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Wednesday, 23rd January, 2019 Meeting of Members.

LOCATION:   Sandman Signature Mississauga Hotel
5400 Dixie Road

ADMISSION:   Free to all TUG members  ($60 non-members) 


Tim Rowe (IBM Rochester, MN)

Tim Rowe


Tim Rowe is the Business Architect for IBM i responsible for System Management and Application Development. He has a passion for modernization on IBM i and how we can continue to move IBM i into the world of 'Normal' .

In his spare time he is a certified Soccer referee and enjoys refereeing games with his youngest son.




4:00 Sign up & Greeting

5:00 Session 1: REST Apis for IBM i.


  • Web Services have been an important component to modernization.
  • IBM i has provided a Web Services engine for a number of years now, originally only creating SOAP based web services.
    The Integrated Web Services Engine has now been updated to provide the ability to easily create REST based services for your ILE RPG programs and service programs.
    This means now you can take advantage of the latest trend in Web Services. REST based services allows you to participate in the API economy. Quickly enable your key business logic as API's that can be leveraged from anywhere.
  • We will cover the latest updates to the Integrated Web Services engine including the addition of Swagger which is used to define your services.


6:00 Intermission (Buffet Dinner & Networking)

7:00 Session 2:

Part 1
Access Client Solutions (ACS) What's new

  • With IBM i 7.1 normal support ended last April 30, 2018, it’s time to review the new possibilities that should be considered after upgrading to IBM i 7.2 or IBM i 7.3. In this session, Tim will explain the major features and functions that exist within these releases. You will leave this presentation with a firm grip on the benefits to be gained on the latest and greatest IBM i has to offer.
  • Attend this session to move your IBM i plans from Coach to First class.


Part 2
Administration Guide to deploying ACS

  • IBM i Access Client Solutions is the newest member of the IBM i Access Product Family, and it is a platform independent client that is supported running on multiple Operating Systems like Macintosh, Linux, and Windows. The future is already here, in April of 2015 IBM announced that there are no plans to support the r7.1 IBM i Access for Windows client on future versions of the Windows OS. So, this IBM i Access Client Solutions product is the only environment fully supported on the Windows 10 OS and its the strategic direction for IBM i Access workstation client environments.
  • This session will specifically focus on administrators and what they need to be thinking about to best deploy Access Client Solutions to their users.

Wednesday, February 20, 2019 Technical Education Seminar.

RPG Hands-on Boot Camp - ILE, RDi, RSE, SQL

SAVOY Conference Centre (Monte Carlo Inn) 7255 Warden Avenue in Markham  

ADMISSION:    TUG members $299  ($399 non-members) 


Jim Buck (CEO, imPower Technologies, LLC)

Tim Rowe


Jim Buck is the president and founder of imPower Technologies where he provides professional IBM i online/onsite training. He is active in the IBM i community working to help companies train their employees in the latest IBM technologies and helps companies develop the next generation of IBM i professionals.




  Registration  7:30 am - 8:30 am
  Continental Breakfast  7:30 am - 8:30 am
  Morning workshop  8:30 am – 12:00 noon
  Lunch  12:00 noon - 1:00 pm
  Afternoon workshop  1:00 pm – 5:00 pm


  • This combined lecture and lab will show the seasoned IBM i programmer or someone new to RPG how to benefit by using new RPG programming techniques and have additional exposure to RDI's Remote System Explorer (RSE) and Screen Designer. Even a person new to IBM i development can benefit because the source code is available to them which will help them use Rational Developer for i (RDi) and write "free Form" ILE RGP... (More details will be posted here soon.)


Wednesday, March 20, 2019 Meeting of Members.
LOCATION:     SAVOY Conference Centre (Monte Carlo Inn) 7255 Warden Avenue in Markham  
ADMISSION:   Free to all TUG members  ($60 non-members) 
Wednesday, April 17, 2019 Technical Education Seminar.
LOCATION:     Sandman Signature Mississauga Hotel, 5400 Dixie Road, Mississauga   
ADMISSION:   TUG members $299  ($399 non-members) 

Wednesday, May 22, 2019 Meeting of Members.
LOCATION:     Sandman Signature Mississauga Hotel, 5400 Dixie Road, Mississauga   
ADMISSION:   Free to all TUG members  ($60 non-members)