REXX SYMPOSIUM AGENDA

MondaySpeakerDescription of Session
8:00Registration
9:00Chip DavisWelcoming Remarks
9:15Dave BothUse of Rexx and VX-Rexx programs to automate and simplify LAN administration
10:15Break
10:30Brian MarksCompact Rexx -This presentation will report on progress, along with diversions into history and into garbage collection questions involving an experimental project.
12:00Lunch
1:30Mike CowlishawNetRexx News and Overview
2:30Kurt MaerkerNetCentric Programming with Object Rexx Using TCP/IP Sockets for Heterogeneous System Platforms
3:30Break
3:45Tom BrawnUsing NetRexx with Host On-Demand
4:30MicroEdgeDemo of Visual SlickEdit which has Rexx syntax -assist features
5:00Closing
TuesdaySpeakerDescription of Session
8:00Registration
9:00Ingo HolderProducing graphical user interfaces with Object Rexx.
10:00Break
10:15Les KoehlerWords of Wisdom, tips and tricks from an actual Y2K project
11:15Pam TaylorThis session explores ideas for easing the transition from the traditional procedural model to OO programming in general and to the Java object model in particular.
NoonLunch
1:45Kurt MaerkerAn introduction into the security features provided by Object Rexx
2:45John BlumelPresentation on ORexx/SQL framework, an Object Rexx class library encapsulating the external Rexx function library Rexx/SQL, written by Mark Hessling, that provides access to SQL databases through a consistent interface across both platforms and databases.
3:45Break
4:00John UrbaniakDeveloping Major Real-World Speech-Aware Applications Using Object REXX and DB2 (will include a demo of a system developed by Aviar)
5:00Closing
Scheduled Evening Activities
6:30Symposium Dinner
8:00RexxLA Board Meeting
The Board Meeting is open to all RexxLA members and will be over by 9:30.
WednesdaySpeakerDescription
8:00Registration
9:00Chip DavisConversion of command-line-mode Rexx programs to Java programs using NetRexx
10:00Break
10:15Les KoehlerVMServe 2 years later - Highlighting the improvements made
11:00Ingo HolderGenerating HTML pages using Object Rexx
12:00Lunch
1:30Kurt MaerkerThis session outlines programming techniques for building mobile agents and providing the communication infrastructure of an agency. (Sample programs will be provided to demonstrate these techniques of client/server programming with Object Rexx.)
2:30Break
2:45Ian CollierFun with Rexx explores a mishmash of less serious applications ranging from word games to web pages.
3:45Ingo HolderDemo of "Workbench"
4:30Closing
If anyone wishes to meet after 5:00 in a workshop/breakout type session, there will be sign-up sheets available.