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Thursday, June 9, 2011

OSUG Meeting - June 14, 2011

** Hot News! ** 

 Dear Sybase User;

     Please join us on Tuesday June 14, 2011 for the next Ottawa Sybase User Group (OSUG) special event! OSUG's mission is to create a Sybase community in the National Capital area of Canada where users can share knowledge, experiences, and best practices. Users of all Sybase products, including data management, tools and mobility are welcome to attend. This meeting will feature networking opportunities, product updates and a discussion.

     The OSUG June 14, 2011 meeting will be held in Ottawa at Constitution Square in the double Board Room (down the hallway from the Queen's University MBA lecture theater). Constitution Square is located at 350 Albert Street (at Lyon) just across the street from the Crowne Plaza hotel. Bus access is right to the door and parking is available at the hotel, in Constitution Square and across the street. The Double Board room  is located on the second floor (center) and can be accessed from either the west or east elevators.

Days Agenda:

Time:          Topic:

7:30am       Registration and Continental Breakfast
8:30am       Introduction & welcome - Chris Pollach
9:00am       Mobilizing your PB Applications to the Blackberry and iPhone
                   - Anthony Robinson & Chris Pollach
10:30am     Coffee Break
10:45am     PowerBuilder Road Map, New Features of PB 12.5,
                   PB Fresh from the Labs, HTML5 Demo
11:30am     Mini Q&A session before lunch

12:45am     Lunch

1:00pm      Migrating a Win32 Application to .NET considerations - John Strano
 2:15pm     Coffee Break
 2:30pm     A Detailed walk through of PB 12.5 - John Strano
 3:15pm     Coffee Break
 3:30pm     Web Services everywhere - Chris Pollach
 4:20pm     Q & A Session
 4:30pm     Wrap-up (all)

How to Register

    To register for the above event, please follow this link (click here). This will take you to the the ISUG website where the automated registration system will accept either ISUG members or non-members. Last years Canadian Technical Summit forced everyone who was registering to become a basic member (which is still free by the way). In the upgraded registration system, you now have a choice.

BTW: Everyone is welcome ... so I hope to see attendees again from Toronto, Montreal and northern New York state!


   The OSUG event will be held in the double-board room located in Constitution Square at 350 Albert Street, Ottawa, Ontario. The lecture rooms are located on the center section of the second floor level. For more information on Constitution Square, please click here!

Things to do

   If you are coming from outside the National Capital region ...
  • Alcatel Ottawa International Children's Festival - early June, five-day event aimed at families and children aged between 4 to 15 years old, with theatrical performances, dance and music
  • Franco Ontarien Festival - mid-June, celebrating Canada's historic French origins and culture, with music, local arts and crafts, and many interesting exhibitions
  • Fringe Festival - mid-June, with visual arts, buskers, musicians and performances

* BIO's *

  John Strano   

    John Strano is a Sybase Technology Evangelist and a charter member of TeamSybase. He has been using PowerBuilder since 1991 and has authored articles for multiple industry periodicals. John has presented Sybase tools on an international basis since 1997. Over the last 15 years John has developed a variety of PowerBuilder applications from single-user scaling up to enterprise-class, web-based projects.

   Anthony Robinson

    Mr .Anthony Robinson is a Principal Systems Consultant for Sybase based in Ottawa, Canada.  Anthony has been with Sybase since 2000. He worked for Sybase's American Federal team out of Bethesda Maryland until 2004, when he then transferred to Sybase Canada. Before joining Sybase, Anthony was a sales consultant with New Era Of Networks and a functional SAP consultant for SLI Consulting Inc.

Regards ... Chris
OSUG - Co-Ordinator