Catch the Wave: OCEAN Hosts 17th Annual User Group Meeting
May 24, 2010 Timothy Prickett Morgan
The OCEAN User Group of Southern California is putting the finishing touches on its 17th annual meeting, which sports a technical conference as well as a vendor expo. The one-day event will be held on July 16 at the National University in Costa Mesa, California.
The OCEAN meeting will be a full day, running from 7:30 in the morning til 4:30 in the afternoon, and training sessions from IBM midrange luminaries Jon Paris, Susan Gantner, Mike Pavlak, Jeff Olen, John Earl, Craig Pelkie, Paul Holm, Mike Rede, and Terry Larkin are on deck. You don’t have to be an OCEAN member to attend, but if you are, the event costs $145; if you aren’t, you have to shell out $245. And that is if you sign up by June 15. After that, the member price is $200 to get into the door and the non-member price is $300. The event will have five free vendor presentations plus 25 that are covered by the admission fee, and as usual, they will talk about all the new stuff from IBM and various aspects of programming using the latest tools from IBM and third parties. The expo currently has 15 vendors exhibiting, too. OCEAN expects to have somewhere between 150 and 200 attendees at this year’s event.