User Groups

West Michigan IBM System i User Groups

West Michigan IBM System i User Groups

The West Michigan groups present timely information to CIO's, Directors, Managers, Analysts, and Programmers who utilize the IBM System i(AS400) platform in their business.

The groups typically meet the third Wednesday of September, November, February, and May in Grand Rapids - WMSUG, and the third Thursday of the month in Kalamazoo - I-94 Group.

The groups normally open doors at 8:00 am with coffee & rolls and kick off presentations at 8:30 am with presentations usually running until 11:30 (try to have a 20 minute peer network building break) at which time they transition into a general round table discussion on any related topic members may have. Don't reinvent the wheel, somebody has probably already looked into, or implemented the project you're about to start!



STATUS holds monthly dinner meetings with the purpose of educating our members on IBM midrange topics.

Status promotes free interchange of information, education, and ideas to and among the member companies through regularly scheduled meetings and other methods of communication sponsored by the organization. This information exchange will be related to the technology available now in the future to help meet the information processing needs of the member companies. It will include, but not be limited to information system trends, hardware, and software of the past, present, and future.

Other Links

From across the Pond

We have some fascinating and compelling links forwarded to us from our IBM friends "across the Pond". There are so many, they need a page of their own. Check them out.

Power 9 Links

Here are a number of Power 9 related links from Therese Eaton


Here's a nice promotional video for COMMON featuring a whole bunch of great Omni friends! Watch closely and you can spot our intrepid president selling raffle tickets.
(stay to the end for the outtakes)

IBM i Links You Need (Dec 11, 2014 article-lots of links)

Walsh College Open Source Community

IBM i For Power Systems

Client Access Service Packs

IBM Employee Directory

IBM Photo Gallery

System i Network

"IBM i: A system Designed for Business" video

RPG Caf/a>

iSeries Yellow Pages


Link list courtesy of The Dallas/Fort Worth IBM Power Systems User Group

Educational Sites


Developer Links

Change Management

Application Modernization

Java Development

Other IBM Midrange
User Group Web Sites