Maxava iFoundation Bowling Tournament 2018

On behalf of the Maxava iFoundation, we'd like to thank everyone who participated in the 2018 "IBM i Community Strikes Back" bowling tournament. Please join us in congratulating Team SEMIUG Strike!

Team SEMIUG wins $2,000 to celebrate at their favorite restaurant.

We'd like to thank everyone who participated and supported the IBM i community!

Best regards,
The Maxava iFoundation Team

Team SEMIUG Strike

SEMIUG Strikes Team: David Cary, Jim Thompson, Doug Rezanka, Dan Bale

Don't forget to pay your dues.

Meeting: October

Topic: POWER9 and IBM i: Install, upgrade and backup using USB

Date:Wednesday, October 24, 2018Bob Schuster
Time:5:30 (Deli snack) - 6:00 (Meeting)
Location: BrassCraft Manufacturing Company
39600 Orchard Hill Place
Novi, MI 48375-5331 (map)
Speaker:Bob Schuster
Notes: You can join the meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone through GoToMeeting.
You can also dial in using your phone.
United States: +1 (571) 317-3122
Access Code: 467-920-253
First GoToMeeting? Let's do a quick system check.

Explore the new POWER9 Scale-Out 41A and 42A models and how you can install, upgrade and back up IBM i using the integrated USB ports.(more...)

From the President

Dear Members:

We started the year off with a great RDi presentation provided by Charles Guarino and hosted at AAA Life. We are pleased to have AAA Life step forward and offer for our local user group to have meetings onsite at the Livonia location.

This month our meeting topic will discuss how you can install, upgrade and backup using USB. How exciting to have an alternative to downloading from the web. Bob Schuster from IBM will be presenting, and the meeting will be hosted at BrassCraft. You're sure to walk away with a better understanding of current changes in how you administer your IBM i using USB. You can join the meeting onsite or remotely.

October 15-17, 2018
Pittsburgh Marriott City Center | Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

If you haven't already registered there is still time. COMMON's fall conference. COMMON's fall conference event will be held this fall in Pittsburgh, PA. A short drive from Michigan. The event will be held October 15-17, 2018 at the Pittsburgh Marriott City Center located in Pittsburg, Pennsylvania. As a SEMIUG member you are also automatically a COMMON member. Several members have already registered for the COMMON event and we hope to see many from our local community participate at the fall COMMON event. The conference features a robust agenda, offering something for everyone. For details visit COMMON's Fall Conference page.

Stay tuned for November meeting plans. The topic will be PHP and the meeting will be held at the Bloomfield Hills library. We will have turkey and fixings in honor of Thanksgiving.

We are in process of planning a student/user group activity featuring Watson. Plans are in the works to kick off the activity in January and we will have a reveal meeting in February. We are in process of working out details and are sure to have an interesting and fun activity. We will team up students and user group members to complete a Watson project. During the meeting we will have a reveal. We're sure to find out some uses for Watson and connect students with our local user group. If you have interest to participate, please reach out to any of the SEMIUG board members. Stay tuned for more details.

As summer ends and fall begins we are excited to be providing plenty through SEMIUG for local IBM i colleagues to continue to learn and connect with others. If you have suggestions, ideas, comments please do step forward and reach out to a current board member. SEMIUG strives to serve an important role in our local community and we always greatly appreciate local colleague input.

Hope to see you soon at an upcoming SEMIUG activity.

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

Previous Meetings:

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
May 2018 Simple Strategies for In-Depth Malware Defense Sandi Moore
April 2018 IBM i Cloud Hosting Pete Czornohus
March 2018 Openi — Exploring Open Source Solutions on IBM i Erwin Early
February 2018 Talent Acquisition Resource for the Future Laura Ubelhor
January 2018 Platform comparison - Why i? Richie Palma
November 2017 It's Not Just AS/400 Steve Will, Tom Huntington
October 2017 IBM i and Access to Watson Jesse Gorzinski
More in the archives

Meetings are a great opportunity to socialize with iSeries Colleagues and are always a great learning experience. We look forward to seeing you at upcoming meetings.