TUG Buzz! for March 10, 2014


  1. TUG Meeting of Members - March 19
  2. TEC 2014 - Speaker Profile
  3. TUG Golf Classic 2014 - June 26
  4. iDev Cloud

Register Now!

for TUG's March Meeting of Members

Admission: Free to all TUG members ($40 non-members)

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


Date: Wednesday, March 19, 2014
Speaker: Linda Swan (IBM, Senior Software Engineer)
Schedule: 5:00 pm - DB2 for i Performance - Utilizing DB2 for i More Efficiently
6:00 pm - Social & buffet dinner
7:00 pm - 2 for i Indexing Strategy
Meeting location: SAVOY Conference Centre (Monte Carlo Inn)
7255 Warden Avenue in Markham

Linda SwanLinda Swan is a senior software engineer at IBM working in DB2 for i development in Rochester MN. For the past 12 years Linda has worked on the SQE query optimizer team in various roles including team lead, add function development and customer support. For the past three years Linda has focused on Query Optimization field support, particularly query performance analysis and tuning. Read More Read More

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TUG TEC 2014 "i Can Do IT"

Eden Watt21st Annual Technical Education Conference
April 24-25, 2014 • Seneca @ York

Speaker Profile

In each issue of TUG Buzz between now and the conference, we will feature one of our fantastic TEC 2014 speakers. This time it's Eden Watt.

Eden Watt, PMP, has 25 years’ experience in leadership and consulting, working with client organizations on leading-edge, business-transforming IT projects.

Eden has both worked directly with clients on management, design and delivery of software solutions, and has overseen teams of consultants.

She has been a frequent speaker and contributor to industry events and publications, with more than two dozen articles published on topics such as mobile computing, modernization, and ecommerce.

As VP for Able-One’s application innovation practice, she works with best-of-breed partners to deliver a range of offerings, including migration, conversion, upgrade, and/or modernization for legacy systems, as well as, delivery of innovation solutions in the fields of mobility, digital marketplace, and automated call centre application capabilities that extend core enterprise systems.

Edin's Session at TEC 2014:

    • Application Modernization and Innovation Options for IBM i

Conference Prices

    Full Conference Rate:
        • TUG Members $695 (plus HST)
        • Non-members $795 (plus HST)
  TEC 2014 PDF brochure

TEC is the Toronto Users Group’s annual Technical Education Conference. This year, once again, we will be conducting the event at the York University Keele Street Campus in conjunction with Seneca College, with a new and exciting agenda! We have a very intense lineup of main themes including, but not limited to:
    • Performance Management
    • Web and Mobile Development on IBM i
    • IBM i & RPG Application Development
    • Modernizing your IBM i Applications
    • Accessing and Optimizing IBM i data
    • IBM i System Management

We have invited some of the industry’s top speakers, including: Tim Rowe, Aaron Bartell, Jim Cooper, Susan Gantner, Charles Guarino, Jackie Jansen, Scott Klement, Kent Milligan, Barbara Morris, Jon Paris, Robin Tatam, John Valance, Eden Watt, and many others!

Register for TEC2014 at: www.tug.ca/reg_meet_form.php

TECRegister (as a TEC EXPO sponsor) online at:
www.tug.ca/tec/sponsorRegForm.php Read More

Download the Sponsor Invitation (PDF) at: www.tug.ca/tec/tec2014_Sponsor-Invitation.pdf Read More

Download the TEC 2014 conference brochure (PDF) at: www.tug.ca/tec/tec2014_brochure.pdf Read More

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TUG Golf Classic 2014

We will be back again at St. Andrews Valley on June 26, 2014, but in order to book the course, we had to promise a minimum of 72 players. So we need everyone to book early.

Download the flyer at: www.tug.ca/Golf/TUG-Golf-2014.PDF

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iDev Cloud

Sign up now for iDevCloud! You will be able to:

  • Share between multiple developers
  • Get private library and storage
  • Have access to most of the IBM i development tools
  • Select i7.1… for now and move to 8.1 as soon as available.
  • Have All compilers for IBM i tools available

The Performance is monitored by system managers with adjustments as needed. The system is accessible at anytime from anywhere in the world. Just a computer and an internet connection are needed. Any work done on the system stays on the system until removed by its owner.

Contact Leo Lefebvre at leo@tug.ca to get started.

(*Free startup for TUG members.)

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