This group is all about networking with other COBOL programmers in the Greater Austin area. We will share information about COBOL shops in Austin, such as the database (DBMS) used, other skill sets needed to work there, the interview process, how big is the shop (i.e. about how many COBOL programmers work there), are the COBOL programmers mostly employees or contractors, etc. The goal is to build a list of COBOL employers in Austin and make friends with some of the people who work there. In addition, we will discuss COBOL's future and the reason why it refuses to die. Any COBOL programmer should join the group. If you are thinking about learning COBOL, this might be a great place to start.