Unigroup's October 2004 Meeting Announcement

Internet Technology: WEB SERVICES.
A Technical Talk and Developer Briefing covering XML, SOAP, WSDL, UDDI, and other standards.

Bruce Grant, Senior Director SCOx Engineering
SCOx - The SCO Group

Thursday, October 21st, 2004     

Alliance for Downtown NY Conference Facility
Downtown Center
104 Washington Street
South West Corner of Wall Street Area
Downtown, New York City
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6:15 PM - 6:25 PM Registration
6:25 PM - 6:45 PM Ask the Wizard, Questions, Answers and Current Events
6:45 PM - 7:00 PM Unigroup Business and Announcements
7:00 PM - 9:30 PM Main Presentation



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    Alliance for Downtown NY Conference Facility
    Downtown Center
    104 Washington Street
    Wall Street Area
    Downtown, New York City

This building is located on the West side of the street. Cross Streets: Between Rector (South) and Carlisle (North) Streets.

Our meeting location is in the Lower West Corner of Downtown, North of the Battery Tunnel, South of the Downtown Hotel, East of West Street, and West of Greenwich Street. Walking West on Rector Street from Broadway, you pass Church, Greenwich then Washington Streets.

There are multiple blocks of parking lots right there, between Washington and Greenwich Streets, starting at the Battery Tunnel and extending North for a number of blocks.

Nearest mass transit stations, in order, are the '1/9' (Rector Street), 'R/W' (Rector Street) and the '4/5' (Wall Street).



The objective of this presentation is to provide enough exposure to Web Services such that a professional in the computer industry will understand what Web Services are, what situations they are best used in, and have a general familiarity with the technologies and tools associated with Web Services.

Target Audience:

This presentation is targeted both at mid-level computer professionals (administrators, managers, etc.) and software engineers. However, this is a working-level presentation that will include references to programming concepts and working code examples in both C and Java.

Technologies for Discussion:

The following lists the technologies and standards that will be discussed in detail: XML, SOAP, WSDL, HTTP, HTML, UDDI and others.


The presentation is comprised of the following four sections:

Web Resources:

   Apache Web Services Project    http://ws.apache.org
   Microsoft Web Services Center  http://msdn.microsoft.com/webservices
   Sun Java and Web Services      http://java.sun.com/webservices
   W3C Web Services Activity      http://www.w3.org/2002/ws
   Various links exist for Perl + Web Services (do a web search).


Bruce Grant has approximately 10 years of experience in software engineering development and management. He is currently responsible for all Web Services-related technologies at The SCO Group including the SCOx Web Services Substrate (WSS). Bruce has acted as chief architect for the WSS product suite, as well as managing the team of software engineers that created it.

The WSS enables legacy applications to be "wrapped" as a set of Web Services, without requiring any modification to the legacy application. Also, the WSS enables nearly any SQL database to be wrapped into a set of one or more Web Services. Then, these Web Services can be used to create rich, graphical browser-based applications using another product within the WSS.

Prior to SCO, Bruce was a founding member and CTO of Vultus Inc., where he pioneered the development of an innovative framework for the creation of Web Services-enabled web applications. He has been a force for the adoption of open solutions and web standards, embracing technologies including Java, XML and SOAP. Bruce remains a strong advocate of agile software development methodologies, implementing them successfully since 2000.

SCOx's product offerings are designed to drive the creation of new UNIX-based products, by providing a unique framework for the development and delivery of Web Services enabled applications.




O'Reilly has been kind enough to provide us with some of their books, which we will continue to raffle off as giveaways at our meetings.

Addison-Wesley Professional/Prentice Hall PTR has been kind enough to provide us with some of their books, which we will continue to raffle off as giveaways at our meetings.

Unigroup would like to thank both companies for the support provided by their User Group programs.

Note: The chances tend to be about 1 in 5, that any attendee of our meeting will walk away with a fairly valuable giveaway (ie. most books are valued between $30 and $60)!


       Yearly Membership (includes all meetings):      $ 50.00
       Non-Member Single Meeting:                      $ 20.00
       Student Yearly Membership:                      $ 20.00
       Non-Member Student Single Meeting (with ID):    $  5.00
       Payment Methods: Cash, Check, American Express.


Complimentary Food and Refreshments will be served. This includes sandwiches such as turkey, roast beef, chicken, tuna and grilled vegetables as well as cookies, bottled water and assorted beverages.

SCOx will be sponsoring the food for this meeting. Thanks SCOx!

Please join us for this meeting, you won't want to miss it!

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