Friday, August 11, 2006

Thursday’s Sessions

    Services are the keys to reuse

My last session. Jeff Pryslak was doing most of the talking, I was just the "demo doll" (the guy showing the live example). Only suffered a minor piece of demo curse this time. I deployed a component and forget to recycle the server, so the component crashed intermittently during that portion of the demo. Everything else ( including live calls to the Amazon and eBay web services ) worked fine. Quite a few poeple in attendance.

ISUG Meeting

Introduction of officers

Past accomplishments
Road show in Africa
PowerBuilder tour in North America
New web site

Few folks are involved in user groups. Many want to be but there’s none in their area.

Coming up
Replication road show
PowerBuilder tour in Europe with Novalys and Enable
Another European tour

More involvement with local user groups, meetings with local user group presidents
Want feedback on changes to the web site
Want volunteers to help, such as on the web site committee.
Mentioned virtual user groups (few people were aware of them)
Job board as possible enhancement
More roadshows (they are done, but they weren’t well advertised)
Blogging on the ISUG web site
RSS feed from the ISUG web site

The announcement that all paid attendees would get a free ISUG membership was incorrect.

TechWave may be in Orlando next year.

Raffle prizes
1st price 19 flat screen monitor
2 ipod nanos
HP digital camera
2 noise reducing headphones
CD/MP3 jog proof player
$50 gift certificate
Printed documentation sets (either ASE or PowerBuilder)
Tips and tricks for ASE 15
13 protective laptop sleeves

I think I was one of three people in the audience that didn't win anything

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