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From discussing the intricacies of REXX programming to the realities of OS/2 marketing, here are some of the presentations being scheduled for Warpstock 98. 
DAVID AMEISS, Senior Engineer, Professionally Assembled Software, Inc. 
Setting up a SOHO Network 

The basics of setting up a network; terminology used, equipment requirements, NetBIOS and TCP networking, sharing printers & drives, networking OS/2, Windows NT, and Windows 95 systems. 

GREGORY BOURASSA, Senior Computer Engineer, Gregory Bourassa Computer Engineering 
Logic Programming in Native OS/2 

Prolog and logic programming development systems are available for OS/2. This presentation introduces you briefly to Prolog, and to several OS/2 options, and demonstrates Visual Prolog, an environment in which you can develop programs and GUIs that are source-code portable between OS/2 and WinXX. 

DAVE BRICCETTI, Dave Briccetti Software Consulting 
A Quick Look at VisualAge for Java and C++ 

Dave Bricetti, who has been developing with IBM's tools for OS/2 since 1987, will demonstrate creating, tuning, and debugging a simple graphical application in both VisualAge for Java and VisualAge C++. Attendees should be developers, and experience with Java and /or C++ will be helpful but is not required. Dave will use Java Foundation Classes for the Java application, and Open Class Library for the C++ application.

RICK BYRNES, President, The Software Development Group 
The Future of OS/2 in an On-Line Commerce World 

With shopping and business transactions rapidly gaining on-line precedence, the role of OS/2, JAVA, and on-line interactive commerce applications will be a main force driving computerized society. This session examines how businesses and individuals will be able to prepare for this new economy. 

T. C. CARR II, Proprietor, Penguin Enterprises 
Personal Warp 

Presentation and discussion on the merits and possibilities of a third party distribution of OS/2 in a format for personal and SOHO use. How would we do it and what should be included. 

KIM CHEUNG, Marketing Director, TouchVoice Corporation 
Network Computing for the Rest of Us 

With IBM's retreat into their own little "global x hundred enterprise" corner, it's hard to see how their "Network Computing" strategy can benefit the rest of us. In this presentation, you will see how TouchVoice applied this tremendous technology in their CTI (Computer Telephony Integration) product lines and how your business can benefit from it too. 

Designing for Managed Client -- Tips for OS/2 ISVs 

You might think that IBM's unexpected success in WSOD has nothing to do with you as an OS/2 ISV. After all, you have created the best OS/2 software there is, and it integrates tightly with the OS/2 desktop. So why bother looking to do anything with a "thin-client?" In this session, Kim Cheung will share with you some tips on how you can leverage the investment you already place din your "client" based OS/2 software, and transform it into a "managed client" based package. 

CHIP DAVIS, President, Rexx Language Association 
NetRexx -- Java for the C-phobic 

NetRexx is a complete alternative to the Java language that brings the ease of Rexx programming to the Java environment. Anything Java can do, NetRexx can do more easily. Discover how little you have to know to start writing Java applications, applets, and servlets. Rexx experience is helpful, but not necessary. 

CHRIS GRAHAM, Graham Utilities, Warpspeed Computers 
Debugging Techniques and Methods 

In this session the author of The Graham Utilities for OS/2 will take you through some of the tips, tricks and techniques that he has learned from the last 10 years of OS/2 programming (and last 15+ years in general). Debugging all types of apps, from detached processes to SOM/WPS programs will be covered. If you are a developer, or just wondered how "those guru types" do it all, then this session will have something for you. 

PETE GRUBBS, Contributing Editor, OS/2 e-Zine! 
Image Might Be Something After All 

How faith, loyalty and friendship make the difference between two platforms, and how these factors will influence the future of computers and OS/2. 

OS/2 Warp 4 vs Windows NT 4 

This session will present a functional comparison of Warp 4 to NT 4. 

PAUL HETHMON, Hethmon Brothers Software 
TCP/IP Programming 

This session will cover the basics of TCP/IP programming under OS/2, including both the 4.0 and 4.1 stacks. Learn what makes TCP/IP Programming under OS/2 different. Depending on audience interest, more advanced topics may be covered. 

STEVEN KING, NCSD Server Development Manager, IBM Austin 
Aurora and Workspace On Demand 

Come see the many enhancements as OS/2 Warp Server evolves to be the premier platform for Network Computing and for e-Business solutions. The Aurora product release will be reviewed, as well as key ehancements to WorkSpace On-Demand. These products offer network computing solutions today and both offer world-class capacity, as well as reduced total cost of ownership. The presentation and discussion will address WorkSpace On-Demand new enhancements for server-managed clients, Lotus Domino Server capacity and scalability enhancements on the Aurora platform, the activities that we have completed to serve Java up faster on the server platforms, the new TCP/IP protocol enhancements, and the content information for the Aurora server release. See the technology, the solutions, and the leadership network computing products.. 

DICK KRUEGER, President, Phoenix OS/2 Society, Inc. 
Running an OS/2 User Group 

Tips on starting and running a computer group and some of the pitfalls to be wary of. As one of its founders, the president of the Phoenix OS/2 Society (POSSI) will use the history of the POSSI to illustrate his points. 

LYNN H. MAXSON, Principal Developer, TertiaLink, Inc. 
Call to Action 

To offset IBM's withdrawal from the SOHO desktop marketplace with regards to OS/2, the OS/2 community must become self-sufficient with respect to an operating system that's vendor independent and more responsive to user needs. 

TOM NADEAU, VOICE Marketing Director, OS/2 Headquarters Web Site 
Examining Marketing Alternatives 

This session will explore the facets of alternative software marketing, and introduce a concept called "viral marketing." We'll also look at the ways in which viral marketing can be applied to OS/2. 

BILL SCHINDLER, The Groovy Corporation 
Enhancing Your Use of the Enhanced Editor 

The Enhanced Editor (or "EPM") is a powerful, extensible editor included free with OS/2. This session will introduce you to using EPM and show you ways to configure and extend it. You'll learn how to use REXX to add custom features, how to use the full power of search-and-replace, and where to go to get more information and extensions. 

REXX - The Application Glue  

An interactive discussion of using REXX as a way of gluing together applications to produce specialized "super-applications".

ESTHER SCHINDLER, Sm@rt Reseller / Ziff-Davis 
How to deal effectively with the computer press 

For OS/2 software developers and service providers. How do you get your products reviewed? Who should you be in touch with? What are the (unspoken) rules of dealing with these people? 

Tools for OS/2 ISPs 

This session will cover the tools of the trade for setting up Internet services under OS/2. Topics covered will include sendmail, Apache, PHP3, mSQL, and more. After attending this session you'll have the knowledge to set up a complete Internet site using free software. 

BOB ST. JOHN, Business Development Manager, Serenity Systems International 
Managed Client as a Fee Service Opportunity 

Providing managed clients for use in today's businesses is a field that is converging with the computer telephony integration of voice and data. When leveraged together, these areas will be important revenue opportunities for computer consultants and provide compelling solutions for large and small businesses alike. This is a significant opportunity for OS/2 professionals. 

TIMUR TABI, Former IBM Employee, Current Crystal Semiconductor Employee, Multimedia Guru, Win32-OS/2 Project Spokesman 
Win32-OS/2: One Year Later 

After introducing newcomers to the Win32-OS/2 project, Timur will update everyone on what has changed over the past year, what progress has been made, and what obstacles still lie ahead. 

Intro to device driver programming 

How to get started writing your own device drivers. 

DR. DIRK TERRELL, Owner, Falcon Networking and the OS/2 Supersite, Publisher, OS/2 e-Zine! 
Setting up a TCP/IP Network 

This talk will cover the basics of TCP/IP network setup with a review of the protocols involved, subnets and netmasks, and DNS setup. 

Developing real-world, speech-aware, internationalizable business applications with Object REXX 

Detailed description to follow 

BRAD WARDELL, President, Stardock Systems 
Extending the Operating System 

The alternative approach to doing "utilities", as seen in the design concepts behind Object Desktop for OS/2 and Windows. How the strengths of OS/2 can be used to seamlessly extend the OS/2 desktop. Also discussed are the problems Stardock had trying to bend Windows to the OS/2 model when working on Object Desktop for the Windows platform. 

OSWars 98 

A tongue-in-cheek look at the strengths and weaknesses of OS/2, Windows 95, NT, BeOS, Linux, and MacOS. 

Java Native Methods on OS/2 

The Java Native Interface (JNI) is designed to provide services for interacting with host OS services and applications when necessary. This session will describe how to use JNI for creating OS/2 native method DLLs, interact with PM and SOM APIs, invoke Java VM from native apps, and respond to PM events. 

Rational Advocacy: Promoting OS/2 Effectively 

Advocating OS/2 in the realities of the current market means going beyond the standard letter-writing and petitioning routines. This session explores what measures must be taken to keep OS/2 in the public eye, and ultimately in the public interest. 


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