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TUG Buzz! for April 20, 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" -- John Gayonly the very best IBM i technical speakers.

Featured TEC 2017 speaker: John Gay

John is a Technical Specialist and Solution Architect for Vision Solutions, where he has worked since 2002. His focus is currently IBM Power (AIX, i5 and Linux) as well as database replication technologies across all platforms. Prior to working at Vision Solutions, John worked in the BI arena at Informatica and DataMirror. He also spent many years in software development at IBM and Sterling Software.

John's Session:
    • Sharing Database Information When, Where and How It is Needed

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TUG Board Election

The online poll is now open for the 2017 TUG General Election, with four candidates for three open positions.

The following candidates were announced at the March 29th MoM:
      • Sherali Bhamani (Scotiabank)
      • Marly Campbell (The John Forsyth Shirt Company Ltd)
      • John Deluca (Atlas Van Lines Canada Ltd)
      • Jamil Satti (Shaw Satellite Services Inc)

Click to meet the candidates and cast your vote.

All TUG members in good standing are eligible to vote (1 ballot per Individual member, 3 ballots per Corporate member). You may vote for one, two, or three candidates (on a single ballot) but not four. Ballots with four votes will be disqualified. If you vote more than once, only the first ballot submitted will count.

This poll will close on Friday May 12th 2017 at 11:59 pm. Results will be announced at the May 24th 2017 Meeting of Members (AGM).


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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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