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Welcome to TUG's eNewsletter: "TUG Buzz!"


  1. Next MoM March 23, at the Sheraton Parkway in North York
             including: Ratification of TUG's new bylaws
  2. TUG TEC 20ii Conference - April 27 & 28 "In the Zone"
  3. TUG Night School - Winter/Spring 2011 Offerings

TUG MoM — Wednesday March 23, 2011 at the Sheraton Parkway

Note: At the March Meeting of Members, the TUG Board will present our proposed new bylaws and ask the membership for approval. One representative from each Member in attendance will be allowed to vote. The document is available for advance viewing at the following link: www.tug.ca/t_bylaws.html.


Power Systems™ Product Manager for PowerHA®

In this session we will cover the basic concepts and offering structure for PowerHA SystemMirror 7.1. For AIX® and for IBM i. PowerHA represents a complete departure from traditional methods for providing "high availability" for IBM i customers, and for AIX customers this product offering represents the next generation of clustering with a major advancement in the concept of deep integration with the OS.PowerHA is the complete IBM Power Systems hardware based solution that enables automated HA/DR operations. Come and find out why IBM customers around the world are moving en-masse to PowerHA SystemMirror.

Register for the MoM at www.tug.ca/reg_meet_form.php

March 23, 2011
4:30pm – 9:00pm

Sheraton Parkway
600 Highway 7 East
Richmond Hill ON



4:30 pm Sign-up and greeting
5:00 pm Session 1: WebServices for RPG

Speaker: Claus Weiss
Claus Weiss will provide an overview to Model View Controller architecture, development of XMLand Web Services including creation and use of WSDL, SOAP and UDDI using IBM System i and Rational® Developer for Power.

6:30 pm Dinner: Buffet and TUG business
(including: Ratify new TUG bylaws)
7:15 pm Session 2: PowerHA
  Speaker: Steve Finnes
8:45 pm Wrap Up and Door Prize draw



Claus WeissClaus Weiss is an independent consultant and speaker, and an expert on numerous System i topics, including Web Services. Before retiring from IBM, Claus was an advisory software consultant with the iSeries Application Development Tools team at the IBM Canada Toronto Laboratory. He has an Industrial Engineer degree and a Computer Science degree from the University of Hamburg, Germany. Claus worked as a systems engineer with IBM Germany and joined the IBM Toronto Laboratory in 1984. He was a developer and teamleader for System/38 development tools and was a member of the Design Control Group for the AS/400 development tools. Claus also worked as a planner for iSeries Application Development for over twelve years, specializing in Visual Tools.

Steven Finnes is world wide offering manager for IBM Power Systems High Availability solutions. He is responsible for PowerHA SystemMirror for AIX and IBM i, as well as Power Systems Capacity Backup (CBU) offerings. Steve has worked for IBM for 30 years. In the early '80s he was involved in electron optics research and development as applied to metrology and lithography. He worked in processor development and memory development and the as the chief engineering manager for I/O and storage he and his team brought the first Raid5 product offering to market in the early '90s. He has been involved in both the development and product offering aspects of high availability offerings for over 10 years, and has authored numerous articles for IT publications on business resiliency and disaster recovery strategies.

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Registration now for TUG's 18th annual technical conference which will be held for the second time at Seneca College on the York University campus. The conference runs from Weds April 27 through Thurs April 28, 2011. Don't miss out on the early-bird discount, available until March 31, 2010.

Get details on speakers, topics, and session grids at: www.tug.ca/tec.
Register for TEC2011 at www.tug.ca/tec/tec20ii_reg.html.


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TUG Night School "Winter/Spring 2011" Offerings

(Seneca@York. Start time is 7:00pm for all classes)

Dear Colleagues:

Our TUG Night School 2011 Winter program has been a huge success so far, which proves to me how our offerings have hit the bulls-eye for those serious about expanding and upgrading their programming skills.

But it's not over yet! There is still plenty of time to enroll in The RPG Web Services course by Claus Weiss, which starts on March 23rd, and the Object Oriented Programming couse by Vic Metcalfe, which starts April 4th.


Mark R. Buchner
Toronto Users Group

Detailed course abstracts at www.tug.ca/TNS/
Register for TUG Night School at www.tug.ca/tns/TNSReg.html


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  Web Dev   RWS201 RPG Web Srv Wed 23-Mar 20-Apr 5 Claus Weiss $650 / $800
  OOP   OOP201 Object Oriented Mon 04-Apr 25-Apr 4 Garry Kipfer $650 / $800
  WEB Dev   WEB102 HTML / CSS Sat 26-Mar   1 Vic Metcalfe $250 / $350
  TEC 20ii     TEC 20ii   27-Apr 28-Apr      


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