A few years ago Brian Wesselink took over as director of Sybase's North
America Education. Brian received a B.S. in mathematics from Central College
in Iowa in 1969 and a Ph.D. in mathematics from Florida State University in
1973. He was an associate professor of mathematics and computer science at
the College of Charleston until 1983, at which time he joined Wang
Laboratories, holding various management positions within customer education.
He joined the customer education organization at Sybase in 1995, and became
its director in 1999.
I recently had the opportunity to speak with him.
Olson: How did you become the director of education for Sybase?
Wesselink: I joined the Sybase education organization about six years ago
after managing the customer education organization for Wang Laboratories for
12 years. After holding several education management positions at Sybas... (more)
I barely mentioned TechWave in my editorial last month, "Let Me Introduce You
to ISUG" (PBDJ, Vol. 9, issue 9), though it was fresh in everyone's minds.
Instead, I focused on ISUG and its value to the Sybase customer community. I
hope you read Jerry Neppl's TechWave review in that issue. If you missed it,
read it now online at www.sys-con.com.
This month I want to return to the topic of TechWave. First, it was a great
conference. There are so many new and exciting features coming in EAStudio
and EAServer that it was impossible to attend all the sessions dedicated to
them. Of cou... (more)
The availability of PowerBuilder 9 was announced March 4 and the release was
made available March 24. If you have an upgrade subscription or have
prepurchased a copy, then you've probably already received it by the time you
read this. I have the beta version, but haven't yet received the official
final copy, though I'm currently watching my mailbox in hopeful anticipation
of an imminent delivery. When I receive it, I'll put it to good use right
away. I don't know what you're doing with PowerBuilder, but for what I'm
doing, the new PB9 features are great!
Allow me to put on my cl... (more)
Wow, 2000! I remember back in the '70s when I was a teenager thinking about
the year 2000. It was so far away. I was sure the world would be radically
different, plus I'd be such an old man. Well, I'm older, though not yet an
old man. And the world has changed, but not as drastically as sci-fi movies
and shows had led me to believe. Technology has made incredible advances. One
dramatic example is that the U.S. government-sponsored Human Genome Project
expects to finish mapping the entire human gene structures by the end of the
year. Not too long ago that task was considered impos... (more)
Another TechWave issue? You bet! In addition to our content changing to flow
with the currents of technology, our schedule is also changing. We've been
moving up the schedule each month with the goal of getting on the magazine
racks by the first of the month rather than the middle, which has been the
case for quite some time. The July issue was going to be the TechWave issue
because we hadn't anticipated having the August issue ready by July 30. After
getting July out earlier than expected, we went full speed ahead on this
issue and I'm now proud to say we're back on schedule. Bo... (more)