Welcome to TUG's eNewsletter "TUG Buzz!" for December 27, 2011

TUG Night School EarlyBird Pricing Reminder

Now is the time to register for TNS classes, especially JS301 and WEB201 which are starting in January. Note that our SUPER SAVING EarlyBird prices are in effect until December 31st, so act now to take advantage of this great offer!. Check our blog for more details.


Night School (TNS) 2011/2012 Calendar

TUG is offering a high-value, instructor-led, hands-on training that is designed for minimal conflict with your day-to-day operations because it is conducted on weekday evenings. You can select one or more offerings. It is only possible because of the relationship between TUG and Seneca@York. Attendees have access to IBM Systems and software which are part of the Academic Computing Systems at Seneca and York University.

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Link Course Name Fees Start Days Instructor
Open Platform
$350 Jan 09 4
Vic Metcalfe
$200 Jan 11 3
Larry Petropoulos
BlackBerry Dev
$350 Feb 06 4
Wallace Trenholm
System i
Rational Web
$400 Feb 15 5
Claus Weiss
SQL for i
$350 Mar 12 4
Russell Pangborn
Modern Ops for i
$350 Mar 28 4
Garry Kipfer
PHP on i
$275 Apr 16 3
Mark Buchner

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Register for TUG Night School at www.tug.ca/tns/TNSReg.html

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Next TUG Meeting of Members
Wednesday, January 18, 2012

LOCATION: Mid-Range, 85 Idema Road, Markham, Ontario
ADMISSION: Free to all TUG members ($40 non-members)


4:00 Sign up & Greeting

4:30 Session 1: PHP for i

  • Speaker: Mike Pavlak

    Mike PavlakMike Pavlak has been working with IBM midrange solutions since 1992 and IBM Mainframes before that. After years of developing applications using RPG, CL and PHP, he managed IT development and IT for power protection manufacturer Tripp Lite. Recently, Mike has joined Zend as a solutions consultant working with the IBM i sales team and spreading the news about Zend solutions in the IBM midrange arena. Mike lives in suburban Chicago with his wife, five kids, a dog, three cats, a leopard-spotted gecko, Russian tortoise, two rabbits, half a dozen fish and dwarf hamster.

    "One of the most extraordinary things happening in the IBM i community is the wealth of new talent coming onto the scene. Many i shops are attracting PHP developers who were servicing the Linux-Apache-MySQL-PHP (LAMP) community. Several LAMP developers are excited to discover the IBM i box that sits in the corner and can do some pretty interesting things. Many PHP shops enjoy tremendous success in enhancing their RPG and COBOL developers’ skills with PHP. But the unexpected benefit is that PHP is unifying the development team around the IBM i platform. Development teams that were once fractured around various language alternatives are now solidifying as PHP lets i shops recentralize data and applications. Developers, Web designers and PC programmers can sing from the same songbook again and enjoy the productivity cross-pollination can bring." — Mike Pavlak

5:30 Intermission (Buffet Dinner & Networking)

6:30 Session 2: - TBA

8:45 Wrap Up and Door Prize Draw

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


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