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February Meeting

Topic: Debugging with RDi From the On Ramp to the Cruising Lane

Date:Tuesday, February 18, 2020Charles Guarino
Time:6:00 PM EST
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Speaker:Charles Guarino
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Presentation:Debugging with RDi From the On Ramp to the Cruising Lane

Displaying active variables? Check. Breakpoints? Yep, we got those too. Conditional and watch breakpoints? Sure thing. But what about service entry points, which allow us to debug another user’s job without having (More...)

From the President

Dear Members:

Happy New Year! Welcome to a new and exciting decade. There is a lot of exciting happening in the technology world. It makes education, learning, understanding changes and what is available very important. SEMIUG strives to continue to bring local community members opportunities to see, interact and grow and looks forward to an exciting decade.

Looking back, we have a lot to be thankful for. We’ve grown over the last decade and also accomplished a lot. Thank you to all of the SEMIUG volunteers, that have throughout the years put forth effort on behalf of SEMIUG and our local community. Thank you also to community members who have throughout the years shared, interacted and participated. Through the years we have together provided and experienced a lot of very exciting and informative activities. We look forward to continued growth and evolution.

We are kicking off the year with Pete Massielo presenting “Cool Things in Navigator to be a Rockstar System Administrator”. IBM continues to advance and deliver. We are pleased to have Pete presenting the topic and and look forward to community members participating in the webex presentation meeting this month. You’re sure to walk away with information that can help within your organization’s environment. Navigator isn’t just a tool for system administrators. Developers and power users can and do benefit from what is offered through navigator. Pete will be sure to share a lot of useful tips on how to benefit from what is offered through navigator. Hope we see you join in.

In February we are planning an RDi topic. Stay tuned for details. RDi proves to be a very useful tool. Not only does it provide programing tools but much more that can help you solve business needs.

MITEC plans are well under way. We have the dates set. Mark your calendar for Monday June 22nd workshops and Tuesday June 23rd conference. MITEC 2020 will deliver the same robust affordable local opportunity to learn and also to interact with colleagues. The event will be filled with plenty of sessions for all to choose from, feature students at the event, vendor expo, workshops and much more. We’re planning some exciting new twists for this year also that will be shared as plans are finalized. If there are topics that you’d like to have included at the event please speak up. We are working on the agenda now and plan to have it complete in February. If the is a topic or subject area that you’d like to learn more about don’t hesitate to make a request. To do so you can contact Laura at

It’s that time of year again. If you haven’t paid your SEMIUG dues please do so. The dues are the same affordable price of $50 for individual membership or $100 organization To renew dues you can find the renewal form on the bottom of the SEMIUG site membership page. Select the membership tab on the home page. If you have any questions or require additional information please reach out to anyone on the SEMIUG board. Dues help SEMIUG continue to deliver world class education opportunities.

2020 is starting off to be a decade to encourage exploration. Open source, AI, robotics, blockchain, modernization, next generation of resource are a few of the hot topics that are sure to be areas we explore and discuss through SEMIUG. Let’s kick the year off with enthusiasm and excitement to venture into the new decade!

Happy New Year.


Laura President, Southeast Michigan iSeries User Group
Phone: 248-701-7410

Previous Meetings:

May 2019 Overview of Open Source on IBM i Jesse Gorzinski
April 2019 Understanding your High Availability and Disaster Recovery Options Brian Nordland
March 2019 Watson student member game activity Laura Ubelhor presiding
February 2019 Deep dive into fully free-form RPG Barbara Morris
January 2019 Daily Care and Feeding of IBM i Larry Bolhuis
November 2018 Strategic Modernization with PHP Alan Seiden
October 2018 POWER9 and IBM i: Install, upgrade and backup using USB Bob Schuster
September 2018 The "Best Stuff" of Advanced RDi Charles Guarino
June 2018 Leveraging Db2 Web Query to Simplify Security Compliance and Systems Utilization Monitoring Doug Mack

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