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PowerBulder Coaching Team

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    ISUG are pleased to announce the launch of a PowerBuilder Coaching initiative starting on September 24th! ISUG have formed a team of experts in PowerBuilder that will be presenting content to user group leaders in order for those leaders to present back to their own group!  These sessions will not be open to the general membership but will be open to delegates of user groups around the world.  Those people will in turn present the content back to their own user groups.  PowerBuilder will be the first product covered in this initiative and others will follow shortly.

    Unlike regular sessions, the coaching sessions will go beyond the basic presentation, and will delve into set up (e.g., a demo presentation doesn't just occur; it needs to be set up first), presentation details, Q&A so the user group leaders can fully understand what is being presented, and post presentation materials.Some of ISUG's coaches already hold the role of user group leader in their own locale, and they will be sharing presentations that they have given so that other user group leaders can benefit from them as well.

    If you'd like to join the ISUG coaching team, please contact ISUG's Executive Director Mike Harrold directly.  If you think ISUG is cool and makes you want to start a user group in your area, you can contact Mike about that too!

For more information on the program, click here.

Regards ... Chris

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Chris Pollach is a Senior Consultant with over 30 years experience in Systems and Software Analysis, Development, Maintenance and Technical Support, mainly in the areas of GUI Design, MS-Windows Programming, Java / .NET Programming, Wireless, Application / Web Server Design & Programming, Object Oriented Development Tools and Methodologies, Data Base, Data Communications and Network application development. He has participated in numerous technical, planning and management roles, as well as consulted and educated in these fields for a diverse clientele. He is also the owner of “Software Tool & Die Inc.” a company dedicated to provide custom software and education solutions on Object Oriented business systems.

As an educator, Chris is certified to teach PowerBuilder (first in Canada), MS-SQLServer, Sybase’s Enterprise Application Studio and EAServer integrated application/web development environment. He is former Certified SilverStream developer (CSSD) and current Certified PowerBuilder Developer – Associate / Professional (CPD-P) as well as a Certified Sybase Tools Instructor (CSI).

Chris has written numerous articles in various popular personal computer magazines, newsletters and is the author of the PowerGuide and PowerExpert products as well as the STD Foundation Classes. Currently, Chris has developed a Foundation Class library for Sybase's PocketBuilder, SAP's PowerBulder and EAServer products and now Appeon Web & mobile products that integrates JSP or ASP web development, Section 508 / CLF web standards and mobile applications. A new Web Service framework has also been released for IIs to support PowerBuilder based web service NVUO's!

Chris recently became a 2nd Degree Black in the TaeKwonDo martial art and has developed a Martial Art multimedia study guide using the Component-One “Doc2Help” and Sybase PowerBuilder products. Since the fall of 2004 he became a TaeKwonDo instructor for the City of Ottawa’s Goulbourn program. He has also been certified with the World TaeKwonDo Federation (February 2005 - 1st Dan and October 2008 - 2nd Dan).

Chris was awarded the Sybase “Innovation and Achievement” award for 2005 as voted for by the International Sybase User Group (ISUG). This award was presented for innovations to the PocketBuilder mobile development product, contributions to the PowerBuilder News groups and support of the Ottawa Sybase User Group.

To round his management and leadership skills, Chris is the former president of the Kiwanis Club of Goulbourn and still volunteers his time with the service clubs in his area. He is also the coordinator of the Ottawa Sybase User group and a certified NAUI scuba instructor. For the last three years, Chris has been voted onto the ISUG Board of Directors and holds the position of "Director - North American User Groups".