User Group UK

We are delighted to announce the next meeting of the WebSphere User Group, which will take place on Thursday 1st October 2015 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
Application Platform 1 WebSphere Foundation Update and Technical Direction Coffee Liberty Profile @ Fidelity WAS Liberty and Docker Lunch DevOps Tools and WebSphere Application Server Security & Data Protection for Cloud Services Coffee (empty) (empty)
Application Platform 2 (empty) Coffee Art of the Possible – IBM WebSphere middleware in the cloud using Bluemix Consistent, Reliable and Repeatable Deployment Automation with UrbanCode Lunch Leverage Devops with the new WebSphere tools/runtime enhancements to help build & run applications on premise or in the cloud Continuous Testing with MQ, WAS and IIB Coffee (empty) (empty)
Integration and Messaging Messaging for fast-paced IT environments Coffee IBM Integration Bus V10: Topologies, Administration and Security Microservices: Where do they fit within a rapidly evolving integration architecture? Lunch (empty) APIs in Action: How IBM clients are leveraging API Management Coffee (empty) (empty)
Smarter Process Why decide to model your business decisions with Decision Model Notation (DMN)? Coffee Building a System of Insight with IBM Operational Decision Manager (empty) Lunch What's new in BPM 8.5.6 BPM and ODM on Cloud: Smarter Process as a Service Coffee (empty) (empty)
Digital Experience Create Self-Service Apps in Minutes with IBM Forms Coffee (empty) Creating a New Digital Experience inside a Complex IT Ecosystem at Lloyds Banking Group Lunch Developing Web Form Applications with IBM Forms Experience Builder The Art of Portal Application Design Coffee (empty) (empty)
Java and other languages IBM Monitoring and Diagnostic Tools for Java and JavaScript Coffee appmetrics - Node.js performance monitoring with IBM HealthCenter IBM Java 8 Lunch Apache Spark - an introduction (empty) Coffee (empty) (empty)

Vendor Stands

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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.