Topic: Application Modernization Redbook Preview
|Date:||Tuesday, March 18th, 2014|
|Time:||5:30 (Deli snack) - 6:00 (Meeting)|
18000 West Nine Mile Road
Southfield, MI 48075 (map
|Notes:||Meeting will be presented in Webinar format. Join in onsite or remotely.|
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Modernization is a pressing theme for many if not all business, developers, and business leaders in today’s world. With that as a backdrop, the IBM i team was approved for funding to build a RedBook that is a holistic view of what it mean to build modern applications in a modern world. (more ...)
From the President
Thanks to Barbara Morris for a great meeting in January. The meeting introduced attendees on the new RPG Free enhancements. It was a great meeting with a lot of enthusiasm and interest. Group members were very pleased to see the enhancements will be easily learned. SEMIUG will make sure to include more RPG Free in the upcoming year. Possibly a hands on activity.
We are very pleased to have Tim Rowe reviewing the new IBM i application modernization redbook hot off the presses. There has been a lot of buzz around the upcoming release of the redbook. IBM rounded up a team of experts and put together a great book for any modern IBM i environment. Likely you have seen some of the press including the following links:
Join us on site or remotely on Tuesday March 18th at IBM in Southfield Michigan. You’ll be sure to walk away with some great information and tools that can be put to use within your environment.
MITEC 2014 plans are well under way. We have an "All Star" lineup of presenters for the conference event including: Aaron Bartell, Larry Bolhuis, Pete Massellio, Paul Tuohy, Tracy Smith, Steve Will, Dave Levites, Dough Herman, Scott Klement, Ted Holt, Debbie Saugen, Tim Rowe, Jesse Gorzinski, Charles Guarino and more. We're honored to have Steve Will kicking off the day with a "Trends and Directions" presentation. Mark your calendars for Tuesday June 3rd. The big event will be held at Schoolcraft College Vistatech Center. The conference website updates are in progress. Stay tuned for updates at www.gomitec.com.
We will be postponing the planned student activity and will revisit again this fall. We found timing in April did not work well with student exams and semester schedules. We’ll plan to include this as an upcoming activity. Introducing and enthusing students is vital to our platform and will be an important activity. If you do have interest in participating as a mentor or making a donation for the student prize please do contact a SEMIUG board member.
Aaron Bartell and Larry Bolhuis are in progress of adding what is needed to make use of “Ruby on Rails” on the iDevcloud box. If you have interest - don’t hesitate to inquire. We’ve had a couple of user group members interested in making use of “Ruby on Rails” and look forward to group members being able to learn and hands on work with “Ruby on Rails”.
It's that time of year again. We ask that if you haven't done so already please renew your group membership. Dues help us be able to bring current topics and world class presentations and education opportunities to our local group. To pay membership dues visit the membership tab and find the membership renewal form at the bottom of the page. As a SEMIUG member you're automatically a COMMON member and entitled to COMMON benefits. For the very low price of $50 for an individual or $100 per organization you're also provided discounted rates to MITEC, provided access to iDevcloud box and all of the education provided through monthly group meetings and activities.
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)
Scott A. Lenahan
Business Development Executive
Power Systems Academic Initiative Leader
IBM Corporation, North America
Cell: (732) 614 - 4583
Find Us Here: www.ibm.com/university/power
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|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|
|February 2013||RPG Free for All||Barbara Morris|
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.