CAVMEN - Chicago Area
                      VM (and Linux) Enthusiasts

CAVMEN Coordinator Elena Nanos

Information About CAVMEN

CAVMEN (pronounced CAVE-MEN) is an acronym for Chicago Area VM (and Linux) ENthusiasts.

We are an informal users group that meets quarterly on the third or fourth Thursday of January, April, June, and October (except when it conflicts with national user group meetings, or holidays). We charge no membership fees of any kind, and do not charge for admission to meetings. All are invited to attend.

Each quarter we meet for a full day, and have up to four in-depth technical presentations or roundtable discussions on VM or hardware related topics. Presentations are given by members or vendor representatives and normally last from one to two hours. Our presentations are of the same caliber as those of national user groups and technical conferences.

Announcements of general interest to the VM community are made, including the schedule of upcoming conferences and VM related educational offerings. We encourage vendors to make new product announcements.

A mid-afternoon raffle is held for prizes provided by IBM and other hardware and software vendors.

We have a Free-for-All question and answer period where members will address any reasonable question on VM or hardware related topics.

Meeting facilities are provided by member sites. Refreshments of some kind are normally provided by the host site.

CAVMEN member sites are located in Illinois, Wisconsin, Indiana, and Michigan. We welcome new membership.

CAVMEN has been meeting since January of 1983, and is an affiliate member of SHARE, Inc., the national user group.

The following individuals are the officers responsible for the CAVMEN group. Any questions relating to the group may be addressed to them.

Title Name Company Phone E-Mail Addr
Coordinator Jack Slavick Avalon Management Consuling Corp (312) 502-6466 jslavick4@comcast.net
Coordinator Elena Nanos Health Care Service Corporation (847) 401-3330 Elena_Nanos@bcbsil.com
Coordinator Emeritus David Moyer Retired dave.moyer@comcast.net
Coordinator Emeritus Mark Suchecki Strategic Software Solutions (847) 518-0058 CAVMEN@comcast.net
Coordinator Emeritus Mike Cernak Aon Hewitt (847) 883-7958 Mike.Cernak@aon.com
Coordinator Emeritus Mike Walter Aon Hewitt (847) 883-7822 Mike.Walter@aon.com