If you read DM Review and are not a member of DAMA, you are not taking advantage of what is perhaps the single best source for professional community, continuing education, networking and information in the field. With more than 40 active chapters worldwide, and the largest and best conferences for data management in the U.S. and Europe, DAMA-I (Data Management Association International) is the premier organization for data professionals worldwide. Visit our Web site at www.dama.org and see for yourself.

On our Web site, you will find links to the latest information on our annual symposium and European conference, local chapter events and discounts to DAMA members for other data-related events such as Larry English's Information Quality Conference, John Zachman's Enterprise Architecture Forum, TDWI events, and the Business Rules Forum. There is a comprehensive listing of academic programs in data and information resource management as well as links to many organizations that offer discounted training in data management and data warehousing skills for DAMA members.

We are nearing completion of our membership database and the development of a new Web site design that will have a multitude of new online services. Among other things to look forward to are: the ability to update your personal contact information, an enhanced job listings site that will allow members to post a resume and automatically send it to job postings, a members' bulletin board, a shared calendar of events that will show what's happening at DAMA Chapters around the world, a ton of content as all the chapters pool their presentations and white papers, and much more. Look for announcements about this in the coming months.

DAMA International is in the process of establishing special interest groups (SIGs). The tentative SIGs are data quality, data architecture, data modeling, data repositories, data stewardship, data warehousing and data management lexicon. If you are interested in being the facilitator or moderator of one of these SIGs or have any questions about the SIGs, please contact Michael Brackett at President@dama.org.

What else can we do for you on the DAMA Web site? What kinds of information or links would you like to find on the site? My goal as Vice President of Online Services is not only to make the Web site an essential reference for data management professionals, but also to make it easy to use. Please drop me a note at VP_Online_Services@dama.org if you have ideas for ways that I can make this site a more useful and valued resource for you in your work.

The Data Modeler's Creed
(or Codd's Law)

Every Attribute Must Be
Dependent Upon The Key,
The Whole Key,
And Nothing But The Key,
So Help Me, Codd!

In memoriam, Dr. Edgar "Ted" Codd,
creator of the relational database model, (1932-2003)


Canberra, Australia
Central Florida
Central Virginia
Dallas/Fort Worth
Denver (Rocky Mountain)
Heart of Texas Chapter ("HoT Chapter")

Kansas City
Kentucky Tri State
London, UK
Los Angeles
Melbourne, Australia
Montana Chapter
Nashville Chapter
New York
New Jersey
Ohio (Central Ohio)
Ohio (Southwest)
Philadelphia/Delaware Valley
Pittsburgh (Chapter now forming!)

Rochester/Upstate New York
Sacramento Valley
San Francisco Bay Area
Seattle (DRMA)
St. Louis
Sydney, Australia
Toronto, Canada (Information Resource Management Association of Canada)
Washington, DC. (National Capitol Region)

This is the list of DAMA international chapters. For details, visit our Web site: www.dama.org.
Can't find a chapter near you? See our Web site for information about our Member-at-Large program and forming Chapters.

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