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January's Meeting

Topic: Daily Care and Feeding of IBM i

Date:Tuesday January 15, 2019Larry Bolhuis
Time:5:30 (Deli snack) - 6:00 (Meeting)
Location: BrassCraft Manufacturing Company
39600 Orchard Hill Place
Novi, MI 48375-5331 (map)
Speaker:Larry Bolhuis
Notes:Maxava will join us onsite to present team SEMIUG Strikes a $2,000 check for winning the bowling competition. If you're unable to attend in person, you can join the meeting remotely by GoToMeeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone.
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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

From the President

Dear Members:

Happy New Year! Looking back 2018 was a great year and 2019 has a lot to offer and will also be a great year. SEMIUG will kick off the New Year with Larry Bolhuis presenting "Daily Care and Feeding of IBM i". A great way to start the year. Everyone can benefit from what Larry has to share in January. The meeting can be joined onsite at Brasscraft or remotely by webex. We strongly encourage group members to attend onsite for this exciting meeting. We are pleased to have the SEMIUG Strikes team being presented a $2,000 check for SEMIUG for there efforts in the Maxava bowling tournament. A Maxava representative will be onsite for the festivities. Congratulations David, Jim, Dan and Doug for a job well done with your high bowling scores. Please share with everyone and let's kick the year off with a large gathering.

We are making some agenda changes and will move the Watson activity kick off to February. Doing so will allow for more student participation.

We will kick off the Watson student activity in February. We will be teaming up students with user group members to complete a Watson project. We will make it easy by providing some examples to use or teams can get creative. We're looking forward to a fun activity. Not only will it be exciting to find out some of things Watson can do on IBM i. We will team up with local students/schools. Please contact Laura at if you are interested in participating in the activity. Teams will have 1 month to complete the project. We will use iDevcloud for the activity. The projects will be unveiled in March onsite at AAA Life. Cash prizes will be awarded to students to use toward education.

In February our topic is RPG Free, stay tuned for details. RPG has changed over the years and has a lot to offer the modern developer.

We are approaching that time of year again. SEMIUG dues are still at the very affordable rate of $100 per member organization and $50 per individual. As a SEMIUG member you are entitled to participate within group activities, provided a discount for MITEC conference, provided a significant discount on COMMON membership and much more. It is a small price and makes a difference. SEMIUG is nonprofit and relies on dues to continue to bring world class education and opportunities to connect with community. For details visit the membership tab on the SEMIUG site You'll find the membership renewal/dues form on the bottom of the page.

As 2018 ends a new and exciting 2019 begins. We appreciate the strong community support and participation and look forward to seeing you in 2019. Thanks to all who have volunteered over the years to help SEMIUG bring current education and much more the local community.

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

Previous Meetings:

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
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
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