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Monday, September 23, 2013

OSUG Meeting - October 31, 2013

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Come celebrate OSUG's 21th Birthday!

 Dear Sybase User;

     Please join us on Thursday October 31, 2013 and Friday November 1, 2013 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 October 31st / November 1st 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.

 Securely Taking Your PB Applications to the Web, Cloud, and Mobile Space!

Days Agenda (Tentative):

Day 1:

  • 7:45am - Registration and Continental Breakfast 
  • 8:45am - Introduction and welcome - Chris Pollach
Beginnig of sessions
  • 9:00am - Update on PowerBuilder situation.
  • 10:00am - Develop mobile applications with PowerBuilder and Appeon Mobile
    Discover how to develop and deploy a mobile application with PowerBuilder. Learn how to prepare your application for deployment as a native mobile app and run it on a tablet or a smartphone with Appeon 2.0 (supports iOS and Android...).

  • 1:30pm - The PowerBuilder Ecosystem
    A panorama of the latest companion tools for PowerBuilder. These are must-haves to complete your PowerBuilder applications and to keep up with new user requests for secure, customized, multilingual and modern-looking applications. See the presentation of Visual Expert 7 and report maker in Worldwide exclusivity and discover Visual Guard 5!
  • 3:00pm - STD Framework
    The STD Foundation Classes are a free business and productivity framework. The new "Integrated" STD Framework supports Appeon Web, Appeon Mobile, IIS, EAServer and PowerBuilder ( WinForm, Win32, WPF ).

Day 2:

  • 7:45am - Registration and Continental Breakfast
  • 8:45am - Introduction & welcome - Chris Pollach
Beginning of the Workshops
  • 9:00am - Hands-on lab to install Visual Expert 7 and use it with a real application - Anne Bataille
  • 10:30am - Hands-on lab to install Appeon - Armeen Mazda
  • 1:30pm - Hands-on lab to configure and deploy an app with Appeon - Armeen Mazda
  • 2:30pm - Hands-on lab for advanced developer techniques with Appeon - Chris Pollach
   For Day 2 the audience would need to bring their Windows 7 or Windows 8 laptops with PB, IIs and SQL Anywhere installed. Note: A free copy of Visual Expert, Appeon Web, Appeon Mobile and the STD Foundation class software will be provided to each student.

How to Register

    To register for the above event, please follow this link (click here). This will take you to the PB World Tour website. From there, select "Cities" => "Ottawa" from the  pull down menu then, follow the "register" link to complete your registration!
Note: Everyone is welcome ... so I hope to see attendees again from Toronto, Montreal and northern New York state!

Cost:   Free!

   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.

------------------------------------  BIO's ------------------------------------

   Armeen Mazda

    Armeen Mazda has been a key member of the initial team that founded Appeon and is currently the President & CEO of Appeon. Armeen has worked with Sybase and PowerBuilder technologies since 2000 and served various roles in Appeon, including Product Management, Business Development, and Operations. Armeen is a graduate of the Haas School of Business at U.C. Berkeley and holds 5 U.S. patents in the area of Rich Internet Application (RIA) technologies.

   Anne Bataille

    BIO coming soon!

  Chris Pollach   

    Chris Pollach is a Senior Technical Solutions Architect with over 30 years experience in Systems and Software Analysis, Development, Maintenance and Technical Support. He is the founder of the Ottawa Sybase User Group, President of Software Tool & Die and author of the STD Foundation Classes for PowerBuilder.

Regards ... Chris
OSUG - Co-Ordinator

Friday, September 20, 2013

SCN Top Leaders (2013)

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SCN Top Leaders

  I was just recognized as one of the top leaders in SAP's SCN (SAP Community Network) forum for 2013 in the PowerBuilder category.


   Congratulations though to everyone who was recognized. Your contributions to the SAP products and customer base are amazing! For all the details, click here!

Regards ... Chris

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Charlotte PB Conference (2014)

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PowerBuilder Conference

     The North Carolina PowerBuilder User Group and Appeon, Inc. are proud to present the Charlotte PowerBuilder Conference (CPBC) to be held at the Center City Campus of the University of North Carolina at Charlotte in March of 2014.

    The CPBC intends to bring together many of the top application and database developers from the SAP PowerBuilder world to Charlotte for a three day event to spur innovation, share insight, and foster collaboration. The conference will feature a mix of plenary and break-out sessions, in depth focus topic training, and product demonstrations with a focus on mobile application cross-over, bringing data to and from the cloud, current user engagement ideals, and refactoring older code.

    As an added bonus, and as a tribute to the unparalleled rapid application development capabilities of PowerBuilder, an application 'Code Off' contest will also take place where development teams will be tasked with creating a usable application in only two hours. The winners will be determined by vote of the conference attendees.

Dates: March 5,6,7 2014

   The conference will focus on mobile application cross-over, bringing data to and from the cloud, current user engagement ideals, and refactoring older code. CPBC also aim to offer a variety of technical training issues geared towards intermediate PowerBuilder developers. If you have developed a class for in-house training, please consider sharing it with the community.

 For more information on the conference, click here!

regards ... Chris

Thursday, September 12, 2013

PowerBuilder Community World Tour

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The PowerBuilder "Community" World Tour!


Winnipeg - Monday October 28, 2013  (1 day only)
Ottawa   -  Thursday October 31, 2013 & Friday November 1, 2013
               Come celebrate OSUG's 21st birthday!


For more information and how to register, click on the PB World Tour picture!

Note: 2 day events will be presentations on day 1 and "hands-on" workshops for day #2!

regards ... Chris

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

PBTV - October, 2013

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PowerBuilder TV - October, 2013


Tuesday, October 22, 2013
at 8:00 AM PDT (Los Angeles) - 17h00 CET (Paris)
Modernize Your Application Security
Technology evolves quickly, as do security requirements and user expectations. PowerBuilder applications can help you meet new challenges and stay competitive.This presentation shows how to do the following with Visual Guard:
  • Allow users to identify themselves using their Windows, Facebook, or Google account.
  • Keep track of sensitive operations performed by each user within the application (auditing).
  • Completely separate business logic and security logic in order to evolve security rules quickly and without making changes to the code.
  • Delegate security management to a help desk or to group administrators.
Presenter: Christophe Dufourmantelle

On-demand webinars on PowerBuilderTV:
  Appify Your UI: Designing a Mobile User Experience With PowerBuilder 
  How to take your PowerBuilder applications mobile with Appeon Mobile
  How to develop Multithreaded applications with PowerBuilder
  Allow end-users to modify applications themselves with Customization Studio
  How to make your application multilingual with Enable 5.0

 Regards ... Chris

DAMA Sydney

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Your chance to speak at DAMA Sydney!

DAMA Sydney Australia presentations are scheduled in advance in their Calendar of Events (click here to see the 2013 Calendar of Events). DAMA Sydney is delighted to invite proposals to speak for our 2014 Calendar of Events.

They welcome proposals across all areas of data management practice, particularly the core data management practices defined in the Data Management Body of Knowledge (DMBOK):
  • Data Governance
  • Data Architecture
  • Data Quality
  • Metadata Management
  • Data Warehousing and Business Intelligence
  • Reference and master data management (MDM)
  • Document and content management
  • Data Integration and Interoperability
  • Data Security
  • Data Storage and Operations
  • Data Modelling and Design
They also welcome proposals on emerging trends such as Data Vault, big data and data science.
The deadline for submitting your proposal is 8 October 2013. To register your proposal please email with the following details:
  • Topic title
  • Topic description
  • Your biography
Presenters must use the supplied microphone (the biggest complaint from our participants is they cannot hear the presenter). Presenters must also provide their slide deck to DAMA Sydney 1 month prior to the presentation.

Regards ... Chris