IN THIS ISSUE:
TUG May 2018 - Meeting of Members
Wednesday, May 23, 2018
Speaker: Susan Gantner - (Partner400)
ILE seems to bring confusion with it. In this session, Susan will address some of the most often asked questions she has received on ILE topics - from modules, service programs and signatures to activation groups. She will also highlight some of the biggest pitfalls she has seen with ILE implementations - and how to avoid them. .....
Speaker: Jon Paris - (Partner400)
The world of open source has a lot to offer IBM I users. But while most of us know that languages like Java, PHP and Python offer wide ranging open source offerings, RPG open source projects are not as well known. In fact there are a number of RPG open source offerings, many of which open the door to using utilities written in other languages. ....
You can follow Jon and Susan's blog at http://www.ibmsystemsmag.blogs.com/idevelop
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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.
"TUG'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...
Featured TEC 2018 speaker: Edmund Reinhardt
Edmund Reinhardt has been working on application development tools for IBM i for over 25 years.
As the architect for Rational Developer for i, he is passionate about engaging and delighting customers with its capabilities
Edmund's TEC 2018 Sessions:
• 14E RDi Latest and Greatest
• 21C Test Driven Development - best practices applied to IBM i with assistance of tooling
• 23C Are you covered: brand new tooling for Quality Assurance
Bring Your Manager!
• Purchase four (4) full conference badges for team members.
• Your CIO or IT Director may then attend at no charge.
• CIO or IT Director must show business card to pick up badge.
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/rep/signon.php
Full Conference Rate:
• TUG Members $695 (plus HST)
• Non-members $795 (plus HST)
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
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Register (as a TEC EXPO sponsor) online at:
Download the Sponsor Invitation (PDF) at: www.tug.ca/tec/TEC2018_Sponsor-Invitation.pdf
Download the TEC 2018 conference brochure (PDF) at: www.tug.ca/tec/TEC2018_flyer.pdf
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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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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:
- Follow the link to SIGN ON / REGISTER below, or on the TUG Web site main page, or on the TUG Agenda page.
- Click “CREATE PROFILE”, fill in your contact information, and click “ENTER”.
(A verification email will be sent to the email address that you supplied.)
- Close the current window and follow the verify email link in order to activate your new account.
- Enter your email & password and click SIGN ON.
- 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.)
• 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.
• 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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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 firstname.lastname@example.org to get started.
(*Free startup for TUG members.)
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