CUGC News

CUGC NEWS

News, updates and other cool stuff.

  • CUGC Turns 5!

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    Can you believe CUGC is five years old ?  CUGC debuts at Citrix Synergy 2015 CUGC started out with 2,400 members who signed up in JUST ONE DAY at Citrix Synergy 2015, and today we've grown to over 27,000 members with more than 80 local groups around the world! (Check out that first blog post here .) From that impressive start, we hit the ground running, signing on local groups steadily and evolving our blogs and webinar program all under one overarching goal: to provide a marketing-free ...

  • 2020 XL Events Will Be Virtual!

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    CUGC – In light of the unforeseeable future of the COVID-19 pandemic, we are moving from in-person CUGC XLs to virtual, live events for the remainder of 2020, but don’t fret! We are working hard to create the same engaging community events in a virtual space where we can learn, share and connect with fellow members, leaders, Citrites and our Global Sponsors. Like many of you, we are disappointed as a lot of hard work–especially by our local leaders and speakers–has gone into planning the in-person ...

  • The COVID19 pandemic has been one of the most challenging times in modern history for the entire planet. People all around the globe are being asked to behave in ways contradictory to our nature. We are a social species, and yet we are being asked to stay at home, keep our distance, not gather to enjoy the fellowship of one another, or even shake hands. However, we are adaptable. We have found new ways to engage socially by using video-based conferencing tools, watching, and posting endless ...

  • 2020 was another great year for member-submitted designs in our annual t-shirt contest. Thank you to everyone who took the time to conceptualize over a dozen different ideas. Never an enviable task, our Steering Committee narrowed things down to our three finalists, and then our entire community decided on a winner. And our 2020 winner is: “Orbital” by Karen Lawrence Second Place: “Take Flight With CUGC” by Patrick Coble Third place: “2020 CUGC” by ...

  • CUGC Events and Coronavirus

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    Like so many of you, we are watching developments with the novel coronavirus. We are reviewing health advisories, following the news, tracking industry events, and gathering feedback from our Steering Committee, leaders, Citrix and sponsors. We want everyone involved with CUGC to take whatever precautions with travel and meetings they believe are best for them. It is most important that we’re all healthy and safe, and by no means are we offering advice or guidance on what is best for any individual ...

  • Hello Fellow CUGC Members, A new year brings new beginnings. We'd like to announce a few changes to the members and officers for your Steering Committee . The Steering Committee is comprised of eight customer volunteers, two Citrix representatives, and the Managing Director of CUGC. Additionally, we have an advisor member from the United Kingdom. As previously announced on social media , our 2019 Steering Committee President, Tobias Kreidl, has retired from his position at Northern Arizona University. ...

  • CUGC Named A Top EUC Event

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    CUGC Named A Top EUC Event! We have more good news to share–only a few weeks after our own community survey delivered us important and very positive feedback. ( See Tobias Kreidl’s great summary here .) Now we’ve learned of a second survey of IT professionals with additional good news for CUGC and the entire Citrix Community. The team at VDI Like A Pro released the results of their 2019 ‘End User Computing – State of the Union’ survey.   In the survey, they asked respondents, “Which EUC events, ...

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    2019 Community Survey Results Overview Our first community survey is finished. We thank the 600+ members who took it! Your input is a big help, and we are very pleased with those of you who made the effort to provide feedback.   Before we get into the specifics, we want to say that while the Steering Committee is sharing the results, they reflect the collective effort of hundreds of people around the world.      CUGC succeeds because we are a huge team of Local Leaders, CTPs, ...

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    Dear Citrix Community: Yes, it’s a survey. But this one is different! It is brief, with short questions.  It is all about you, our members. That’s right – no marketing or sales questions. Not only that, we’ll listen. We want to make CUGC the best it can be and you can help us do that better than anyone. To top it off, you can enter a drawing for the chance to win either a gift from Butcher Box, a gift from Atlas Coffee or Apple AirPods. If you win, you pick. CUGC began only four years ago when ...

  • We Have a Winner!  The 2019 CUGC T-Shirt Design contest posed stiff competition once again, with more than a dozen submissions and three great finalists. Once the Steering Committee completed the daunting task of narrowing the submissions down to the top three, we turned the final vote over to you, the community. Drumroll please 🥁.... First place goes to .... 🥁  Toan Thai for his design, "Into the Matrix." Second place goes to Nicolas Ouellet for “ CUGC Royal Emblem, ” and our ...

  • A Warm Welcome to the Newest Members of the CTA and CTP Classes of 2019! Congratulations to the newest members of the Citrix Technology Professional (CTP) and Citrix Technology Advocate (CTA) classes of 2019! And, of course, a big pat on the back to those veteran awardees returning for another year in the program!  We at CUGC HQ recognize some very familiar faces among the newest awardees, and thought we'd point out some of their community contributions here: René Bigler (CTP) comes ...

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    The CUGC Steering Committee  guides our activities and provides the essential perspective and insight of Citrix customers and community leaders. Guiding the Steering Committee is a President and a Vice President, each of whom are chosen by members of the committee. It's with great pleasure that we announce our new President, Tobias Kreidl, and our new Vice President, Steve Elgan. Tobias Kreidl, Steering Committee President Steve Elgan, Steering Committee Vice President 2019 is ...

  • With the announcement of our 2018 CUGCY Award winners last week, it's also a great time to look back over some of the great technical content we had throughout the past year. We saw so many new contributors in the blogs and in our User Share webinars, making CUGC an even more robust place for our members to find technical resources, case studies, and quick tips & tricks for making their Citrix environments work better. Since everyone can't win a CUGCY, we wanted to call special attention to those ...

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    Awards season is upon us again, which means it’s time to announce the winners of our annual CUGCY Awards! 2018 was quite a busy year for CUGC, as we saw big growth in our local group meetings, XL events, blogs, forum discussions and webinars. This year brings a new CUGCY award category: The CUGC Community Member of the Year. We created this award to honor the memory of Community Manager Stephanie Roper, who passed away unexpectedly in January. Stephanie was an energetic and steadfast champion of ...

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    Desi gn the Official 2019 CUGC T-Shirt!     Want to live on in the history of CUGC? Submit your original design for the 3rd annual CUGC T-Shirt Design Contest and have a chance to win Sony WH-1000XM3 Headphones! Official Contest Rules and Guidelines We’ve had some great designs submitted over the past two years, and now it’s your chance to put your imagination to work visualizing CUGC. Not a graphic artist? Don’t worry. You can submit a design concept instead of final ...

  • Greetings, I hope everyone is enjoying a good start to the New Year 2019! Now that the holiday dust has settled, I’d like to welcome the newest addition to our Steering Committee, Jon Bucud.  Jon is a Citrix Technology Advocate (CTA) and is one of our San Diego local group leaders. He has been an avid supporter of CUGC at in-person events and online, and is always a vocal champion of CUGC on social media. He is also a home lab fan. Jon Bucud Jon takes over the spot recently vacated ...

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    2019­–New Year, New CUGC Platform! Just before the holidays, we launched a new myCUGC.org, with a fresh new look and some exciting new features. The new design and functionality was just the beginning, as we’ll continue to roll-out additional features throughout the coming months. But for now, here’s a quick rundown of what’s new and exciting on the site: New Home Page : We’ve condensed things for a fresh look and to make room for new features, such as the larger, full-screen scrolling banner ...

  • In Memoriam: Stephanie Roper

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    We are deeply saddened to announce the unexpected loss of one of our own, Citrix and CUGC Community Manager Stephanie Roper. Before her leadership with CUGC, Stephanie was already well-known and loved among the CTP community as a long-time Citrite. When she joined the CUGC HQ team in 2016, she brought her fun, vivacious spirit and generous nature to our community.  She tirelessly supported CUGC’s local events near and far and our online work. She was instrumental in the development of the CTA program, ...

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    Last month we shared the exciting news about the upcoming launch of an all-new myCUGC.org. After more than a year of planning and months of work, we’re happy to announce the new site will go live on Monday, December 10 ! We can’t wait for everyone to check out the fresh look and additional features. As we near the final transition, here are a few details on what to expect: Migration: Access to the current myCUGC.org will be limited from December 7 - December 9 . This is when we’ll ...

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    On December 6, 2018, Citrix will host their first-ever Virtual Tech Summit, in partnership with Microsoft. This day-long virtual event focuses on the “how” of building a secure and dynamic digital workplace through technical sessions from product experts, live demos, and an exhibit hall. There will be opportunities for online networking, earning badges and winning prizes. On behalf of the Steering Committee, I hope you’ll plan to drop into CUGC’s virtual booth during the event. We’ll have staff ...