User Group UK

We are delighted to announce the next meeting of the WebSphere User Group, which will take place on 30th September 2014 at the Royal Society of Edinburgh.

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 How to take advantage of new WebSphere development initiatives to help speed up your development! A discussion on Next Generation Security Threats Lunch DevOps with Liberty and Chef Dive into Liberty development and the Admin Center Coffee (empty) (empty)
WAS 2 Building highly available architectures with WAS and MQ Coffee Got Cache? Discover how IBM elastic caching for your mobile apps help deliver responsive integration with services and API’s: Demo included! Intro to MQ v8 and JMS 2.0 Lunch (empty) Building a better product with data analytics and the cloud Coffee (empty) (empty)
Mobile Fulfilling Retail Expectations with Mobile Coffee Client-side mobile architecture choices Need API’s? Explore the value of IBM’s API Management solution for sharing service APIs with mobile applications: Demonstration included! Lunch Delivering Real World Consumer Facing Worklight Apps (empty) Coffee (empty) (empty)
Cloud (empty) Coffee (empty) Developing Cloud Applications using IBM Bluemix Lunch Enabling hybrid cloud with PureApplication System - Second Generation Deploying workloads on the cloud with IBM SoftLayer Coffee (empty) (empty)
Integration & BPM Trends in Integration: How Emerging Use Cases in Cloud, Mobile and Analytics are Changing the Game Coffee Transaction Tracking on DataPower SOA Appliances WebSphere MQ V8.0 Lunch Value through BPM: an IT approach Differentiating Between Web APIs, SOA, & Integration - And Why It Matters Coffee (empty) (empty)
Digital Experience Integrating Digital Experience with WebSphere Commerce and Connections using the Digital Data Connector Coffee Serviceability: how Portal developers can turn administrators into friends AND have more time for development Do your business users control their own portal? Lunch (empty) What you need to know about ExperienceOne 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.