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TUG Buzz! for April 15, 2015

  1. TEC2015 - Get IT Together Featured Speaker: Alan Seiden
  2. iDev Cloud

Register now for TUG TEC 2015
"This is my i"

22nd Annual Technical Education Conference
May 6-7, 2015 • Seneca @ York

Featured TEC 2015 speaker: Alan Seiden

Alan Seiden offers reliable advice, mentoring, and help for clients using PHP, IBM i, RPG, DB2, and Zend Framework. Called "the performance guru of PHP on IBM i," he was one of the first Zend Framework certified engineers, later co-founding the NYC Zend Framework Meetup.

Alan was a charter member of IBM/COMMON's PHP Advisory Board and a consultant for IBM's manual PHP: Zend Core for i5/OS.

An award-winning speaker, Alan is co-developer with IBM of the open-source PHP Toolkit for IBM i and a Zend Reseller Partner. Contact him at Alan Seiden Consulting, Ho-Ho-Kus, N.J., | | @alanseiden.

Alan's Sessions:
    • Strategic Modernization with PHP
    • Apache web server magic on IBM i
    • PHP and db2: best practices
    • PHP Batch Jobs
    • Speed up your web site
    • At Ease! Relax your neck-back-shoulders at the keyboard
    • Browser tools to make web development easier

Register for TEC2015 at:

Check out our new / revised Conference Agenda!
        Day 1 Grid:
        Day 2 Grid:

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: Violaine Batthish, Alison Butterill, Scott Forstie, Susan Gantner, Charles Guarino, Birgitta Hauser, Barbara Morris, Jon Paris, Mike Pavlac, Dale Perkins, Alan Seiden, and more! *

* Speaker names subject to change. (Not all have confirmed their availability.)

NOTE: There will be a special session presented by Seneca Professor Russell Pangborn and a group of Seneca students to demonstrate IBMi apps running on a mobile device, with Longrange software.

TEC 2014

Register (as a TEC EXPO sponsor) online at: Read More

Download the Sponsor Invitation (PDF) at: Read More

Download the TEC 2015 conference brochure (PDF) at: Read More


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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
  • 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 to get started.

(*Free startup for TUG members.)

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