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May Meeting

Topic: Overview of Open Source on IBM i

Date:Thursday May 30thJesse Gorzinski
Time:5:30 (Deli snack) - 6:00 (Meeting)
Location: Bloomfield Township Public Library
1099 Lone Pine Road
Bloomfield Hills, MI 48302-2410
S.E. corner of Lone Pine and Telegraph Road (map)
Speaker:Jesse Gorzinski
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Are you interested in running Open Source on IBM i? This could mean compiling your own utilities, trying a new open-source language, or using some of the other tools that were shipped in the 5733OPS offering. If so, come to this session and hear the latest updates on the IBM deliveries. (More...)

From the President

Dear Members:

Open Source has been around for some time and has become a very hot topic and consideration. We're very pleased to have Jesse Gorzinski from Rochester IBM presenting an "Overview of Open Source on IBM i". We have grown from discussing the possibility of using Open Source to having a lot of Open Source solutions in place supporting organization business functions. Come join us onsite at the Bloomfield Hills library or join in remotely via GoToMeeting. Note our meeting will be held a little later than usual because of COMMON and the holiday. Note the date Thursday May 30th.

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Steve Will kicks off the day discussing the future on the platform. The event features a student meet and greet, round table with Steve Will and vendor expo. The event will again be held at the Schoolcraft College Vistatech Center located in Livonia Michigan. Visit for details and to register.

Congratulations to Ed Berryhill. Ed has been accepted as a CAAC member. Ed will represent our local community and the entire IBM i community. It is a true honor to have one of our own on the CAAC team.

Thank you to the volunteers that help provide the wonderful IBM i community opportunities. Stepping forward makes a difference and we thank the board and volunteers for all they do. Elections will be held in June. Please consider stepping forward and volunteering. It doesn't take much time and is a rewarding experience that makes a difference.

We look forward to seeing everyone at upcoming user group activities.

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

Previous Meetings:

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
May 2018 Simple Strategies for In-Depth Malware Defense Sandi Moore
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