April Meeting

Topic: What's New in DB2 for IBM i

Date:Tuesday, March 18th, 2014Scott Forstie
Time:5:30 (Deli snack) - 6:00 (Meeting)
Location: Bloomfield Township Public Library
1099 Lone Pine Road
Bloomfield Hills, MI 48302-2410
Meeting Room 2
S.E. corner of Lone Pine and Telegraph Road (map)
Speaker:Scott Forstie
Notes:Join us on site or by GoToMeeting Webinar, Tuesday, April 15, 2014 at 6:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time.

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Session Overview:
Be sure to attend this session to understand what's new in DB2 for i. This is an opportunity to hear from the person responsible for determining the DB2 for i strategy and feature enhancements.(more ...)

From the President

Hello Everyone:

We're looking forward to a great presentation in April on what’s new with DB2. There have been a lot of recent changes and it is sure to be a very informative meeting. The meeting can be attended onsite at the Bloomfield library or you can join in remotely through GoToMeeting.

We're excited to have registration open for MITEC 2014. The big event will be held on Tuesday June 3rd at the Schoolcraft College Vistatech Center located in Livonia Michigan. The event features over 50 sessions to choose from with an all star line up of presenters including Aaron Bartell, Larry Bolhuis, Larry Farmer, Jesse Gorzinski, Charles Guarino, Doug Herman, Ted Holt, Jackie Jansen, Scott Klement, Pete Massellio, Steve Nasypany, Mike Pavlak, Debbie Saugen, Derrick Smith, Tracy Smith, Robin Tatam, Paul Tuohy, Steve Will and Dean Woodke. We're pleased to have Steve Will kick the day off with the opening session on trends and directions. There is plenty to choose from RPG, CLP, Navigator, iSeries Access, RDi, PHP, Backup and Recovery, System Administration, SQL and much more. Take advantage of early bird discounts and save. It's truly a Power Packed Day of education. For details visit the conference web site www.gomitec.com.

We will also be offering pre-conference workshops on Monday June 2nd. Choose from either a day of RDi with Charles Guarino or a day of PHP with Mike Pavlak. We will also be offering COMMON certification testing Monday afternoon, including Associate and Professional Business Computing and RPG certification. We will be giving away a registration to MITEC during the April and May user group meetings. Be sure to join in for a chance to receive a free registration. Happy Spring!

Regards, Laura
President Southeast Michigan iSeries User Group
Phone: 248-701-7410

Letter from
Power Systems Initiative

Dear Power User Group:

Recently, I was given the opportunity to move from the field and join the Power Systems Academic Initiative (PSAI) team. I thought I would take this opportunity to share with your User Group the latest happenings of the PSAI. As the Power Brand continues to it efforts to expand our ecosystem through OpenPower, ISV and MSP growth, and PowerLinux initiatives, we are similarly increasing our ongoing investment in the PSAI. Throughout PSAI's 17 year history, we have continued to focus on the following objectives:

We currently have 67 schools teaching AIX, IBM i and Power Linux skills in North America (192 worldwide) and our goal is to double this number by 2015. These schools are very interested in partnering with our business community. We offer both entry level and professional level job boards for our clients and business partners to utilize - FREE of charge. These openings are publicized to our current member schools.

We need students to fill the pipeline of the next generation of Unix Administrators and RPG programmers. We get more students by partnering with the academic community and offering internships and jobs, serving on advisory committees helping guide curriculum and sometimes even teaching as adjunct professors.

Please share this message with your User Group. Ask them to share it with Clients, Business Partners and any Academic Institutions. Our clients and business partners need skilled individuals, our schools need students in their classes, and students need opportunities for internships and jobs. This is WIN, WIN, WIN for all involved.

You can find out more about the Power Systems Academic Initiative, including the list of participating schools and the job boards, at the link below. If anyone has any questions about the program, is interested in finding skilled talent or knows of any potential academic partners, please contact me. I look forward to hearing from you.

(See attached file: Building Power Skills 2014)

Scott A. Lenahan
Business Development Executive
Power Systems Academic Initiative Leader
IBM Corporation, North America
Cell: (732) 614 - 4583
Email: slenahan@us.ibm.com
Find Us Here: www.ibm.com/university/power

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Previous Meetings:

March 2014 Application Modernization Redbook Preview Tim Rowe
February 2014 Topic: RPG Free-form Enhancements Barbara Morris
January 2014 Why Ruby and Rails? Aaron Bartell
October 2013 System i Navigator “The Basics” Hands-On Larry Bolhuis
September 2013 CL Hands On Laura Ubelhor, Ted Holt
June 2013 Modern RPG - Unrealized Capabilities George Slater, Michelle Gavalya
May 2013 Skills for the Modern IBM i Technical Resource Panel:Char Parker, Paul Ubelhor, Michael Cain, Tim Rowe, and Mike Pavlak
April 2013 SQL Think Tank Paul Tuohy
March 2013 i Can Serve You - Providing Web Services from Your IBM i Charles Guarino
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