Node.js Crash Course

Date:November 15, 2016Tony Cairns
Time:5:30 (Deli snack) - 6:00 (Meeting)
Location: IBM-Southfield
18000 West Nine Mile Road
Southfield, MI 48075 (map)
Speaker:Tony Cairns
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From the President

Dear Members:

Can't believe it is already fall. It was nice to see so many SEMIUG members attend COMMON in Columbus. It was a great event, packed full of education and interacting with community members. It was nice to see a large group of students (31) and 8 instructors at the event. As a SEMIUG member you're automatically a COMMON member and able to take advantage of COMMON member benefits including member rates at events.

In November Tony Cairns a senior programmer for IBM in Rochester, Minnesota who is a member of IBM i PASE Open Source team will be presenting "Node.js Crash Course". You may have recently heard about Node.js as a platform that allows for writing web applications using JavaScript on IBM i. The session will allow for a hands on tour to help you feel comfortable writing Node.js. Open source has come a long way and we're seeing many new and exciting tools including Node.js. Open source is hot on IBM i and for good reason. Node is also a hot topic. Join in on site or remotely to find out more about the topic.

We will take a break over the Christmas and new year holiday and kick off the year with a very exciting presentation on ERP on IBM i. What does the future look like for ERP on IBM i? What are some of the options available for the IBM i community? These questions and others will be discussed during this exciting presentation.

It's that time of year again to think about paying your dues. You can find the membership renewal form at the bottom of the membership page. Dues are the same low rate of $100.00 per company and $50.00 per individual membership. It's a small price to pay and makes a difference. SEMIUG strives to bring leading industry experts and topics of education to our local community. As a member, you are entitled to: member rates for group events like MITEC the Michigan IBM i conference event held in June, COMMON membership, access to iDevcloud box and more.

We look forward to seeing you at the November meeting which will be held at IBM in Southfield.

Happy Thanksgiving.
President Southeast Michigan iSeries User Group
Phone: 248-701-7410

Letter from
Power Systems Initiative

Dear Power User Group:

Recently, I was given the opportunity to move from the field and join the Power Systems Academic Initiative (PSAI) team. I thought I would take this opportunity to share with your User Group the latest happenings of the PSAI. As the Power Brand continues to it efforts to expand our ecosystem through OpenPower, ISV and MSP growth, and PowerLinux initiatives, we are similarly increasing our ongoing investment in the PSAI. Throughout PSAI's 17 year history, we have continued to focus on the following objectives:

We currently have 67 schools teaching AIX, IBM i and Power Linux skills in North America (192 worldwide) and our goal is to double this number by 2015. These schools are very interested in partnering with our business community. We offer both entry level and professional level job boards for our clients and business partners to utilize - FREE of charge. These openings are publicized to our current member schools.

We need students to fill the pipeline of the next generation of Unix Administrators and RPG programmers. We get more students by partnering with the academic community and offering internships and jobs, serving on advisory committees helping guide curriculum and sometimes even teaching as adjunct professors.

Please share this message with your User Group. Ask them to share it with Clients, Business Partners and any Academic Institutions. Our clients and business partners need skilled individuals, our schools need students in their classes, and students need opportunities for internships and jobs. This is WIN, WIN, WIN for all involved.

You can find out more about the Power Systems Academic Initiative, including the list of participating schools and the job boards, at the link below. If anyone has any questions about the program, is interested in finding skilled talent or knows of any potential academic partners, please contact me. I look forward to hearing from you.

(See attached file: Building Power Skills 2014)

Peter T. Glass
Program Manager, Power Systems Academic Initiative
IBM Corporation, North America
Cell: 845-332-5478
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Previous Meetings:

October 2016 Performance Data Investigator Lora R. Powell
September 2016 Deep dive into free-form RPG Barbara Morris
June 2016 Designing Responsive IBM i Web and Mobile Applications Greg Patterson
May 2016 7-Minute Presentations Members of SEMIUG
April 2016 RPG OA to PHP: IBM i Modernization and Mobile Approaches Greg Patterson
March 2016 What's up with DB2 for i Scott Forstie
February 2016 Putting the Pedal to the Metal for RDi Charles Guarino
January 2016 Let's Get Mobile (A Hands On Introduction to IBM i Mobile Access) Wayne Bowers
November 2015 Communication Excellence Colleen Garton
October 2015 IBM i OS V7R2 updates Mary Monine
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