WebSphere User Group Meeting Friday, August 6th, 2010

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Anthony DeBonis

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to Capital District Java Developer's Network
August 2010 user group meeting featuring a cloud demo.

August 2010 User Group Meeting

Meeting Date: Friday, August 6th, 2010

Meeting Time: 11.30 AM

Meeting Topic:
- WebSphere eXtreme Scale Overview [40 Minutes]
- Experience WebSphere eXtreme Scale in the Cloud: SOA Sandbox
exercise [30 Minutes]

Meeting Abstract:

WebSphere eXtreme Scale Overview

Abstract: IBM WebSphere® eXtreme Scale provides an extremely scalable
and fault tolerant grid for storing and accessing data. This session
introduces you to some common use cases for which IBM WebSphere
eXtreme Scale is relevant. We look at real business solutions ranging
from small enhancements of existing applications to large scale
architecture and topology solutions. Topics also include an overview,
programming introduction and integration.

Experience WebSphere eXtreme Scale in the Cloud: SOA Sandbox exercise

Abstract: Experience WebSphere eXtreme Scale in a cloud environment!
This exercise will let you see a sample WebSphere Application Server
(WAS) application running with standard WAS HTTP Session management
that gets enhanced with eXtreme Scale HTTP Session management. You
will see how eXtreme Scale provides additional reliability/
availability in the event of failures.

Meeting Speakers: Gregory L. Scott, PhD

Gregory Scott (Greg) has been with IBM since 2001 and for the last
three years has been an IT Specialist for Websphere, concentrating on
infrastructure and application integration within the financial and
insurance industries on Wall Street. Products he focuses on include
WebSphere Application Server, WebSphere Enterprise Service Bus, and
Extended Deployment, the last of which has been the rubric for Virtual
Enterprise, Compute Grid, and eXtreme Scale (XS).

Previously for IBM, he taught application development across the
nation, notably J2EE, portlets, and XML-related technologies,
including Web Services, using IDE’s such as Websphere Studio
Application Developer and Rational Application Developer. He is IBM
Certified not only in SOA but as a WAS v7 System Administrator,
Solutions Developer (XML and Related Technologies), and Web
Developer. He presented annually at the Websphere Technical Exchange
(2002-2005) on J2EE server-side components such as servlet filters,
and, more recently, has helped conduct some of the first Proof of
Concepts (POC) for XS in the New York area.

Meeting Location:
Best Western Sovereign Hotel, 1228 Western Avenue, Albany, NY 12203

Meeting Lunch: Free, Pizza, Wings & Soda

Meeting Registration: FREE, please RSVP by sending an e-mail to
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