mr. Leon Stevens, President & CEO
             Millennium Technologies Group



  The phrase "Year 2000" or "Y2K" Problem is a general term for a variety of
  issues facing the software and hardware industries.  These issues include:

    a) The proper handling of date code which uses 2-digit years,
    b) The inability to distinguish between the centuries 1900 and 2000
       if 2-digit years are used in software and hardware systems.
    c) Code which was simply never designed to work past the current century.
    d) Faulty Leap-Year logic which may cause problems in February 2000,

  You may not have imagined the types of systems which could be effected
  by this problem.  Ask yourself these questions:

    a) Is your computer's BIOS Y2K compliant?  If not, your computer may
       not boot or function correctly after 01-JAN-2000.
    b) Is your operating system Y2K compliant?  Many become compliant only
       after various patches are installed.
    c) Is your database Y2K compliant?
    d) Is the software you use Y2K compliant?
    e) Is the software you write Y2K compliant?
    f) Are the the development libraries you link against Y2K compliant?
    g) Are all the devices which you use in every day life Y2K compliant?
       This includes: Electronic Day-Timers, VCRs, Microwaves, Cars.
       Yes, an article was recently published about a Car whose computer
       will malfunction at Midnight Central Time on 01-JAN-2000.

  Here are a couple of good web resources on the Year 2000 problem:

    a) The Year 2000 Information Center  http://www.year2000.com
    b) Yardeni's Year 2000 Page          http://www.yardeni.com/y2kbook.html
    c) SCO's Y2K Page                    http://www.sco.com/technology/y2k


  Description of Talk:

  Our speaker will discuss the Year 2000 problem and the various methods
  used to combat it.  He will detail the various methods used by his company
  and how they can be used to implement corrections in preparation for the
  Year 2000.


  Speaker Biography:

  Mr. Leon Stevens is the President & CEO of Millennium Technologies Group, 
  Inc.  He has been involved in the solution of Year 2000 problem in both 
  open and legacy systems for the past five years and has over twenty years 
  of software engineering experience in application and systems software.


  Company Biography

  Millennium Technologies Group, Inc. was established in 1995 to provide 
  conversion services and software tools to address the Year 2000 problem. 
  The company has a history of providing the highest quality Year 2000 Tool 
  Based Solutions to Fortune 1000 companies.  They are a reliable and cost 
  effective business partner that has been consistently successful in 
  providing solutions to this unique and extremely difficult problem.

  Delivery Capabilities

  Their primary targets for Year 2000 compliance are systems written in C and 
  C++, (and their associated scripts, databases and languages such as SQL, 
  Shell, VB, VC++, SQR, etc.).  They also process code written in most 
  languages (including PL/1, COBOL, HPS, Model 204, Pascal, etc.).


  Millennium offers the following main levels of conversion services:

    -- Assessment
    -- Identification
    -- Remediation

  The key issue is finding the date related logic errors, not simply 
  identifying all the date sensitive variables in a system.  In a windowing 
  approach to Y2K, most lines of code referencing dates are harmless, and 
  producing a list of tens of thousands occurrences is of itself little use. 
  Their tools and our process are designed not only to identify date 
  occurrences but are designed to apply our years of Y2K experience in 
  categorizing and then identifying the much fewer lines of code that will 
  cause the problems.  Millennium will make adjustments to the tools for 
  characteristics that are specific to the customer's code base.  This 
  process is refined and repeated until no more errors are found.  Specific 
  line-by-line correction alternatives are developed and recommendations for 
  correction are made in a format from which either we or you can make the 
  corrections.  Upon your approval of the changes proposed in the 
  Identification Phase, Millennium will correct the code as specified and 
  deliver the completed systems.


  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 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 Rooms B+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       $125.00
         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.
         For information about UniForum visit http://www.uniforum.org.

    **** Note that the UniForum Joint Membership Fee might increase
         without notice due to the reorganization underway at UniForum.


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



  PC Expo  is being held this year at the Javits
  Center in NYC on June 16th-18th.  Unigroup has acquired complimentary
  PC Expo passes and we will be giving them out at this meeting!  The
  show has a web based online registration form at the above URL.

  Show Hours:
    Tue, June 16th: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
    Wed, June 17th: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
    Thu, June 18th: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm



  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 The Chase Bank, 55 Water Street, NYC.
  Planned meeting dates are: 5/21/98, 7/16/98, 9/17/98, 11/19/98...
  Watch for our Special Event meetings at the various trade shows in NYC.

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I hope to see you all at Unigroup's May 1998 meeting.

-Rob Weiner
 Unigroup Executive Director

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