President's Message

Dear Gateway/400 User Group Member:

While economy preassures remain challenging, we've had another good year for the Gateway/400 User Group. Membership in our group is still the best investment in IT education your company can make. We had excellent speakers and topics in the past and 2015 will be just as good. We hope you and your IT team will come to the meetings, learn and enjoy the opportunity to network with your peers. Our January presentation was from our local security expert Dan Riehl demonstrating IBM i security exposures. Bring your laptop for a full day of hands on training with PHP at our April meeting. Those included general IT and IBM i topics. Topics from security, OmniFind, php, big data and more.

Please come join us. We have outstanding industry speakers booked for the upcoming year. Past presentation handouts are available on our website. Education like this in a mini-Common 1-day seminar would cost almost $400 per person. Hot lunch and a front seat ticket to hear all of these speakers are included in your membership fee. Most speakers also allow you to contact them with questions after the presentations – this is another great value. If you are not local to the St. Louis area you can still join our meetings remotely - using WebEx as a member.

Dues again this year will be only $200 for your company to join with 1 membership and $175 for each additional membership. This allows employees from your company to attend the luncheon monthly meetings and our all day seminars. We're having our meetings at Spazio in Westport.

One great membership benefit is it also gives you COMMON membership. This grants you elevated access to the COMMON website, free member webinars, and conferences at a member’s price. Your participation is making our group as strong as ever. Volunteer and give us feedback about what you like and want to hear, tell your colleagues about our group, and please renew your membership for 2015.

Sincerely,

Craig Jacquez, President Gateway/400 User Group