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Topic: 7-Minute Presentations

Date:Tuesday, May 24
Time:5:30 (Deli snack) - 6:00 (Meeting)
Location: Eaton Corporation
26201 Northwestern Hwy
Southfield, MI 48076 (map)
Enter at South door, which will be marked with SEMIUG sign.
Speakers:Our own members
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For our May user group meeting we are featuring 7 Minute Presentations. The presentations will be provided by user group members to share something useful with our local community. We all have tips, techniques, solutions and information that we have accumulated that we use within our own environments that can benefit others through sharing. More...

From the President

Dear Members:

We have an awesome meeting planned for May. Group members will share tips, techniques and other useful information that you'll be able to make use of. We have a very talented group of members that have accumulated a vast knowledge over the years and in May will share with our local community. You'll be able to join in onsite or remotely in webinar format. Each presenter will have 7 minutes to share.

MITEC, the one-day local conference will be held on Tuesday June 7th, 2016. We have an all-star lineup of presentations by world class presenters. The event will feature a student meet and great. If you are interested in future resource MITEC will help with connecting community with local colleges and students. We will also have an ask the experts session, providing attendees an opportunity to ask and discuss whatever Power topic they like. The event will be held at the Schoolcraft College Vistatech Center located in Livonia Michigan. Attendees will be provided continental breakfast, lunch and snacks throughout the day, prepared by the Schoolcraft college culinary institute. The event will also feature IBM i and a full track of Linux. For more details, visit the conference website Take advantage of the early bird registration good through May 24th. We will look forward to seeing you there.

During our May meeting we will award 2 lucky members participating in the May meeting a free registration to MITEC.

Elections for the 2016/2017 SEMIUG board will be held during our June meeting. Please consider volunteering. If you would like to make a difference, it takes little time, please step forward and volunteer. If you would like to be on the MITEC board or would like to help out, please contact any of the current SEMIUG board members. SEMIUG strives to bring an opportunity for current education and is dedicated to our local community. Our board and volunteers help make it happen!
We look forward to your participation at the May meeting and seeing you join other community members at MITEC.

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)

Peter T. Glass
Program Manager, Power Systems Academic Initiative
IBM Corporation, North America
Cell: 845-332-5478
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