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**** Please Note: Important Notice about the May Meeting  ****

May Meeting
May's speaker will be Aaron Bartell and at this time we have the option of getting him for two sessions: “Intro to Rails” and “Node.js: Building Your First App With Expressjs". If there is enough interest, we would have a double session.
Sample itinerary:
3:30 - Check-In
4:00 - First Session (Intro to Rails)
5:15 - Break/Second Check-In for those that don't come to both sessions
6:00 - Second Session (Node.js: Building Your First App With Expressjs) and remainder of meeting like normal.
One session and dinner could be attended for the normal fee the additional session would be an extra $10 for members, $15 for non-members. Please e-mail Faith Lamprey ( and let us know if you would be interested and whether you would come to both sessions.

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Next Meeting - Putting the Pedal to the Metal for RDi


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Date: Wednesday, April 15, 2015
Time: Sign in 5:15PM; Speaker 6:00-7:15PM, Dinner to follow
Place: Ambrosia Tavern, 116 Elm Street, North Attleboro, MA 02760
Topic: Putting the Pedal to the Metal for RDi
Speaker: Charlie Guarino, Central Park Data Systems
Dinner: Shrimp Scampi served over cappelini pasta; or Margarita Chicken served with peppers and onions with Spanish rice and mango pico de gallo; or Sirloin Tips served with mushrooms, onions, baked potato and vegetables; or Vegetable Biryani served with cashews, raisins, peas and basmati rice.  Also included are appetizers, salad, dessert, and coffee/tea.

Cost:  NEMUG Members $30, Guests $40, Students $10.  Make check payable to: NEMUG.  Mail to Aurora Technologies, C/O NEMUG, 5 Old Nasonville Road, Harrisville, RI 02830 or register on the NEMUG web site, and pay at the door.

R.S.V.P .  to Aurora Technologies.  Register on the web,
 or e-mail
or call: (401) 765-3721, FAX. (401) 766-4591.  Include your name, company, e-mail address, number attending and your meal choice.  We must receive your reply no later than Friday, April 10, 2015.
 ** No shows will be billed, unless cancellation is received by Tuesday, April 14, 2015. **

Putting the Pedal to the Metal for RDi

Need a crash course on seeing if RDi is right for you (hint – it is) but can’t commit an entire day on a workshop? In this session we will cover the key points of Eclipse navigation, source code editing, program debugging and graphical screen and report design. Even after only one session you will see how a modern workbench is where you need to be using to stay in the game of application development..

With an IT career spanning over 30 years, Charles Guarino has been a consultant for most of them. Since 1995 he has been founder and President of Central Park Data Systems, Inc., a New York area based IBM midrange consulting company. In addition to being a professional speaker, he is a frequent contributor of technical and strategic articles and webcasts for the IT community. He is a proud member of COMMON’s Speaker Excellence Hall of Fame and also Long Island Software and Technology Network’s Twenty Top Techies of 2009. Charles currently serves as a member of COMMON’s Strategic Education Team (SET) and is also Immediate Past President and monthly Q&A host of LISUG, a Long Island IBM i User’s Group


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Many Thanks to these Member Companies for Supporting NEMUG this Year!

A & H Worldwide
A.J. Oster
Aurora Technologies
Cape Cod Bay Systems
Hart Engineering
Jerry Perreault
Jewel Case Corporation
JH Lynch
John Dowling
K & M Associates
National Amusements
Teamsters Pension Fund
The Moore Company  

Message from the Vice President

At our March 18th meeting Jim Mason rescued us from the botched booking of our intended speaker. Jim chaired a roundtable discussion, and what a great job he did. Thanks Jim…you’re the man!

For our April 15th meeting Charlie Guarino will be coming in from New York to present his session on RDi—Putting the Pedal to the Metal for RDi. Charlie is going to show us how to use IBM’s Rational Developer for the i. Although Rational has been around awhile, I don’t believe that it’s used as prolifically as it should be, with learning curves and time constraints. It was an application developer revolution when IBM first introduced WDSC. However there was a slow adoption rate because of its poor client side performance. Through the years the product evolved and took a giant step forward when it was taken over by the Rational team. Re-introduced as Rational Developer for i (RDi) it performed significantly better than WDSC. As the product evolution continued with new functionality the case for not using it becomes weaker and weaker. The name changed to keep pace with the platform itself, morphing into Rational Developer for Power Systems Software (RDP) and now once again RDi. The current offering easily outperforms and outmaneuvers the PDM and SEU green screen development environments. Studies have shown time and time again significant gains in development and deployment time when using the graphical workbench. NOW is the time for you to step up.

Charlie’s been around for a while, and he’s been quite successful. His career spans over 30 years, and he’s been an enterprise application consultant for most of them. He’s been the President of Central Park Data Systems, Inc.; a Long Island based IBM midrange consulting company, since 1995 when he founded it. He has published numerous technical and strategic articles for the IT community and speaks each year at conferences and user groups across the country. He was inducted into COMMON’s Speaker Excellence Hall of Fame in 2008 and was also selected as one of LISTnet's Long Island’s Twenty Top Techies for 2009. He is currently a COMMON Application Development Subject Matter Expert, and a member of COMMON’s Strategic Education Team (SET). ERP implementation, deep industry knowledge of distribution and warehousing, electronic data interchange (EDI). Excellent system design, project management and communication skills, this is Charlie Guarino……..
Come and meet him……….

May The Force be with Us…………

Dick Ferrara, President NEMUG


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President, Dick Ferrara, NATCO
Vice President, Dawn Dawson, The Moore Company
Treasurer, Eileen Newell, FGX International
Secretary, Faith Lamprey, Aurora Technologies

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