The OS/2 Topics
At Warp Expo West
In Affiliation with CNET
Contact: Rollin White (Rollin@scoug.com)
Tuesday, September 07, 1999
No matter what your interests, no matter
what your needs,
you'll miss important information if you miss Warp Expo
Take a look at some of what you'll get on show day,
MULTIMEDIA AND GRAPHICS: An entire OS/2-based home
entertainment center -- video capture and playback, audio,
editing, CD audio transfers to your hard drive and back
again, format conversions -- on stage with multimedia expert
Jerry Rash, and he'll show you the utilities to use
(including the free ones), the drivers you'll need, and how
to set up the OS/2-based multimedia system of your dreams!
And Don Baker, the expert on inkjet printing, will show you
how to get images that look like photographs (we've seen him
do it!) from your inkjet printer.
ROUNDTABLE: The roundtable discussion titled "IBM: The
New Strategy To Control The Worldwide Desktop" with Peter
Coffee of PC Week, Esther Schindler of Sm@rt Reseller and
Alan Zeichick of Camden Associates (and OS/2 Magazine's
former Editor-In-Chief) is guaranteed to give you an
eye-opening insight into the good things and bad that lie
ahead for OS/2. These three careers filled with experience
and insight will fill the auditorium with crucial
information you'll need for planning your OS/2 future.
NETWORKING: Networking guru Steve Schiffman will present
"Designing Your Home Network", including connecting your
machines together, installing the drivers, the available
software (some of it free), and using just one internet
connection to service all of your networked machines. Then
Hugh Dashbach and Michael Elliott will showcase Linux And
OS/2, a demonstration of how to make these two very
different operating systems work seamlessly together.
WEB SITES: Two XML sessions by Bill Schindler, Editor of
OS/2 Extended Attributes, will bring you quickly up to speed
on this new language of the internet and get you started on
writing your own XML pages. Plus Web Site Management and
Netscape Composer Development seminars from Dr. Virginia
Hetrick cover the problems that web site administrators
face, the solutions, management of growth, and the
fast-track approach to creating great looking web pages
using the free Netscape Composer.
DATABASES: Relational databases from the basics to the
exotic are thoroughly covered by Randell Flint, President of
Sundial Systems. Use the knowledge you gain at this seminar
to design your own relational database systems and expand
the ones you work with now.
IBM: Flying in from Austin, Texas is Steven King, IBM's
Development Manager for Network Computing, plus other IBMers
including Dennis Sposato of the Rapid Deployment Team.
Steven will show IBM's new Warp Server for e-Business,
TCP/IP enhancements, Domino and Java server improvements,
WorkSpace On-Demand server-managed clients plus the
Windows32 feature for WorkSpace On-Demand, and Warp Server
features like the Journaling File System, the Logical Volume
Manager, WebSphere, NT Server management, and products from
IBM's Network Computing Software Division covering XML,
Java, SecureWay, Year2000 and a wide variety of other
important subjects. Dennis will present the new
Pre-Execution Services features including dynamic MAC
addressing, remotely controlled boot manager, and booting to
the LAN without a boot chip on the network card.
BIG GAMES: Warped Jeopardy! Matching wits with the OS/2
elite on a stage of dreams, this real-life show will be
hosted by the talented President of a major OS/2 software
house. Reserved seating is free, and it's first-come
SERVERS: Web Server Performance and Scalability by Robert
Chapman of the Institute of Advanced Development Strategies
covers what you need to know about response times, file I/O
and communication bottlenecks, the constraints of the
operating system, platform issues, the effect on performance
of various programs including Active Server Pages and
Dynamic HTML, and the new Application Server architectures.
JAVA: Ron Lamb, a Software Developer for Cisco Systems,
teaches two Java classes covering the JDK, language
concepts, the tools and resources you can use, the
differences between the Java versions, new Java2 features,
performance, design decisions, development of server-based
Java applications, and this year's JavaOne Conference.
ADVOCACY: Come listen to Lynn Maxson, whose Warpicity
project (complete with specialized smart tools like his
Developer's Assistant) replaces the current development
cycle and drives ideas straight to machine code. Kernels,
drivers and application programs all flow from his
methodolgy, and you'll learn the current project status at
this most important lecture.
COMMUNICATIONS: Dave Watson covers visual internet-based
communications like CUSeeMe down through instant messaging,
chat, newsgroups and mail lists, all OS/2 based and all used
today in business, government, education and home office.
MATHEMATICS AND ENGINEERING: Researchers like Ben Archer
and Michael "Rocky" Rakijas need powerful tools when they
work, and they use Octave for signal analysis, curve fitting
and the rest of their daily number crunching. Fast
solutions and tricks of the trade are covered in this vital
PROGRAMMING: Plenty of programming topics await you,
including Melanie Chernoy's REXX Programming Potpourri
covering everything from REXX basics through stem variables,
parsing, and using VREXX2 to add windows, dialogs and menus
to your REXX programs. Developer Stan Shantar then shows
you how to push the limit with his two sessions on Using
REXX And C Together, carefully explaining the exact methods
(many undocumented) you can use to allow each language to do
what it does best. And international consultant Steven
Levine presents "How To Write a Workplace Shell Class"
including how to subclass existing desktop objects so you
can leverage the Workplace Shell's functionality into your
own programs, how to build your own Workplace Shell objects,
and a full plate of development and debugging techniques.
Every one of these seminars is free, and you don't want to
miss this all-inclusive day. We have the presentations you
want - at Warp Expo West!
Warp Expo West admission is free. The show will be held
on September 18 near Disneyland in sunny Southern
California. All the info is at
Sponsored by The Southern California OS/2 User Group.
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