Mid-Range Michiana Users Group


The Michiana Mid-Range Users Group meets on the third Thursday of every month except December for presentations and round table discussions related to IBM System i and other mid-range systems.  Watch this page for topic and location information.

Register for the Thursday September 18st meeting

The next MRMUG meeting is scheduled for
Thursday, September 18, 2014 at Noon
at the
CIBER Innovation and Technology Center
4100 Edison Lakes Parkway, Suite 240
Mishawaka, IN  46545

Lunch will be provided

Topic - SOCIAL MEDIA - What's the big deal!

We'd like to host a "Bring Your Boss to Lunch" meeting for September, so bring your boss to lunch for this one!  Be social!  (See what I did there?) 

Social medial is now pervasive and it's here to stay, but there's still a lot of confusion as to what it is and why it's so important.

This meeting will focus on the history of the field, how the field got started, and the research that directed some of the technological advances. We’ll also be talking about the state of the art, the problems that marketers face in social spaces (BIG problems too), what is actually possible and what is a gimmick, and what is the future. 

Our speaker will be Tim Weinger, an assistant professor in the College of Engineering at the University of Notre Dame, with appointments in the Interdisciplinary Center for Network Science and Applications (iCeNSA) and the Department of Computer Science and Engineering.

Tim joined the faculty in August 2013, after completing his Ph.D. in Computer Science at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.  He works in "network science", with a particular focus on multimodal/heterogeneous information networks. His research lies at the intersection of machine learning and databases and information retrieval.  Tim’s principal research interest is in large-scale multi-modal (typed/heterogeneous) information networks, and more generally in data mining, databases, machine learning, statistics and network science. Due to the size of certain information networks and their corresponding databases, most of his work falls within big data paradigm, which requires an expanded use of new technology.

Please register before noon on Wednesday August 20, 2014

See the Archives for topics and presentation downloads for past meetings.

Getting qualified speakers is not easy, please support MRMUG with your attendance so we can continue to provide speakers for topic that interest you. 

MRMUG Membership

  • Corporate Membership (unlimited)    $50 per year
  • Individual Membership                     $20 per year

If you would like to join MRMUG, send an e-mail with your name, company name, and contact information to one of the following board members, or just sign up for a meeting and show up!

Craig Nelson                   cnelson@ciber.com
Jim Manuszak                JAManuszak@hotmail.com
Kathy Rogina                 
Vicki Pawloski                vpawloski@ciber.com
Stephanie Thomas          StThomas@ciber.com

MRMUG is a member of COMMON so you can get the benefits of a COMMON membership by joining.