User Group UK

We are pleased to confirm that the next meeting of the WebSphere User Group (uk) will take place on 23rd March 2011 at IBM Bedfont Lakes. There will be no charge for this meeting and we have an excellent agenda lined up.

Provisional Agenda

Registration and Coffee begins from 8:30am, with the Chairman's Intro at 9:00am. The first session begins at 9:30am.

If you prefer a full Agenda listing with Abstracts and Speaker info, then you can view that here. Please note that this is both very long and also tends to get a lot more accurate in the days leading up to the event itself, once we're able to get hold of all the info we need!

Stream 09:30 10:15 10:45 11:40 12:30 13:30 14:25 15:10 15:30 16:25
WAS 1 WebSphere Foundation Update and Technical Direction Coffee Introduction to SCA Support in WebSphere The WAS Feature Packs for XML and Communications Enabled Applications Lunch What can WS-Policy do for you (empty) Coffee (empty) (empty)
WAS 2 WMQ & JavaEE: Living & Working with WAS and other AppServers Coffee JAX-WS 2.2 and JAX-RS 1.1 support in WebSphere Application Server Version 8.0 Beta What's new in JEE 6 Lunch Getting the Right Information, At the Right Time, In the Right Place (empty) Coffee (empty) (empty)
OSGi Introduction to OSGi Coffee OSGi Best Practices in WebSphere Application Development WebSphere Application Server Support for OSGi Applications Lunch Migrating from the Spring Framework to OSGi using the WAS Feature Pack for OSGi Applications (empty) Coffee (empty) (empty)
WESB (no session) Coffee WebSphere ESB Introduction and usage patterns WebSphere ESB Best Practices and Performance Recommendations Lunch WESB Integration with WSRR (empty) Coffee (empty) (empty)
Cloud Getting Hold Of A Cloud Coffee Introduction to Cast Iron Business and IT collaborative Process Discovery and Implementation with IBM BPM solutions Lunch In-Depth Look at the Cast Iron Cloud Integration Platform (empty) Coffee (empty) (empty)
Development What to Design (and What not to) in Real-world Dojo Projects Coffee Rational Application Developer & RAD SE v8.x Overview Rational Application Developer: Problem Determination Lunch (no session) (empty) Coffee (empty) (empty)
Deployment Recent Advances in Visual Modeling & Planning for Middleware Deployments Coffee (empty) (no session) Lunch (no session) (empty) Coffee (empty) (empty)
Customer (no session) Coffee (no session) Changing the way Java Application Hosting is delivered at Barclays Bank Lunch (no session) (empty) Coffee (empty) (empty)
Java Debugging WAS from Dumps: Diagnose more than leaks with Memory Analyzer and its IBM Extensions Coffee Class Loading and debugging Class Loader memory leaks in WebSphere Application Server On the Move? WebSphere JDK Migrations, Past, Present and Future... and Beyond Lunch Generational Garbage Collection: Theory and Best Practices (empty) Coffee (empty) (empty)
WMQ/WMB Messaging for a Smarter Planet Coffee Payment Card Industry solution for secure file transfer (based on WMQ FTE), with new Advanced Message Security WebSphere Message Broker Usage Patterns Lunch Software Development Life-cycle Hygiene with WebSphere Message Broker in end-to-end SOA (empty) Coffee (empty) (empty)
BPM IBM Vendor Trade Fund Management Solution for Retail Coffee (no session) Business and IT collaborative Process Discovery and Implementation with IBM BPM solutions Lunch IBM Insurance Industry Fraud Detection solution based on IBM WebSphere Decision Server (empty) Coffee (empty) (empty)
Portal 1 Customer implementation of integrated Social Portal. Coffee Architecture of Multichannel (Mobile) Applications using IBM WebSphere Portlet Factory Development of a customer Patient Portal. Lunch Integrating the Google Search Appliance with WebSphere Portal and Lotus Web Content Management (empty) Coffee (empty) (empty)
Portal 2 (no session) Coffee Test-Driven Development for Portal Applications Developing Mobile Portal Content with MPA Lunch (empty) (empty) Coffee (empty) (empty)

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Location: IBM Bedfont Lakes - Feltham

IBM Bedfont Lakes Map


1 New Square
Bedfont Lakes
Middlesex TW14 8HB

By Train

The nearest station is at Feltham. The journey from Waterloo to Feltham takes approximately 20 minutes. An IBM mini bus service connects Feltham with IBM Bedfont Lakes 0730 - 0930 and 1630 - 1830. In addition there is a local Hounslow Borough service, the H26 which leaves every 20 minutes and stops at Bedfont Lakes, a short walk from the IBM office.

There is also a minicab office at 95 Bedfont Lane, come out of the station and take the first turning on the right, cross over the railway line (level crossing) and it's in a group of shops on the right hand side.

By Underground

The nearby London Underground station is at Hatton Cross on the Piccadilly Line. Trains run every eight minutes and the journey from Central London takes 40 minutes. An IBM mini bus service connects Hatton Cross with IBM Bedfont Lakes 0730 - 0930 and 1630 - 1830. In addition there is Hounslow local service from Hatton Cross to Bedfont Lakes - the H 26 - which runs every 20 minutes. Bedfont Lakes bus stop is just a small walk from the IBM buildings.

By Bus

The 201 bus between Hounslow and Staines passes the site. The H26 local service travels from Hatton Cross to Bedfont Lakes and on to Feltham Station. This is a 20-minute service from 7 am to 11 pm.

By Air

Terminal 4 at Heathrow Airport is within one mile of Bedfont Lakes. Some taxis may be reluctant to take passengers on a short drive to Bedfont Lakes, preferring instead rich pickings from a journey to a West End hotel. Such drivers should be reminded that any driver who takes a passenger on a short trip from Terminal 4 is automatically allowed back on the Terminal 4 taxi stand without the usually long queue, providing it is within half an hour. However there are a number of local cab companies used regularly by IBM at Bedfont - they will 'meet and greet' visitors, particularly those coming from abroad. Whilst slightly more costly than a black cab they are quicker, as you avoid the inevitable queues hassle free. There is a free bus which runs from terminal 4. Pickup is at Bay 13 (outside the arrivals area). The coach is a silver grey colour and has "New Square Park" on the side. The driver can be contacted on 07712-788433.

By Road

Bedfont Lakes is on the A30 main road from London to the South West. The entrance to New Square is by a road from a roundabout on the A30 between Staines and Terminal 4, Heathrow.

From the M25 take junction 13 which is 3 miles from Bedfont Lakes. Follow the sign "A30 Staines"and continue along the Staines bypass towards Central London. At the roundabout where the A315 and the B3003 joins the A30, you will find a new road leading into the site. The entrance to Bedfont Lakes site is the third exit at this roundabout so it is wise to be in the outside lane at this stage. This is the preferred route to Bedfont Lakes from the North.

You can reach Bedfont Lakes from Junction 14 of the M25. Drive along the A3113 towards Heathrow Airport. At the next roundabout take the third exit - the A3044 to Staines, a road that runs between the King George VI and the Staines Reservoirs to the A30. Turn left and drive to the next roundabout (Clockhouse) from where a new road leads directly into the site. Alternatively from Junction 14 you can take the Airport Perimeter road to Terminal 4, exit on to the A30 south and take the A30 to the next roundabout (Clockhouse) which provides a direct access road to the site.

From the M3 and the South, take Exit 1 (Sunbury) and turn left on to the Staines Road (A308). After going through the fourth set of traffic lights move across to the right hand lane to turn right at the next set of traffic lights(this being the fifth set) after turning right follow the B378 Ashford road till the roundabout. Go across, following the B3003 road, signposted the A30. You can enter the Bedfont Lakes site by making a right hand turn just before the A30 roundabout.

From Central London take the A4 road past Chiswick and along the Great West Road to its junction with the A30 near Heathrow Airport. Continue along the A30, passing Hatton Cross station, the Hilton hotel and Heathrow's Terminal 4. At the first roundabout on the A30 you will find the entrance to the Bedfont Lakes site

TEL: 020 8818 4000

FAX: 020 8818 5499