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This growing community allows for members to post their solutions and ideas and receive valuable information based on opinions of members and their experiences. We hope to encourage the larger community to share in their past experiences with proven concepts and IT solutions.

This group will aim to direct interaction with participants and facilitate discussion and idea sharing from all qualified members while increasing the knowledge and understanding of the IBM WebSphere family of products.

In order to have a successful user group, it is essential to strike the proper balance between education and commerce. The following principles will be recommended to the group:

  • Promote knowledge and education of WebSphere related technologies, best practices, issues, products and services.
  • Build a network of people interested in WebSphere.
  • Allow the communication of job and work opportunities throughout the network without detracting from the main mission.
  • Accept vendor support of the group judiciously, without allowing the group to be exploited.
  • Have a mix of programs consisting of end user (real life experiences), IBM (WebSphere product knowledge) and vendors (related products and services).

All ideas are welcome on how you want to improve this group, and we look forward to sharing online content with our members.

Important and/or Useful Links for the Western New York WebSphere User Group:

  1. Introduce yourself in the forum.
  2. Please take our brief member survey here:  https://goo.gl/forms/kYkGXPWMzp0ve25z2
  3. And be sure to join the LinkedIn Group for members of this group: https://www.linkedin.com/groups/510803

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  • Two upcoming WebSphere Liberty V17.0.0.4 Virtual Proof of Technology (vPOT) sessions added to WNY W

    Hi Western New York WebSphere User Group,

    Please join the upcoming, complimentary WebSphere Liberty(*) V17.0.0.4 Virtual Proof of Technology (vPOT) session scheduled on January 17th from 1 pm to 3 pm ET and on January 24th from 9 am to 11 am ET.

    You and your extended teams (developers, architects, middleware administrators, IT managers, etc.) are cordially invited to join one of the two sessions. During the vPOT, you will learn about many new enhancements in Liberty V17.0.0.4. You will also have a chance to get your hands on Liberty labs to get enabled quickly.

    The webcast will include the latest updates on licensing and product support. During the Q&A and labs section, developers from IBM WebSphere team will be on-hand to answer any questions about Liberty or help get you unstuck with any of the Liberty labs, which you will be able to do on your computer.

    When you register, you will get an email with instructions on how to join the webcast. Note that both events will be available via computer audio. Please test your computer audio before the event. Prepare your questions as you will be able to post them in a live chat. One day before the vPOT, all registrants will receive an automatic email with instructions on how to download over twenty Liberty hands-on labs for Windows, Linux, and Mac platforms, for your enablement and your re-use.

    Join us to learn about WebSphere Liberty, the latest functions, and see for yourself how it can help build your Java applications and microservices.


    • Part 1: Executive summary: Liberty value and evolution
    • Part 2: Technical deep-dive: What’s new in Liberty this quarter
    • Part 3: Labs with live support plus Q&A 

    Registration - Choose from either of the dates that suits you best:

    Register for the January 17th Session at 1-3PM EST: https://www.imwuc.org/p/ca/vi/sid=1017

    Register for the January 24th Session at 9-11AM EST: https://www.imwuc.org/p/ca/vi/sid=1018

    Hopefully you're able to make it to one of these sessions, but feel free to reach out to us for the webcast link if you're unable to attend.

    Happy 2018 Western New York WebSphere User Group!


    Chantelle J. Alello

    Marketing Coordinator at TxMQ, Inc. & TxMQ Staffing

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