TUG Buzz! for October 29, 2014

IN THIS ISSUE:

  1. November MoM - Jon Paris and Susan Gantner
  2. TEC2015 "This is my i"
  3. Email Consent
  4. iDev Cloud

Wednesday, November 12, 2014 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


TUG MoM AGENDA

Date: Wednesday, November 12, 2014
Schedule: 5:00 pm - Susan Gantner
6:00 pm - Social & buffet dinner
7:00 pm - Jon Paris
Meeting location: Living Arts Centre Mississauga

5:00 Speaker: Susan Gantner (Partner400)

Susan's career has spanned over 24 years in the field of application development. She began as a programmer developing applications for corporations in Atlanta, Georgia, working with a variety of hardware and software platforms. She joined IBM in 1985 and quickly developed a close association with the Rochester laboratory during the development of the AS/400 system.

Susan worked in Rochester, Minnesota for 5 years in the AS/400 Technical Support Center. She later moved to the IBM Toronto Software Laboratory to provide technical support for programming languages and AD tools on the AS/400.

Susan left IBM in 1999 to devote more time to teaching and consulting.Her primary emphasis is on enabling customers to take advantage of the latest programming and database technologies on OS/400. Susan is a regular speaker at COMMON conferences and other technical conferences around the world and holds a number of Speaker Excellence medals from COMMON.

Topic: More Favourite Things about RSE (aka RDi)

Perhaps you have seen Susan's "My Favourite Things about RSE" session at a past TUG TEC or another conference. This time she'll be focusing on a few of the lesser-known features .....

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7:00 Speaker: Jon Paris (Partner400)

Jon's IBM midrange career started when he fell in love with the System/38 while working as a consultant. This love affair ultimately led him to joining IBM. In 1987, Jon was hired by the IBM Toronto Laboratory to work on the S/36 and S/38 COBOL compilers. Subsequently Jon became involved with the AS/400 and in particular COBOL/400.>

In early 1989 Jon was transferred to the Languages Architecture and Planning Group, with particular responsibility for the COBOL and RPG languages. There he played a major role in the definition of the new RPG IV language and in promoting its use with IBM Business Partners and Users. He was also heavily involved in producing educational and other support materials and services related to other AS/400 programming languages and development tools, such as CODE/400 and VisualAge for RPG.

Jon left IBM in 1998 to focus on developing and delivering education focused on enhancing AS/400 and iSeries application development skills. Jon is a frequent speaker at User Groups meetings and conferences around the world, and holds a number of speaker excellence awards from COMMON.

Topic: Generating XML with RPG

More and more RPG shops are finding that XML is playing an increasing role in their data interchange operations. In this session we will introduce you to the basics of XML syntax......

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TEC 2015 - "This is my i"

Mark your calendar: May 6-7, 2015
Seneca@York Campus, Toronto

Note: We have just started work on the registration site for TEC 2015, but in the meantime TUG members can register for the "double-earlybird" discount price of $495 per attendee (from now until January 31st, 2015) by sending an email to admin@tug.ca. This is a $200 saving, so be sure take advantage of it!

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