User Group UK

We are delighted to announce the next meeting of the WebSphere User Group, which will take place on 20th September 2011 at the Royal Society of Edinburgh. As usual there will be no charge for this meeting and we are putting together what looks like being another very strong agenda. As well as the main meeting on the 20th, there will be an social gathering the night before which will provide an excellent opportunity for more networking.

Please note that the agenda here is very much a draft, intended to give you a good idea of sessions we are likely to include. The specific presentations, and their timing, will change before the event.

If you're located in the south, don't be put off by the cost of travelling to Edinburgh - return flights to Edinburgh from London are under £60 with easyJet (price checked July 27th).

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
WebSphere Application Server WebSphere Foundation Update & Directions Coffee OSGi Applications in WebSphere : Best Practices JAX-WS 2.2 and JAX-RS 1.1 support in WAS V8.0 Lunch Overview of the Web 2.0 and Mobile Feature Pack for WebSphere (empty) Coffee (empty) (empty)
ESB (empty) Coffee WebSphere ESB: 7.5 Update, Best Practices, and Performance Recommendations Managing and Monitoring WebSphere DataPower SOA Appliances Lunch Dynamic ESB and registry in SOA (empty) Coffee (empty) (empty)
Portal SIG Portal, Connections: delivering a resilient solution in the IBM Enterprise Cloud Coffee Exceptional web experiences, a look ahead to Portal 8 Internet self-registration for a Portal and Connections site Lunch (empty) (empty) Coffee (empty) (empty)
BPM Developing Effective Services for Use in Critical Business Processes Coffee Eating your own dog food - 10 Lessons learnt implementing IBM BPM(Lombardi) (empty) Lunch Client Advisor Accelerator: Smarter Client Interactions (empty) Coffee (empty) (empty)
Cloud What’s new in Cast Iron and Creating Development Accelerators Coffee Moving WebSphere towards Cloud with IBM Workload Deployer (empty) Lunch Agile Release Automation with Workload Deployer (empty) Coffee (empty) (empty)
Java SIG Inside Java 7 Coffee Java Garbage Collection: Embracing next-generation hardware and software Optimizing Javaâ„¢ Applications in Cloud Environments Lunch Performance Tuning from the Pros (empty) Coffee (empty) (empty)

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Royal Society of Edinburgh Map


22-26 George Street, Edinburgh, EH2 2PQ.
Tel: (0)131 240 5000

Car Parking

If you are arriving by car please note that parking near The Royal Society is limited to meter parking only which can prove costly. The nearest car parks are at the St James centre; Leith Street or Castle Terrace, where there are 24 hour car parks. Please allow 10-15 minutes after parking to get to the venue.

By Road

Main roads into Edinburgh are the M8 from the West and the A1 from the South. From the East please follow the A90 and head for Queensferry Road

By Rail

Waverley Station is a five minute walk from the Royal Society with frequent local and national services. For Further information on train services please contact National Rail Enquiries on 08457484950

By Air

Edinburgh airport is approximately 12 kilometres from the city centre and is well served by frequent bus services and airport taxis. Car hire is available at the airport . The airport is a 20-30 minute car drive from the city centre.

Note, return flights from London are currently avaliable from budget carriers such easyJet for approx £50.

By Bus

Bus services to and from Edinburgh arrive/depart from St Andrew Square which is a five minute walk away.

By Bicycle

Main roads into Edinburgh are the M8 from the West and the A1 from the South. Cycle paths exist within Edinburgh. If you wish to come by bicycle please advise so that bike storage facilities can be arranged.