In the past there were many Pick / MV groups. Many are now defunct. Over time those groups have given way to more product-specific groups, focused on each specific DBMS, specific connectivity tools, and specific business applications.
The prevalence of online communities in the form of web discussion may have helped contribute to the demise of monthly/quarterly personal get-togethers. A list of MV-centric online discussion forums is on the Community page.
- International Spectrum http://www.intl-spectrum.com/
Live Regional DBMS Groups
- SAPUG - The Seattle Area Pick/Unix Group http://www.sapug.org/Welcome.php
- TEXMUG Texas Multi-value User Group http://www.texmug.org/
- CMUG - Colorado Pick Users Group http://cmug.plaxogroups.com/ (Plaxo site requires registration)
- DMUG - Germany https://www.xing.com/app/network?op=home;tab=1;name=dmug (Xing site requires registration) (New Group)
- OPUG - Ohio http://groups.google.com/group/opugmail?hl=en (New Group)
Live Product-specific Groups (DBMS and Tools)
- International UniVerse and Unidata User Group http://u2ug.org
- IBM has at least three worldwide events for U2 users: http://22.214.171.124/cms/cmsview.wsp?id=68
- Anything regional?
- Several online forums and local groups http://www.intersystems.com/cache/devcorner/index.html
- Worldwide (DevCon) conferences http://www.intersystems.com/events/index.html
- Revelation / OpenInsight
- jBase may have semi-annual worldwide conferences 2007 recap
- TigerLogic will have a worldwide conference in November 2009 Watch this page for details.
Live Application-specific Groups (Business software)
- Columbia Ultimate Business Systems (CUBS) http://www.columbiaultimate.com/events/cuusers_con.aspx
- Datatel http://www.datatel.com/events.cfm
- Epicor / Avante / Dataflo ManFact http://www.epicor.com/Customers/Pages/UserGroups.aspx
Inactive or Completely Gone
- AAPUG - Atlanta Area Pick Users Group http://www.aapug.org/
- CPUG - Chicago Pick Users Group
- CDBMA - California Data Base Management Association
- Nevada Multi-Value User Group
- Northern California Pick Users Group http://www.ncpu.org/
- OSDA - Open Systems Database Association http://www.osda.org/ (website up, group is disolved)
- TigerLogic Corp has a very old and invalid list of Pick User Groups. If anything on that list is active, please update this page.
- Microdata Alumni http://www.microdata-alumni.org/
- A growing group of ex-employees of Pick Systems / Raining Data / TigerLogic meets semi-regularly for dinner in Orange County on the first Tuesday of each month. Contact TonyG for details.