RACF User Groups

RACF User Groups (RUGs) are grass-roots gatherings of individuals who are RACF practitioners that live and work in the same geographical area. Most RUGs meet 2-3 times per year and are focused on providing training on RACF-specific topics.

 

Meetings are most often lead by an elected president and hosted at a RUG member’s organization. A list of currently active RUGs is posted. If you would like to get involved in your community RUG, please reach out to the contacts below.

 

If you are interested in starting a RUG in your area, please email us at trainingteam@go2vanguard.com and we will be happy to assist you.

Active RACF User Groups

Chicagoland RACF Users Group (CHIRUG)

Ensono Corporation 3333 Finley Road, Downers Grove, IL 60515 OR via Webinar

 

Contacts: racfchirug@gmail.com

 

Next Meeting: TBD

 

Overview: CHIRUG serves the Illinois, Iowa and Southern Wisconsin RACF Community. Meetings are held approximately 3 – 4 times per year.
We meet at Ensono in Downers Grove, Illinois, however, we also will frequently offer an online format for those who cannot attend in person.

Kentucky/Ohio/Indiana RACF Users Group (KOIRUG)

Cincinnati, OH

 

Contacts: Barbara Rhoads, Cincinnati Financial barb_rhoads@cinfin.com; Bob Hansel, RSH Consulting, Inc. r.hansel@rshconsulting.com

 

Next Meeting: TBD

 

Overview: KOIRUG was created in 2003 to serve the professional education needs of the RACF community in Kentucky, Ohio, and Indiana. Our plan is to hold full-day meetings twice a year. KOIRUG will usually meet in the Cincinnati area.

New York RACF Users Group (NYRUG) – www.nyrug.stuhenderson.com

New York City area

 

Contacts: Stu Henderson stu@stuhenderson.com

 

Next Meeting: October 4. 2018

 

Meeting Location: Visit www.nyrug.stuhenderson.com for meeting information.

 

Directions:
• Google Maps provides great point-to-point driving directions.
• Hop Stop provides great point-to-point mass transit directions.

 

Overview: The NYRUG meets twice a year, in April and October, usually on a Tuesday afternoon.

Phoenix RACF User Group

Phoenix, Az

 

Contacts: Chris Ganim
Next Meeting: Thursday, 25. October 2018

 

Location: 2929 North Central Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85012

RUGONE (RUG of the North East)

Sturbridge, MA

 

Contacts: David Bell, The Hartford dbell@thehartford.com; Ken Bornhorst, Met Life kbornhorst@metlife.com; Bob Hansel, RSH Consulting, Inc. r.hansel@rshconsulting.com

 

Next Meeting: Tuesday, September 25th, 2018

 

Location: Publick House (Main Building)
Route 131, Sturbridge, Massachusetts
508-347-3313

 

Time: 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. (Registration begins at 8:30 a.m.)

 

Cost: $20.00 per person

 

Payment will be collected at admission in cash or personal check. Receipt will be provided.

 

Agenda:

Examining a Mainframe Internet Hack
Robyn E. Gilchrist, RSH Consulting

 

Malicious use of SSH Keys
Andrew Hammond, SSH Communications Security

 

RACF SETROPTS
Robert S. Hansel. RSH Consulting

 

Real-time Pervasive Encryption
Scott Woolley, IBM

 

Overview: RUGONE was created in 1987 to serve the professional education needs of the RACF community in the Northeastern U.S. We hold full-day meetings 2 to 3 times per year. RUGONE usually meets in Sturbridge, MA.

 

RUGONE has corporate memberships. The membership fee is $50/year. Attendees from member organizations are admitted to meetings either free of charge or at a reduced fee.

Tampa Florida RACF Users Group

Tampa FL

 

Contacts: Chris Ganim cganim@us.ibm.com – Stu Henderson stu@stuhenderson.com

 

Next Meeting: October 4. 2018

 

Meeting Location: Visit www.nyrug.stuhenderson.com for meeting information. (Teleconference with New York RUG)

 

Agenda: See New York RUG above