ATTENTION MUGWNY MEMBERS
~~SPECIAL NOTICE (Updated 3/09/21)~~
Hi again MUG Members,
~~ Join Us As We Continue Forward in 2021, For Our March 23 Virtual
REGISTRATION NOW OPEN!
below! Register now!
March 23, 2021 at 12:00 PM: Plans are finalized for this virtual
Speaker: Mike Pavlak
Introduction to Python on IBM i
Come get your first look at Python and learn some of the
basics! Also, learn about the product offerings that enable you to do
software development with the language on the platform. Upon completing this
class, you will be able to acquire, install, and use the language on IBM i, as well as extend its power using contributions from
the larger open source community. We will also
explore Db2 Data Access and IFS file system access as primary use cases for
Python on IBM i.
1) Installation of Python on IBM i
2) Multiple methods of use and access
3) Db2 data access from Python
Mike Pavlak has been working with IBM midrange solutions since
1992 and IBM Mainframes before that. After years of developing
applications using RPG & CL he managed IT
development and IT for power protection manufacturer Tripp Lite. Later
Mike was instrumental in developing the adoption of PHP as the first open source language on IBM i
joined Zend Technologies. Today, as a Solution Architect with Profound
Logic, Mike helps companies approach the challenges of modernization,
transformation and open source technologies.
In addition to several roles as a volunteer with COMMON Mike also teaches PHP
& Python classes part time at Moraine Valley Community College in
Suburban Chicago. Mike lives in suburban Chicago with his wife, five
kids, a dog, a cat, two tortoises, and a half dozen fish.
April 22, 2021: TBD
May 2021: End of year party
While there appears to be light at the end of the tunnel,
there can & likely will continue to be modifications as conditions
We, again ask your patience & support
in making the rest of season the best possible.
MUG Board of Directors
Please read the MUG COVID-19 Update
"As our user
group season progresses, we are eager to get back to regular in-person
meetings at our favorite establishments. However, in keeping with current
health guidelines, we must continue the season virtually to ensure the
well-being of our members.
The MUG Board of Directors
will continue to evaluate CDC guidelines, NYS/local mandates and DOH
regulations to make responsible decisions for the health and safety of our
members and guests, with regards to the re-opening of our in-person meetings.
In the meantime we are planning to hold virtual
meetings to fulfill our commitment to provide education and value to our
We thank you for your patience and co-operation
throughout these unprecedented times."
On Behalf of the MUG Board of Directors
David Giambra, President
Registration is now open for March 23rd
(We'll keep you posted & welcome any
on the links above, or choose the buttons at the top of the page)
Our past events and plans .....
September 24, 2020 Event:
Postponed until further notice
October 27, 2020 Event (Tuesday): Virtual.
We were excited to have had IBM Platform Leader, Steven Fier, talk about IBM’s recent announcements around
Power9, IBMi Operating System and Cloud. The
pandemic has not slowed down IBM from refreshing the Power9 hardware in July
and enhancing the IBMi software stack in October.
IBM has supercharged the platform with many great new features and offerings.
The presentation boiled down the information and highlighted key
December 10, 2020:
Cancelled due to low registration.
Unfortunately, The MUG virtual holiday
party set for December 10 had to be cancelled due to a low registration
rate. We want to thank everyone who was involved in the planning for their
We understand this was a trying year for
all and we hope everyone was able to end 2020 on a positive and healthy
note. We hope you all had a Happy Holiday and
the MUG board looks forward to reconvening in February 2021.
Please feel free to check back often for
additional details which are added regularly, as they become available.
2020-21 meeting season is here!
excited about getting back together! There promises to be some
surprises coming up!! We'll keep you posted.
Stay tuned for posting of any
preliminary details, as soon as they become
anyone has as to locations, topics, prospective new members, etc. are welcome
& would be greatly appreciated.
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