Chats, Webinars, Seminars, Shows, and Other Happenings
March-July -- Aldon Computer Group will present its user group tour at various user group meetings throughout the United States. Aldon will discuss the latest in IS management tools and techniques, focusing primarily on software development, testing, and support solutions for the iSeries and for multiplatform technologies. Go to www.aldon.com/events/user_tour.html for a list of meetings that Aldon will attend.
March 25 -- PowerTech Group and Penton Technology Media present the "Sound Strategies for iSeries Security" Webcast, featuring Pat Botz and John Earl. Topics include an overview of network access protection, V5R2 security enhancements, and virus and mailware protection. To register, go to the Penton Media OnStage Web site.
March 26 -- SoftLanding Systems will host a Webcast on its recently announced change management plug-ins for WebSphere Development Studio Client. TurnOver plug-ins embed full RPG, COBOL, ILE, and SQL support in the WebSphere Development Studio IDE. Register at www.softlanding.com/websphere/live-event.htm to see the TurnOver plug-ins working live and online.
March 26-27 -- The Wisconsin Midrange Computer Professional Association will present its 18th annual technical conference at the Abbey in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin. Top industry experts, including Bob Cozzi, Jim Sloan, Carole Miner, Jon Paris, Susan Gantner, and Robert S. Tipton, will present a wide variety of classes on several different aspects of OS/400. Go to www.wmcpa.org/conf.html for more information.
March 27 -- iSeries Nation presents "The ABCs of Installing WebSphere Application Server Express on iSeries," a conference call hosted by Robin Clark and Mike Martin. Topics include positioning, installation, set up, and where to go for additional resources. Go to the iSeries Nation Web site to register.
April-May -- iSeries professionals in the greater Washington, D.C., area can take advantage of a continuing series of technical seminars organized through the cooperative efforts of two local user groups: Washington Area Midrange and Mid Atlantic Midrange. WebSphere and WebFacing (April 14, 15, and 17) and Web development (May 19, 20, and 22) are next on the list. Go to www.wash-midrange.org/seminars.html for details and a list of upcoming seminars and locations.
April-June -- Bytware is conducting several workshops to help customers take advantage of the most valuable features of Bytware's monitoring, security, and paging products. Workshop topics include MessengerPlus, StandGuard, and MessengerConsole. Go to www.bytware.com/edu.htm for more information.
April 7-9 -- Northeast IBM User Groups will present its 13th annual iSeries and AS/400 user group conference at the Sheraton Framingham Hotel in Framingham, Massachusetts. More than 20 well-known speakers, including Frank Soltis, Allison Butteril, Ian Jarman, Susan Gantner, and Jon Paris, will present three days of classes on WebSphere, WebFacing, SQL, Client Access, RPG coding, iSeries futures, Java, and more. A vendor expo and IBM certification tests will also be offered. Go to www.neibmconf.com for more information.
April 30-May 2 -- RPG World, an educational event for iSeries programmers presented by some of the top authorities on RPG and iSeries application development, will be held in Orlando, Florida, from April 30 through May 2. Topics include RPG, Web development, and general iSeries application development. Go to www.rpgworld.com for more information.
May 25-27 -- The COMMON European Congress will hold its 2003 conference in Warsaw, Poland. Like its U.S. counterpart, the European show will present iSeries education, presentations, and a vendor exposition. Go to http://comeur.org/cec2003/ for more information.
June 9-12 -- J.D. Edwards presents the Quest Global Conference (formally known as JDE Focus). Staged in Denver, this conference centers on user-driven education, training, and speakers, with a J.D. Edwards focus. Go to the J.D. Edwards Web site for more information.
June 15-18 -- The 2003 iSeries & AS/400 Connection Conference offers four days of iSeries education at the Registry Resort in Naples, Florida. The iSeries educational tracks focus on application development, Java, SQL, e-business, operations, and security. Speakers include Dr. Frank Soltis, Al Barsa Jr., Allison Butterill, Wayne O. Evans, Susan Gantner, Janet Krueger, Jon Paris, Jim Sloan, and Howard F. Arner Jr. Go to www.tramenco.com/naples for more information and registration.
July 20-23 -- LANSA presents its 2003 International LANSA Conference at the Renaissance Hotel in Chicago. The conference includes product education, customer success stories, strategic directions, hands-on labs, and roundtable discussions. Register by May 15 and get a free LANSA stadium blanket. Go to www.lansa.com/conference/index.htm for more information.
September 7-11 -- The COMMON user group presents its fall 2003 conference and expo in Orlando, Florida. Meet industry experts, attend hands-on labs, exchange information with fellow professionals, attend a multitude of educational tracks, and get real-world solutions at the vendor expo. Go to the COMMON Web site for more information and to register.