TUG Buzz! for Thursday April 19, 2018


IN THIS ISSUE:


TEC 2018 GRIDS ARE NOW ONLINE!

If you have been waiting for the TEC 2018 session grids to be complete, in order to decide which ones to attend --- your wait is over... Check out the detailed session grids here: Day 1 / Day 2.

Scott KlementTUG's TEC 2018 "TEC it to the Limit", will take place Wednesday & Thursday, May 30 and 31. To celebrate our 25th TEC, your TEC committee has arranged for a special new venue (The Toronto Don Valley Hotel) and are inviting the world's top IBM i speakers. We will be providing sumptuous meals, digital handouts, free parking, and much more...

Richard DolewskiFeatured TEC 2018 speaker: Richard Dolewski

Richard is Chief Technology Officer of Denovo, a Managed Service Provider, specializing in transforming the Business of IT.

He is a recognized SME and world renowned award-winning industry speaker specializing in, Cloud Computing Architecture, Business Resiliency, Disaster Recovery Planning and Backup & Recovery Program Design.

Richard leads a team of dedicated, highly-skilled professionals transcending organizations through the new era of technology, achieving the desired, successful business outcomes.

Richard's TEC 2018 Sessions:
    • Disasters - A Need for Three-Dimensional Thinking
    • Ensure your DR Plan Works in a Disaster
    • Book a Test with your DR Plan

Plan to join your peers for two days of intensive professional development, networking and fun ... Mark you calendar now for May 30 & 31, 2018, when you will be able to deepen your knowledge on the latest IBM i technologies.

Note: TUG members can take advantage of a $100 discount off the regular (non-member) admission fee.

Our developers are working on an enhancement to our new registration system which will allow you to sign on and register multiple people on a single order. However, for the time being, each attendee must create their own profile and register individually. Nevertheless, if you want multiple registrations to be combined on a single invoice, let us know and we will accomodate you. (Sorry for the temporary inconvenience.)

Register for TEC 2018 at: www.tug.ca/tec/Reg



Conference Prices:

    Full Conference Rate:
        • TUG Members $695 (plus HST)
        • Non-members $795 (plus HST)
       
 TEC 2018 PDF flyer

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

    • IBM i & RPG IV 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
    • Client Connectivity
    • Database Design & Normalization
    • Open Source Languages
    • Virtualization
    • IFS

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Register (as a TEC EXPO sponsor) online at:
www.tug.ca/tec/SponsorRegForm.php Read More

Download the Sponsor Invitation (PDF) at: www.tug.ca/tec/TEC2018_Sponsor-Invitation.pdf Read More

Download the TEC 2018 conference brochure (PDF) at: www.tug.ca/tec/TEC2018_flyer.pdf Read More

 

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TUG Golf Tournament 2018

On Tuesday June 26th, 2018 we are back at St. Andrews Valley Golf Club in Aurora for the 30th Annual TUG Charity Golf Classic.

Register now at: www.tug.ca/golf

Proceeds to Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital

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IBM POWER SYSTEMS - IBM i

30 Years of Innovation and We’re Just Getting Started

Please join Mid-Range & IBM
Tuesday, May 8, 2018


Speaker: Alison Butterill

IBM i on Power
World Wide Offering Manager

Alison will give you the roadmap for IBM i on Power
plus end user examples of how companies are
integrating IBM i on Power with new workloads
including Cognitive, AI and Watson

8:00 a.m. Registration
8:00 – 8:30 Continental breakfast
8:30 – 10:00 Presentations and Q&A

85 Idema Road, Markham, Ontario, L3R 1A9 • 905-940-1814 • 800-668-6470

Space is limited. Please register early at
midrange.ca/30years

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TUG's New Meeting Registration System

We have a new system for registering for TUG meetings. You no longer have to enter your complete contact information every time you register for a TUG event. You just create a profile using your email address and create a password. Then, when you want to register for a TUG event, you simply sign on and click a checkbox beside the event you plan to attend. (Or, if you need to cancel, you uncheck that checkbox to unregister for the event.)

Here’s how it works:

  1. Follow the link to SIGN ON / REGISTER below, or on the TUG Web site main page, or on the TUG Agenda page.
  2. Click “CREATE PROFILE”, fill in your contact information, and click “ENTER”.

            (A verification email will be sent to the email address that you supplied.)

  1. Close the current window and follow the verify email link in order to activate your new account.
  2. Enter your email & password and click SIGN ON.
  3. You can now click on a checkbox beside an event for which you want to register.

            (For subsequent events, repeat steps 1, 4,  and 5 only.)



Notes:

• For more information about an event, click the + sign beside the event.

• To see whether you are already registered for an event, sign on and look at the check box beside that event. If there is a check mark there – you are registered. If you are unable to attend, please make sure to cancel your registration (by unchecking the checkbox). Thus, you can help save our members’ money, by allowing us to make an accurate count of seats and meals required.

• At any time, you can sign on and EDIT your PROFILE.

• Optionally, you can add additional email(s) to your profile. This is a good idea because, in case one of your emails becomes inoperable – you can still sign on with an alternate email & password. (By the way, you can use the same password for multiple emails if you wish).

• The email(s) that you use to sign on do not affect your subscription to the TUG Buzz, or other email lists from TUG. This is a separate process. To subscribe, see “SUBSCRIBE TO TUG BUZZ” under the “FUNCTIONS” pull-down menu.

Phase II:

• We are currently wortking on Phase II enhancements. The main new feature to be incorporated will be the ability for a person with a profile to register other people for an event. (For example, you could register a foursome for Golf, or register multiple people for TEC, to be combined on a single invoice.) The registrant will receive an email to let them know who registered on their behalf.

• If you register someone who does not have a profile, that person can create a profile at a later date, and their registration info will be linked up with their profile info.

• For the time being, each person wanting to register for a TUG event will have to create their own profile. Sorry for the (temporary) inconvenience..

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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 leo@tug.ca to get started.

(*Free startup for TUG members.)

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