President’s Note

TUG Meeting of Members

Dear TUG community member:

Please accept my personal invitation to register for the upcoming TUG Meeting of Members, which will take place at the Delta Toronto East, 2035 Kennedy Road (just N of 401) next Wednesday evening. (Note: If you have already registered, please disregard this message.) Click: for map.

IBM's Barbara Morris, the lead developer for the WDS compilers in the IBM Toronto Lab and THE expert in RPG is TUG's guest speaker.

November 20, 2013 Meeting Agenda:

4:00 Sign up & Greeting

5:00 Session 1: EXTEND The Reach of IBM i: Accelerating Business Integration

  • Brian BennettSpeaker: Brian bennett
  • Abstract: More companies are realizing the need to strategically integrate internal applications, services and data with external partners. Since the demand for increasing levels of business integration has outstripped the capacity of many IT organizations, this session will look at seven specific examples where middleware has bridged the integration gap better than custom-coded alternatives.

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6:00 Intermission (Buffet Dinner & Networking)

A nice HOT buffet dinner will be served between sessions. ($40 per person — free to TUG members.)

7:00 Session 2: IBM TR 7 – The BIG impact on RPGNihal Perera

  • Speaker: Barbara Morris (IBM Canada Ltd.)
  • Abstract:With the recent announcement of the IBM i V7.1 Technology Refresh, known as TR 7, and its numerous enhancements, including additional free format coding support to the RPG IV programming language, to help increasing productivity and modernizing the RPG language, Barbara is the best person to show us what has changed and how we could use them.

8:45 Wrap Up and Door Prize draw

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Best Regards,

Léo Lefebvre
Toronto Users Group for Power Systems
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