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TUG Buzz! for February 13, 2017


TUG's TEC 2017 "TEC the i Train", will take place Tuesday and Wednesday, May 2 and 3, 2017 -- for the second time at the SAVOY Conference Centre (Monte Carlo Inn) 7255 Warden Avenue in Markham. We will feature the "cream of the crop" -- only the very best IBM i technical speakers.

Take advantage of our Early Bird pricing before March 31st!

Featured TEC 2017 speaker: Jim DentonJim Denton

Jim Denton is a senior consultant in the Lab Services DB2 for i team where his responsibilities include both customized skills transfer and hands on consulting. Jim specializes in SQL performance, data-centric programming, and database modernization. Jim started his IBM career in 1981 as an S/38 operating system programmer. Before joining the consulting team, his key assignments included ten years as a systems performance specialist, five years as the lead “JDE on i” performance analyst, three years as a consultant at the IBM Benchmark and Briefing Center in Montpellier France, and a total of eleven years as an operating system developer, including five years designing and implementing enhancements to DB2 for i.

Jim's Sessions:
    • IBM i services – The best of the best
    • What's New in DB2 for i
    • What's new in IBM i Access Client Solutions (ACS)
    • ACS Run SQL Scripts & Other DB2 for i Tools Re-invented
    • Time travel with DB2 for i - Temporal tables on IBM i 7.3
    • Automating DBE/DBA tasks with DB2 for i Services
    • Modernize Application development with SQL Services
    • SQL Programming - Procedures, Triggers, and Functions

Register for TEC2017 at:

Conference Prices:

    Full Conference Rate:
        • TUG Members $695 (plus HST)
        • Non-members $795 (plus HST)
    Early Bird Discounts:
        TUG members save $100 on a full conference registration
        until March 31, 2017.

TEC 2017 PDF brochure

TEC is the Toronto Users Group’s annual Technical Education Conference. We have a very intense lineup of main themes including, but not limited to:

    • IBM i & RPG Application Development
    • Performance Management
    • Web and Mobile Development on IBM i  
    • Modernizing your IBM i Applications
    • Accessing and Optimizing IBM i data
    • IBM i System Management

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

Download the Sponsor Invitation (PDF) at: Read More

Download the TEC 2017 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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The Toronto Users Group for Power Systems (TUG) is a user group/forum for the exchange of ideas, and specializes in providing affordable education relating to the IBM iSeries, AS/400, System i, and Power Systems platforms. TUG is in its 32nd year of operation.

TUG is the proud recipient of a 2016/ 2017 Maxava iFoundation grant.



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