A Perforce German User Group has been setup - the intention is to provide a forum for Perforce related discussions most likely for German speaking clients but membership is open to anyone!
This looks to complements the worldwide Perforce-User mailing list which is both very active and helpful, and the Perforce User Conferences (to date these have all been in the USA).
News: The first Public Perforce Training Courses in Germany at Hilf! GmbH in Munich are now taking place. The contents is the same as the official Perforce training courses elsewhere around the world (taught by Perforce Certified Trainer Robert Cowham).
The first group meeting took place Friday 28th November 2003 (click for details and presentations online) and was a great success.
The second german Perforce User Conference took place on Tuesday 22nd June 2004.
We plan 2 meetings per year (1 day events), probably around May/June and November/December.
"The first meeting of the Perforce German User Group was a great success. The participants were able to prepare and agree the topics and the programme via a mailing list, so that the agenda was tuned to the wishes of the 27 people present.
The presentations from Tony Smith (Perforce Software Europe, UK), Laura Wingerd (Perforce Techical Director, USA), Ralf Martin (Harman/Becker Automotive Systems), und Ralf Oyen (TUI Infotec) sparked an excellent exchange of ideas. Discussions ranged from Perforce administration to more general SCM processes.
Particularly worth mentioning is the open atmosphere of the meeting. Tony and Laura from Perforce noted many suggestions for enhancements of Perforce and welcomed suggestions for new features. Quoting Laura "if you give me 3 usages [for versioned metadata], then you are more likely to get them." The private conversations and exchanging of ideas amongst the participants were also very useful.
I look forward to the next meeting!"
Stefan Müller, IDS Scheer AG
To register interest, please email Robert or Ralf (see below). Further discussions will take place on the Perforce-User Mailing List.