New England Midrange Users Group

Meeting Announcement



Wednesday, September 16, 2009


Sign In 5:15 p.m.; Speaker 6:00-7:15 p.m., Dinner to Follow


Ramada Inn, 940 Fall River Avenue, Seekonk, MA


Integrate Your Shipping PCs to the System i


Joe Johnson, UPS


Roast Prime Rib or Baked Stuffed Shrimp, also included are soup, salad, potato, vegetable, rolls, dessert, and coffee/tea.

R.S.V.P to Aurora Technologies.  Register on the web, www.nemug.com, mail the bottom of this sheet,
phone (401) 765-3721, FAX (401) 766-4591, or e-mail aurora@auroratechedi.com.

 Include the information listed below.  We must receive your reply no later than Friday, September 11, 2009

** No shows will be billed, unless cancellation is received by September 15, 2009. **

Integrate Your Shipping PCs to the System i


Joe Johnson from UPS will present an overview of the Web based applications available to developers wishing to integrate with the APIs and Internet Tools offered by UPS.  He will cover how to license these tools for free.  Joe will also touch on the basic XML and HTTP POST methods required to access the tools.  Jim Tympanick, the local UPS specialist who many of you know, will also be attending our meeting.  Get more info on the UPS Online Tools at http://www.ups.com/e_comm_access/toolintro.


Joe has been with UPS for 32 years.  He began unloading trucks at night while finishing his BS in Sociology at Bridgewater State College in Massachusetts.  At BSC he completed a course in BASIC and learned Fortran on a CDC 2000 as an undergraduate research assistant.  Joe has most of his experience on the PC platform.  He has been pushing this platform to its limits since the first white box landed on his desk in 1985 and he learned to program on an as needed basis.  Joe participated in several beta projects as UPS increasingly computerized their operations.  He pioneered social applications in the BBS environment moderating special interest groups (SIGs) in FIDO and the World Message Exchange in the pre World Wide Web days.  Within weeks of the first tracking application on the Internet Joe was building programs to automate their consumption.  Since 1997 Joe has been part of UPS’s Customer Resource operations.  In 2001 he completed a MS in Internet Engineering at Marlboro College in Vermont.  Joe has helped many customers integrate with UPS’s web applications.  Today Joe works for the UPS Solutions Group as a Solution Designer.

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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, www.nemug.com



NEMUG Officers



Dick Ferrara,

(401) 828-0300, ext. 442


Vice President  

Brian Siwicke,
Princess House  

(508) 880-1450



Faith Lamprey,
Aurora Technologies  

(401) 765-3721,

(401) 766-4591 FAX



Eileen Newell,
FGX International  

(401) 719-2337  


IBM Liaison  

Rick Cowles, IBM  

(781) 895-4714  



Jerry Perreault

(401) 949-2613


NE Conference Liaison  

Cheryl Carpenter,
K & M Associates  

(401) 784-2427  



Message from the President


Here we are, starting the 2009/2010 NEMUG season.  2010…seems as if the future is upon us.  With the ever evolving aspects of the world we occupy, we would like NEMUG to stand as a constant, an entity unto itself that will support the needs of its membership and fulfill the doctrine of its charter.  This is challenging in the varied, complex environments that are now ours. 


At the planning meeting this summer we discussed many areas of member interest (and frustration!) and came away with topics for the year that we collectively think will interest and support us.  I hope our members will embrace the new season and attend the monthly presentations.  As always any input, comments, ideas, criticisms, good or bad are welcome.  I look forward to a season of robust bantering, and discussion at the meetings.


Let’s interact, get to know our fellow members, and pull from each other’s strengths.  What one doesn’t have in their repertoire, someone else usually does.  


Here’s to a good productive year!  May The Force be with us.   






E-mail Notification

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Welcome to the following New and Renewing Member Companies

(as of 09/01/09)


A.J. Oster

Aurora Technologies



Hart Engineering

K&M Associates


NATCO Products


Princess House





Thank you for your support of NEMUG!



NEMUG Meetings 2009-2010

(Schedule subject to change)


September 16

Integrate Your Shipping PCs to the System i

October 21

Round Table Discussions (meeting location change to Providence)

November 18


January 20

Virtualization (IBM Blade Server)

February 17

PHP Case Study

March 17

Soup to Nuts with Triggers

April (no meeting)

Please Attend the User Conference

May 19

Security Encryption

June 16

DB Web Query