TEC 2010 Track Overview

Key Tracks, Speakers and Sessions

 Power Systems.          We seek to highlight brand new Power Systems announcements and feature operational tools and processes spanning: IBM Director, virtualization, Active Energy Management, Active Memory Sharing, HA/DR, and BladeCenter. The sessions are equally appealing to i, AIX and Linux operational folks and feature mostly expert speakers from IBM.

I’ll be personally arming myself with the pre-announce information as a POWER7 champion in Austin Texas, and will use this to engineer the ultimate content for TEC

Application Development. This track is oriented to application developers, whether i, AIX, Linux, Microsoft or otherwise. It will highlight recent IBM Rational Product announcement and will feature well-know IBM Lab/Rational speakers such a s George Farr, Don Yantzi, Claus Weiss, Linda Cole,  plus industry and international speakers such as Susan Gantner and Serge Charbit.

RPG .   This track is a long-time stalwart and favourite to those steeped in RPG tradition. It is concentrated on using leveraging existing skills while moving existing applications to the web. Exciting new topics include RPG Open IO (XML, Web Service and Mobile handlers), RPG for web and RPG modernization, and features well known consultants such as Jon Paris.

i for Business. This track is also oriented to the i professional and deals with diverse topics ranging from IPV6 networking to ILE, CL and Web enhancements. Confirmed so far are Ian Jarman from IBM and Susan Ganter, but we are approaching other well known consultants, so stay tuned to the website and blog

DB2 and SQL. This track is very useful and frequently requested. It ranges from DB performance & security to the use of MYSQL and DB2 Web Query. There is also the perpetual question of how to reuse and modernize existing databases in a web environment. We will feature a broad set of speakers. From Seneca, Professor Russ Pangborn will provide a practical session on Embedded SQL. We feature DB2 Web Query with Jackie Jansen and Modernization with Stuart Milligan. We are in the process of confirming well known database experts from the USA.    

AIX, Unix. This track is custom crafted with IBM Worldwide AIX team to provide the hottest AIX topics and the best speakers imported from the USA, led by Jay Kruemcke. AIX folks are interested in new news, live partition mobility, HA trends, WPARs, security features and how to upgrade.  Special intro sessions for non AIX operators will be offered.          

Mobile, RIM:  I personally attended the RIM DEVCON in San Francisco in November, so I’m personally excited to pull this track together for you. Mobile development with Java, HTML, & HP has to be the hottest topic for app developers in 1020. The evidence was the sheer volume and intensity of the community that showed up at the RIM conference. If you want to learn what it’s about and what you need to do to enable your existing IBM application to be available through Blackberry devices… you will want to attend this track. Stay tuned to the blog for details.

 Web Development. This track does not feature a specific middleware or product but rather the general development offers and challenges associated with extending existing applications to the Web. We feature tracks such as: an outline of the Model-View-Controller (MVC) architecture, Networking, Security, AJAX, & Messaging, as well as an introduction to IBM WebSphere middleware      

Open Source: For those looking to leverage commercial open source, this is a great introductory track. It is a theme of our keynote so we expect full rooms. We will work though all the components of the LAMP stack (Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP) and move up the value chain to Zend Sever 5, SugarCRM and Open Source EGL.

“Main Tent”Sessions:  We selected the top session from each track and made it available in large amphitheatre setting.  For anyone looking for the highlights of session features from all categories, our “main tent” sessions are the way to go.

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