TUG Buzz! for Wednesday October 18, 2018


  1. Technical Education Seminar - Full Day with Jon Paris Oct. 24
  2. Holland Bloorview Kids Rehab - Donation fromTUG Golf Tournament
  3. Ed Jowett - Obituary
  4. Stay Connected - Confirm your subscription to TUG Buzz

Technical Education Seminar:
Procedures & Service Programs from A to Z

SandmanWednesday October 24, 2018

LOCATION: Sandman Signature Mississauga

5400 Dixie Road, Mississauga, ON, L4W 4T4

SPEAKER: JON PARIS (Partner/400)

               ** FREE Parking **

      Jon ParisAGENDA for October 24th

      ADMISSION:  $249 for TUG members
                            ($349 non-members)

  Registration  7:30 am - 8:30 am
  Continental Breakfast  7:30 am - 8:30 am
  Morning workshop  8:30 am – 12:00 noon
  Lunch  12:00 noon - 1:00 pm
  Afternoon workshop  1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

It has been many years since Jon coded a subroutine. These days he much prefers to use RPG procedures instead. They make great subroutine replacements and make your programs both easier to read and maintain. The result is applications that are faster to build, easier to debug and more reliable. But procedures are just the beginning. To fully exploit them in your applications you need to package them into Service Programs so that you can share them easily and efficiently among multiple programs... (read more)

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TUG Golf Tournament Donation

Leo + VaughnIn June of this year, TUG held its 30th annual Charity Golf Tournament at St. Andrews Valley Golf Club. As is our tradition, we collected donations from the players for our favourite charity --- the Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital. Many thanks to those who contributed! This year we collected $1150.00. Last week, Leo Levebvre [right] and Vaughn Dragland [left] presented (on behalf of TUG) a cheque to Michelle Char [middle] (Senior Coordinator, Community Partnerships, Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital Foundation).

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Obituary - Ed Jowett

Ed JowettFormer TUG Director & Treasurer, Ed Jowett passed away on Sunday September 16, just before his 88th birthday. Ed was very active right up until the end. He was a free-lance RPG programmer, a horticulturist (President and Newsletter Editor of the Canadian Iris Society), and a full-time school bus driver. He also ran a horse-hauling business with his son and partner Chuck Jowett. Ed had served on the TUG Board of Directors for many years and leaves behind many friends and admirers.

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