User Group UK

We are delighted to announce the next meeting of the WebSphere User Group, which will take place on 25th September 2012 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 25th, there will be an social gathering the night before which will provide an excellent opportunity for more networking. 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 usually under £60 with easyJet.

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 1 WebSphere Foundation Update and Technical Direction Coffee How Lightweight is the Liberty Profile? OSGi Best Practices - live coding session Lunch WebSphere eXtreme Scale with WAS: Implementing Popular Use Cases (empty) Coffee (empty) (empty)
WebSphere Application Server 2 WebSphere Application Server - Migration to v8/v8.5 Coffee Rapid cross-platform mobile app development with IBM Worklight IBM PureApplication System – when the rubber hits the road (or Lunch DevOps in the enterprise (empty) Coffee (empty) (empty)
Business Process Management Effectively Manage and scale IBM BPM Infrastructure to support 30,000+ Users Coffee (empty) (empty) Lunch Enhanced Customer Service with Mobile and Real-time Decisions (empty) Coffee (empty) (empty)
Social and Portal SIG Upgrading to Portal v8, and What's new in Portal governance. Coffee The WebSphere Portal v8 experience. Using the Visual Configuration Explorer Tool to support/tune your WebSphere Portal environment. Lunch Mobile with WebSphere Portal and Worklight (empty) Coffee (empty) (empty)
Connectivity Managing WebSphere appliances with WebSphere Appliance Management Center Coffee (empty) Enabling Enterprise Data Access on Mobile Devices with IBM Worklight Lunch Dynamic Service-level management with DataPower v5 (empty) Coffee (empty) (empty)
Java Practical performance: understand the performance of your application Coffee Inside IBM Java 7 Java Garbage Collection: Best Practices for tuning GC Lunch (empty) (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.