TEC 2012

TEC 2012 is our annual technical IT conference for Toronto User Group members. For the past 2 years, we have done this in conjunction with Seneca@York. This year’s conference is featuring labs, lectures and a vendor expo. Many of the popular Night School offerings, particularly those that serve as introduction to web technologies such as HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript and PHP as well as DB2 and Rational are offered in a compact, 2-day format. See all of the details at: www.tug.ca/TEC.

Register NOW for TEC2012 at www.tug.ca/tec/tec2012_reg.html.

TEC 2012 Registration

Location : Seneca@York U Keele Street Campus,

  • SEQ Building (Registration, Lecture type rooms, amphitheatre, Lunch and Hospitality room)
  • TEL Building (Hands on labs with access to Internet, Linux Servers, Unix Server, Windows servers, iSeries)
  •  Schulich School of Business (Executive and Management functions and Hotel)


  • Sunday April 22: Setup
  • Monday April 23: Conference Day 1 and evening dinner at Schulich
  • Monday April 23: Vendor Expo open 9:00 am – 5:30 pm (FREE admission)
  • Tuesday April 24: Conference Day 2, including Technical Keynote


TUG Member price will be extended to GTP PHP Meetup members, East Toronto PHP Meetup members, and Hackernest members.

  • Conference - Members: $395 ($245 for 1-day)
  • Conference - Non-Members: $495 ($295 for 1-day)
  • Evening Dinner: $50 per attendee, $80 per non-attendee
  • Technical Keynote: $25 (FREE for conference attendees or dinner attendees)

Conference Fees include full admission to all labs and lectures, lunch and breaks for both days plus conference T-Shirt, and FREE parking!. (Keynote dinner is additional.)

Tuesday April 24th — Featured Technical Speaker:

Chris Tyler will be speaking at 12:45 – 1:45 pmin Room 1206 in the SEQ Building: Seneca@York. Come and learn all about the revolutionary ARM processors; the spectrum of applications it is suited for; and the role of OpenSource, Fedora, and Seneca College in all of this. Please check out this article from the Toronto Star: www.thestar.com/business/article/1138709--35-computer-with-toronto-designed-software-sells-out-worldwide-in-minutes.

Chris will talk about the Raspberry Pi on one end of the ARM computing spectrum, and ARM in the enterprise data centre on the other end. The Centre for Development of Open Technology (CDOT) within Seneca College works with the Fedora ARM group within the Fedora Project to produce a build of Fedora for ARM devices. The $35 Raspberry Pi hardware went on sale last week, and as with every other event related to the Pi, pandemonium ensued! It's front page news in the Toronto Star, its featured on CBC, and the mainstream media is starting to take note. It even beat out Lady Gaga as a worldwide Twitter trend!

The Raspberry Pi is a credit card-sized motherboard, sold without a case, which can be connected to a TV, monitor, mouse or keyboard. It will include an Ethernet port, and 2 USB ports. It features an ARM 700 MHz CPU, 256 MB RAM and a removable SD-card for storage. It runs an open-source software built at Toronto's Seneca College, by a team under the leadership of Chris Tyler.The fact that it sells for $35 heralds a new era of computing.

Our TEC 2012 conference is for users who want to explore web, open source, and IBM system trends. Get details on speakers, topics, and session grids at: www.tug.ca/tec. Register for TEC2011 at www.tug.ca/tec/tec2012_reg.html.

TEC 2012 Registration

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COMMON 2012 Annual Meeting and Exposition

Only 3 weeks left to save $200 on registration to the COMMON 2012 Annual Meeting and Exposition with the Early Bird rate! As a member of TUG, you have the added benefit of enjoying the COMMON Member rate.


  • Provides four full days of over 300 educational sessions on
    IBM i, AIX and Linux-related topics.
  • Variety of educational formats, including all-day pre-conference workshops, open labs and regular-length sessions.
  • View the Online Session Guide to see all the education options that will be available at http://www.common.org/sessions.html
  • Largest gathering of the Power Systems user community.
  • The largest Exposition of its kind with nearly 80 vendors present to supplement your education.
  • Extraordinary networking opportunities - have fun, learn and share with your peers, renowned speakers, IBM developers, executives, and fellow members.
  • Opportunity to advance yourself through a COMMON certification.
  • Come early, or stay extra, and take advantage of the Disneyland® Resort to make into a family vacation.

Learn more and register today at http://www.common.org/annualmeeting !

Register by April 6, 2012 and Save $200 with the Early Bird Rate! Register today at http://www.common.org/annualmeeting

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TEC 2012 Sponsors

ARCAD Software 





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