The recent IBM MQ 25th Birthday celebration video that Hursley just released had a variety of photos from over the years in MQ Development. Unfortunately I’m not in any of them, but they did bring back memories of many of the people I worked with. One of the photos with the most people I recognised was the one below which you can see at 1m2s into the video. My guess is it was taken maybe 3 years before I joined the department, which would make it 1993. Perhaps it was the “V1 release” photo in 1993?
They are all making ‘V’ signs, which I assume is V for Victory, since Victory was the code name for the MQ for MVS; OS/390; z/OS product.
I can’t remember all the people in the photo, but I thought it might be nice to see whether others could help me fill in the gaps. And does anyone know where they all are now?
Back Row: Francis Burgess, Simon Rushton, Mick Lickman, Bob Gold, John Barfield?, Colin Paice (retiring 2018), Marilyn Rayner, Steve Craggs, ?, Andy Hebb, Gill Curwen, Lynn Barker
Middle Row: Joy Matthews, ?, Richard Appleby, Annabelle Chilton, Helena Smith, Terry Learney, Linda Taylor (my first manager), Dave Ashford, Dermot Flaherty, Anthony O’Dowd, Bryan Lewis, Ian Turner
Front Row: Keith Andrews, Keith Taylor, Dave Challis, Clare Sprenger, Jane Doel-James, Norman Adlam, Peter Missen, ?, Judith Bedford, Paul Kettley, Dave Coakley, John Jones
Front Row (Partial): ?, Paul Fairburn, Lionel De Lambert