No December meeting
Student Game Activity
"The Big Reveal"
Students were busy working on games coded on the user group iDevcloud box since the kick off during the September user group meeting. We had 13 students participating in the activity.(More ...)
Thanks to the sponsors for the game activity including:
Maxava, Jim Thompson, Consultech Services, Inc., Joy Chen, Charles Nalbandian, Len Suchta, Ed Berryhill, Melinda Lanski, SEMIUG and WMSUG
From the President
The games were revealed during the November meeting. Followed by a vote for 1st, 2nd and 3rd prize. And the winners are…………………………drum roll……………………
1st place: $300, Roulette Game, Madhuri Shah and Swar Shah from Lambton College
2nd place: $200, Laser War Game, Hongliang Zhang from Lambton College
3rd place: $100, Haunted House Game, Shitong Zhao and Bino Oommen Samuel from Lambton College
Thanks also to the other students that participated. Each received a $40 prize for participating. Other students include; Geri Hall from MCC, Jithin Jose from Lambton, Biby Michael from Lambton, Sreejith Unnikrishan from Lambton, David Langlois from Ferris, and Benjamin Newman from Ferris.
We look forward to continued activities with students participating. If you'd like to see more details from students play back the meeting video link and details provided by students found on the group site November meeting information.
We will break for the holidays and resume again in January. January meeting plans are in the works and will be posted soon on the group site. We are planning on an RDi topic in January. The meeting will be hosted at Brass Craft in Novi and will also be provided in webinar format.
It's that time of year again. Please make sure to pay user group dues. Dues are the same low rate of $100 per organization or $50 per individual. Being a SEMIUG member automatically provides membership to COMMON, discount for the annual MITEC conference and all SEMIUG offers throughout the year. You will find a renewal form on the group site membership page. Look at the bottom of the page for the membership renewal form. SEMIUG strives to continue to bring current world class learning opportunities. Membership dues help make this possible.
We look forward to seeing you at upcoming SEMIUG activities.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.
President Southeast Michigan iSeries User Group
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:
- Increase the awareness and education of students about Power Systems to help drive new client pipeline
- Provide educators with the resources and tools they need to teach Power Systems technology
- Help establish connections for educators to their local Power Systems business community to encourage collaboration
- Facilitate linkage of graduates and our clients regarding internships and jobs
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)
Peter T. Glass
Program Manager, Power Systems Academic Initiative
IBM Corporation, North America
Find Us Here: www.ibm.com/university/power
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|October 2014||Service-Oriented Architecture on IBM i||Rich Diedrich|
|September 2014||IBM i Virtualization and Open Storage Options||Mike Schambureck|
|June 2014||DB2 for i and you... what's new in 7.2||Scott Forstie|
|May 2014||LATEST IBM i ANNOUNCEMENTS||Steve Will, Mark Olson, and Alison Butterill|
|April 2014||What's New in DB2 for IBM i||Scott Forstie|
|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|
Meetings are a great opportunity to socialize with iSeries Colleagues and are always a great learning experience. We look forward to seeing you at upcoming meetings.