Created as the Vancouver NT Users Group in 1996, the group changed it's name to the Vancouver Technology User Group in 2002. Since VANTUG's inception, the interest from the membership has been centered around learning both about the newer technologies as well as to seek out other members that may have knowledge to share. Many members have developer, IT Pro, database or Office certifications providing access to a wide range of personal networking opportunities. The group focuses primarily on those topics and technologies that are of interest to IT pros. The hunger for information and knowledge sharing will always be there and VANTUG has played, and will continue to play, an important role in facilitating this.